May 20th, 2012
EAST MONTPELIER - Friday Gov. Peter Shumlin signed three energy bills.
One would make it easier to develop small scale hydro projects and another authorized a fund to help pay for delivery of telephone services to rural parts of Vermont, such as the Northeast Kingdom.
Present for that signing was Vermont Senator Vince Illuzzi, at the podium, who sponsored the small hydro and telephone bills.
The bills included provisions for promoting the development of alternative energy supplies and allowing citizens with health or privacy concerns to opt out of having smart meters without paying a fee.
NEWPORTâ€“Strong pitching, clutch hitting and an injection of some new blood into the line-up combined to propel North Country's baseball team over Spaulding 12-2 on Friday afternoon.
With some players having recently jettisoned from the team, Bonvechio brought up freshman Bryce Carter and junior Aidan Smith to join the varsity squad.
"When coach Bonvechio asked me to play I was ready to go," Carter said about being asked to suit up for the varsity team.
Neither were in the starting line-up, but that would change as they game moved along.
NEWPORTâ€“Coach Leslie Dunn was forced to shuffle her line-ups last week due to missing personal, and after a loss on Thursday to Middlebury, she found success on Friday as the softball Falcons defeated the Tide of Spaulding 5-4.
The player that made the most of her call up was freshman catcher Tori Kinney.
In her second game with the big club she she had a key double, two RBI's and scored the eventual game winning run.
"I am getting some real good experience for next year," said Kinney after the game.
MONTPELIERâ€“North Country's boys tennis team refuses to lose.
The self-appointed "Junk Yard Dogs" were on the prowl against the Montpelier Solons this past Friday, and once again they took a bite out of their opponents, winning the match 5-2.
In the number one slot Dave Durivage tried and tried and tried again to find a weakness to exploit, but Jackson Watson did not offer one, and Watson took the match 6-0, 6-1.
Travers Parsons-Grayson had what coach Gary Atchinson called "too much game" for Matt Cerce and won easily 6-0, 6-2.
DERBYâ€“Lake Region's tennis team earned their second win of the season on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as they defeated U-32 5-2.
The team relied on the play of the singles players to get the win. They did not dissapoint, going 5-0 on the afternoon.
The only losses came from the doubles matches, one by forfeit, the other by defeat during play.
Here are the results from a strong day of tennis by the Lady Rangers.
1. Kelly LeBlanc vs. Erin Connor 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
2. Desirae Colorado vs. Claire Puleio 6-4, 6-1
3. Miranda Beaudry vs. Phina Sances 7-5, 6-1
WINOOSKIâ€“The Lake Region Lady Rangers used a balanced attack to dispose of Winooski Thursday in schoolgirl softball action, 15-3.
Nine different Rangers got hits, while LR scored in six of seven innings to back the 6-hit pitching of Michelle Thibeault.
The Rangers got things rolling right out of the gates, dropping three runs on the Spartans in the top of the first inning behind Callie Cashinâ€™s two-run double down the right field line. The Spartans came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to make it a 3-2 ballgame, but after that it was all LR.
WILLIAMSTOWNâ€“The Rangers fell to Williamstown 13-7 this past weekend. Lake Region only gave up four hits in the contest, but eight walks, three hit batsmen, six wild pitches and four errors were the teamsâ€™ undoing.
On the other side the boys in blue had a great offensive performance, getting thirteen hits, but they could not string enough together to get more than seven runs.
Standouts on offense for the Rangers were Darik Messier who tripled, had 2 doubles and a single, Matt Messier had a double and a single and Alex Menard had 3 singles.
Matt Messier took the loss in the contest.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Marie- Paule Isabelle,76, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Hospital with her caring children by her side. She is happily dancing in Heaven with her husband, Jean-Marc Isabelle of 53 years, who passed 10 months prior. They were longtime residences of Newport, VT and spent their winterâ€™s in West Palm Beach, FL and then moved toÂ South Burlington, VT, three and half years ago.
She is survived by her five children: Carole Isabelle Barbeau and her husband Bruce; France; Michael and his wife Wene; Daniel and his wife Lani; and Jocelyn. She also leaves behind 4 of her lovely sisters: Jeannine delaBruere, Rita Lesperance, Doloris Lavigne, and Aurore Lavoie. She has nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Jonathan, Danielle, Shane, Nicole, Brittany, Geo, and Joshua. They have fond memories of their Grandma playing cards, singing to them, making her delicious crepes, picking berries together then baking it into a pie, but most of all it was her revisions of common fairy tale stories she would reconstruct in a creative way that would have them laughing and excited to hear more during bedtime. She carried a special bond with all of them.
Marie, our Mom, was the perfect role model. She was the most loving, caring, giving, and selfless, hardworking and talented individual. Her connections and radiant love for all living and her â€śFull of Lifeâ€ť attitude, would have even impressed â€śMother Theresa.â€ťÂ For this and much more, her presence will be surely missed. We Love you Momâ€¦Dance those clouds away every day!
In her memory, there will be a memorial service held at St. Mary's Church, 191 Clemont Terrance, Newport, VT, on June 8, 2012 at 11 a.m.Â Please join us in celebrating her new life following the service at the Eastside Restaurant, Newport, VT.
The family of Marie-Paule Isabelle, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fletcher Allen Hospital (Baird 3-Orthopedic) and Bayada Hospice for their superb care and concerns.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor can be made to the Vermont Alzheimer Association for research at: 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite128, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements made in care of Stephen C Gregory & Sons Cremation Service, Shelburne, VT, (802) 985-3523.
Stetson–– Barbara J., 83, of Bradenton, FL and Derby, VT passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
NEWPORT CENTER â€“ Newport Center officials want to rejuvenate a well that has been off line for more than a decade. But first they need to deal with arsenic levels higher than permitted by the federal government.
Putting the old well on line will ease concerns about water issues during the summer months, when town officials ask 150 or so homes on the systems to conserve water.