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July 26th, 2012

Career Center and Adult Services Join Hands

July 26, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – When Eileen Illuzzi became the new interim director of the North Country Career Center earlier this month, she left somewhat of a void with the school’s adult services program.
However, thanks to the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS), the void will be short lived.
NEKLS will help with the program that Illuzzi will continue to oversee. Illuzzi has a Vermont Department of Education state license as an Adult Services Coordinator as well as Career Center Director. The Department of Education is okay with the arrangement, at least for now.

Bathalon Opens “I’m Ready Skills Training” Basketball Camp

July 26, 2012

NEWPORT–Anthony Bathalon is ready to make the next step in his basketball career; Teacher.
The former high school standout, who also dabbled in semi-pro ball as a practice player with the Frost Heaves as well as playing with the Little Rock Lightning of the ABA, has decided to switch his playing kicks for a set of coaches shoes and a whistle.

Aaron Smith; One of the Good Guys in Racing

July 26, 2012

Riverside Speedway is home to some of the friendliest, most helpful people in the racing business. If a racer is in need, there are usually five people jumping to help. This is especially important in the higher divisions, where higher speeds sometimes bring bigger problems. A helpful hand is always welcome, and one of the first people to lend a hand is the Northeast Kingdom’s Aaron Smith.
The Irasburg native drives a mint green Chevy Impala in the Sign Depot Outlaw Sportsman division, but hasn’t always been privy to racing.

Brian Albert Goulet

July 26, 2012

August 5, 1940-July 22, 2012

Brian Albert Goulet, 71, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on July 22, 2012, while working on his beloved farm. He was born August 5, 1940 in Vermont to Albert Joseph Goulet and Beatrice Nugent Goulet and was raised in Island Pond, Vt.
Brian graduated from Brighton High School in Island Pond, served in the U.S. Army and, shortly after being discharged from the military, he met the love of his life, Judith Flow. Brian married Judith on July 7, 1962; they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Vermont with family.

July 25th

Numia Holds Open House - Shumlin Lauds Founder

July 25, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – In six years of existence, Numia Medical Technology has moved four times. The most recent move for the Northeast Kingdom-based company was to the former Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Farrant Street in Newport.

Illuzzi for Auditor: Improving the Lives of Real People

July 25, 2012

MONTPELIER - Vince Illuzzi of Derby, who has served as Orleans/Essex County Senator for more than three decades, has decided to seek the office of Auditor for the State of Vermont.
Illuzzi, a Republican, is going up against Progressive/Democrat Doug Hoffer. Current Auditor Tom Salmon is not seeking re-election.

Derby Line Could Become a "Gated" Community

July 25, 2012

DERBY LINE - A meeting is scheduled to discuss the possibly of putting a gate at the U.S./Canadian border on Route 5 in Derby Line, and the idea is already generating mixed comments.
Apparently many people are still driving into the United States without checking in at U.S. Customs, and traffic is continuing to build up and create conflict. GSA (U.S. General Services Administration) reached out to Derby Line officials regarding a meeting to address the issue.

North Country A’s Defeat Lake Region One 3-2 in Nine Innings

July 25, 2012

ORLEANS–With darkness creeping across the night sky, Trey Azur crossed home plate for the eventually game winning run on a single by Jared Hussey to give the North Country Athletics the 3-2 win and the trophy for the Babe Ruth 14-U League Championship.
"I knew it was going to be a close game as both teams were so evenly matched," said A's coach Dennis Myrick.
All signs pointed to a classic match-up between the top two teams in the league. Lake Region had the advantage in the win column, and thusly were awarded home field for the championship game.

LR Summer Track Wins 1st Place Small Town Award

July 25, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY–On July 21st, sixteen boys and girls, ages 7-14, represented the Lake Region Summer Track and Field Program at the Vermont State Track and Field Meet in St. Johnsbury.
LR took home the First Place Small Town Award. The team ranked across all age groups and events. The finalists, events, and times are the following:
Boys/Girls 7-8
Wyatt Gile (50 Meter Dash, 9.26, fifth place)
Boys/Girls 9-10
Ebony Cota (Discus Throw, 42-07, first place)
Jaden Hayes, Andrew Hicks, Quinn Snedeker, Seth Toscano
(4x100 Relay, 1:10.72, third place)

July 24th

Storms leave people in the dark

July 24, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Several rounds of thunderstorms pushed hot weather away from northern Vermont Monday, bringing in cooler temperatures for Tuesday.
“There were several rounds of storms just across the North Country, one right after the other,” said Andy Nash, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Burlington. “We see these a few times each summer.”
Some of the storms formed near Ottawa.
The storms produced strong winds and lightning that downed trees and power lines and caused power outages.
Golf ball sized hail hit some areas around Chittenden, Addison, and Orange Counties. 

 

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