March 5th, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - Road barriers and signs warning that the Long Bridge is closed are in place and work is ready to begin. This will be the scene for the next 19-months as state contracted crews replace the bridge.
Just wait until the paving begins on Main Street! The state will spend the summer paving US 5, right through Newport and up towards Derby.
In the meantime, traffic is being rerouted through the Interstate 91 access road and down US 5 (East Main Street).
Traffic is already beginning to get backed up.
BRIGHTON â€” Fire destroyed a home at 540 Lake Shore Drive in Brighton yesterday.
Firefighters were called to the home around 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed and the garage had collapsed, said Fire Chief Rick Hannux. He said several witnesses said they heard explosions, which were believed to be the cause, possibly gas tanks inside the garage.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Judge Robert Bent handed down a two-to-five year sentence, all suspended with the exception of six months, to a West Charleston man for burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Everardus Proper, 34, entered a guilty plea to the felony charge in Orleans County Court Wednesday, Feb. 29.
On Aug. 21, 2011, Melissa Dobson of Barton told Trooper Debra Munson that sometime between 4 and 4:30 a.m. she was awakened by a man rummaging through her things in her bedroom.
Sherrington–– Gordon K., 82, of Pearl Street, died Wednesday, February, 29, 2012 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, Springfield, VT. There will be calling hours from 2-4 p.m. for Gordon on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. A graveside service will be held in the Westminster Cemetery at a later date.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Logan Fortier swoops into the Rebels' zone seconds before he set up Dylan Columbia for the double-overtime, game-winning goal. See page six of Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.
COVENTRY â€“ The Coventry Village School Board will hold an informational meeting 6 p.m. at the school tonight to discuss Tuesdayâ€™s budget vote. Polls on Tuesday will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The budget is $2,563,600, up $94,528 from the current year.
Some of the expenses this year include $14,621 for a para-educator, a position the school hasnâ€™t had at least for the past three years. Instate tuition is $574,000, a $30,922 decrease from the current year. Private school tuition is $50,800, a $37,800 increase.
NEWPORT, VT - Glen Boule, 19, of Newport, pleaded not guilty last Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly kicking a man in the head while the victim was wrestling with a third party.
Boule was held at the time on $5,000 bail and given a list of conditions including to to submit a DNA sample to the Newport City Police Department within 20 days.
Feb. 8, around 7 PM, City Police Officer J. Lillis was called to a report of a fight at the intersection of Pleasant and Third streets in Newport. When the officer arrived, the fight had broken up and the parties had disappeared.
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“Dylan Columbia's goal twenty-four seconds into the second overtime propelled the North Country Falcons past South Burlington 5-4 in the Metro Division quarter-finals on Saturday.
"Oh my God, you can't describe it," said Columbia about the goal, "I was overwhelmed with joy... it was the greatest feeling in the world."
Setting up Columbia was Logan Fortier, who was in on all the scoring Saturday, and he had the same reaction.
"I can't describe this," said Fortier moments after the game, "I've dreamed of this since I was four years old."
Tied at 40 with no time on the clock and three shots to earn the win, the basketball Gods frowned down upon the Falcons as Emma Joslin was unable to find the bottom of the net, and North Country went on to lose the game 47-43 in overtime.
Now before anyone jumps on Joslin, remember this, it was her hard work and effort that got the Falcons in the position to win the game in the first place, but we will get to that later.