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February 6th, 2013

FIRE IN GLOVER

February 6, 2013

GLOVER - Wednesday evening, the home of Edmond Renault went up in flames.
According to Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks, who was on the scene, a liquor control agent spotted the fire on Dry Pond Road (Rt. 16) just south of Glover Village. The same agent spotted Renault standing outside the burning trailer and had him get into the warm vehicle.
Renault was taken by ambulance a little later.
Fire departments on the scene included Glover, Barton and Orleans. As of press time, the cause of the fire was unknown.  

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – An early morning fire destroyed a home on Gibbs Road Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the structure fire shortly after midnight and found a fully engulfed home.
“It was a very long night,” said fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Road conditions were slippery and icy and firefighters had issues getting sand. They obtained water from a brook near the fire station. “Unfortunately, most of the house was destroyed by the time we got there due to the location and the length of time it had been burning,” Flynn said.

DERBY CRASH

February 6, 2013

DERBY – Yvette Tetreault, 81, of Derby, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Derby Center yesterday morning.
State police say that Tetreault was traveling west on Route 105 near the West Street intersection when she lost control on the slippery road, crossed the opposite lane of travel and collided with a tree.
Derby Line Ambulance Service took Tetreault to North Country Hospital. Ray's Auto towed the vehicle from the scene.
The Derby Line Ambulance Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Falcons Best Stowe 2-0

February 6, 2013

NCU got goals from Jenna Moss and Emily Doty in their win over Stowe. The win moves the team to 12-3-1 while Stowe falls 4-9. Next up for the Falcons is a visit from U-32 on Saturday at 5:00 in Jay.

Essex Stings Falcons in Second Half to Earn 53-34 Win

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT–The North Country girl’s basketball team trailed by just two points at the half to the Essex Hornets, but the visitors were able to pull away in the third quarter to defeat the Falcons 53-34 on Tuesday evening.
"I think we want to leave remembering how we played in that first half," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "We came out playing very strong, we were disciplined, but we still need to work on getting back defensively to limit those easy buckets."
Even with limited minutes in the second half, Desiree Coffin still led 4-8 North Country in scoring with 12 points.

Wildcats Declaw Lake Region 67-60

February 6, 2013

ORLEANS-A big third period laid the groundwork for the Hazen Wildcats 67-60 victory over the previously undefeated Lake Region Rangers Tuesday night. The Rangers had run off 14 wins in a row, including a nine point triumph against these same Wildcats in Hardwick three weeks ago.
Hazen was paced by Dimitri Vasiliadis with 21 combined with 12 rebounds. Adam Celley, Hazen’s other 6’3 forward, had 14 and 10 boards as their one–two punch gave the Rangers front court fits.
Drew Gallup had 15 in a strong effort with eleven boards and three blocks while running mate Caleb Prue finished with 14.

Regena M. Petersen

February 6, 2013

Petersen–– Regena M., 79, of Holland, VT passed away on February 4, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

William "Bill" Towle

February 6, 2013

Towle–– William "Bill", D.M.D., age 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

February 5th

Editor's Update, Lake Region Boys and Falcon Girls Come Up Short

February 5, 2013

The North Country basketball girls played a very strong first half, but Essex managed to up their game in the second to win 53-34.
In Orleans, the Rangers tasted defeat for the first time this season, losing to Hazen 67-60.
Story in Thursday's Express on 2-7-13.

CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN

February 5, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Proposed business and residential development in the greater Newport area has delighted many people, but others are concerned about the negative effects.
Nick Ecker Racz of Glover told lawmakers and other officials during a public hearing held at the North Country Career Center Tuesday that the development will bring in more money, which means more illegal drugs.

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