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June 19th, 2012

Sylvio J. Williams

June 19, 2012

Williams–– Sylvio J., 91, of Brownington, VT passed away on June 15, 2012 in Newport, VT. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Brownington Center Cemetery with full military honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

June 18th

Old Stone House Goes Steampunk With Old Engines

June 18, 2012

BROWNINGTON - The Old Stone House Museum hosted its annual steam and antique engine show this weekend, with loyal enthusiasts coming from all over New England.
Among those presenting were Herb and Dan Lewis, father and son, of Derby, who, along with Robert Calhoun of Charleston, worked for seven years to restore a late 1800’s steam engine, which was originally manufactured by Gillie Engine & Machine Co. of Tonawanda, NY. The engine is an 8-horsepower, vertical, 2-cylinder model that is wood fired.

126 Truck Wind Turbine Convoy Headed Our Way

June 18, 2012

LOWELL, VT - The trucking route for the wind turbine parts for the Lowell wind project has changed. A total of 126 oversized and over-weight trucks are expected to roll through Derby on their way to Interstate 91.
Parts of the turbines are now going to be brought in by rail to Island Pond. From there they will be transported along routes 105 and 5 through Charleston and Derby. The trucks will enter Interstate 91 in Derby and head south to Orleans, to Irasburg, and then Lowell, where Green Mountain Power (GMP) is constructing its wind farm.

Local Retailers make Small Changes for Good Health

June 18, 2012

NEWPORT - In an effort to encourage Vermonters to be healthy, the Department of Health has kicked off a campaign to encourage shoppers to make wise decisions.
Healthy Retailers promotes "Small Change, Big Impact."
Jen Black, of Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, is facilitating the local program aimed at independent food stores. Jimmy Kwik, Ray’s Market, and Westfield General Store are working with the program and more independent stores are expected to come on board later this year.

Madeleine St. Onge

June 18, 2012

St. Onge–– Madeleine, (Maddie) passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, New Jersey at the age of 50 after a short courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Cecil E. Benway

June 18, 2012

June 17th

Bread and Puppet Comes to Life

June 17, 2012

GLOVER – The Bread and Puppet Theater kicked off its season with various theatrical acts Saturday.
Actors started by waking up the guard of the puppet museum. The big piece of the day included Bread and Puppet theater members and members from Concordia University Montreal.
Bread and Puppet Director Peter Schuman founded the theater group on New York City’s Lower Eastside in 1963. “We combined weekly bread baking with theater,” said Schuman.
That tradition of giving bread during the performances continued Saturday.

Persis says goodbye to NEK

June 17, 2012

NEWPORT - Longtime local music teacher Persis Ensor is moving. After more than 13 years of teaching students, she is heading to New Hampshire this summer to live closer to her grandchildren, whom she misses.
She will miss her Northeast Kingdom students, but says they will be fine without her. “I love the Northeast Kingdom but I’m drawn to be with my grandkids.”
Ensor will continue teaching music in New Hampshire.

Orioles Defeat Dodgers 6-4 to Win Ripken Majors' Championship

June 17, 2012

BARTON–Thursday evening yielded the kind of conditions conducive to playing a little baseball.
Good thing too because it was indeed baseball on the menu as the Barton Dodgers and the Newport Orioles squared off in the Orleans County Cal Ripken Majors’ championship game.
It was a close game that had a little bit of the sublime and the surreal.
Both teams fielded a strong combination of quality pitching and timely hitting, but on this day Newport was just a little bit better, defeating their opponents to the south 6-4.

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