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June 6th, 2012

North Country Girls Golf Wrap Up Season at States

June 6, 2012

The North Country Union High School Girls Golf team wrapped up their season with a very respectable fourth place finish at the Division I State Finals at the Proctor Pittsford Country Club on Tuesday.
The best two out of three scores are tallied for each team in the tournament. The NCU team was represented by seniors Bailey Walker and Eilish Muir, and sophomore Paige Gagnon.

June 5th

Two Candidates Vie for City Police Chief

June 5, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City Council interviewed the two finalists, Monday, who wish to replace Newport City Police Chief J. Paul Duquette, who retires Aug 1. After a lengthy executive session, council members were mum on their progress at choosing their candidate.
The two candidates identified themselves outside the meeting as Newport City Police Sgt. Seth DiSanto and Joseph Alaimo, Director of Public Safety and Transportation at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.

Holland: No to Derby Line Wind

June 5, 2012

HOLLAND - The Holland Select Board unanimously voted no to the Derby Line Wind project Monday evening.
Even though the developer has said he will not pursue one of the turbines and has put the other on hold until next year, the board wanted to go on record with its opposition. The board members also noted that many residents made the request that the board officially vote.

Principal Spotlights Good Manners

June 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Newport City School Principal Stephen Earley lived up to his end of the bargain by dressing in a costume made of paper dolphins after his students won a bet started at the beginning of the school year.
To encourage good behavior, students were awarded paper cutout dolphins, which are strung together throughout the school.

What’s Your Sign?

June 5, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Council President John Wilson, Monday evening, expressed his displeasure about private signs placed throughout the city.
“I truly believe anyone who wants to put a sign up can put a sign up,” said Wilson who is concerned that individuals are putting signs on private property. He said a sign advertising the golf course is up for the third time and the owner has been told it was in violation.
“I don’t know how many times we have to tell them to take it down or do we take it down and dispose of it for them?” asked Wilson.

One Obstacle Left in Matt Morin’s Title Quest

June 5, 2012

ON THE ROADS OF VERMONT–When I called Matt Morin to ask him how he is doing and what he is doing in order to get ready for today's VPA High School State Championships in Middlebury, I caught him, along with his coach Sylvain Gagnon and teammate Carl Oberg traveling the cell phone service challenged roads of the Green Mountain State.
After several episodes of "Hello... Hello.. can you hear me?," I was finally able to talk to both Matt and his coach about today's tournament.

June 4th

Three Charged in Brutal Assault

June 4, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - Three men are now in jail following a brutal home invasion. Donald Cross, 46, of Newport, is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond; David Fletcher, 20, of Coventry, and Peter Cirone, 43, of Newport, are each being held on $20,000.
The three are lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.
After receiving a 9-1-1 call early Sunday morning, Newport City Police headed to Second Street and found a man, Mark Perron, covered in blood with lacerations on his face and who could barely speak. Perron had made his way to a neighbor’s home following the assault.

NEK Human Services Claims Attorney’s Subpoenas are Harassment

June 4, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Attorney Gertrude Miller and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) are going head to head in a battle over information that Miller says is vital to her client's defense in the case of State v. Christopher Smith.
Smith, who has a developmental disability, was charged with pulling a knife on journalist Jennifer Hersey-Cleveland and demanding she take off her clothes. Hersey-Cleveland did not fall victim to the threats and managed to escape Smith.

Cary Lee “Pete” Moulton

June 4, 2012

October 21, 1949- June 1, 2012
East Ryegate, VT- Cary Lee “Pete” Moulton, 62, of Ryegate Road, died on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury, VT.
Pete was born in Newport, VT on October 21, 1949 to Raymond and Sylvia (Curtis) Moulton.
He was a graduate of North Country Union High School in Newport. On August 21, 1971, he married Mary L. “Midget” Moulton.
For 31 years, Pete was an excavator operator for Paragon Construction. Most recently, he was working for Chief Construction.

June 3rd

UCA Grads: “Don’t Stop Believing”

June 3, 2012

DERBY – “Don’t stop believing” was the message Anna Ste. Marie, United Christian Academy's valedictorian, sent to her fellow classmates during the school’s graduation commencement, held at the Church of God, Saturday.
Ste. Marie’s words referred to the hit song by Journey. 

 

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