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February 12th, 2013

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

February 12, 2013

NEWPORT - Bill Stenger has an agreement with Doug Spates to take over and demolish the rundown block on the south side of Main Street in Newport. But what that means for all the building tenants and business owners is not yet certain.
The Family Recipe Restaurant, owned by Carol Bonneau, has a long history of serving Newport City residents and is on the block slated for demolition. Bonneau does not know what the future will bring and is a bit concerned. Bonneau wants everyone to know she is still open for business.

Margaret L. Caouette

February 12, 2013

Caouette–– Margaret L., 89, of Holliston, MA, formerly of Island Pond, VT passed away February 10, 2013 in Framingham, MA.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

February 11th

TURNING POINTS EYES MORGAN SCHOOL

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT – Turing Points is experiencing a surge in student population and is outgrowing its current location.
The program's directors now have their eyes on the former Mogan Elementary School, E. Taylor Hatton, as a possible future location.
Morgan decided last year to close the school and send students to Derby. What to do with the building remains a question.  The possibility of locating Turning Points to the Morgan facility will be discussed at Town Meeting in March.

MAYOR SEEKS THIRD TERM

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Over the past few years, Mayor Paul Monette has been in the forefront of developing his beloved Newport and the surrounding area.
Monette, who has been mayor since 2009, is seeking to retain his seat on Town Meeting Day next month. He is running unopposed.
Before becoming mayor, Monette was a member of the Newport City Council. Monette said he is running for mayor again because "The job is not done.... More needs to be done as far as development in the city. I want to see all of the positive changes actually happen.”

CHECKING IN AND OUT AT NORTH COUNTRY

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT- A new security system is now in place at the entrance to North Country Career Center (NCCC) where students, school personnel, and visitors must pass to access the center and high school.
The system was first used by the high school for students who arrive late or leave early from class.
Interim NCCC Director Eileen Illuzzi said the system is used to make sure that no one with a criminal background that precludes them from being on campus, or someone with a restraining order in effect, will be allowed entry.

NCCC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT - A public meeting will be held Feb. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the North Country Career Center in its first step toward planning for the future vocational needs of young and adult students.
“I don't want to lead this process,” states Illuzzi. “The community's input will be the basis for developing a plan for everyone to use the facility. It is important to articulate goals, to develop new learning skills, learn what future courses may be offered, what businesses are looking for.”

Albert Arthur Flory, Sr.

February 11, 2013

Flory–– Albert  A. , Sr. formerly of Newport, Vermont, a resident of Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton, Vermont, died at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

February 10th

ORLEANS FIRE

February 10, 2013

ORLEANS - A late night fire displaced a family Saturday.
Firefighters responded to 33 Irasburg Street at 11:23 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the back end of the home. Firefighters had the blaze under control in two and half hours and out at 4:30 a.m. They cleared the scene at 5 a.m.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

The Need For Speed

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The thunderous roar of engines and hundreds of cheering fans could be heard for miles around Lake Memphremagog for the annual Fire and Ice Radar Runs. Snowmobile enthusiasts with a need for speed raced on the lake behind the Eastside Restaurant Saturday for the annual event.
Typically the event brings out a few dozen racers and a couple hundred spectators.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

Bernier’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Falcons Past Raiders

February 10, 2013

JAY-North Country out-shot U-32 38-9, but had to rely on some last second magic by Whitney Bernier to come away with 3-2 win.
"We worked really hard, and got it done," said Emilie Paul, the team's leader in on-ice minutes.
Mikaella Doran had seven saves for the 13-3-1 Falcons while Cheyenne Smith stopped thirty-five for 2-12 U-32.
The girls have a week off before their next contest, a 5:00 rematch on Saturday with Brattleboro, who upset the Falcons 2-1 last month.
For the full story, check out Monday's Express on 2-11-13.

 

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