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September 21st, 2014

Newport Fire Department Gets Hazmat Training

September 21, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – State hazardous materials experts, representatives from the Agency of Natural Resources, hazardous materials cleanup crews, and other emergency responders came to town over the weekend to help train the Newport City Fire Department in dealing with hazardous materials.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

Craftsbury Scores Early and Often, Wins Big Over UCA

September 21, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers brought the offense early and often and they defeated the UCA Lady Crusaders 9-0 on a windy Saturday afternoon.
"I think in a game like this it good to see players taking on different roles," said first year Craftsbury coach Casey McGill. "Our leaders can talk, communicate and get the younger players involved and playing."

Bellows Falls Starts Hot, Defeats North Country 41-13

September 21, 2014

NEWPORT–To say the last two weeks have been interesting ones for the North Country Falcon football team would be a bit of an understatement.
First, they put to bed a two-year winless drought when they defeated the Lyndon Institute Vikings in the Maple Barrel Bowl.
Less then a week later they were forced to cancel their game against Burr and Burton because of an outbreak of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, which also caused practices to be scrapped as well.

Weekend Round-up Falcons Split With BHS, Rangers Sweep Oxbow, More

September 21, 2014

BHS 3, NCU 0
NEWPORT–The North Country girls soccer team was in action on Friday afternoon, as they played host to the Burlington Seahorses.
The Falcons had their chances, but in the end could not find the back of the net as they fell by the score of 3-0 to drop to 3-1-1 on the season.
"This is the level that we play at, the Metro, and we know that we have to play up to that level," said NCU coach Jose Batista. "I think having a week off didn't help us, I don't care what anybody says, that game would have helped us, but we didn't have it and it was nobody's fault."

Lisa DeBlois

September 21, 2014

Lisa DeBlois passed away on September 15, 2014, after having fought a courageous battle against an aggressive form of cancer.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

September 18th

Newport Buying Land In Derby For Water Tower

September 18, 2014

The City of Newport is working on buying a piece of property in Derby’s commercial district in case there is a need for more water pressure in the future.

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

Local Post Offices Affected By Hour Reduction

September 18, 2014

BOSTON – In an effort to save some post offices from closure, officials from the United States Postal Service have decided to reduce the number of hours the counter is open at those facilities. In some cases, the postal service will keep the lobbies open 24 hours a day so customers can access their post office boxes even if the counter is closed.

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

Chargers Dominate Wildcats, Pick up 5-0 Win

September 18, 2014

CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Chargers played host to the Concord Wildcats on Thursday afternoon, and right from the start fans could tell it was going to be a good game for the home team.
Craftsbury scored twice in the opening two minutes en route to picking up a 5-0 win to move to 5-1 on the year.
"It was a good game for us," said CA coach Mike Reutz. "We possessed the ball well and we did the things that we do in practice, which is huge, it is a big step. It was also nice to get some of our second string players into the game and get their confidence up where it needs to be."

September 17th

Urie Nets Game Winner Late as Rangers Stay Unbeaten

September 17, 2014

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers put their 4-0 record on the line Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed in the Peoples Academy Wolves one day after the LR girls did the same.
Tuesday saw the Lady Rangers lose their undefeated streak in a close 2-1 loss.
On Wednesday the tides would change, as Riley Urie's game winner with 2:30 left to go in the second gave the Rangers a 2-1 victory and bumped up their record to 5-0 on the year.

Brighton Selectmen Reject PETA Offer For New Sign

September 17, 2014

It didn’t take long for the Brighton select board to decide Tuesday night they would not take PETA up on an offer for a free radar speed sign. With a quick motion to add an official letter from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization to the agenda, board Chairman Melinda Gervais-Lemoureux said she hadn’t really been prepared for the controversy the issue created.

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


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