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October 23rd, 2013

Wright Scores a Pair to Send Craftsbury Into the 2nd Round

October 23, 2013

CRAFTSBURY–Iva Wright had two second half goals to lead the Craftsbury Lady Chargers as they defeated the Danville Indians 4-2 in the opening round of the Division IV play-offs.
"We did really well today and played as a team," said Craftsbury coach Ashley Maxfield.
"Plus it helps when we can play with more than one sub," she added with a chuckle.
When play got underway on Wednesday afternoon, Craftsbury was ready to go.
Melanie Sergiev was leading the attack, heading down the left side of the field trying to through balls into the center of the pitch.

Shocker!! Rangers Fall in 1st Round 2-0

October 23, 2013

ORLEANS-For a novice fan who didn’t know a number fifteen seed from a number two seed, it was indeed hard to tell who was who yesterday afternoon.
The black clad team from Addison county or the white clad team from Orleans County.
Middlebury High school, having been shut out for ten consecutive games, found the scoring touch mid-way through the first half and added a second tally in the second en-route to the biggest upset of the first round of the Vermont state playoffs, defeating the Lady Rangers 2-0.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 10-24-13.

LRUHS Projected Budget Up 2.99%

October 23, 2013

BARTON- A first walk through the 2014/15 budget projects a 2.99% increase, a number that satisfies Finance Committee Chair Mike Sanville. “The overall driver is salaries and benefits,” Sanville reported to the board. “The numbers are pretty solid, it's mostly minor (line item) adjustments.”
The estimated budget that will be presented to voters is $6,669,089, though Sanville did advise the board that there is some uncertainty over health care costs. “We budgeted for it, but it could blow us out of the water,” cautioned Sanville.
For more of this story see Thursday's Express.

American Pickers Visit Fred Webster

October 23, 2013

COVENTRY - Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, from the History Channel's American Pickers, spent yesterday picking through Fred Webster's large collection of farm memorabilia, some of which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. 
Wolfe, the show's creator and executive producer, has traveled around the country buying and selling goods for 25 years. Thirteen years ago, Wolfe discovered the east coast "is where everything is at." 
For more of this story see Thursday's Express.

October 22nd

Balanced Scoring Pushes Hilltoppers Past Falcons 4-0

October 22, 2013

ST. JOHNSBURY–The St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers got scoring from four different players as they defeated the North Country Falcons 4-0 in the opening round of the 2013 Vermont boys high school soccer post-season.
The Falcons battled hard, but the talented Hilltoppers were just too much for them on this day.
"The senior's played their hearts out, just like I expected them to," said NCU coach James McKenny talking about his elder statesmen who played in the final game of their North Country career.

Beauregard Barrage Powers Rangers Into 2nd Round

October 22, 2013

ORLEANS-Tied at the half in a scoreless draw, the Lake Region Rangers put together a dominant half after intermission.
Senior Alex Beauregard was the finisher in the blue and white attack as he scored all four goals to propel the Rangers into the quarter-finals this Friday.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 10-23-13.

Ellie Mae's Hero

October 22, 2013

ORLEANS- A record setting career as a field hockey and ice hockey goalie for Nicole Ludwig didn't end making saves when she graduated from North Country Union High School. After graduating from UVM in 2011 with a BS in Animal Science her passion for animals lead Nicole to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Clinic in Orleans where she works with volunteers taking care of abandoned cats and dogs.
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Over 120 Gallons Produced So Far

October 22, 2013

ALBANY- With over 100 apple trees dotting his East Albany property Bill Pierce hated to let a natural resource go to waste. This fall Pierce did something about it. He invested some four thousand dollars into cider press equipment and now two weeks into the venture he has produced over 120 gallons of delious natural cider. 
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

October 20th

German Exchange Program: “It Has Been Fantastic”

October 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- In 1976 North Country Union High School (NCUHS) faculty member Tom Hunt started a student exchange program with a German high school. The school was located in Stuttgart in southern Germany, a large metropolitan area. While well conceived, the match didn't work for cultural reasons, namely the dialect was different from the German classes students were taking at NCUHS. Sue Gustafson-Byrne who organizes the exchange program said the difference is comparable to the dialect of a Vermonter versus someone from Alabama.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

Tasting Center Packed For Opening

October 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY–– The NEK Tasting Center had its official grand opening Friday and the response was obvious. The center, which houses five local businesses, was packed as delegates and state representatives made their statements joining in the good will the tasting center has generated.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

 

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