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February 1st, 2012

Ranger Girls Fall Short as Hornets Triumph 53-46

February 1, 2012

ORLEANS-The Lake Region girls came off their most emotional victory at Lamoille last Saturday, rallying to win after being down 14 late. That looked like a possible season changer for the Blue and White as they settled into a home stand. That never played out however as visiting Enosburg hit 18 of 24 free throws en-route to a 53-46 win.
The inconsistent Ranger girls started sluggishly in a foul filled sloppy first quarter.

Jay: Hot and Still Cooking with More New Plans

February 1, 2012

JAY - Jay Peak Resort continues to expand into an all-weather destination place. Plans for multi-million dollar expansions and revitalization of the State Side area of the mountain are underway.
Those plans call for an 84-room hotel and improvements to the base facility, lifts, a new ski shop, a learn to ski center, and a childcare facility.
Bill Stenger, co-owner and president of the resort, said that plans continue to develop quickly. There is no exact price tag on the project yet, but Stenger said it will be several million dollars and that investors are being actively sought.

Vermont Films Feature Newport Natives

February 1, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Two North Country Union High School graduates who are making names for themselves in the film world are hosting a double feature at the Waterfront Cinemas in Newport on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The award winning films being shown are “Soul Keeper” and “Tin Can.”
The two producers and actors are Tim Kavanagh (1984), the son of James and Judy Kavanagh of Newport, and Steve Maas (1996), the son of Dr. James and Billie Maas of Derby. They will be joined at the showing by prominent Vermont author Joseph Citro of Burlington and other members of the cast and crew.

Eating Spaghetti for a Good Cause is a Huge Success

February 1, 2012

DERBY - Few people can turn down a heaping plate of homemade spaghetti, but about 270 people who had their fill of this Italian dish at Brenda’s Home Style Cookn’ in Derby Jan. 22 had the benefit of knowing they were eating not only to fill their stomachs, but for a good cause.

January 31st

Grandmother Gets Custody of Alleged Burglar

January 31, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Travis Parenteau, 29, of Newport, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of burglary, violation of conditions of release and driving with a suspended license.
Judge Robert Bent placed Parenteau essentially under 24/7 house arrest in the custody of his grandmother. He can only leave the house in her company or to attend counseling. Parenteau's charge of violating conditions of release stemmed from him allegedly failing to abide by a similar order.

Boy skis Jay to raise money for cancer society - In Memory of Grandpa

January 31, 2012

JAY – Twelve-year-old Nicholas Prue had a very strong bond with his grandfather, John Young, who lost his battle to cancer Nov. 8, 2010. Prue will participate in Hope on the Slopes in New England, an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Vehicle Vandals Hit Again

January 31, 2012

BARTON - Paul Denton of Barton contacted the Newport Daily Express to report that his vehicle had also been vandalized recently.
The vehicle was parked in his driveway, on US RT 5, the night of Jan. 26. When he awoke in the morning, he found the back window smashed in and totally destroyed.
Denton reported the matter to the State Police.
Denton said his neighbor heard some noise in the night, but didn't see anything and couldn't tell what time it was.

Justice Grinds Slow but Sure

January 31, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Joshua Sabens, 25, of Blairsville, Penn., plead no contest Tuesday to a charge of felony possession of stolen property, amended down from an original charge of burglary.
The charge stems from the theft of over $10,000 worth of tools from a construction site on Farrar Road in Newport. The site was under the control of Piette Construction.

Falcon Cheerleaders Continue to Improve

January 31, 2012

The North Country Cheerleaders were on hand to perform at halftime on Tuesday. From their inception last fall to right now they have grown leaps and bounds.
Literally.
Their routines are becoming increasingly more complex, and head coach Danielle Gage has a simple answer as to why.
“Lots and lots of practice and the girls are working really hard. There is no one to really single out because the work hard as a team.”
Their first competition is on the horizon, and if they continue to work hard and put in the time, they should be able to turn some heads at the event.

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