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August 22nd, 2012

A Great Weekend for Open Water Swimming in the Northeast Kingdom.

August 22, 2012

At Willoughby III, 23 swimmers and 23 “yackers” took to the water from North Beach, swimming south for burgers and fresh picked corn on the cob waiting for them at South Beach (East).

August 21st

SMASH AND HAUL

August 21, 2012

BARTON – A thief wearing a wolf mask broke into Barton’s Memory Lane during the very early hours Tuesday morning and stole between $15,000 and $20,000 worth of merchandise and a 400-pound safe.
The thieves stole gold and sterling silver jewelry, diamond earrings and other things.
It took years to build up the lost stock, store owners Dan and Catherine McMaster said. Most of the jewelry came from estates and many of the pieces were one of a kind. Some of the pieces were 100 years old.

COUNCIL SCRAMBLES TO APPROVE NEW CRUISERS

August 21, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City Council Monday scrambled to sign a resolution for the police department’s new 2013 Ford Interceptor cruisers – both of them, even though the council had initially approved the purchase or lease of only one.
“We need to approve it because the police cars have already been delivered,” said city manager John Ward Jr. “They were ordered in January.”
The department also had to order a new cage for the cruisers because the existing ones don't fit the new cruisers.

GOING... GOING...

August 21, 2012

DERBY – Close to 100 people packed into the Derby Town Office Monday evening for the select board’s regular meeting. Most were there to hear about and discuss the pending resignation of town clerk and treasurer Nicole Daigle.
During the meeting, Daigle announced that Sept. 30 will be her last day.
Daigle told the select board during an executive session several weeks ago that she had found a new job.
Daigle said she did not want to leave the town in a bind so she hired and was training Faye Morin so that come Town Meeting Day a candidate would be ready to take over Daigle's job.

Lightning End Season in Exciting Fashion, Defeat Coaticook 8-5

August 21, 2012

COATICOOK,QC–On August 8th the O.E.C. Lightning traveled to Coaticook and came away with a very exciting win to end their season.
With the lead changing hands 4 times throughout the course of the game, it took the Lighting until the top of the 7th to finally put it away thanks to a 4 run outburst.
But lets go back to see how we got there.
In the top of the first Phoenix Malanga led off for the Lightning and the very first pitch he saw drilled it in the gap in left center for a double.

Margery M. Moore

August 21, 2012

Jean-Paul Pouliot

August 21, 2012

Pouliot–– Jean-Paul, 78, of Montreal, Quebec passed away on August 13, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec. Services will be held in Montreal, Quebec.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

August 20th

Battle to the Death

August 20, 2012

BARTON – The Orleans County Fair ended with a battle to the death during the long-anticipated Demolition Derby Sunday. Fans cheered while mud, dust, smoke and the sound of crunching metal filled the air.
This year’s Demo Derby fielded 96 cars: 59 four cylinders and 37 six and eight cylinders. The drivers of the four cylinders faced off against each other as did the drivers of the six and eight cylinders.

Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Despite Verdict

August 20, 2012

NEWPORT – The protesters arrested on Lowell Mountain for unlawful trespass were found guilty by a jury Wednesday evening after a day-long trial. The protesters were on Lowell Mountain where Green Mountain Power (GMP) is constructing a wind turbine farm.
The self-proclaimed “Lowell Six” say they are disappointed by the verdict but will continue their advocacy for Vermont ridgelines.

 

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