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March 4th, 2013

Donna J. Bryant

March 4, 2013

Bryant–– Donna J., 73, of Westfield, VT passed away on February 26, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

March 3rd

LAKE TRAGEDY

March 3, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – A rescue team is searching Lake Memphremagog for a man who fell through the ice and into the frigid waters while pulling an ice shanty behind a tractor.
The Vermont State Police Scuba Team, Newport Center Fire Department, and the U.S. Border Patrol spent much of Sunday searching the west side of the lake near McKinney Drive, off the Lake Road. By early evening, the search was temporarily suspended.

WIFE HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN STABBING CASE

March 3, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – A Newport Center woman faces 20 years to life in prison for allegedly trying to kill her husband.
"I hope I killed him," were the words police say Jennifer Ahlquist, 40, used after they took her into custody Thursday.
Ahlquist was reportedly referring to stabbing Sean Ahlquist, 42, with a kitchen knife.
Ahlquist entered not guilty pleas and was held without bail, charged with attempted second degree murder, first degree aggregated domestic assault with a weapon, unlawful trespass, and simple assault.

Ranger Boys Roll, Heading to Semi’s in Barre on Wednesday

March 3, 2013

ORLEANS-It was a long trip up from Brandon, Vermont for the 11th seeded Otter Valley Otters Saturday, and after a painful 29 point whupping by host Lake Region, it probably was a longer trip back.
The Lake Region backcourt had their way with the visiting Otters, forcing 26 turnovers with their relentless multi-headed group of guards to earn a to a trip to the Division Two Final Four at Barre Auditorium this coming Wednesday.
Add to the fact that the Otters had no answer for Drew Gallup inside, and it was a long afternoon for Otter Valley.

Winooski Surprises Lake Region in Regular Season Final

March 3, 2013

ORLEANS–The Lady Rangers did not finnish up the regular season they way they wanted to, as they fell to Winooski 56-45.
The game was seen as a test for Lake Region as they prepare to head into the play-offs without a few crucial members of their squad.
"That game was one we really wanted to win for seeding purposes," said assistant coach Joe Houston. "It wasn't a one-and-done situation, but it was sort of like that atmosphere, and we did not handle it the way we wanted to in terms of coming out and staying composed.

Floyd S. Sherlaw

March 3, 2013

Sherlaw–– Floyd S., age 82, of Hugo, Minnesota, formerly of Vermont, died on February 25, 2013 after a long illness.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Dennis R. Hayes

March 3, 2013

Hayes–- Dennis R., formerly of Derby Line, Vermont, passed away on February 20, 2013 in Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in California surrounded by his family and friends.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

February 28th

IROC FIGHTS FOR LIFE

February 28, 2013

DERBY – The time is drawing near on the foreclosure of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC), but voters in towns across the Northeast Kingdom will have a chance on Tuesday to help the nonprofit organization.
Over the last seven years, thousands of local residents have used the facility, while youth age 18 and under have enjoyed full membership benefits for the past few years.

STATE EYES BIKE FEES

February 28, 2013

MONTPELIER - It's a summer day and you want to take a bicycle tour through Vermont. Let's see: a bicycle - check, helmet - check, knee pads - check, bicycle registration - what?
That's right, if some lawmakers have their way, bicyclists over 18 who reside in Vermont will have to register their ride for use on public highways. The bill doesn't say anything about those who come from out of state.

DIAZ CHALLENGED FOR COVENTRY TOWN CLERK

February 28, 2013

COVENTRY – At least two residents are vying for the office of town clerk and treasurer. Deb Tanguay is facing off against incumbent Cynthia Diaz. Each title is considered a different position but the same person usually holds both offices.
CYNTHIA DIAZ
Diaz first became clerk and treasurer in 2004.
"I'm running again because I really enjoy the people," said Diaz. "I really enjoy helping the residents of Coventry."

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