April 23rd, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Jobs continue to be on the minds of many Vermonters.
During Mondayâ€™s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, former North Country Union High School Board Chair Arne Amaliksen of Derby asked guest speakers Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City and Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy what legislators were doing to create jobs for graduates.
â€śEconomic development is a big part of what goes on in Montpelier,â€ť replied Starr. Whether itâ€™s the Department of Labor or the Economic Development Authority. â€śThey all work toward programs to enhance the working lands bill.â€ť
DERBY - Encore Redevelopment, LLC, is the Burlington-based project development company working for two certificates of public good to construct two turbines on two separate farms just east of Derby Line. The turbines planned are more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, with an estimated capability to power 900 homes each.
The project plans have created contention and some area residents are questioning just what Encore does.
NEWPORT - The Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was recently formed at North Country High School to introduce students to the leadership experiences and support of the Rotary Clubs of America.
The name Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was chosen following inquiries from parents asking about the eligibility of students from Lake Region and the United Christian Academy who wanted to join the Newport Rotary-sponsored club.
ST. ALBANSâ€“The NC track team was led by Riley Simoneau, Jason Webster, Haley Tetreault and Dylan Columbia in a ten-team meet hosted by MVU on Thursday.
Simoneau won the shot put with a personal best of 43â€™ 1.â€ť He was followed by Bubba Collins in third.
Webster led a four man sweep of the discus with a toss of 123â€™ (approaching his state championship form.) He was followed by Simoneau, Barry Shelton and Josh Brien.
Haley Tetreault finished second in the 1500 to NE champion Ellie Purrier, in a time of 5:09. Tetreault came back and won the 800 by a wide margin.
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy attended the spring championships held at Johnson State College on April 14th. These students went and had a good day of competition and came home with 15 medals total and a bike! They range from the young age of 5 all they way up to adult age. The students went and competed in 3 events, Forms, Breaking and Sparring and showed very good sportsmanship while doing so. The competitors train in Newport weekly attending class from 1 to 3 times a week. Classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for ages 4 and up.
ORLEANSâ€“The Ranger boys earned their first win of the season when they defeated Danville 5-4 on Thursday afternoon.
"It was a great team effort. Everyone had to give their two cents in the win."
The Rangers got the afternoon off to a good start, with Evan Royer coming home to score on a RBI single by Corey Whitten.
After a scoreless second, Danville got on the board in the third when Pat Morrissey drove in Scott Remick with a double.
Morrissey then came home courtesy of a Brett Elliot single, and the Indians were up 2-1.
ORLEANSâ€“After falling 3-1 to Danville on Thursday, the Lake Region softball team picked up their first victory of the season with a 16-7 win over Winooski.
"Certainly the four games we lost were winnable, and I told the girls that we could easily go on another run like we did last year and win ten of our last eleven. Today we got our running game going, we created some stuff, and that led to some good things.
With a grin on her face Alyssa Royer added, "We are definitely excited. The team is all smiley, smiley."
BURLINGTON, VERGENNESâ€“The North Country baseball and softball teams had identical results this past weekend when they traveled to take on Vergennes and Burlington.
On Thursday both teams defeated BHS. The girls, won their contest 6-4, with Mariah Roberts going 3-4 to lead the offensive attack.
Kelsea Cutting was 2-3 with an RBI and Madison Mosher had a homerun.
Kayla Desheneau went 1-1 on the trip.
The boys won 7-5 behind five and two thirds of pitching from Joel Lamarche.
Trevor Monty, Nate Stewart and Jason Hatin each had two hits.