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May 29th, 2014

North Country Tennis Boys Wrap Up Season at States

May 29, 2014

The North Country Falcons traveled to Warren, Vermont, as the tenth-ranked team to take on number seven-ranked Harwood.
Unfortunately, the match was held amidst controversy.
High school tennis is played on hard courts, yet the Falcons were forced to play on a very unfamiliar surface on three of the five courts, that surface being clay.
Harwood had hardcourt options they've used frequently this season yet insisted on putting us on clay. It seemed unsporting and unfair. It was all about the ‘equal playing field’ cliche.

Lady Rangers Take Down Peoples Academy 8-7

May 29, 2014

ORLEANS- Lake Region softball defeated Peoples Academy 8-7 as the two teams battled neck and neck until the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Rangers’ senior day began with a slow start. Following the pregame celebration honoring the soon-to-graduate second baseman Alyssa Royer, pitcher Michelle Thibeault and catcher Corinna Cota, the home team took the field.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29-14.

May 28th

Falcons Use Entire Line-Up in 11-0 Win over Mount Abe.

May 28, 2014

NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons scored nine runs in the first four innings, which helped pace them to an 11-0, complete team win over the Mount Abraham Eagles on Wednesday afternoon.
"We knew (Mt. Abe) had struggled offensively and we talked about getting a lead and scoring some runs early for Wyatt," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "I was pleased with the effort, and you can see, we have a nice, deep team we can do a lot of things with."
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29.14.

State Police Shoot Lyndonville Man In Barton

May 28, 2014

BARTON – A Lyndonville man was listed in stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H. Wednesday morning after police shot him.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Derby Development: Walmart Public Hearing Scheduled

May 28, 2014

Last week plans and an application were submitted to the Town of Derby and the Agency of Natural Resources for permits to build a Walmart in Derby.
The Derby Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on the plans Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Derby Municipal Building, 124 Main Street, to consider the proposal.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the full story.

Newport Development: Last Tenant In Spates Block Evicted

May 28, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — An effort by tenant Daniel Kelley to prevent Memphremagog Rentals from evicting him was not successful. The Vermont Supreme Court issued a ruling this month rejecting Kelley’s appeal and affirmed the Superior Court’s decision.
Kelley moved to an apartment in the Spates Block on Main Street in Newport in March 2010. The block was recently sold to developer Bill Stenger, who plans to raze it and build the Renaissance Block.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Beverly Norton Ronk

May 28, 2014

Ronk–– Beverly Norton, 87, passed away on May 22, 2014 after a period of declining health at her daughter Judy’s home in Lake Worth, FL.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Margaret E. Brown

May 28, 2014

Brown–– Margaret Eva, 98, of Walden died peacefully, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Union House Nursing Home in Glover, with family at her bedside.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Albert E. Lague

May 28, 2014

Lague–– Albert E., 69, of Derby passed away peacefully, after a long illness on May 26, 2014 at his home in Derby, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

May 27th

Seneca Mountain Wind Proposal Withdrawn

May 27, 2014

Seneca Mountain Wind has withdrawn its proposal to connect to the grid in the Northeast Kingdom. Just over two years ago Eolian Renewable Energy, in partnership with Nordex, proposed an industrial wind generation facility in Essex County. Eolian envisioned the construction of up to 35 towers four hundred feet tall, located in Newark, Brighton, and the unorganized gores in the Essex County.

Please see the Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

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