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July 10th, 2012

Vicki Strong: Not Just a Politician

July 10, 2012

ALBANY – Republican Rep. Vicki Strong (Orleans-Caledonia-1) hopes that voters in her district will send her back to Montpelier. 
Strong, who is seeking her second term, called her first year a learning experience.
Part of her education in Montpelier included learning about the legislative process, what it takes to see a bill happen and why Vermont even needs a legislature.
“Learning the whole process was a big, big step for me,” she said. “I still have a lot to learn. Just being part of that was exciting and interesting.”

Sun Devils Top O’s, Then Fall to Pride 19-16 in Wild Contest

July 10, 2012

The Lake Region Sun Devils 16-U girls softball squad continued their summer season with three thrilling games this past week.
On Friday evening, the Sun Devils traveled to the campus of Lyndon State College for a twi-night doubleheader against the Lyndon Orioles.
In the opener, each club battled back and forth in a tightly contested game, with Lake Region eventually pulling out an 8-7 victory.

Douglas McArthur Kahlstrom

July 10, 2012

Kahlstrom–– Douglas McArthur, age 70, of Lampasas, TX, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home. A memorial service for Mr. Kahlstrom will be held at a later date. Sign our online guest book at sneedfuneralchapel.com. Sneed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

July 9th

Dive Team Recovers Drowning Victim

July 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY, VT – A sailing trip on Lake Memphremagog turned tragic for 58-year-old John Connell of Calais, VT, Sunday afternoon.
Connell jumped off the sailboat he was on in an attempt to retrieve a canoe his boat had in tow, Police Chief J. Paul Duquette said. Duquette said Connell took a few strokes away from the boat and hollered back to his friend that he was having breathing difficulties. Connell’s friend, who was still on the boat in clothes, went below to change but, by the time he returned to the main deck, Connell had disappeared.

QNEK Kicks off Season with “Ruthless!”

July 9, 2012

DERBY LINE/STANSTEAD, QUE. - QNEK Productions, the international theater company in residence at the Haskell Opera House, kicks off its 2012 season with the production of "Ruthless! The Musical," an off-Broadway production. This show has won the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for the best off-Broadway musical of 1993.

The Horseman and the Chess Player

July 9, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Ron Kubica and Sergey Devitskiy bring truly diverse backgrounds to their shared love: treating patients in the rural Northeast Kingdom.
Ron Kubica, MD, put himself through college as a silversmith.
He grew up in New Mexico, and as a young doctor he spent several years treating Navajo and Hopi families and later the Cherokee in Oklahoma in the Indian Health Service.
And if you want to know anything about horses, Ron's the man to ask.

July 8th

In Search of Drowning Victim

July 8, 2012

NEWPORT - Rescue crews responded to the area around the WIKE tower on Lake Memphremagog in Newport for a reported drowning yesterday afternoon.
No official details were available as of press time.
Friends of the missing person, who is believed to be a Canadian tourist, were speaking with law enforcement officials.
Newport City Police, Vermont State Police, Newport City Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and U.S. Border Patrol officers were on hand.

Century Old Pipes Leave Village Holding the Bill

July 8, 2012

DERBY LINE – Raw village sewage has flowed into a Derby Line home on Caswell Avenue on at least two occasions within about a week’s time.
The homeowner was present for the village trustee’s regular meeting Tuesday evening. She had a bill from a local plumber and is expecting another bill.
She said when her basement filled up with sewage she didn’t know where it was coming from, so she called the plumber. The next time the plumber showed up, he suggested she call the village.

 

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