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April 15th, 2013

BOMBS BLAST BOSTON

April 15, 2013

BOSTON – Bombs blasted Boston during its annual Patriot's Day marathon yesterday. At least four bombs either exploded or were detonated by police, including one in the John F. Kennedy Library and one in a sports shop. Two of the blasts were about 100 yards apart near the race finish line. The blasts shattered windows, knocked people to their feet, and sent heavy smoke in the air and over the streets.
By 6 p.m., at least 50 people were reported injured, many seriously, and at least two people were reported killed.

STATE BUDGET TIES POLICE HANDS

April 15, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – There are no plans to increase the number of hours state police patrol despite extensive burglaries and thefts in the Northeast Kingdom. As it is now, officers go off duty at 2 a.m.
Budgets are tight, said Sen. John Rodgers, one of three featured speakers at Monday's Legislative Breakfast.

Falcon Girls Feature a New Coach and Fresh Faces in 2013

April 15, 2013

NEWPORT–The North Country girls tennis team underwent a lot of changes in this past off-season, and it started at the top of the program with the retirement of long-time head Marie George.
George, who had been with the program since its inception thirty years ago, decided to step down so she could spend more time in Florida before heading north for the summer.
So, with no George in the mix, the search was on for a new coach.
The school found that coach from within, as one of the North Country's guidance counselors, Jody Driscoll, has taken the reigns, and is ready for his new challenge.

Myrna R. Nadeau

April 15, 2013

Nadeau–– Myrna R., 74, of Coventry, VT passed away on April 11, 2013 in Newport, VT, surrounded by her loving family.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

April 14th

STENGER SEEKS P.O.E. STATUS ON MEMPHREMAGOG

April 14, 2013

NEPWORT - Developer Bill Stenger is hoping to get a U.S. Port of Entry at the waterfront hotel he is proposing on the shores of international Lake Memphremagog in Newport.
He made the announcement at a press briefing last week to present an update on all the projects planned in the $600-million economic revitalization effort for the Northeast Kingdom.
Stenger is in talks with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to make it happen and hopes to allow float planes, which can land on water, to come in at the hotel.

THE BEST GETS BETTER

April 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Modern day firefighting is more than spraying water on a burning building. This past weekend, hundreds of area firefighters from 24 departments attended the Regional Fire School at the North Country Career Center.

FISHING SEASON OPENS

April 14, 2013

ORLEANS – The Orleans American Legion held it's annual breakfast to kick off fishing season in Orleans County. Over 150 avid fisherman gathered, ready to tackle the elements and renew old acquaintances while focusing on fishing local waters.
American Legion Post 23 put on a huge spread at the anti-inflamary price of $6 per person. As the throng enjoyed a great breakfast of ham, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes and the trimmings, Orleans Rod and Gun Club President Brian Haley, who has led the organization for 25 years, emceed the gathering.

Three Grand Championships for Dunlavey Students

April 14, 2013

JOHNSON–The cool brisk weather on Saturday April 6th was not a deterrent to 230 martial arts students from twenty schools who gathered to compete at Dunlavey’s 24th Annual Spring Open Championship held at Johnson State College in Johnson, VT.
Students from the Newport Branch of Dunlavey’s Black Belt Academy represented the host school well, bringing home three Grand Championships.

Donald M. Funk

April 14, 2013

Funk–– Donald M., passed away March 24, 2013.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Gail D. Ames

April 14, 2013

Ames–– Gail D., a former longtime resident of Newport, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Delmar, New York on April 8, 2013.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

 

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