July 9th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY, VT â€“ A sailing trip on Lake Memphremagog turned tragic for 58-year-old John Connell of Calais, VT, Sunday afternoon.
Connell jumped off the sailboat he was on in an attempt to retrieve a canoe his boat had in tow, Police Chief J. Paul Duquette said. Duquette said Connell took a few strokes away from the boat and hollered back to his friend that he was having breathing difficulties. Connellâ€™s friend, who was still on the boat in clothes, went below to change but, by the time he returned to the main deck, Connell had disappeared.
DERBY LINE/STANSTEAD, QUE. - QNEK Productions, the international theater company in residence at the Haskell Opera House, kicks off its 2012 season with the production of "Ruthless! The Musical," an off-Broadway production. This show has won the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for the best off-Broadway musical of 1993.
NEWPORT, VT - Ron Kubica and Sergey Devitskiy bring truly diverse backgrounds to their shared love: treating patients in the rural Northeast Kingdom.
Ron Kubica, MD, put himself through college as a silversmith.
He grew up in New Mexico, and as a young doctor he spent several years treating Navajo and Hopi families and later the Cherokee in Oklahoma in the Indian Health Service.
And if you want to know anything about horses, Ron's the man to ask.
NEWPORT - Rescue crews responded to the area around the WIKE tower on Lake Memphremagog in Newport for a reported drowning yesterday afternoon.
No official details were available as of press time.
Friends of the missing person, who is believed to be a Canadian tourist, were speaking with law enforcement officials.
Newport City Police, Vermont State Police, Newport City Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and U.S. Border Patrol officers were on hand.
DERBY LINE â€“ Raw village sewage has flowed into a Derby Line home on Caswell Avenue on at least two occasions within about a weekâ€™s time.
The homeowner was present for the village trusteeâ€™s regular meeting Tuesday evening. She had a bill from a local plumber and is expecting another bill.
She said when her basement filled up with sewage she didnâ€™t know where it was coming from, so she called the plumber. The next time the plumber showed up, he suggested she call the village.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Members of governing bodies have to be careful what they discuss outside a warned meeting or at an informal gathering. Last week, city attorney Bill Davies outlined to council members what Vermont law allows and doesnâ€™t allow regarding open meeting laws.Â
Many thanks goes to Rick and Laurie Roberge for coaching and supporting this team to be able to play in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine tournaments this year. The team took 1st place in the VT State 17-U AAU B Division Tournament and finished their season by winning all 4 games in Saco, Maine. Traveling out of state to play tournaments brings players to next level of competition, and to win in Maine was a huge success. Awesome job to the players and the coach.
GLOVERâ€“After winning their first game on Friday against Connecticut Valley 13-3, the Lake Region 10-U's lost their next two games to bow out of the 2012 Cal Ripken 10-U Tournament.
Friday's game featured Parker Perron on the mound, and the youngster went the distance, pitching a gem for the home town team.
Saturday was a different story.
In the early game, under a bright and sunny sky, Manchester got to pitcher Jack King early, knocking in ten runs in the first three innings.