October 5th, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ For much of the year, Tony Pomerleau is known for his business ventures in the forms of commercial real estate. During the holiday season, however, people call him Santa Claus.
"This year, the party will be bigger and better than ever," he told the Newport Daily Express.
For 30 years, Pomerleau has held a holiday party for needy families from the Burlington area. For the past three years, Pomerleau, who grew up in Newport, has hosted a similar party for families of the Northeast Kingdom.Â
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss against Canaan Memorial High School. After leading 1-0 at the half thanks to an Olivia Jones goal, the game was a see-saw affair moving forward. Shortly after Canaan tied the game at 1, Melanie Sergiev put the Chargers on top once again, 2-1. Canaan High continued to fight and knotted the game at 2-2 with just over 20 minutes remaining.
JERICHOâ€“ The North Country Boys soccer team had a tough go of it on Tuesday when thy fell to the Mount Mansfield Cougars 2-0 on the road.
The Falcons battled hard for the the first 65 minutes before things came undone in the final fifteen minutes.
An intentional handball inside the box lead to one of the Cougar goals, as Cody Simoneau got his hand on the ball. The call usually results in an automatic red card and an ejection for the remainder of the game, and it did.
For Chris Bronson.
That would be lucky break number one for Simoneau.
ORLEANSâ€“ The winds blew cold and hard at Ranger field on Wednesday as the Hazen girls soccer team came in and completed the season series sweep with a 2-1 win over Lake Region.
"We played great the last twenty minutes. If we can learn to play that way all the time we would be a much better team," said Coach Brad Urie, "They are a young team and I don't think they understand the type of intensity you have to bring to the field."
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IRASBURG - It wasnâ€™t the controversy, the lawsuit, the political heat or the publicity that lead to Randy Wells resigning from the Irasburg Select Board Monday night, although any of those things could have had that result.
Instead, it was a simple matter of residence.
Wells has moved to Newport.
Wells said Tuesday that three people are vying for his seat: Robin Kaye, Brent Shafer and Paul Turner. His replacement will be selected by the board, he believes, in two weeks, at the next board meeting. If the board canâ€™t agree, Wells said the matter may go to a public vote.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ On Friday, the sounds of cheers and laughter rose from the North Country Union High School gymnasium and field as dozens of students from all of the sending schools cheered each other on during the 16th annual Fitness Day.
Fitness Day provides an opportunityÂ for some fifth through eighth grade students to spend the day at North Country and participate in fitness activities and games.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Saturday, Nov. 12, promises to be an exciting evening as the Court Jesters take on local law enforcement officers at North Country Union High School. The basketball game will start at 7 p.m.Â
According to their website, the Court Jesters are a group of highly talented former college and professional basketball players with great showmanship.Â
NEWPORT CITY â€“ On Monday evening, the Newport City Council came under fire from East Main Street business owners who were upset the city closed the street for much of last week. The work entailed working on and updating the sewer system. The city plansÂ to pave the street later this week.
Ken Stocker from the Brown Cow Restaurant said business owners are upset the city didnâ€™t notify them about the closure. He said there had to be some forethought because the city put up stenciled signs that read the street was open to East Main Auto and Lapierreâ€™s Decorating Center.
NEWPORTâ€“The rains that had cleared early Tuesday afternoon came back out and helped to dampen spirits as the North Country field hockey team fell to visiting St. Johnsbury 1-0.
The Falcons played well in the match, and Coach Bouchard was pleased to see strong efforts by her girls in back-to-back contests.
"I think they played a great game. I think they had the momentum of the Stowe game and I think it was still with them."
The first half was a very even affair with both sides getting an equal amount of chances.