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January 16th, 2012

Beauty in Ice

January 16, 2012

BROWNINGTON - Winter in Vermont does have its beauty. Here, bitter cold and an icy wind sweep across a field adjacent to the Old Stone House in Brownington, VT. Imagine those students, many years ago, looking up from their chalkboards at this scene outside the window.

NCUHS Could Get a Much Needed Facelift

January 16, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – North Country Union High School, built in the late 1960s, has seen little changes, with the exception of a recent complete overhaul of the North Country Career Center. School officials are now turning their attention to other areas of the complex.
Last Wednesday, during a Business Operations Committee meeting, Principal Bill Rivard talked about remodeling plans. Part of the upcoming discussion will be if school officials want to phase the project in over several years.

Missing Plate Leads to Felony DUI Charge

January 16, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Not having a front license plate on his pickup truck left a Newport Center man facing a felony charge of driving under the influence.
Dale Chaput, 42, pleaded not guilty in Orleans County Court Jan. 10, to a felony charge of third offense driving while intoxicated.
Newport City Police Officer Corey Marcoux was watching traffic Dec. 24, 2011, when he saw a pickup truck without a front license plate traveling west by the intersection of East Main Street and Western Avenue.

Local Round-up

January 16, 2012

Falcons Dump U-32 5-1

MONTPELIER–After going into overtime against Northfield on Saturday, the North Country girls hockey team had a much easier go of it Monday, defeating U-32 5-1.
"We played a much more intellectual game," said coach Paul, "Our systems are really starting to pay off, the cycle was good, and we were getting pucks where they needed to be."
Taylor Morley was the top performer for the the Falcons, as she would net three to earn her first varsity hat-trick.

NCU’s Christiane Brown Honored at Alma Mater Enosburg

January 16, 2012

NEWPORT–On December 22nd North Country girls basketball coach Christiane Brown was part of the inaugural class of inductees to the Enosburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brown was a three sport athlete for the Hornets, captaining the school's soccer and basketball teams. She was also a key member of the school's first state championship team in girls basketball in 1999.

Donald C. Horn

January 16, 2012

Douglas Dean Worboys

January 16, 2012

January 15th

Fundraiser to be Held for Funeral Expenses of Barton 7-Year-Old

January 15, 2012

BARTON - There’s nothing like a small community to rally around someone during their time of need and that is exactly what is happening for the Nicole Matten family.
Matten’s family is planning a benefit dance and raffle for Feb. 11 at the Elks’ Club. There is also an account set up at Community National Bank.
The family will use the money to cover funeral expenses and for a headstone for their daughter, seven-year-old Kaylynne Matten, who passed away Dec. 6, four days after her Well Child Checkup.  

Hospital Board Holds Special Public Meeting Wednesday

January 15, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - North Country Hospital CEO Claudio Fort sent a letter last week to 500 of Dr. Leslie Lockridge's patients telling them that the popular and much-loved oncologist would be leaving the hospital employ as of Feb. 10. This has angered the doctor's patients, staff, friends and local elected officials, who are all demanding reasons for this action.
One item at issue is the fact that Fort has reported to the hospital's board of directors, the legislators, and the press that the doctor only has 25 patients and that is not enough to support a full-time oncologist.

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