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March 4th, 2012

See you in St. Albans

March 4, 2012

SOUTH BURLINGTON - Logan Fortier swoops into the Rebels' zone seconds before he set up Dylan Columbia for the double-overtime, game-winning goal. See page six of Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

Coventry School Budget Meeting Tonight

March 4, 2012

COVENTRY – The Coventry Village School Board will hold an informational meeting 6 p.m. at the school tonight to discuss Tuesday’s budget vote. Polls on Tuesday will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The budget is $2,563,600, up $94,528 from the current year.
Some of the expenses this year include $14,621 for a para-educator, a position the school hasn’t had at least for the past three years. Instate tuition is $574,000, a $30,922 decrease from the current year. Private school tuition is $50,800, a $37,800 increase.

Newport Man Jailed for Allegedly Kicking Victim in the Head

March 4, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Glen Boule, 19, of Newport, pleaded not guilty last Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly kicking a man in the head while the victim was wrestling with a third party.
Boule was held at the time on $5,000 bail and given a list of conditions including to to submit a DNA sample to the Newport City Police Department within 20 days.
Feb. 8, around 7 PM, City Police Officer J. Lillis was called to a report of a fight at the intersection of Pleasant and Third streets in Newport. When the officer arrived, the fight had broken up and the parties had disappeared.

Columbia’s Overtime Winner Sends Falcons Past Rebels 5-4

March 4, 2012

SOUTH BURLINGTON–Dylan Columbia's goal twenty-four seconds into the second overtime propelled the North Country Falcons past South Burlington 5-4 in the Metro Division quarter-finals on Saturday.
"Oh my God, you can't describe it," said Columbia about the goal, "I was overwhelmed with joy... it was the greatest feeling in the world."
Setting up Columbia was Logan Fortier, who was in on all the scoring Saturday, and he had the same reaction.
"I can't describe this," said Fortier moments after the game, "I've dreamed of this since I was four years old."

Falcons Fall 47-43 in OT as Essex Plays Spoiler on Senior Night

March 4, 2012

NEWPORT–So close.
Tied at 40 with no time on the clock and three shots to earn the win, the basketball Gods frowned down upon the Falcons as Emma Joslin was unable to find the bottom of the net, and North Country went on to lose the game 47-43 in overtime.
Now before anyone jumps on Joslin, remember this, it was her hard work and effort that got the Falcons in the position to win the game in the first place, but we will get to that later.

Falcon Girls Lose 4-2 to Rutland in Play-off Opener

March 4, 2012

JAY–A very promising season came to unexpected halt on Thursday evening when the Rutland Red Raiders defeated the North Country girls hockey team 4-2.
"We were definitely rusty," said coach Claude Paul, "We hadn't played in two weeks, and it was one of those games where you said it was going to take us a while to get going, but it really never got going."
The Raiders, however got going early, as Erin Reilly tipped home a weak point shot just twenty-six seconds into the game.

Chargers Lose in Quarters to Rockets

March 4, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON – Craftsbury Academy headed south to take on #4 Rochester Friday evening. Both clubs tied with identical 16-4 records, but the Chargers lost out on the chance for the high seed and the home game because of a loss they suffered last Saturday in a head-to-head matchup between the two clubs.
The Rockets were in command from tip-off dominating every facet of the game to book a trip to the Barre Aud with a convincing 84-58 victory.
Vermont’s personal highlight reel, Pavin Parrish, led all scorers with 35 points, including a perfect 15-15 from the free throw stripe.

Alice Gillis

March 4, 2012

March 1st

Ambulance Service Seeks a Building of its Own

March 1, 2012

JAY – On Town Meeting Day next week, Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) members plan to pitch the idea of constructing their own building to the communities they serve: Jay, Troy, North Troy, Lowell and Westfield.
MVAS currently leases the former Jay Town Garage. It also leases space at the former Poulin Lumber Building in North Troy, but that is expected to end soon and members are moving out their equipment.

Gas Prices Too High?

March 1, 2012

JAY, VT - This old time carriage, seen this week in front of a home on the Cross Road in Jay, reminds us of a time when nobody worried about fuel prices, but "hay," those were the days.

 

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