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Archive

August 8th, 2013

SOAP BOX HERO

August 8, 2013

NEWPORT – Dr. Normand Turcotte of Newport won the Outstanding Director Award for the All American Soap Box Derby. Only about eight awards are given out throughout the world. Turcotte received the award while he was attending the Soap Box Derby International Championship Race in Akron, OH, in July. The award was a big surprise to Turcotte.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

WINGS TAKES FLIGHT

August 8, 2013

COVENTRY – The final walk through is near as the new Wings restaurant and bar opens today in Coventry at the Newport Airport. Cavan Meese, one of the business’s driving forces and co-owners, has not slept much the last few days as the operation gets ready for its kickoff. Meese said, "It’s still a lot of running around and getting final things done.”
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

LRUHS: MAKING SCHOOL SAFE

August 8, 2013

The Lake Region School Board is again trying to determine the best way to keep students safe, but in the meantime, they have some haying equipment to sell. Read about it in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

Vt. border crossing has system outages

August 8, 2013

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Customs officials say the Highgate Springs port of entry in Vermont is experiencing system outages and delays crossing the border are expected.
Passenger and commercial vehicles are being told to seek other border crossing in Vermont or use the Champlain, N.Y., crossing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's working with local, state and federal agencies to fix the system.

Junior Golf Alive and Thriving at The Orleans Country Club

August 8, 2013

ORLEANS-Despite a threatening sky, OCC’s Jr. Golf Outing proceeded with a lot of golf and only a slight sprinkling of rain!
For six Saturdays, clinics were held for our area youth. Over 100 kids attended the clinics, with an average of 35-40 coming out each week. The season culminated with a Junior Golf Outing on Saturday, August 2nd, with approximately 30 youth attending.
For the Full Story, See the Express on Friday 8-9-13.

Donald C. Bean

August 8, 2013

Bean–– Donald C., 86, of Westfied, VT, passed away on August 7, 2013 in Barton, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

August 7th

FIRE AT FASTENAL

August 7, 2013

A storage area for the Fastenal store located at Newport Industrial Park on Derby Road was the scene of an electrical fire Wednesday evening. The Newport City Fire Department quickly responded.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

ROYAL LIPIZZANS IN BARTON

August 7, 2013

BARTON – For Rebecca McCullough, traveling the United States with a dozen thoroughbred horses is a way of life. And after a seven year absence from the Green Mountain State, her company, Herrmann's Lipizzan Stallions troupe makes a stop at the Orleans County fairgrounds in Barton for several shows beginning this Friday night. The beautiful white long maned animals, all males, are fine tuned and well trained as they prepare for some 125 shows a year.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

CHURCH ADDITION BREAKS GROUND

August 7, 2013

MORGAN – A recent ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of an addition to the 170-year-old Morgan Church. A fundraising request already raised $105,000 in the past year, exceeding the goal of $100,000. Building chairman John Gobeil of Derby said all the permits are in place and construction is expected to begin any day now.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

Giroux Knocks Off Smith for First NEK Tour Win

August 7, 2013

BARTON-Alex Giroux shot a 39 to take home his first win in the 12-15 year-old boys division of the NEK Jr. Golf Tour in 2013.
Tyler Smith, who had won the three previous times out in this bracket, shot a 44 to come in third. Chad Dupuis was in the middle of the two with a 42.
Katie Goulet continues to amaze, as she came in with a 41 to win her fourth straight match of the tour. Olivia King came in second with a 44, followed by Lauren Goulet with a 60.
In the boys 8-11 division Nelson Eaton shot a day-high 36 to capture the win. Jack King followed him with a 44.

 

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