April 23rd, 2013
DERBY LINE, VT - Wally Watson, president of the International Association of Machinists Local 1829, confirmed today (April 23) that Tivoly Inc., in Derby Line, has laid off some workers. There is no response yet from management.
Look for this story in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 24, 2013.
LOWELL â€“ The Richardson family of Lowell is lucky to be alive. Angel and Brian Richardson were traveling in separate vehicles on the Mines Road in Lowell just before 3 a.m. Saturday when they and their cars suddenly ended up in a large hole. After they had climbed out, water and rocks showered down on their stranded vehicles and the hole got a lot deeper.
Angel didn't see the washout due to the rain and darkness and drove into the hole. The car stopped in an uncontrolled position at the bottom. Alex Richardson, 16, was riding with Angel.
MORGAN â€“ In 1991, the directors of Vermont Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group successfully negotiated with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to rebuild the Morgan Fish Hatchery, which had been abandoned. After volunteers rebuilt the hatchery, the first brook trout fingerlings were transported to beaver ponds through local Boy and Girl Scout troops in April 1993.
Over the past 20 years, an average of 120,000 fingerlings have been distributed to waters in the Northeast Kingdom with the help of dozens of volunteers.
NEWPORT â€“ From cell phones to searches, the North Country Supervisory Union makes the rules that affect our children.
Reviewing school policies may sound like tedious work, but the North Country Supervisory Union's policy committee is mandated by the state to review policies annually. â€śWe've tried to narrow the number of policies to thirteen,â€ť said superintendent Dr. Robert Kern. â€śThey will appear in the student handbook so parents will know what the policies are.â€ť
Grayâ€“â€“ Denis Maurice, 29, of Newport, VT passed away on April 17, 2013 in Burlington, VT.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
LOWELL - Two vehicles were totaled and several people received relatively minor injuries when the Mines Road between Lowell and Eden, VT, unexpectedly washed out in front of them.
Angel Richardson, 40, and Brian Richardson, 39, both of Lowell, were in separate vehicles when the accident occurred. A teenager in Angel Richardson's vehicle sustained a broken arm.
DERBY â€“ None of the 10 or so guests staying at the Four Seasons Motel were harmed when two men robbed the Route 5 business Saturday.
Two unidentified men walked into the motel lobby around 9:30 p.m.
One of the men pointed a handgun at the desk clerk and demanded money. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash and the motel's surveillance recorder system.
State police described one of the suspects as clean-shaven, 5-foot 10 inches to 6-feet tall, 180 pounds. He had on a dark hooded sweatshirt, which was cinched around most of his face. He also had sunglasses and dark colored pants.
NEWPORT - With the threat of hostilities looming with North Korea, two local Korean War veterans have their own take on current tensions, the Korean conflict and America's peacekeeping role.
The solution to the Korean situation should have happened years ago, both said in a recent interview.
â€śIf Truman let the U.S. go above the 38th parallel in 1953, we wouldn't have to worry about it anymore,â€ť said Bernard Burke.
â€śMacArthur was right,â€ť Frank Ormsbee agreed. â€śI think so; if you're in a war to win, you're in to win.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“After a Friday night full of rain, the heavy winds that swirled across the Kingdom dried out the field at North Country Union High School, allowing the Falcon baseball team to play host to the Burlington Seahorses on Saturday morning.
The Falcons' bats came alive over the weekend, as they plated nine runs, but Burlington was two runs better, topping the maroon and white 11-9 for the win.
"Today we were a much better team defensively than the other day," said NCU Coach Brian Bonvechio in reference to Thursday's 14-1 loss to Vergennes.
NEWPORTâ€“Anna Bingham hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, but Burlington would score in the eighth, as the Falcons fell 4-3 in extra innings.
It was a much better outing for the girls, who were coming off of a 23-2 loss to Vergennes just two days earlier.
While it was a low scoring game overall, things got off to a bang when Erika Lyon went deep off of NCU's starting pitcher Taylor Blake.
Blake would settle down after that, and hold the Seahorses off the board until the seventh.
Meanwhile, the Falcons waited until the 6th inning before tying the game.