March 1st, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - Gas prices are soaring sky high. Itâ€™s enough to make even Don Quixote dizzy.
But while the great knight may be charging windmills with his trusty lance, other people are wondering if windmills are just the answer we need to high fuel costs.
In the meantime, economic prophets predict gas will hit $5 a gallon this summer.
Does John Deere make a Prius version?
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Orleans County Judge Robert Bent released Kellie Peters on conditions Tuesday after the 26-year-old Newport woman pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Peters was working for Bayada Nurses when she started taking care of a 66-year-old Newport woman. Court records identify the woman simply as "the client."
BHS Defeats NCU 46-36
BURLINGTONâ€“A twenty-one point second quarter sealed the win for the Burlington Seahorses as they edged out North Country 46-36 in girls basketball action Tuesday night.
It was 11-11 after the first, then came the disastrous second.
The girls rebounded in the second half, out scoring Burlington in both the third and the fourth, but the hole was just too big to climb out of.
Noelle Pinard continued her strong play, scoring twenty points and grabbing five boards.
"You can't say enough good things about her," said coach Brown, "She is just a pleasure to watch."
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country girls hockey team get their post-season underway tonight when they host Rutland at the Jay Peak Ice Haus at 6:00.
It has been a fantastic year for the Falcons. They have more than doubled their previous season's win total, and made the jump from the bottom of the barrel to being one of the top teams in the Lake Division.
13-6 North Country faced off against the 10-7 Red Raiders just once this season, a 5-3 loss in Rutland.
Joslyn–– Mary H., 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in The Converse Home in Burlington. A funeral service will be held at Orleans Federated Church in the spring, the date to be announced. Corbin & Palmer Funeral and Cremation Service in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Converse Home, 272 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
DERBY - Representatives from Newport City, Derby Town and local legislators met with Burlington developer Jeffrey Davis at the Cow Palace Monday evening to discuss bringing a Wal-Mart to the Newport Derby area.
The meeting was unofficial and Derby Select Board Chair Brian Smith, who somewhat moderated the informal gathering, asked if anyone objected having the press present and offered to hold the meeting at another time.
NEWPORT, VT - Conrad Masse, 76, of Craftsbury, pleaded innocent Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault for shooting a friend of his during a bear hunting outing in Albany, VT, on Oct. 30 of last year. The charge states that the defendant "caused serious bodily injury to another recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life."
State Police reported that they were called to the scene of the shooting, which had occurred on the Urie Road in Albany, and arrived to find state fish and game wardens on the scene and conducting an investigation.
NEWPORTâ€“It is play-off time in the wonderful world of winter sports, and three of the four area high schools (UCA will not make a stab at the Division 4 basketball post-season this year) will get the second season underway today.
First up is the North Country boys basketball team.
The Falcons finished the year at 6-14, and their record earned them a date with top seeded Mount Mansfield Cougars in Jericho.
The Cougars were an impressive 19-1 in Division one action, and they provide a strong challenge for the Falcons.
Thomas–– Frances P., 97, passed away February 9, 2012 at Pine Heights of Brattleboro. At her request, there will be no service. Burial will take place in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.