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Archive - 2014

February 9th

Lady Rangers Earn Split in Home and Home Games With Hornets

February 9, 2014

The effects of home court advantage were on full display for the Lake Region Lady Rangers as they split a pair of games with Enosburg this past Thursday and Saturday.
On Thursday night in Orleans, the Rangers turned in one of their most impressive performances of the season, posting 47 points in the second half to overcome a 10 point halftime deficit and win 65-59.

Dunklee Makes Olympic Debut

February 9, 2014

SOCHI-Susan Dunklee made her Olympic Debut Sunday morning, and did herself proud! Her first race was the Women’s 7.5km Sprint where she placed 14th, the highest finish for any American competing in the event.
Dunklee got off to a good start Sunday, as she was in 17th for the 1st lap and 18th on the 2nd.
Unfortunately, on the 3rd lap she missed her last shot resulting in a penalty lap that cost her an additional 23 seconds.
Her finishing time was 21 min. 48.3 sec., 41.3 sec. behind leader.

Mary Elizabeth Houghaboom

February 9, 2014

Houghaboom–– Mary Beth, of Orleans, passed away on February 2, 2014 at her home.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Perlie G. Jones, Jr.

February 9, 2014

Jones–– Perlie G., Jr., 84, of North Troy, VT passed away peacefully on February 4, 2014 in Newport, VT surrounded by his family.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

February 7th

Gray, Knights Top Falcons

February 7, 2014

NEWPORT-Former North Country basketball player Kendrick Gray made his return to the Northeast Kingdom as his new team, the Rice Green Knights, traveled up from So. Burlington to take on the Falcons.
Playing in front of a packed house, Gray led off the game with a dunk and the Knights never looked back, as they came away with the 74-39 win.
Gray led all scorers with 17 points, followed by the Falcons' Connor Hogan who had 16.
The loss moves the Falcons to 5-9 while Rice moves to 11-3.
For the full story, see the Express on 2-11-14.

February 6th

North Country Round-up: Basketball Girls Fall to Spaulding, Hockey Sweeps Colchester

February 6, 2014

The North Country girls had a much better showing than their previous time out against Spaulding, but they still fell short of their goal, losing 53-39 to the Tide on Thursday night.
"We know that we can play with these guys, but we have to play with more discipline," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
Brown was referring to the Falcons' foul problem. Two players fouled out and Spaulding went 17-34 from the line, compared to NCU's 5-8 performance from the stripe.
Morgan Greene had a double-double, scoring 14 points while grabbing 18 boards. She also had 3 steals.

Brighton DRB Approves Dollar General Proposal

February 6, 2014

ISLAND POND — Less than an hour after Town of Brighton Development Review Board Clerk Paula Coates filed the board’s latest decision with Town Clerk Teresa Potwin, the news of the approved application spread like wildfire throughout the business district in Island Pond.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Newport City Market Analysis Released

February 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A market survey shows that Newport residents want to buy locally but the city lacks choices for shopping and recreation. Business owners’ reaction to the proposed development is generally positive.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Sitting The MAC: Artists Contribute Time In Newport’s Arts Center

February 6, 2014

Jeff Fellinger is one of more than 40 artists who comprise the cadre of dedicated artisans, knitters, painters, wood crafters or sculptors who are represented in the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport City.
“We all contribute one day or two half-days every month and a percentage of our sales to the center. In exchange we have our own space to showcase up to five pieces, replace them when they are sold, and we know that someone is always here to take care of our work and our guests,” explains Fellinger...

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

OCSU Superintendent Search Heats Up

February 6, 2014

BARTON - The search committee for a new OCSU superintendent is heating up, according to committee members Toni Eubanks and Andre Messier. They provided an update at a recent Lake Region Union High School board meeting.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

 

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