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February 26th, 2013


February 26, 2013

IRASBURG – The Irasburg Fire Chief says it is time for a new fire truck. The current 1984 pumper truck needs approximately $84,000 in repairs to bring it up to the required standards. The new truck is estimated to cost up to $225,000.
Four dealers are in a bidding war over the truck, Fire Chief Robin Beaton said Tuesday. The town has not had good luck with purchasing used trucks in the past, Beaton said. A used truck would cost about $180,000 and could be without a warranty or near the end of it, and Beaton is worried about spending on repairs, as the town has in the past.

Calm, Relaxed Basketball Crucial to UCA’s Success

February 26, 2013

NEWPORT–It has been a little while since the UCA boys have hosted a home play-off game, and after a season that left the team with a 14-6 record, the third ranked Crusaders are more than ready to welcome South Royalton to the North Country gymnasium on Wednesday evening.
"We are obviously excited at the chance to start the play-offs with a home game," said UCA coach Tony DeLaBruere. "Everybody is calm right now, and we need to keep doing what we have been doing and when we relax on the court we definitely have better success."

Fred Pierce Cushing, Sr.

February 26, 2013

Cushing–– Fred Pierce, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on February 21, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

John ("Jackie," "Jackson") William Warner

February 26, 2013

Warner–– John ("Jackie," "Jackson") William, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on February 23, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Clarence E. Maker

February 26, 2013

Maker–– Clarence E., 84, of Newport, VT passed away February 22, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Mahlon H. Gonyaw

February 26, 2013

Gonyaw–– Mahlon, of St. Johnsbury, VT, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at North Country Hospital in Newport at the age of 85.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

February 25th


February 25, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Physician assisted suicide, known as the Death with Dignity Bill, continues to be a hot button issue in Vermont.
Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City said during Monday's Legislative Breakfast that some lawmakers are calling the bill physician prescribed suicide, because physicians are ones who will give the "lethal cocktail."


February 25, 2013

DERBY – An online petition is circulating asking Gov. Peter Shumlin to not allow Walmart to build in Derby.
As of Sunday, more than 1,200 people had signed the petition.
Chairman of the Derby Select Board Brian Smith criticized the effort and said most who have signed it are not from Orleans County and some are from out of state.


February 25, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Everybody has a pair of shoes that either don't fit, are too worn out or are just plain too ugly to wear.
STOP! Before you throw them away, donate them.
Between Friday March 1 and Friday April 5, the North Country Union High School Interact Club will be collecting shoes of all shapes, sizes, types, and conditions to donate to Soles4Souls.

Beverly Lucille Clark

February 25, 2013

Clark–– Beverly Lucille, 92, of Derby, VT passed away on February 20, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.


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