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January 28th, 2013

SHOULD TEACHERS GET FLU SHOTS?

January 28, 2013

DERBY CENTER - North Country Union Junior High School Board member Richard Nelson asked board members and school administrators last week what the policy is on having faculty and staff be immunized from the flu.
“I can't believe the number of people who don't get the flu shot.” Nelson observed. “With the number of people employed here – and with all the students – these schools are incubators for education and disease.”

January 27th

LANDMARK DESTROYED

January 27, 2013

GLOVER – Fire destroyed a century-old landmark on Route 16 in Glover early Saturday morning.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Conley Mill, formally known as the Green Mountain Fence Company, around 4:15 a.m. Upon arrival, they found part of a house fully engulfed. No one was in the building when the blaze broke out....

FOR THE LOVE OF ICE FISHING

January 27, 2013

DERBY - Nine years ago, motivated by a family member's idea, Ron Wright decided to start an ice fishing derby with a goal of attracting 100 entries.
“It first started with no sponsorships; I gave away prizes and did all of the advertising,” Wright recalls. “We got 76 entries the first year.... I had no idea it would take off like this.”
“This” refers to the 900-plus entries received last year, with Wright anticipating 1,000 participants this year.

TWO ARRESTED IN GUN INCIDENT

January 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Two city men accused of holding a loaded gun to the heads of two different people and threatening to kill them were lodged at the Northern Correctional Facility over the weekend and were held for lack of bail, according to Newport City Police.
Mathew White, 20, and Jared Cross, 24, each face charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Newport City Police Officer Corey Marcoux said the victims were able to get away without being harmed and reported the incident to police.

Falcons Avenge Play-off Loss, Defeat Rutland 3-0

January 27, 2013

JAY-North Country was without two key forwards when they hit the ice on Saturday morning to take on the Rutland Red Raiders, but coach Claude Paul made the necessary adjustments, and the Falcon girls came away with the 3-0 win to improve to 9-3-1 this season.
"I thought we played a disciplined, defensive game... after the first," said coach Paul after the game. "I liked the way the D played and I liked the way we were moving the puck up the ice quickly."

North Country Cruises Past Stowe in One-sided Victory

January 27, 2013

JAY-Kody Halikas had three goals and an assist and Ryan O'Donnell returned from his two game suspension to score his first career varsity goal as the North Country boys dispensed with the Stowe Raiders 7-1 to conclude an excellent afternoon of Falcon hockey on Saturday.
"I think we moved the puck around well and some guys buried the pucks when they had the opportunity to do so," said coach Andrew Roy.
Chase LaCourse and Chris Bronson combined to stop fifteen shots for the Falcons. Dylan Whitaker was a very busy man in this game, blocking thirty out of thirty seven shots for Stowe.

Ranger Girls End Week With Wins Over Enosburg and BBA

January 27, 2013

WINDSOR–The Lake Region girls defeated Burr and Burton Academy on Saturday afternoon to improve to 8-2 on the season.
"Our team defense showed improvement with better rotations and strong help D," said coach Mark Tinker. "With the better defense we were able to hold them to just twenty-two percent shooting for the game."
This is the third win in a row for Lake Region.
After defeating Lyndon Institute a week ago, they had a fine comeback win over Enosburg on Thursday evening at the Don Harter Memorial Gym.

Redhawks Show No Weakness in Win Over Falcons

January 27, 2013

There is no two ways about, the Champlain Valley girls basketball team is a force to be reckoned with.
Coming into Friday's game with North Country, their record stood at 9-0.
Heading out of the Falcon gym it was 10-0, as they handed North Country a 63-22 loss to improve on their already impressive record.
Sadie Otley, on the strength of her four three's, led all scorers with sixteen points.
Desiree Coffin and Hollie Smith each had a team-high four points as the Falcons dip below .500 at 4-5.
Tuesday will see the NCU host BFA St. Albans with tip-off scheduled for 6:30.

January 26th

Hockey Falcons Sweep Doubleheader

January 26, 2013

The Falcons swept their Saturday Matinee Doubleheader with the girls winning 3-0 and the boys 7-1.
The story will unfold in Monday's Express 1.28.13.

January 24th

SAFETY FIRST

January 24, 2013

NEWPORT- An incident on Union Street Wednesday prompted the Newport City Police to call North Country Union High School, North Country Hospital, and RDI, the call center on Lakemont St., among other entities, advising they lock down their facilities.
When the call came in to NCUHS’s Principal Bill Rivard, he wasn't given a reason for the directive, but quickly followed protocol, locked all exit doors and had staff stationed at each exit to control who entered and left.

 

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