May 23rd, 2013
Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce celebrated the hard work of its members and talked about the future at its annual meeting, held at the Eastside Restaurant and the Newport Country Club Thursday. For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.
Ron Chaffee has seen them come and seen them go, and this year he will set up his 40th graduation event before he retires. From banging the pipes to painting the walls, he's done it all. Read about him in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.
The North Country Supervisory Union will soon be moving to its new digs and The Newport Daily Express has some exclusive photos to share with you. See them on pages 1 and 3 of Friday's Express for May 24, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“Fans of the North Country girls hockey team who expected to see the team make another run at the Division II state title will have to adjust their plans, as the Falcons will not be in the running in DII.
They will be in Division I.
North Country coach Claude Paul confirmed the decision on Wednesday when we spoke at the track meet.
To say Paul was less than thrilled is an understatement, although he didn't have time for a quote.
Harwood and Rutland will also be making the jump to DI, while Hartford and Burr & Burton are heading down to DII.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country and Lake Region, along with Spaulding and Enosburg, got together on Wednesday afternoon for the third and final track and field meet at North Country Union High School.
The meet served as a showcase for some of the finer local talent that is currently competing on the track and in the field.
To read about these athletes and for results, see the Express on Friday 5-24-13.
North Country Union HS Principal Bill Rivard was surprised with an award for his support of drivers education. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 23, 2013.
Five vehicles parked in a row behind a Derby Line apartment building felt the brunt of last Tuesday night's thunderstorm. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 23, 2013.
LYNDON-After three innings of Tuesdayâ€™s Lyndon-Lake Region high school softball game, it looked like the Vikings would easily cruise to their 12th victory of the season.
By the 7th inning, that outcome wasnâ€™t quite so obvious.
After falling behind 6-0 after the first three innings, a scrappy Lake Region club scratched and clawed their way back to within a 9-5 deficit, and had loaded the bases with the tying run at the plate in the 7th, before finally succumbing to their powerful D2 foes in Lyndon.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-23-13.
Friends and family members are turning out to help the Chaput family after Roger suffered a sports-related injury that leaves him in serious condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. Read about it in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 22, 2013.
A Newport boy is having a dream fulfilled thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Find out more in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 22, 2013.