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February 6th, 2012

Childcare Reimbursement Bill Stuck in Committee

February 6, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Diane Peel, a member of the 99 Percent and the Vermont Workers Center, encouraged Vermont lawmakers to support bills H.97 and S.29 at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast.  

Warden Runs Snow Machine Into Unsuspecting Derby Woman

February 6, 2012

SEYMOUR LAKE - A game warden drove his snowmobile into a woman on her sled because he thought she was trying to get away from him.
Game Warden Jason Dukette was patrolling Seymour Lake Sunday afternoon when he saw Marsha Archer, of Derby, on her way out to an ice fishing shack. According to Albert Stringer, an investigating Auxiliary Trooper for the State Police, Dukette said he thought Archer was trying to avoid him so he headed her way quickly. He did not turn his lights on, Acher said. Stringer confirmed that no lights were turned on.

Ranger Girls Give Oxbow All They Want Before Falling 45-41

February 6, 2012

ORLEANS-They say most times you learn more from a loss than a win. That will probably be the case as Coach Mark Tinker’s valiant Ranger girls gave 12-1 Oxbow everything they wanted and more before falling 45-41 at the Don Harter Gymnasium over the weekend.

Harold Gabucci, Jr.

February 6, 2012

February 5th

Let the Game Begin

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It's Super Bowl Sunday.
No matter the rivalry, the friendship was high and the beer was cold at pubs across the country.
Here, a group of fans anxiously await the start of the game at Griff's Pub in Newport City.

Plan Would Save Both Orleans/Essex Senate Seats

February 5, 2012

MONTPELIER – The two Orleans/Essex County district senate seats are safe for the moment, according to Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex), one of the members of the special senate committee charged with coming up with a recommendation for reapportioning Vermont senate districts. The draft plan has yet to be adopted by both chambers and requires the governor's signature to become law.
Reapportionment is required to maintain the constitutional balance of "one man, one vote" in the legislature based on the U.S. Census, which occurs every 10 years.

Lockridge Denied Pitch to Hospital Board

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT- The North County Hospital Board of Trustees met Thursday but decided not to meet with Dr. Leslie Lockridge, the hospital’s oncologist who has lost his job.
Lockridge said he was notified Friday that he would not be allowed to go before the full board to discuss his situation.
In the meantime, the board went public with a letter to the press saying they support Fort and his decision to staff the oncology department with visiting physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

Falcon Wrestling Takes Sixth Place at Mount Mansfield Tournament

February 5, 2012

JERICHO–The North Country wrestling team was the top finishing Vermont school in weekend tournament action. The crew took home sixth place out of seventeen teams, and coach Chris Mandigo was very pleased with his teams efforts.
“They wrestled extremely well, and I am very proud of them.”
Here are the results from the tournament:
1) Makenzie Steel (Lake Region), 120lbs, had two good matches. Did not place.
2) Josh Tompkins, 145lbs, went 1/2, did not place, pinned Spaulding opponent Anthony Duchamel-Garcia in 38 seconds.

Chargers Can’t Hang on, Drop Contest to Chelsea 54-42

February 5, 2012

CRAFTSBURY—The Lady Chargers played host to the Chelsea Red Devils Saturday afternoon and after a hard fought contest that saw Craftsbury leading entering the 4th quarter, it was too much Chelsea late as the Devils were able to pull away for a 54-42 victory.
The Red Devils jumped out to an early 5-0 lead before Thalia Thomas knocked down a long 3 pointer to get the Chargers on the board. They would grab their first lead of the contest at 11-10, just before the buzzer when Hattie Brochu scored off a full court lob pass from Iva Wright.

Chargers Trail Early, Storm Back to Win by 15

February 5, 2012

CRAFTSBURY – On Saturday, the Chargers pulled away from the Chelsea Red Devils late to secure a 54-39 victory.
Craftsbury Academy wasted little time jumping out on top, after winning the opening tip-off Andrew Marckres laid it in for 2, just 13 seconds into the game. Chelsea would claim their first lead of the contest when Brandon Poulin connected on a long 3 to gain a 6-5 edge. Aided by a 2-12 run, Craftsbury would find themselves trailing 18-7 at the end of 1 quarter of play.

 

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