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February 11th, 2013

CHECKING IN AND OUT AT NORTH COUNTRY

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT- A new security system is now in place at the entrance to North Country Career Center (NCCC) where students, school personnel, and visitors must pass to access the center and high school.
The system was first used by the high school for students who arrive late or leave early from class.
Interim NCCC Director Eileen Illuzzi said the system is used to make sure that no one with a criminal background that precludes them from being on campus, or someone with a restraining order in effect, will be allowed entry.

NCCC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT - A public meeting will be held Feb. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the North Country Career Center in its first step toward planning for the future vocational needs of young and adult students.
“I don't want to lead this process,” states Illuzzi. “The community's input will be the basis for developing a plan for everyone to use the facility. It is important to articulate goals, to develop new learning skills, learn what future courses may be offered, what businesses are looking for.”

Albert Arthur Flory, Sr.

February 11, 2013

Flory–– Albert  A. , Sr. formerly of Newport, Vermont, a resident of Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton, Vermont, died at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

February 10th

ORLEANS FIRE

February 10, 2013

ORLEANS - A late night fire displaced a family Saturday.
Firefighters responded to 33 Irasburg Street at 11:23 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the back end of the home. Firefighters had the blaze under control in two and half hours and out at 4:30 a.m. They cleared the scene at 5 a.m.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

The Need For Speed

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The thunderous roar of engines and hundreds of cheering fans could be heard for miles around Lake Memphremagog for the annual Fire and Ice Radar Runs. Snowmobile enthusiasts with a need for speed raced on the lake behind the Eastside Restaurant Saturday for the annual event.
Typically the event brings out a few dozen racers and a couple hundred spectators.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

Bernier’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Falcons Past Raiders

February 10, 2013

JAY-North Country out-shot U-32 38-9, but had to rely on some last second magic by Whitney Bernier to come away with 3-2 win.
"We worked really hard, and got it done," said Emilie Paul, the team's leader in on-ice minutes.
Mikaella Doran had seven saves for the 13-3-1 Falcons while Cheyenne Smith stopped thirty-five for 2-12 U-32.
The girls have a week off before their next contest, a 5:00 rematch on Saturday with Brattleboro, who upset the Falcons 2-1 last month.
For the full story, check out Monday's Express on 2-11-13.

Essex Defeats NCU 3-2 in Heartbreaker

February 10, 2013

JAY-Essex coach Bill O'Neil has seen a lot of things in his forty-plus year career as a coach, so while it was not a surprise when his Hornets overcame a two goal third period deficit to defeat North Country 3-2, it was pretty touch and go for his charges on Saturday night.
"I thought they gave us a hard time for two and three-quarter periods and we just got the bounces," said O'Neil. "The league is like that this year. Anybody can beat anybody on any given night, and we knew coming in that it was going to be a battle."

Burlington Holds off North Country, Wins 67-49

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT–A strong inside presence and the ability to force turn-overs helped the Burlington Seahorses take down the North Country Falcons on Thursday night.
Despite the loss, NCU coach Brian Bonvechio saw some really positive things from his players.
"I am really happy with the intensity were are playing with on defense. We are really hustling, and I saw some great minutes from Jesse Breault and Chris LePage.

February 7th

ON THE AIR WITH VAL DAVIS

February 7, 2013

DERBY – The new voice on the radio that many are waking up with every day across the Kingdom is that of Val Davis, the new operating manger and morning host with WMOO.
Davis has 40 years of broadcasting and technical experience with numerous radio stations and ABC television news. He is enthusiastic about the community.
“There’s something magical about being part of peoples’ lives. I want to be here for the people,” he said.
“There is wonderful community involvement,” Davis said about the changes at MOO 92 under the new ownership of NEK media mogul Bruce James.

LANDFILL WANTS MORE

February 7, 2013

COVENTRY – A dozen or so area residents met at the Coventry Community Center Wednesday to talk about a New England Waste Service of Vermont (NEWSVT) permit application to increase the amount of trash it accepts.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), conducted the meeting.
NEWSVT wants to increase its daily tonnage from 2,500 to 5,000 with an annual limit of 600,000 tons. The facility’s permit now limits annual tonnage to 370,000.

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