May 8th, 2013
Lowell did it again. The town voted down an appropriation to have the Orleans County Sheriff's Department provide law enforcement. For more on this story, see Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 9, 2013.
The START team was at North Country Union HIgh School to show kids why drinking is a bad idea, and why drinking and driving is a worse one. For this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 9, 2013.
ORLEANS-The BFA Fairfax Bullets used seven runs in the 5th inning to break open a close game en route to a 15-1 decision over Lake Region in high school softball Tuesday.
In what has become a recurring theme for the Rangers this season, poor defense opened the flood gates for a Fairfax club that has won 27 of their last 28 games. â€śOffensively, weâ€™ve been doing some good things,â€ť said Ranger coach Matt Tinker. â€śBut defensivelyâ€¦ man, we need to figure some things out.â€ť
ORLEANSâ€“For most of Tuesday's contest between Lake Region and BFA Fairfax, the Rangers' Matt Messier and the Bullets' Alex Chapman engaged in quite the pitchers duel, but a four-run 7th inning broke things open for BFA, and they won 7-1 going away.
With the loss, Lake Region now stands at 4-3, while BFA remains undefeated at 8-0.
Matt Messier took the loss, striking out 10, and walking five.
Alex Chapman won, fanning 11 and walking one.
Next up for the Rangers, they will travel today to face Hazen at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday, 5-9-13.
Jay Peak had a record breaking year on the mountain, and credits some of that to the golf course and water park that turned the ski area into a year-round resort. For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 8, 2013.
Willoughby Gap is known for its rock slides, but yesterday's was a bit bigger than usual. State crews were busy trying to move the extra large boulders from the highway. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 8, 2013.
Three teenagers entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday after being charged with unlawful mischief (vandalism) and possessing a destructive or hoax device, which is what authorities are calling the bottle bombs that went off in Newport City.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 8, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“They fought long and hard, but in the end, the North Country boys tennis team fell to the Mount Mansfield Cougars by a score of 6-1.
The loss moves the Falcons record to 1-4, and they will hit the courts again on Saturday when they travel to Waterbury to face Harwood at 10:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 5-8-13.
Montpelier 5, Lake Region 0
ORLEANSâ€“Always a tough competitor, the Montpelier Solons came into Lake Region and swept the Lady Rangers on Monday.
Annie Jones felled Judit Simon 6-0, 6-2 at the number one position.
Caitlyn Bushara kept the Solon train moving with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Brianna Fontaine.
Alexis Buicider brought down Shaylyn Beaton 6-1, 6-1.
Maddie Dunn had Alyssa Lawson's number, winning 6-0, 6-0, and finally Rhea Constantino went over Crystal Triebe by the same score.
Cassâ€“â€“ Freda Alice, 91, of Morgan, VT passed away on May 4, 2013 in Barton, VT surrounded by her loving family.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.