August 3rd, 2015
NEWPORTâ€“There is a flash flood warning in effect for Orleans County until 9:15 pm tonight.
Howdy once again from glorious Newport, VT.
Here is what was going on this past week that had people in the sports world talking.
1. Starting on the local front, Lake Region has a new girls soccer coach, as Emily Poginy is making the leap from JV to varsity.
2. Turning to the world of MLB, the trade deadline was this past Friday, and it would be hard to argue that both the Royals and the Astros were the kings of the deadline deals.
Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
DERBYâ€“The Northern Vermont Soccer School is in full swing at the North Country Junior High School. For more photos from the camp, see the Express on 7-30-15.
GREENFIELD, MAâ€“The Vermont Pride U-14 softball team recently traveled down to Massachusetts to take part in the Coachâ€™s Classic U-14 ASA Girlâ€™s Fast Pitch Tournament where they took second place.
For more, see the Express on 7-29-15.
Martha Alexander, Alex Graves, and Chris Graves recover from a refreshing run (5.5 miles for Martha and Alex, and a 5K walk for Chris). They are among 16 members of the Alexander clan who participated in running or walking events. Last year 25 Alexanders dominated the number of entries.Â Almost 100 people, including children, ran or walked for fun as part of Glover Day.
For more photos see Monday's Express
BROWNINGTON- At a special meeting held last Thursday evening, voters in town chose Leny Zenonos over two other candidates for the select board. Former member Bob Walker resigned from the position after selling his house and business and moving to Newport.
The three candidates, including Jay Gonyaw and Roger Patenaude, were nominated from the floor and were given a few minutes to address a crowd estimated at a hundred residents.
BARTON- Couture Trucking Incorporated, Bulk Services, based in Troy, has added a second railroad terminal in Barton on the May Farm Road. Company owner Dwayne Couture said a terminal located in Lyndonville is over capacity so he has purchased property in Barton and hopes to have the terminal operational by the end of the year.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express
We just about ready to enter the dog days of summer, but there is still plenty of things going on to talk about.
Here are my Top Three picks from the week that was.
1. Everybody knows that the Newport Women's Soccer League is a popular activity in our area, and on Sunday, Team Colombia Forest bested Newport Optical 5-1 to take home the League crown.
2. Tough weekend for the OEC Legion Team, as they were eliminated from the play-offs after entering the season as the top ranked team.
Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.