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February 28th, 2013

Ranger Boys Knock Cosmos Out of Orbit 76-45

February 28, 2013

ORLEANS-When you enter the second season, you have to take it one game at a time. Don’t look ahead , don’t be distracted and keep your focus.
That is exactly what the Lake Region Ranger boys did Wednesday night, as they demolished visiting Springfield 76-45 in the play-down round of the Division II bracket.
The Rangers may have gotten a break as they will take on Otter Valley, the number 11 seed as they pulled off the overtime upset, beating number six seed Mill River 77-72. A player to watch Saturday will be OV’s Ryan Kelley, who jacked up 43 points in the win.

February 27th


February 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A Newport City man will serve two concurrent 5-10 year prison sentences plus a current 6-12 month prison sentence following a Newport City assault in which the victim was bashed in the head with a frying pan.


February 27, 2013

DERBY CENTER - The face of education is changing, Superintendent Dr. Robert Kern told members of the North Country Union Junior High School Board recently, as they discussed the possibility of a middle school on the west side of the supervisory district. “The issue of equitable education is being addressed and may at some point be mandated,” he said.
“If a middle school is built on the west side, we are considering including grades six through eight; that will free space at the elementary schools for pre-kindergarten programs, which the state may someday mandate.”

Burlington Tops North Country on Senior Night

February 27, 2013

NEWPORT–North Country and Burlington went at it tooth and nail for the first one and a half quarters of the Falcons game on Tuesday night before the Seahorses' found that extra gear and pulled away for the 46-33 win.
"Momentum in the game of basketball is everything," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "We came out to play, but again, momentum is big, and we need to put four quarters together and not let down, even if something good goes for them, because that is how basketball works."

Stuart Ross Sanville

February 27, 2013

Sanville–– Stuart Ross, 88, of Craftsbury, VT passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2013 at his home in his favorite recliner with his wife and youngest son at his side.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Reba P. Klimas

February 27, 2013

Klimas–– Reba P., 71, of Montgomery Center, VT, passed away February 4, 2013 at her winter home in Sun City West, AZ.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

February 26th


February 26, 2013

NEWPORT - Green Mountain Power (GMP) has reached a settlement agreement with local journalist Chris Braithwaite.
GMP will pay Braithwaite $22,500 to cover his legal expenses for the defense of the criminal case he faced as a result of an alleged trespass onto GMP property. That case was dismissed.
Braithwaite's civil suit against GMP will be dismissed with prejudice. GMP says this is the quickest resolution to the case and is not admitting any wrongdoing.


February 26, 2013

BURLINGTON – One of 13 defendants charged in federal court with contributing to the operation of a meth lab in Island Pond has been sentenced.
Kevin Dodge, 45, was ordered to serve to 33 months in a federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, also ordered that Dodge serve three years supervised release after his incarceration ends. In addition, Dodge agreed to forfeit $5,000 in lieu of forfeiture of a vehicle used in the conspiracy.


February 26, 2013

COVENTRY - Coventry voters will be asked at Town Meeting if they want to have their own fire department. If they say yes, the town will be asked to approve a budget of $515,000. If they do, the department already has a crew. Local residents are ready and willing to man the pumps for Coventry.
The money includes constructing a building and equipping the department.


February 26, 2013

IRASBURG – The Irasburg Fire Chief says it is time for a new fire truck. The current 1984 pumper truck needs approximately $84,000 in repairs to bring it up to the required standards. The new truck is estimated to cost up to $225,000.
Four dealers are in a bidding war over the truck, Fire Chief Robin Beaton said Tuesday. The town has not had good luck with purchasing used trucks in the past, Beaton said. A used truck would cost about $180,000 and could be without a warranty or near the end of it, and Beaton is worried about spending on repairs, as the town has in the past.


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