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June 27th, 2012

Kingdom Crush Become First Lake Region Team to Win Essex United Tournament

June 27, 2012

The Kingdom Crush soccer club accomplished something this past weekend no team from Lake Region has ever done before.
The Crush won the Essex United Soccer Tournament, the largest tourney of its’ kind in the state.
The two day soccer bonanza featured teams from VT, NY, CT and NH. Their performance over the weekend capped off a perfect 13-0 season.
Winning five soccer games in two days, including 3 hours of games on Sunday, required the contribution of every player to overcome the grueling heat and tough competition.

Wildcats Go Undefeated to Take Essex Tournament

June 27, 2012

ESSEX–This past weekend it played out like a survivor series. The U-14 Girls Wildcat team outwit, outplayed,and outlasted 11 other teams to become Champions of the 2012 Essex Soccer Tournament hosted by the Essex soccer clubs. Under a cloudless sky, the Island, otherwise known as the Tree Farm, was a swarm of soccer players and their families who came to cheer the girls on to the finish. There were multiple age groups from U-8 to U-17. Derby was well represented sending 16 teams to the tournament.

Charleen Ida Bronson

June 27, 2012

Bronson–– Charleen Ida (Wood), 63 of Morgan, Vermont, died peacefully on June 24, 2012 with her husband and family close by. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 4473 Barton Orleans Road, Orleans, Vermont 05860.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

June 26th

Lola Aiken Gets Her Day

June 26, 2012

MONTPELIER - Lola Aiken, the iconic matriarch of the Vermont Republican Party, turned 100 this week and celebrated with a multi-partisan bash at the Vermont State House.
Mrs. Aiken is the widow of George Aiken, who was well respected by politicians and citizens of the state during his tenure in Vermont politics. George Aiken, who died in 1984, served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1931-1935, as Lieutenant Governor from 1934-1936, Governor from 1937-1941, and a member of the U.S. Senate for 34 years, from 1941-1975.

Village Clerk “Ambushed” in “Other Business”

June 26, 2012

DERBY - "Other business" turned into a tense and sometimes heated discussion at Monday's Derby Select Board meeting as board member Karen Jenne came under fire by board chairman Brian Smith and Derby Line Village Trustee Perry Hunt. Jenne serves as the village clerk for Derby Line as well as a member of the Derby Select Board.

Health Care Choices are in Patients’ Hands

June 26, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Andy Carter, President and CEO of Visiting Nurses Associations of America (VNAA), was in town this week to meet with officials from area associations. 
Carter’s visit included a trip to some of the most rural areas of Essex County with representatives from Orleans/Northern Essex VNA and Hospice (ONEVNA). They also had a round table discussion at the ONEVNA office Tuesday morning. 

Derby Planners Approve Adult Store Zoning Regs

June 26, 2012

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission has approved regulations on adult-oriented businesses for the town; however the decision was not unanimous. Planner Dave LaBelle voted the motion down while all others said yes. The new regulations require that any adult-oriented business locate in specific areas and not be near other entities such as schools and churches and not in residential areas.
A public hearing was held June 18 on the zoning bylaw amendment.

Charleen Ida Bronson

June 26, 2012

May 18,1949-June 24, 2012

Charleen Ida Bronson (Wood), 63 of Morgan, Vermont died peacefully on June 24, 2012 with her husband and family close by. Her death was caused by complications related to cancer. She was born on May 18, 1949 in Derby, Vermont, daughter of the late Wilfred and Goldie Wood. She married Arnold (Pete) Bronson in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1969.

June 25th

Illuzzi, GOP Endorse Lewis for Senate

June 25, 2012

DERBY – Come November, voters in some Orleans County communities may need scorecards as they watch their favorite politicians play a game of political shuffle.
Long time Republican Senator Vince Illuzzi is giving up his seat for a run at state auditor. Rep. Bob Lewis (Orleans-1), who replaced Loren Shaw who stepped down in 2008, is seeking Illuzzi’s senatorial seat. Meanwhile, Shaw has decided to throw his hat back into the political ring for another go at serving constituents.

 

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