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April 11th, 2013

PREPPING FOR THE REAL DEAL

April 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The first impression most employers get of prospective job candidates comes during the initial job interview. The whole process can be quite intimidating, especially for those newly entering the workforce from high school.
For 127 North Country Career Center students, that whole process became less frightening Wednesday, during Senior Interview Day, now in its 19th year.

North Country Tennis Returns Majority of Roster in 2013

April 11, 2013

NEWPORT–In 2012, the North Country boys tennis team finished the year in fourth place in the Metro Conference, paced by a well rounded roster of experienced players that were committed to the program.
This year, the team will return a good portion of last year's group, while adding some new faces to the program.
"We have a good nucleus returning, and good contingent of freshman-first year players who are still working on their skills," said head coach Gary Atchinson.
The team already got their season underway as they squared off against MMU on Monday, losing the match 4-3.

Deslandes Students Attend Spring Championships

April 11, 2013

Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy attended the Spring Championship tournament held at Johnson State College on April 6th. Nine students from the academy attended the tournament and represented their school proudly by bringing home a total of 19 medals and one Grand Champion Samurai Sword. Competitors range from the age of 4 to adult, proving it doesn't matter how old you are, anyone is capable of competing. Blue Wave students are trained to compete with respect and sportsmanship whether they win or lose, which they all displayed that day.

Brooklyn E. Morale

April 11, 2013

Morale–– Brooklyn E., beloved infant daughter of Justin T. Morale and Kristin E. Pierce passed away on April 7, 2013, in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Robert C. Belida

April 11, 2013

Belida–– Robert C., 65, of Jay, VT, passed away suddenly on April 6, 2013.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Rachel Lorraine Marcotte Bussiere

April 11, 2013

Bussiere–– Rachel Lorraine Marcotte of Newport, VT, passed away on April 3, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

April 10th

CRIMES WORRY LOWELL

April 10, 2013

LOWELL – Residents once again Monday night took on the issue of crime in Lowell.
For the past several months, numerous residents have been victims of burglaries. On Town Meeting Day, residents rejected the appropriation requested for law enforcement coverage by the Orleans County Sheriff Department, which means the department no longer serves the town. Voters will have an opportunity to reconsider their decision May 7. Until then, town officials and residents are looking for answers from the Vermont State Police.

SEVEN SWANS A SINGING…

April 10, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – Well, maybe not seven exactly. More like eleven female artists were on hand at the MAC Center (Memphremagog Arts Collaborative) on Main Street, Newport, on Saturday to demonstrate their craft and honor the only Vermont commemoration of SWAN Day.
This celebration, held in 23 countries, encourages people to “support women artists now.” “The long term goal of SWAN Day,” according to the center, “is to inspire communities to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.”

Youngsters Hope to Help Erase 2012 Woes in 2013

April 10, 2013

ORLEANS–After a year where wins were few and far between, the 2013 Lake Region baseball club is looking to their younger players to turn things around this season.
"We have a great young bunch of guys that want to come out and compete every day, so I am very excited about it." said head coach Eric Degre. "Indoor practices have been incredible. Our pitching is very strong, and it seems to me that we are going to be able to compete in every game this year.

April 9th

STONE GARDEN ON PATROL

April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – Drivers going through any Northeast Kingdom town on any given day could very well see an out-of-town cruiser patrolling the streets and making traffic stops. It's all part of Operation Stone Garden.
The United States Department of Homeland Security started funding Operation Stone Garden in 2008. Initially, the program was restricted to states that border other countries. The federal government later expanded it to states along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

 

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