September 30th, 2012
IRASBURG - Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder in the brain that sends signals to the body without someone's knowledge. It's similar to a wiring system gone wrong. The side effects include such things as having vocal or head ticks, clearing your throat involuntarily, and other involuntary motions.
Neither rain nor cold could dampen the spirits of the Duckies, those hearty souls who put it all on the line for the Newport Rotary Clubâ€™s Annual Duck Regatta.
First place winners and the Peopleâ€™s Choice category for business ducks were Kelsie and Alan Dauphin of Financial Blueprints in Newport Center.
WMOOâ€™s Milkshake joined the celebration with his Ducky date, the Regatta Mascot.
LOUDON, NH-Joe Gibbs got his 100th career NASCAR victory as an owner Sunday when Denny Hamlin took the flag at Loudon, New Hampshireâ€™s Sylvania 300. Hamlin, in a Toyota, recorded his fifth win of year in the second installment of the Chase for the Cup.
That finish improved his position to third in the Chase , a mere seven points behind leader Jimmy Johnson.
Hamlin has run well at Loudon finishing in the top five in the last seven starts here.
He took over the lead on lap number 94, holding the lead for a total of 193 laps overall.
NEWPORTâ€“St. Johnsbury netted two second half goals in what turned out to be a very physical contest as the Hilltoppers blanked the Falcons 2-0.
"It was a 1-0 game and adrenaline was very high. We are still in the game and then on a goofy play they countered and it kind of took the wind out of our sails," said coach James McKenny.
Said St. J coach Stephen Levesque, "We had to match their intensity. They (NCU) came out from the get-go and I wanted our kids to win their individual battles and we did a much better job of that in the second half."
NEWPORTâ€“UCA's boyâ€™s soccer team had its' largest outpouring of offense of the season, scoring six goals to defeat Concord 6-0 on Saturday.
"We had a great game," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere about the win. "We worked all week on passing and communication and it paid off."
It was a new look Crusaders who took to the field at Gardner Park.
Jon DeLaBruere took his brother's place in goal while Chris moved up to the mid-field, and for a guy who hasn't played goal since he was eight years-old, Jon put up a good performance.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country field hockey Falcons played a very defensive game against Stowe on Saturday, but came up on the losing end of the 1-0 contest.
"The past three games have been defensive ones for us," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "Stowe always has a good record, so we knew we had to stay with that style of play today."
In the first half, Stowe (5-3), although not on the top of their game as of late due to illness, showed why they usually field a strong club, controlling play and spending roughly eighty-five percent of the time in the North Country end.
Lake Region 4, Oxbow 1
BRADFORD - Billy Cashin provided the eventual go-ahead score on a unassisted tally 10 minutes into the second half as the Lake Region boys soccer team knocked off Oxbow 4-1 in a wet Saturday contest to put a damper on the host team's homecoming weekend.
Shaquille Urie gave the Rangers a 1-0 halftime lead with an early score on a pass from Anthony Wright.
JAY - A highly ambitious development plan for the region, utilizing upwards of $500 million, was unveiled by local entrepreneurs and state officials Thursday. Plans include vast development for Newport City, the airport, Burke Mountain Resort, and Jay Peak.
By Jay Craven
Editorâ€™s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom. He continues his story this week, where he left off â€” getting Chuck Berry to finally agree to get in his car and drive to the St. Louis airport. But time was very tight and Jay has to promise heâ€™d come up with an additional $2500 to motivate Berry to make the trip to Lyndonville.
Time was wasting and Chuck Berry was still negotiatingâ€”even after I agreed to his terms.