May 28th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ This past weekend, Americans lowered their flags and attended ceremonies to honor the fallen men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
BURKE - Jay Peak Resort owners Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros now own Burke Mountain Resort. The resort was purchased from Lubert Adler, a real estate investment company, on May 22 for an undisclosed amount.
Jay Peak is in the midst of massive expansion with new hotels, townhouses, restaurants, an indoor water park, and much more.
Burke Resort has been trying to expand for the past several years but has historically struggled. However, in recent years, business at the resort has improved, said Burke Resort General Manager Tim McGuire in an Express interview Thursday.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Sometimes an educator is more than an educator. He or she is a friend, and that was apparently the case for Shawn Sweet.
Sweet was a welding instructor at the North Country Career Center. He passed away at North Country Hospital, July 23, 2011.
Wednesday, members of what would have been his senior class unveiled a large monument to him in front of the career center.
Students used aluminum to spell out the letters NCCC for the North Country Career Center.Â
NEWPORT CITY â€“ There soon will be a new restaurant and pub downtown.
Laurie Staples, owner of Staples Family LLC, will open The Crews Nest next month. It will be located at the former Griffâ€™s Pub.Â
The restaurant and pub will have a seating capacity of 52 to 56. It will serve lunch and early bird dinners and have a pub atmosphere in the evenings.
Staples predicts the pub will have a wide customer base including the 20- and 30-year-olds who want to enjoy a drink and some entertainment, such as sports on large screen TVs and possibly music.Â
ORLEANSâ€“Matt Morin medaled for the fifth straight time this season, shooting a 34, but it was not enough as the Lyndon Institute and Harwood tied atop the leader board to win the match.
Other Lake Region boys scores were Devin Morley and Carl Oberg, each with a 49, and Derek Rodgers shot a 58.
In the girls side Celeste Lussier took second place shooting a 54.
Next up for the team is sectionals, scheduled for next Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Loving husband, father, and grandfather died with his family by his side on May 22, 2012. Memorial service to be held Saturday, May 26th at the Newport City School gymnasium at 3 p.m. Please join us in remembering him. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on his behalf to Greenpeace.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.
Editorâ€™s note: Tuesday, Jay presented the first part of his dedication speech presented at a recent edition of the Burlington Book Festival. The Festival celebrated the work of the Irasburg writer during an opening night tribute. This weekâ€™s installment concludes Jayâ€™s presentation.
I was raised by a Texas grandmother who turned me on to movies, but the films she took me to were westerns and Tennessee Williams pictures. So while my 7 year-old peers were watching â€śDumboâ€ť and â€śLady and the Tramp,â€ť I was checking out â€śRed Riverâ€ť and â€śCat On A Hot Tin Roof.â€ť
DERBY â€“ About 160 sixth grade students throughout the North Country Supervisory Union met at Indoor Recreation of Orleans Country (IROC) yesterday for the annual Medieval Fair.
The fair was a year end activity for the students who studied the Renaissance. Newport City School teacher Gina Miller and Derby Elementary School teacher Jeanne Beaudry organized the event, which also served as a transitional meeting for the students who will be attending North Country Union Junior High School in the fall.
DERBY - A Derby man reported being bit by a rabid raccoon in Derby yesterday.
Stan Davis, of Nelson Hill Road, arrived at home to find the animal hanging around his house, "acting strange, making pathetic noises and growling," Davis said.
Davis described the animal as three-fourths grown.
Davis' wife kept an eye on the creature as Davis went for a gun, but before Davis could shoot the animal, the raccoon bit Davis in the leg. Davis then chased the coon and eventually killed it.
NEWPORTâ€“It was senior day at Prouty Beach for the North Country girls tennis team. Members of the class of 2012, Kelsey O'Donnell, Carlie Diette and Rhiannon Rosamillia were honored by their coach before the game with framed pictures of themselves as a memento for their four years with the team.
The seniors were not the only ones that will be departing from the team, head coach and co-founder of the program Marie George has decided to hang up her coaching racquet after twenty-five years with the team.