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February 16th, 2013

Wow, What a Weekend!

February 17, 2013

Breathe,
And, here we go.
UCA won the Mona Gerome Sportsmanship Award for 2012.
North Country's Boys basketball team lost on Thursday and Saturday.
North Country's Girls Basketball team won on Friday, and the game will be available for replay on nsnsports.net soon.
Lake Region's Girls basketball team got their Pink On!
North Country's Nordic team held their night relays in Craftsbury, again. Thanks Snow.
Hockey Night in Jay continues to be the hottest ticket in town, and why not?
If you build it, they will come, oh yes, they will come.
And they did.

February 14th

SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT

February 14, 2013

BURLINGTON - The basketball career of Albany’s Kylie Atwood has continued at the University of Vermont.
Atwood, a freshman, has gotten good minutes for the Lady Cats this season, including six starts for the 7-17 ballclub. Atwood played 25 minutes against American East foe and power Boston University Wednesday night. The Cats lost by nine to the 21-4 Terriers. The former Lake Region Lady Ranger has made the switch to Division One woman’s basketball and is enjoying the ride.

For more on Kylie's story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Feb. 15, 2013.

TOWN NEEDS NEW FIRE TRUCK

February 14, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – Newport Center needs a new fire truck, and the town will ask voters on Town Meeting Day to approve $25,000 a year for the next four years for the purchase.
Chief Kurk Flynn said the department wants to replace a 1975 pumper truck that has massive amounts of rust, which makes it unsafe.

Falcons Defeat Bobwhites for the First Time in Four Years

February 14, 2013

JAY–It has been four years coming, and it was worth the wait, as the North Country boy's hockey team finally defeated the BFA Bobwhites by a 3-2 margin on Wednesday night at the Ice Haus Arena.
"I was very happy for the guys to come away with the victory, especially with all of the stories that they have heard about BFA," said NCU coach Andrew Roy. "It was a good game of hockey, we limited their scoring opportunities, had a few of our own and won the game."
Chris Bronson stopped 17 shots as North Country improves to 11-4-1. The two Bobwhite goalies combined to stop 16 for 6-8-2 BFA.

February 13th

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

February 13, 2013

NEWPORT - It took seven hours to retrieve Paul Lavalette's truck from the bottom of Lake Memphremagog last Sunday. 
The truck was located at a depth of 25 feet. The first step in retrieving the truck was locating it. Will Jennison, owner of JD Company of Johnson, VT, said the truck's front end was buried in several feet of mud. 
The truck was lifted from the bottom using air bags and pulled to a hole near the shore before being pulled out.

BLOWING IN THE WIND

February 13, 2013

LOWELL – The Vermont Energy Generation Siting Commission toured the Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell Tuesday. Later that evening, the five-member commission held its third public hearing at the Lowell Village School to a crowd of several hundred people.
Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed the commission to recommend best practices for improving how power generation sites are chosen and how to get public input.
The commission’s next session will be Feb. 20 in Montpelier. Attendees could speak about anything related to energy; most stuck with the topic of wind. 

NO SALE YET

February 13, 2013

NEWPORT – Bill Stenger’s Q-Resorts does not yet own the Spates Block in Newport City, but will likely very soon.
Q-Resorts has an agreement with Doug and Vivian Spates to buy the block, which stretches from Central Street to Second Street, but the closing has yet to occur. It was scheduled for the end of December, and then the end of January, but it didn’t happen, and Doug Spates said he does not know why or when it will.
Spates speculates that there are hold-ups somewhere and said he thinks it could have to do with an environmental certificate, but doesn't know the details.

Green Knights Control Play Early, Defeat Falcons 52-22

February 13, 2013

NEWPORT–In the second game of a back-to-back, the North Country girls fell to second-seeded Rice Memorial on Tuesday night at the Falcon Gymnasium.
Said NCU coach Christiane Brown on playing two nights in a row, "It was not tough for us because we were the underdogs. If we had been the favorites in the game, then it might be a different story."
Friday night will wrap up a busy week for the 5-10 Falcons, as they welcome in 3-12 St. Johnsbury.

Jerry Dean Abbott

February 13, 2013

Abbott–– Jerry Dean, 59, of Newport, VT passed away February 9, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

February 12th

ALWAYS AN ADDICT

February 12, 2013

NEWPORT – The St. Albans woman charged in the fatal car crash that killed a local couple was once the subject of a Burlington Free Press article about her struggle with addiction. Alexis Gabree pleaded innocent Tuesday to two counts of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle, death resulting.
The head-on crash, which occurred August 5, 2012 on VT 105 in North Troy, killed retired husband and wife Edmund and Margaret Moran. Gabree is currently in custody on $50,000 bail.

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