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September 14th, 2011

Fall Festival to brighten Newport’s Future

September 15, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – On Saturday, Sept. 24 downtown Newport will be the hub of a festival celebrating the most colorful time of the year – fall. Phil White and Chris Johansen, representing Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce, pitched the idea of a foliage festival to the city council Monday evening.
White said the plan is to organize a foliage festival in the place where Vermont's foliage starts, the Canadian Border. The festival part of the Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Tour will start on Monday, Sept. 26. 

Vikings, Rangers Tie at 1

September 15, 2011

ORLEANS --- A seemingly routine game, turned intense over the final 10 minutes of regulation, as the Lake Region Rangers battled to a 1-1 draw against the Lyndon Institute Vikings Tuesday afternoon.
“We need to play the full game with more intensity,” Coach Brad Urie said after the game.
Over the first 40 minutes both teams played solid soccer. Each side had opportunities to score, but neither team could capitalize and put the go-ahead goal in the back of the net. It looked as if neither team wanted to take control of the game, and stake their claim as the team to beat.

Falcons Comeback to Win 2-1 at St. Jay.

September 15, 2011

St. JOHNSBURY–The North Country girls soccer team played a strong game against a good sized Hilltopper team and came away with a 2-1 victory, their second win of the season.
"It was a total team effort," said coach Joe Batisita.
In a game dominated early by the Academy, Batista's team had dig deep and find a way to forge through the early barrage of Hilltopper pressure.

Falcon XC Girls Dominate in Season Opener

September 15, 2011

DERBY– With beautiful conditions at the Primeau Farm holding out long enough to complete all of Tuesday's races, the North Country Falcons took home a first place team and individual finish on the girls side and a second place team finish and second individual place finish in the first and only home meet of their young season.
Senior Captain Steph Watson won the meet in a time of 20:30.  Haley Jo Tetreault was 3rd and Caitlin Smith finished 4th overall.  Erika Fortin (14th) and Jordan Howell (17th) rounded out the scoring for North Country. 

Ronald H. Twombly

September 14, 2011

September 30, 1940-August 19, 2011

Ronald H. Twombly, 70, of Durham, CT passed away at his home on Friday, August 19, 2011. He was the husband of Laurie Mester. He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on September 30, 1940 and was the son of Herbert D. and Elsie ‘Sally’ (Wilkie) Twombly.

September 13th

High Rise Hotel Planned for Newport City

September 14, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For years, Newport had grand, beautiful hotels on its Main Street, as seen in the yellowed photos from the Richardson-Cartee photo collection that have been printed on paper placemats and distributed throughout the area.
If Frank and Michelle Richardi, owners of Lago Tratoria, have their way, a hotel will once again grace Newport's downtown.
The Richardis want to open a 20-room hotel and restaurant on top of their existing restaurant.

Derby Planning Split on Simendinger Demolition

September 14, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission was split on a motion to grant Bill Simendinger a demolition permit to tear down two commercial Derby Line buildings.
The hearing on the issue, which had been tabled, was reopened Monday evening and then closed following brief testimony. Planners went into deliberative session, emerged, and a motion to grant the demolition permit with a condition was made by planner Dave LaBelle and seconded by planner Jim Bumps.

Morgan Volunteers Come to the Aid of Irene Victims

September 14, 2011

MORGAN – They were literally up to their knees in mud! That’s the kind of day a group of volunteers from the Morgan Church spent working to restore homes and yards for families devastated by the storms two weeks ago in Hartford, VT.
Pastor Michael DeSena put out a call at the Saturday night and Sunday services and 16 people showed up the next day, Labor Day, to make the 90 mile trip to help any way they could. The pastor said a colleague let him know there was a need for help in Hartford and Waterbury.

Morgan Volunteers Come to the Aid of Irene Victims

September 14, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – In 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, a home sold for $30,000, the first Pizza Hut opened and Yvette Deslandes started her medical career in Orleans County.
Deslandes, who retires from North Country Hospital at the end of this week, started working as a nurse’s aide at the former Orleans County Memorial Hospital. When she started, her uncle told her she would not last at the hospital more than a week.

September 12th

Woman Trapped in Collapsed Home

September 13, 2011

COVENTRY – Rescue crews pulled an unidentified woman from a collapsed mobile home on the Messier Farm Road in Coventry yesterday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m., the home collapsed on the woman and trapped her inside. Rescue personnel used air packs and blocks to raise the roof so they could remove the victim.
Ambulances transported the woman and two other unidentified people to the hospital. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Burdick from the Orleans Fire Department said the other people were “winded” and had chest pains after assisting in the rescue.

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