May 6th, 2012
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - A protest against the proposed Derby Line Wind Project attracted a large turnout with more than 100 people from both sides of the border.
Many had strong words against it and spoke passionately against wind farms in or near communities. Most guest speakers cited health concerns and lower property values.
Among those present were Vermont State Senator Joe Benning, Pierre Reid from the National Assembly of Canada, Jean Rousseau from The House of Commonâ€™s in Ottawa, and wind power expert Mark Duchamp from Spain, who happened to be traveling around Quebec.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Many Vermonters remember the one-room schoolhouse.
That memory is coming alive this month at the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative (MAC), where photojournalist Dianna Mara Henry is displaying her photography of the buildings and people of one-room schoolhouses.
Her exhibit will be on display until May 28.
Henry, who is in the process of moving from Springfield, MA, to Newport, said the photographs are ones she made as part of an Earthwatch Expedition.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country's softball team held their annual Strike Out Cancer fundraiser to benefit the Relay for Life before and during their game against South Burlington.
While the pink-clad Falcons fell 4-2 to the Seahorses, both players and coaches were pleased with their fundraiser.
"This is something we plan all season and we try to make it bigger each year," said assistant coach Amanda Blaisdell.
"This year we had a great turnout, we had a lot more going on and I think we were more into it this year."
NEWPORTâ€“Even though the score board (while it was still on) read 10-0 in favor of the visitors, it really did not describe the play of the Falcons' baseball team on Saturday.
North Country played solid defense and they had a great attitude, but South Burlington was able to get runners on base and find a way to bring them home.
"We didn't play that badly," said coach Brian Bonvechio. "There were no glaring mistakes, they just had some balls fall in that were not particularly well hit, and we did not get those hits."
NEWPORTâ€“North Country's boysâ€™ tennis team is on a tearing things up. They picked up their fourth straight win on Saturday, a 7-0 blanking of Middlebury, to bump up their record to 4-1 on the season.
In singles play, Dave Durivage, playing in the number one position, staved off what coach Gary Atchinson called "an early bombardment" and won in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
Consistency was the name of the game for number two singlesâ€™ player Travers Parsons-Grayson, as he won easily 6-1, 6-1.
Thomas Durivage also had a smooth go of it, winning 6-0, 6-1.
BURLINGTONâ€“North Country's boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track squads combined for a score of 59 points to take home ninth place at the Burlington Invitational on Saturday.
Dylan Columbia was the top performer for the Falcons, taking home first place in the 100 and 200 meter races.
Columbia, along with Josh Brien, Connor Hogan and Nick LeClair took third in the 4x100 as well.
Riley Simoneau also had a good day at the event, winning the shot put with Barry Shelton behind him in sixth place.
The girlsâ€™ golf team had it opening tournament at the Barre Country Club on Monday April 30. The team was represented by freshman Michele Fenimore and returning junior Allison Greenwood. Greenwood is a well know golfing name in the area, and Michele is the granddaughter of Reg Rhodes, another respected (think dedicated) player of the game. Both girls shot in the low 70â€™s for the nine hole tournament. They did report that when they were in bunkers, their sand shots got them out with no trouble. And Allison learned that a golf ball will actually skip through a water hazard.
STOWEâ€“The Lake Region Lady Rangers rolled up a pair of impressive wins in doubleheader action Saturday at Stowe, grabbing both ends of the twin bill, 16-0 and 20-3.
In the opener, sophomore hurler Michelle Thibeault toed the rubber and turned in her finest performance of the season, twirling an efficient 3-hitter in pocketing her first career shut-out.
Glover-- Willard W. passed away on the 26th of April, 2012. There will be a private service for family. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.