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March 28th, 2013

Lawson Wraps up Impressive Career at Lyndon State

March 28, 2013

Lake Region standout Donna Lawson wrapped up her collegiate basketball career at Lyndon State College this season.
Donna started her college game at Keene State in New Hampshire, but found the setting in direct opposition to her basketball preferences.
"Keene was not a good fit," she said. “The coach and I did not see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, plus I was a little home sick, so I transferred to Lyndon."
Upon arriving at Lyndon, her career took off.

To read the full story, check out the Express on 3-29-13.

Rosalyn V. Cook

March 28, 2013

Cook–– Rosalyn V., 59, of Newport, VT passed away March 26, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Robert A. Patenaude

March 28, 2013

Patenaude–– Robert A., 55, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2013.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Donald Malcolm Funk

March 28, 2013

Funk–– Donald Malcolm born in Catskill, New York on March 26, 1941, died unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

March 27th

TROY BOND VOTE TODAY

March 27, 2013

TROY - The Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca has thrown his weight behind attempts to pass a school bond for the Troy Elementary School.
In a letter to North Country Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Kern, Vilaseca reiterated the list of items sought to be improved by the school board, including traffic flow, drainage problems, a poorly insulated roof, aging heating and ventilation systems, non-compliance with safety codes and security directives, an old sprinkler system, and an electrical system badly in need of upgrades.

SHERIFF GETS SECOND SHOT

March 27, 2013

LOWELL – Voters will have the opportunity May 7 to reconsider sheriff patrols in Lowell.
In Vermont, the towns pay for sheriff patrols and the state pays for the operational costs. Voters at their annual town meeting earlier this month rejected by 59 to 56 the Orleans County Sheriff's Department budget of $11,186.22. That money would have given residents five hours of patrol time a week. Now, with the exception of the state police, there is no law enforcement in town.

DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS GO BEYOND TRADE ZONE

March 27, 2013

NEWPORT – The Northeast Kingdom has received foreign trade zone status, which allows qualifying companies to import or export products without paying tariffs and taxes.
This designation will benefit businesses, including the foreign companies planning to open in Newport as part of a Bill Stenger and partners' regional economic development initiative, the biotechnology company (AnC Bio Vermont), and the German company Menck Window Systems.
The designation is expected to spur economic development and ease constraints on international commerce.

JUNIOR HIGH BOARD SEEKS FEEDBACK

March 27, 2013

DERBY CENTER – The North Country Union Junior High School Board created a Community Relations Committee to oversee the creation, distribution and analysis of a community survey for residents of towns with students attending the school.
Board member Maggie Griffith initially raised concerns over the scope and nature of the survey and was joined by new member Scott Boskind, who asked, “Once completed, how are the results used? Certain responses cancel themselves out.... Is the survey necessarily beneficial?”

MURDER IN MIND

March 27, 2013

NEW YORK – The Investigation Discovery Network will be launching a new reality television series about the minds of murderers, tentatively called "Murder in Mind." Producers have been looking for murders where the motive is not always clear. One such case, at least in the eyes of program officials, is the death of Charles Billis at the hands of his wife Christine.
"The premise of the show is about the psychological workings behind murders," explained Melissa Peltier, co-owner of MPH Entertainment. "We're looking for cases that are different; where you ask the questions what, why."

SHERIFF SUES PIONS

March 27, 2013

NEWPORT – The Orleans County Sheriff's Department filed suit against Roger Pion and his parents for damage sustained when Roger destroyed the sheriff’s  department’s property.
Roger Pion, 34, is accused of using his parents red Case MX255 tractor to drive through town to the sheriff’s department parking area on the Derby Road and drove over the top of seven vehicles, crushing and destroying the cruisers, a van and equipment inside.

 

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