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April 3rd, 2012

New life for Barton restaurant

April 3, 2012

BARTON, VT - The Candlepin Restaurant has been well known in Barton for over 50 years. Once a restaurant, bar, and bowling alley, the business has had many problems over recent years. From the loss of the bowling alley to a string of new owners, the restaurant has suffered from a common problem with many long lasting businesses, a loss of identity. That is a problem Dave and Barbara Prue are trying to fix.

Wind Committee Appointed in Derby

April 3, 2012

DERBY - The Derby Select Board appointed a committee Monday evening to gather information on what the town wants and to articulate its concerns regarding the proposed Derby Line Wind project. The committee would give the information to the town’s attorney, Richard Saudek, who is working on drafting a contract between the town and the developer.
David LaBelle stated his concern that a committee was being appointed without the matter being on the agenda.

Balanced Falcon Boys Ready for 2012 Tennis Campaign.

April 3, 2012

NEWPORT–With the season getting underway this afternoon, the North Country boys tennis team is ripe with promise.
"We've got a good blend of upper and underclassman this year," said head coach Gary Atchinson.
Said senior Maoz Knight, "It looks good. A lot of the guys have gotten better, and we have all improved. I think we should be pretty good."
The team finished 4-9 and missed the tourney last season, but with a very balanced team in 2012, Atchinson is feeling good about this year's chances.

Pythons Face Stiff Competition in St. Johnsbury

April 3, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY–The NEK Pythons traveled forty miles south on Interstate 91 this past Saturday for a wrestling event held at the St. Johnsbury Academy.
The team faced some very talented wrestlers, but still came home with a first place finish as well as several second third honors.
Cazian Comeau-Elman was lone wrestler to take home the gold, wrestling in the 44 lb. weight class.
This is Comeau-Elman’s first year with the program, and the first grader pinned all the opponents he faced.
Here is how the rest of the team fared on Saturday:

Waneta W. McRae

April 3, 2012

April 2nd

Syrup Grading Could Change

April 2, 2012

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are dealing with a sticky issue — a bill that would change the grading system for maple syrup.
The Senate has passed a bill that would, for example, change Grade A Fancy syrup to "Golden Delicate." Grade A Medium Amber would be called "Amber Rich."
WCAX-TV reports proponents say the changes would unify the classification system across the United States and Canada.
The House would need to approve the bill. Similar bills are pending in Maine, New Hampshire and New York.

Rotary Club Starts at NCUHS

April 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Rotary International’s well known motto is “Service Above Self.” In an effort to expand that tradition, members of the Newport Rotary Club are helping to start an Interact Club at North Country Union High School.
Interact is a service club for 14 to 18 year olds. There are 11,000 such clubs worldwide. They get guidance and support from individual Rotary Clubs. North Country Teachers Helen Poulin and Meg Norman will oversee the club.

FDA approves bio-tech, project heads to city council

April 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the plans for the bio-technology facility slated for Newport City. The facility is planned for the former Bogner building location. The building was purchased for the project more than a year ago.
Bill Stenger, the co-owner and president of Jay Peak Resort, is working with AnC Bio of Seoul, South Korea, to create a similar facility at the location. AnC Bio Vermont would conduct stem cell research and make artificial organs, among other work. The company is expected to create 200 jobs at all levels.

Sonya Rose “Sonny” Diamond Greenfield

April 2, 2012

Greenfield–– Sonya Rose “Sonny” Diamond died March 28, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family and caregiver. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if contributions were made in Sonny’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 5430 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75240. Service information: Funeral Service Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

April 1st

Obama Wows Vermont Supporters

April 1, 2012

BURLINGTON – Friday, President Barack Obama sent his condolences to family and friends of Melissa Jenkins, the St. Johnsbury Academy teacher who was killed last week.
Obama spoke to thousands of supporters at the University of Vermont. Earlier in the day, the president held a fundraiser luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burlington. Supporters paid thousands to have a private lunch with Obama.
Prior to Obama’s UVM speech, Grace Potter entertained the crowd. However, the press was not allowed to cover the concert or any opening remarks.

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