February 16th, 2012
NORTH TROY â€“ The Troy School Board held a special meeting Wednesday evening to outline plans to renovate and improve the Troy Elementary School. The board is asking voters to approve a $2,208,000 bond Tuesday, Feb. 21.
"The Troy School was built in 1978 and has had very little done to it in the past 34 years,â€ť states an informational sheet handed out to voters.
The heating system and sprinkler system are in the process of breaking down. The committee would like to replace the dry sprinkler system with a less expensive wet one.
DERBY - Derby Line Village Clerk Karen Jenne, who also serves on the Derby Select Board, was one of four area residents to go to Montpelier Monday for a prehearing conference on the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
The Derby Line Trustees and the Village of Derby Center Trustees authorized Jenne to represent each at the hearing. Jenne was also authorized to represent the International Water Company.
BRIGHTON - The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce proved the third time was a charm with their latest dinner theater fundraiser.
The â€śfree-wheelinâ€™ murder mysteryâ€ť written and directed by Susan-Lynn Johns took place the last weekend in January at the American Legion. â€śMurder with a Country Twangâ€ť was presented during dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, to a packed house. On on Sunday, Jan. 29, guests had a choice of desserts to choose from during an afternoon show.
During each show, several door prizes were presented and Director Johns was presented with a gift from the cast.
NEWPORT â€“ The Northeast Kingdom Elementary Music Festival was Wednesday night, February 15, at the Newport City Elementary School Gymnasium. Students from local schools took part in the music festival.
The concert started off with the The Honors Band, directed by Emily Piller. The band played songs like "Plaza de Toros," "Londonderry Air," and Bonse Aba."
The concert concluded with the Honors Chorus, directed by Wendell Hughes and accompanied by Carolyn Hillreigel. The children sang songs like "Finding Our Way Back Home," "Starry Night," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
ORLEANSâ€“It was a complete group performance by the Lake Region boys on Wednesday evening as everybody on the team made an offensive contribution in the Ranger's 71-44 win over Northfield.
Said coach James Ingalls, "It was a great team effort, all the guys worked hard, shared the ball, and that is why we got the W."
"It felt pretty good to go out there and run the plays right," said senior center James Margolla on his team's play against the Marauders.
Right from the get go, the Rangers took the action to Northfield, and it started with Alex Beauregard,
Rutland Wins 5-3
RUTLANDâ€“The Falcon hockey girls lost their second in a row Wednesday afternoon, falling to Rutland 5-3 in game one of the North Country-Rutland double-header.
â€śIt wasn't a bad game," said coach Paul, "We did some different things with our breakout that worked and our power-play looked the best it has all year."
Rutland had the upper hand all game, starting in the first where they were able to get two past goalie Tara Langmaid.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Business and Operations Committee decided Tuesday night not to face the issue regarding payments on the new track until after voters decide on the 2012-2013 budge. The budget comes up for a vote on Town Meeting Day next month.
Board Member Richard Cartee of Newport City said he did not want to get into a great discussion about the issue until voters approve the budget, something he said board members worked hard on.
JAY PEAK - The Jay Peak resort has three flagship restaurants on the premises, each with a great taste and distinctive flavor. About two weeks ago, the Clubhouse Grille, which is the winter headquarters of the Nordic Cross Country Ski Center, introduced a new menu with Mexican food as the theme.
DERBY - This year Derby has a contested race for delinquent tax collector.
Derby Town Clerk Nicole Daigle has held the position for the last several years. This year her assistant Mary Ann Tetreault is vying for the position.
Tetreault says that she wants to work with people and give them more options. Many people have suggested that Tetreault seek the position, Tetreault said, and she has decided to go for it. She said she knows that some other towns handle delinquent taxes a bit differently than Derby, and she wants to explore some of those options for the town.
The NEK Pythons hit the road on Sunday, making their way to the New England qualifier's tournament in Essex Junction.
The team had an excellent showing, and will be sending six of their wrestlers to the New England Championships on March 10th in Plymouth New Hampshire. The rest of the team will head to Mount Mansfield to compete in a regular season event.
The six wrestler making the trip to Plymouth are Josh Roberts, Codey Lamere, Logan Gerrow, Aiden Maher, and Logan and Jacob Sylvester.
Below are the results from Essex for each of the Python wrestlers.