January 11th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council agreed after some hesitation to an in-kind effort request so the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) can apply for a USDA Rural Development grant to help draw tourists to the city.Â
Trish Sears, executive director of NCRC, asked the council to commit to letting employees use work time to meet with subcommittees of the NCRC, specifically the Design Committee, Economic Restructuring Committee and Promotion Committee, to work on marketing.
BARTON - The Barton Select Board has hit uncharted territory in regards to the recent resignation of two select board members occurring at the same time. The move left Barton with only one select board member. What can one select board member legally do?
MONTPELIER - The first day the State Legislature met this year, they had a new kind of delegate, from a constituency as old as the Earth itself. Up in the Visitor's Gallery, watching the proceedings, a polar bear looked down on the legislative chamber below. A group of students were on tour and one of them looked up and saw the bear, pointed to his classmates, and dispatched a teacher's aid to find out what was going on.
DERBY - The developer of the Derby wind project provided an update Monday at the Derby Select Boardâ€™s regular meeting. Chad Farrell, of Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, was on hand to provide the information and answer questions and concerns. Farrell said he wanted to make the community comfortable with the project.
DANVILLEâ€”When Lake Region traveled to Danville Monday night, they were looking for a way to knock off the Indians and run their win streak to 3. After a close first half that found the Rangers winning by only 9, they were able to pull away in the 2nd half to a convincing 24 point win.
Caylin Gallup gave the Lady Rangers their first lead of the contest, when she connected on a long 3 to put LR on top 9-6 at the end of 1.
Drew Neal extended the lead to 9 for the blue and white at the half when she received a nice no-look pass from Gallup and buried it to run the score to 20-11.
NEWPORTâ€“A slow start against the CVU Red Hawks spelled doom for the North Country boys basketball team on Wednesday, as they fell to Champlain Valley 44-41.
"This is two games in a row where we failed to deny three point shooters shots," explained coach Bonvechio, "Last time in Essex we gave their big guy four threes in the first quarter and today we gave up five of those in the first half without getting a hand out on them."
Cunningham–– James Arthur passed away on December 24, 2011 at the age of 77. A mid-spring service will be held by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. Send cards to: Phyllis McKinney, 25 Church St., Apt. 2, Orleans, VT 05860.
Routhier–– Valmore "Val", 93, of Lantana, Florida, passed away December 29, 2011 peacefully after a long illness. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Vermont this coming spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport, VT and Gary Panoch Funeral Home, Boca Raton, FL.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.