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April 9th, 2012

Legislative Breakfast - Making a Living in Vermont

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Hundreds of Vermonters plan to converge on the steps of the State House, Tuesday, May 1, for Worker’s Rights Day.
Diane Peel, a member of the Northeast Kingdom 99 Percent, said there is minimum wage and there is livable wage. During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, Peel said, “For a single person with no children, the livable wage in a rural area is $16.41, the livable wage in an urban area is $17.08. The average is $16.75.”

Steve Gendreau Steps Down as Derby Road Commissioner

April 9, 2012

DERBY - Steve Gendreau is stepping down as the Derby Road Commissioner as of June 1.
He made the announcement at the Derby Select Board last week.
Gendreau has served in the position over the last several years without pay.
He said he was on-call 24-hour as day, seven days a week, and no longer has time for the job.
Gendreau also serves as a member of the Derby Select Board.

Young Falcons Confident About the 2012 Campaign

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT–Four.
That's all folks, just four core players from the 2011 North Country Varsity baseball team are returning in 2012.
The Falcons lost a whopping eighty-three percent of their roster to graduation. The veteran four, the only members of the this year’s with significant time at the varsity level are the two seniors, Nate Stewart and Jon Boyer, and two juniors, Mike McCarthy and Jason Hatin. these guys will be expected to provide the team with leadership.

Judith Rivard Moyer

April 9, 2012

Moyer–– Judith Rivard ("Judy"), age 72, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE followed by a celebration of her life at VFW Post 475. She will be laid to rest at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery and part of her ashes put into Lake Memphremagog in Newport, VT.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

April 8th

Shooting Suspect Wants Photo ID Tossed

April 8, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A Putnam, CT, man who faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder and a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon wants the Orleans County District Court to suppress a photo identification of him.
Judge Robert Bent heard arguments from both sides Friday.
Oct. 14, 2010, Detective Sgt. Darren Annis of the state police responded to a report of a shooting on Route 5A in West Charleston. Dispatchers told Annis that a woman had been shot outside her home and two men, one white and one black, had fled the scene in a silver pick-up truck.

Dr. Lockridge To Open Practice

April 8, 2012

NEWPORT - Dr. Leslie Lockridge, the oncologist who was terminated from North County Hospital, is opening a private practice in Newport.
Lockridge will continue his oncology work and also provide primary care for adults, he said in an interview Friday. Lockridge will share a building located about a mile from North Country Hospital with Dr. Paul Julien, who is an otolaryngologist.

North Country Girls Tennis Looks to be Competitive in 2012

April 8, 2012

JERICHO/NEWPORT–The 2012 North Country girls tennis team got their season underway last week against Mount Mansfield.
While it was partly sunny with seasonable temperatures here in Newport, it was miserable in Jericho.
From the moment the team arrived at the courts rain poured down upon the players, forcing them to deal with the miserable conditions until the matches were eventually suspended.

Lady Ranges Fall 8-3 to BFA Fairfax in Season Opener

April 8, 2012

FAIRFAX–The Lake Region Lady Rangers opened their 2012 softball season much like they did in 2011. With snow still twirling around the air and temperatures straddling the 40-degree mark, the Rangers could not overcome first-game jitters, falling to perennial powerhouse Fairfax, 8-3.
Fairfax got things rolling in the first inning, pushing across four runs (three of which were unearned), as Lake Region generously assisted their hosts with four errors.

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