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August 28th, 2013

Field Hockey Falcons Look to Build on 2012’s Play-off Success

August 28, 2013

NEWPORT–Out of all of the fall sports team at North Country, last year's field hockey team had the most impressive finish, making it all of the way to the semi-finals in the Division III play-offs.
The experience and wisdom gained during that run is what head coach Chantelle Bouchard is hoping motivates and drives her team in 2013.
"I think (last year) really opened their eyes, as they were good enough to make it as far as they wanted to," said Bouchard. "They had never gone that far, which I think kind of held them back, but now they know they can achieve this."

August 27th

WALKING THE HALLS

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

VERMONT OLD TYME KETTLE CORN

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Entrepreneurs Luc and Rhonda Quirion of Newport have decided to start a new business working together selling kettle corn.
“We'll be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year,” said Luc. “The first four years of our marriage we did everything together, then we had kids. Everything then centered around the kids until they went off to college.”
For more of their story and how they decided to turn popcorn into a career, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

ART BY ALYSSA

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT – Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called “Atelier Art Studio.” Atelier means artist’s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruere’s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

Fortitude Fitness Systems Competes in Tough Mudder

August 27, 2013

WEST DOVER-On Saturday, August 10, 2013 a team of ten people representing Fortitude Fitness Systems in Derby and Lyndonville completed Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont.
I know this because I was a member of the team.
I went into this event terrified I would not be able to finish and would let my team down. I finished the event knowing I had the strength and determination to accomplish anything.
The website, www.toughmudder.com, touts Tough Mudder as “a hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forces”.

Thelma Jean LaCoss

August 27, 2013

LaCoss–– Thelma Jean, 87, of Brownington Center, VT passed away on August 24, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Timothy J. Harrington

August 27, 2013

Harrington–– Timothy J., 57, formerly a resident of Albany, VT, was involved in a fatal accident this week.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

August 26th

PAYING IT BACK

August 26, 2013

JOHNSON – For the first time in Vermont Electric Co-operative’s (VEC) history, it will return money to its members. VEC has about 33,000 members who will see a one-time deduction on their bill, which will be generated in mid-September. The amount will be based on how much each individual household or entity spent on power costs in 1997 and 2012.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 27, 2013.

BIG CHANGES FOR STATE HEATING ASSISTANCE

August 26, 2013

MONTPELIER – Vermonters who receive government heating fuel assistance will most likely see changes in their benefits this winter.
The Department of Children and Families will hold a public hearing sometime within the next four to six weeks on the changes. The Vermont Legislative Council will hold a public hearing later on.

BROOKS IMPRISONED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

August 26, 2013

BURLINGTON, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Kimberley Brooks, 48, of Brownington, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court in Burlington to 18 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to charges that she embezzled more than $157,000 from her employer. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Brooks serve a three-year term of supervised release after she gets out of prison, and that she pay restitution of about $163,000.

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