May 29th, 2012
DERBY â€“ In what was going to be a sad weekend for patrons of Hellbilly Hideaway turned out to be anything but.
Hellbilly Hideaway is located at the Border Motel on Route 5.
Up until last week, co-owners Serena and Ira Morgan faced closing the popular bar because the town planned to sell the property at a tax auction. The Village of Derby also shut off the water because the owner had not paid the water taxes. However, that has all changed and the future of the bar is safe for now.
DERBYâ€“â€“ The developer for the proposed Derby Line Wind Project filed to withdraw from the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) proceedings on May 24th. Encore Redevelopment of Burlington wanted to construct two turbines, each more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, on two farms in Derby Line. However the developer, Chad Farrell who is withdrawing for now, plans to file again in early 2013, but for only one turbine.
ORLEANSâ€“In their final regular season tune-up, the Lady Rangers dropped a tough one to the Richford Rockets 15-3.
"We spanked every ball we hit, but gave up seven unearned runs in two innings,â€ť said coach Matt Tinker. "We get behind by five or six runs and the girls start to push too hard and instead of getting anything we get nothing."
After a 1-2-3 top of the first, Lake Region jumped out to 1-0 lead as Kayla Royer singled and came around to score the game's first run.
ORLEANSâ€“This just wasn't Lake Region's year.
The baseball Rangers finished off their season losing 6-3 to Richford on senior day last Thursday, ending 2012 in last place in Division II with a 2-13 record.
But the future looks bright for the team.
Lake Region has a core of young players, as well as some coming up the pipe, which could spark a turnaround in the blue and white's future.
"We had a freshman on the mound today, and there are some great young kids that are coming up, said coach Eric Degre. "This year we just didn't get the bounces, but the youth is there.
NEWPORTâ€“â€“Saturday, May 26, 2012 Newport City Police received a call at approximately 10:45 p.m. of a one vehicle accident on Route 5 South in Newport City before the intersection of the Airport Road. The vehicle, a 2007 Blue Chevy truck, had been traveling South on Route 5 when the vehicle lost control and struck a tree on the east side of Route 5.
BARREâ€“In their final two regular season matches of the season, North Country's boys tennis team blanked Spaulding 7-0 in back-to-back matches to close out the season with a 9-1-1 record, 4th overall in Division I.
In the first match the Falcons went with their traditional line-up and won with a combined score of 56-7.
In the second match they juggled their line-up and still won easily with a 56-13 total score.
"Dave was his usual workman-like self, Thomas' serve was clicking and his was strong at the net, and Maoz simply overwhelmed his opponent," said coach Gary Atchinson.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ This past weekend, Americans lowered their flags and attended ceremonies to honor the fallen men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
BURKE - Jay Peak Resort owners Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros now own Burke Mountain Resort. The resort was purchased from Lubert Adler, a real estate investment company, on May 22 for an undisclosed amount.
Jay Peak is in the midst of massive expansion with new hotels, townhouses, restaurants, an indoor water park, and much more.
Burke Resort has been trying to expand for the past several years but has historically struggled. However, in recent years, business at the resort has improved, said Burke Resort General Manager Tim McGuire in an Express interview Thursday.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Sometimes an educator is more than an educator. He or she is a friend, and that was apparently the case for Shawn Sweet.
Sweet was a welding instructor at the North Country Career Center. He passed away at North Country Hospital, July 23, 2011.
Wednesday, members of what would have been his senior class unveiled a large monument to him in front of the career center.
Students used aluminum to spell out the letters NCCC for the North Country Career Center.Â