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January 10th, 2012

Barton’s One-Man Select Board Could Set State Precedent

January 10, 2012

BARTON - The Barton Select Board has hit uncharted territory in regards to the recent resignation of two select board members occurring at the same time. The move left Barton with only one select board member. What can one select board member legally do?

A Polar Bear Comes to the Statehouse

January 10, 2012

MONTPELIER - The first day the State Legislature met this year, they had a new kind of delegate, from a constituency as old as the Earth itself. Up in the Visitor's Gallery, watching the proceedings, a polar bear looked down on the legislative chamber below. A group of students were on tour and one of them looked up and saw the bear, pointed to his classmates, and dispatched a teacher's aid to find out what was going on.

Developer Fields More Questions on Derby Wind Project

January 10, 2012

DERBY - The developer of the Derby wind project provided an update Monday at the Derby Select Board’s regular meeting. Chad Farrell, of Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, was on hand to provide the information and answer questions and concerns. Farrell said he wanted to make the community comfortable with the project.

Rangers Win, Falcons Lose on the Road

January 10, 2012

DANVILLE—When Lake Region traveled to Danville Monday night, they were looking for a way to knock off the Indians and run their win streak to 3. After a close first half that found the Rangers winning by only 9, they were able to pull away in the 2nd half to a convincing 24 point win.
Caylin Gallup gave the Lady Rangers their first lead of the contest, when she connected on a long 3 to put LR on top 9-6 at the end of 1.
Drew Neal extended the lead to 9 for the blue and white at the half when she received a nice no-look pass from Gallup and buried it to run the score to 20-11.

Falcons Fall Short in Comeback Effort, Lose 44-41

January 10, 2012

NEWPORT–A slow start against the CVU Red Hawks spelled doom for the North Country boys basketball team on Wednesday, as they fell to Champlain Valley 44-41.
"This is two games in a row where we failed to deny three point shooters shots," explained coach Bonvechio, "Last time in Essex we gave their big guy four threes in the first quarter and today we gave up five of those in the first half without getting a hand out on them."

James Arthur Cunningham

January 10, 2012

Cunningham–– James Arthur passed away on December 24, 2011 at the age of 77. A mid-spring service will be held by Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home. Send cards to: Phyllis McKinney, 25 Church St., Apt. 2, Orleans, VT 05860.

Valmore Routhier

January 10, 2012

Routhier–– Valmore "Val", 93, of Lantana, Florida, passed away December 29, 2011 peacefully after a long illness. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Vermont this coming spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Newport, VT and Gary Panoch Funeral Home, Boca Raton, FL.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

January 9th

Legislators Predict Tough Session

January 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Bill Davies, moderator for the Northeastern Vermont Development Association's Legislative Breakfasts, brought some sad news to the first one of the season. Mary Paull, who founded the legislative breakfasts about 20 years ago, died last Wednesday.
Following a moment of silence, legislators discussed the numerous complex issues before them in the coming session.

Big Plans for Airport

January 9, 2012

NEWPORT– Plans were unveiled Monday afternoon for a variety of improvements and expansion plans for the Newport Airport in Coventry. The announcements included plans for a new manufacturing facility.
Guy Rouelle, the Vermont Aviation Administrator, and Patricia Sears, the Executive Director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, announced that a composite airplane manufacturing facility has its sights on land at the airport. Plans are hush hush, but a detailed announcement is expected in 45 to 60 days.

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