May 27th, 2013
The state was inundated with rain last week. Roads were closed and homes were threatened. We managed to escape the worst of it, but not without some washouts and high water. Take a look at photos of area flooding on the back page of The Newport Daily Express for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Memorial Day is a special time for honoring our heroes who died so that we might have liberty. Read our Tuesday Memorial Day edition for May 28, 2013.
Here are the latest updates for this past week's cancellations.
North Country vs. Middlebury baseball/softball, 5/29/13 at 4:30
North Country vs. St. Johnsbury baseball/softball, 6/1/13 at TBA
Lake Region vs. Winooski baseball/softball, 5/31/13 at 4:30
The Vermont State Police report that US Rt 5 in Derby Line, VT, is closed just north of Caswell Ave. due to a hole discovered in the pavement a couple feet on the Canada side of the United States/Canada border. The hole in pavement was small however a large area beneath the pavement has eroded away. For safety concerns traffic will not be allowed to travel US Rt 5 north into Canada and people are asked to utilize Interstate 91 or Beebe Plain Ports of Entry as alternate routes.
Corriveauâ€“â€“ Sister Gratia L., FCSCJ (S. St-HervĂ©), a Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a long illness on May 23, 2013 at the Mount Sacred Heart Provincial House Infirmary, Littleton, New Hampshire.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce celebrated the hard work of its members and talked about the future at its annual meeting, held at the Eastside Restaurant and the Newport Country Club Thursday. For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.
Ron Chaffee has seen them come and seen them go, and this year he will set up his 40th graduation event before he retires. From banging the pipes to painting the walls, he's done it all. Read about him in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.
The North Country Supervisory Union will soon be moving to its new digs and The Newport Daily Express has some exclusive photos to share with you. See them on pages 1 and 3 of Friday's Express for May 24, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“Fans of the North Country girls hockey team who expected to see the team make another run at the Division II state title will have to adjust their plans, as the Falcons will not be in the running in DII.
They will be in Division I.
North Country coach Claude Paul confirmed the decision on Wednesday when we spoke at the track meet.
To say Paul was less than thrilled is an understatement, although he didn't have time for a quote.
Harwood and Rutland will also be making the jump to DI, while Hartford and Burr & Burton are heading down to DII.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country and Lake Region, along with Spaulding and Enosburg, got together on Wednesday afternoon for the third and final track and field meet at North Country Union High School.
The meet served as a showcase for some of the finer local talent that is currently competing on the track and in the field.
To read about these athletes and for results, see the Express on Friday 5-24-13.