September 25th, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The medical field apparently has its eyes on Newport in a big way.
First, AnC Bio has plans to open a research facility in the former Bogner Plant. On Friday, a separate company, Numia Medical Technology of Lyndonville, purchased the former Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Farrant Street from Bob Miller for an undisclosed amount of money.
SOUTH BURLINGTON-While the North Country Falcon offense has made the big headlines this fall, the rock ribbed defensive unit of NCU showed its teeth Saturday afternoon. The Falcons raised their record to 4-0 as they steadily wore down the home team and defending state champion Rice Green Knights on their turf.
NEWPORTâ€“A talent laden Montpelier team paid a visit to North Country Friday night, and defeated the Falcon girls in hard fought overtime soccer contest 2-1.
The Solons controlled play for the majority of the game with a combination of accurate passing and a mid field regroup that the Falcons had a hard time defending.
"They have a very skilled team, we knew that, and we let them cycle around mid field," said Coach Peter Alexander, "They are so quick on the ball. We are used to trying to possess, but they were right on us."
ORLEANSâ€“ Facing a highly skilled Danville team on Thursday, the Lake Region Rangers had their hands full as they were able to hold off their opposition and pick up a 2-1 win.
"To be honest, in the first half I thought we controlled the play, but were unable to change our style of play," said Coach Tom Evans.
All the scoring would take place in the first half, and Danville was first on the board when Scott Remick put the ball past Alex Beauregard staking his team to a 1-0 lead.
ENOSBURGâ€“The Lake Region girls earned a 2-0 win over Enosburg on Friday. Sarah Burnham and Tyrah Urie tallied for the Lady Rangers, and Brooke Breault had thirteen saves for the shut-out.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) â€” New Hampshire authorities say the death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a river last month was a homicide.
Investigators say they also know how what caused Celina Cass' death, but they aren't making it public because they say doing so could harm the integrity of the investigation.
Cass was reported missing July 26. Her body was found a week later in the Connecticut River, not far from her West Stewartstown home.
A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A manufacturer of medical equipment is getting closer to moving its operations to Newport, and this one isn't from South Korea, but from Lyndonville.
Realtor Jim Campbell said Numia Medical Technology will purchase the former Teddy Bear property just off the Lake Region Road on Friday. The property is about 25,000 square feet.
According to the companyâ€™s website, Numia Medical Technology specializes in the development, testing and manufacturing of infusion devices.
â€śItâ€™s not a startup company,â€ť said Campbell. â€śItâ€™s a great company.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ For the first time ever, the Vermont Planners Association will hold its state conference in Newport. The conference will be at the Gateway Center on Friday, Oct. 20.
The conference will include a workshop that is primarily for municipal and other land use planners, but community leaders are also invited to attend. The topic of discussion is Complete Streets, which is a new requirement enacted by the state legislature that ensures roads are safe for all users.
WATERBURY, VT - Several Vermont law enforcement agencies have been investigating numerous phone scams. At this time, there are several reported incidents that tend to fall into one of three types of scams: lottery/winnings, home security, or debt collector/money fraud.