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August 1st, 2012

More Than Just Martial Arts Taught at Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy

August 1, 2012

NEWPORT–Respect.
It was the first word that came to my mind when I entered Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy studio.
Master Christina Deslandes was working with a student when I arrived, and there was no fooling around.
The youngster was focused, going through his workout with a business-like attitude rarely seen in a child of his age.
But at Blue Wave that is the norm, not the exception.
Students at the Academy learn the five tenets, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit.

July 31st

Team Chaput Fundraises for Those Coming "Out of the Darkness" Saturday

July 31, 2012

TROY - The family of Shawn Chaput is working to create public awareness to suicide. The family lost a beloved family member, Shawn, when he took his own life March 2.
Members of the Chaput family are talking about a subject that is typically taboo or carries a stigma. Often friends and relatives suffer the painful fallout from the suicide of a loved one in silence.

"Jimmy T" Thurston Back in The NEK with the Sleepy Hollow Boys

July 31, 2012

BRIGHTON - It’s been a long, exciting journey for musical rocker Jimmy Thurston. The well-known artist returns to one of his favorite venues Friday night as part of the Island Pond summer series.
For Thurston, it’s a homecoming of sorts as he has played the area circuit for over five decades. He said, "I love it up here. The people are hardworking and honest. They work hard and play hard and I’ve made a lot of friends there over the years.”

Mark Higley: Montpelier Needs a Conservative Voice

July 31, 2012

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
LOWELL – Republican Mark Higley thinks having a conservative voice in Montpelier is important and that’s why he’s seeking his third term for the Vermont House.
“The numbers are definitely against us,” said Higley of the Republican Party. “Out of 150 in the House, there’s only 48 of us who are Republicans. In the Senate, out of 30, there’s only eight and the governorship is held by a Democrat. It’s important to have some form of balance.”

Tom Terrific

July 31, 2012

Express Publisher Ken Wells was at the opening day of Patriots camp, and snapped this photo of Tom Brady signing autographs for the fans

Jane Chouinard Davis

July 31, 2012

Jane Chouinard Davis, 65, died at her home in Albany Sunday, July 29, 2012, in the loving care of her family, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Newport, February 17, 1947, the youngest daughter of Gerard and Aldea (Gendron) Chouinard. 
She was a 1965 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newport and a 1969 graduate from Trinity College in Burlington receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education.  On December 21, 1968, she married Terrrence “Terry” Davis.  

July 30th

"No Meeting" Meeting Leads to Silent Site Visit

July 30, 2012

DERBY LINE – Government officials are considering taking more action to stop people from entering the United States and failing to report at the Derby Line, VT, Port of Entry.
Derby Line officials met with U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and General Services Administration (GSA) representatives near the U.S./Canadian border Friday and conducted a site visit – of sorts.

Smith Changes Plea in Assault Case, Awaits Sentencing

July 30, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Cristopher Smith, the 27-year-old man who pulled a knife on a local news reporter, entered a guilty plea Friday to a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act. The state dismissed a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
Smith, who appeared in court in chains and shackles, will have to wait a bit longer to hear his fate. Until then, he is lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.

Irasburg Teen is Shooting Victim

July 30, 2012

BROWNINGTON, VT – Cody Cole, 15, of Irasburg, died Saturday as the result of an accidental shooting with a muzzle loader.
Vermont State Troopers received a 911 call around 7 PM from a residence in Brownington that the teenager had been shot. Police responded to the scene with Orleans Ambulance. Cole was taken to North Country Hospital where he later died.
No official cause of death will be determined until an autopsy can be completed.

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