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January 30th

Morgan, Holland Schools Tackle Rising Costs, Fewer Kids

January 30, 2012

MORGAN/HOLLAND, VT - The smaller schools in the district are looking at different options to handle rising costs and low student population.
E. Taylor Hatton School in Morgan has a student population of 33 for kindergarten through sixth grade.
The school's administration is concerned about meeting the students’ needs both socially as well as academically, said Interim Principal Miriam Benson.
For example, there is no technology teacher at the school.

Nordic Falcons Keep Racing Despite Lack of Snow

January 30, 2012

JERICHO–Despite the limited amount of snow that we have received this winter, the North Country nordic teams have been able to compete in their last two races.
The first one up was the Mount Mansfield Pursuit.
The girls took home fourth place with an overall team score of 117.
Lindsay Cotnoir was the top finisher, coming in tied for twenty-fifth with Laura Andrews and Ellie Stone of CVU. CVU took home first place at the event.
Stephanie Watson was the only other Falcon in the top fifty, finishing fifty-first.

Lucille M. St. Onge

January 30, 2012

January 29th

Rice Evens Season Series With 5-2 Win

January 29, 2012

JAY–A pair of revamped teams met in the opening game of the matinee double-header on Saturday as Rice defeated the North Country girls 5-2 to earn a split in the season series.
"I think our effort was good in a lot of areas. We had a few mental breakdowns and that led to some easy goals for them," said Claude Paul after the game, "We need to tighten up in our end, including goaltending... we need to sure that up."

DeLaBruere Nets Two as North Country Tops Rice 4-1

January 29, 2012

JAY-The boys were able to send the fans home happy after the game number two of the twin billing, as they picked up the 4-1 victory over Rice, winning their second game in a row
"It's good to have a couple (of wins) to rub together. It has been a while and it feels good," said Andrew Roy his teams' first back-to-back wins of the year.
Just fifty seconds into the game the Falcons were whistled for a Logan Fortier kneeing penalty, and it looked like it was going to be another long night of extended penalty killing for the boys in white.

Lady Rangers Mount 2nd-Half Comeback, Knock off Lancers 54-52

January 29, 2012

HYDE PARK – The Lake Region Lady Rangers traveled to face off against the Lady Lancers of Lamoille Saturday, in what ESPN would call an “Instant Classic.” Trailing by as many as 14 in the second half Lake Region was able to rally back and pull of the 54-52 victory.

United Cristian Girls Lose to Whitcomb 48-16

January 29, 2012

NEWPORT – UCA played host to the Whitcomb Hornets Saturday afternoon and after a close first quarter, they were held scoreless for 2 quarters of play, ultimately losing 48-16
The Lady Crusaders trailed early by a score of 6-0, but a 3 by Hannah Piette and a long 2 by Olivia Foster, set the stage for Christina Maxwell to pump in a 2 of her own with 2 minutes left in the 1st quarter to cap of the comeback and put UCA on top 7-6. Piette would add a free throw and Whitney Carter connected on a nice jumper from the left elbow to give the Lady Crusaders a 10-8 lead.

Hornets Defeat Crusaders 65-47 in Physical Affair

January 29, 2012

NEWPORT – Somebody forgot to tell the UCA Crusaders and the Whitcomb Hornets that their match-up on Saturday afternoon was a basketball game and not a football game. After a very physical contest that saw multiple complaints by the coaches and players, as well as over 25 combined fouls, the Crusaders came up short by a final score of 65-47.

Farmers Take to the Slopes at Jay

January 29, 2012

JAY – There’s no doubt that farmers are some of the hardest working people. Friday, Jay Peak Resort showed everyone’s appreciation of farmers with the 30th annual Farmer Appreciation Day. 
“It’s a day to get off the farm, come out and experience some snow, skiing and snowboarding,” said J.J. Toland, Director of Communications for the resort. Activities throughout the day included three free lift tickets and $15 tickets for anything above that. Farmers received discounted water park passes.
Toland stressed Farmer Appreciation is not a marketing strategy effort for the resort. 

Students Protest Charges

January 29, 2012

NEWPORT - A hearing on the case of the two Sterling College students arrested on Lowell Mountain was heard Thursday in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division.
The students’ attorney, Kristina Michelson, filed motions for the case to be dismissed.
David Martorana and Trevor Ring were arrested on Lowell Mountain on Nov. 16. The two were among several people occupying the mountain and opposed to the construction of the wind project currently underway, but both students said they did not want to get arrested.

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