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February 20th, 2013

WHAT TO DO WITH AN EMPTY SCHOOL

February 20, 2013

MORGAN – Nearly one year ago, the residents of Morgan decided to close the school and tuition the students out. What to do with the building still remains up in the air.
The Morgan School Board of Directors held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the matter. The meeting was held at the State Police barracks in Derby because the school is too cold for a meeting.

Seniors Celebrate With 69-49 Win Over BFA Fairfax

February 20, 2013

ORLEANS–Whether they were motivated by the Lake Region Pep Band's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner or not, I will never know, but the Ranger boys came out firing on all cylinders, out-scoring BFA Fairfax 25-6 in the opening quarter en-route to the 69-49 win over the Bullets.
"We really competed tonight," said junior Clint Provoncha. "We have not had as good of an effort as we wanted in the last few games. Now it is getting a lot better as we start making our move towards the play-offs."

February 19th

DRUG CLINIC EYES MOVE

February 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For the past seven and a half years, the Behavioral Health Services (BAART) dispensed methadone from a van at the recycling center on Coventry Street. Now officials from the organization want to dispense the drug from a Union Street site, the same site a gunman recently tried to rob for drugs.

Pipeline CEO Fights Regs

February 19, 2013

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – Controversy is heating up over the possibility of tar sands oil running through Vermont, mirroring the debate over the Keystone Pipeline.
The Portland–Montreal Pipe Line runs through the Northeast Kingdom, from North Troy to Victory Bog, and debate grows over whether it is safe to reverse the flow and allow tar sands oil, also called heavy crude or bitumen, through the pipes.
Rep. David Deen of Westminster introduced a bill, H.27, that would require an Act 250 permit for a new oil pipeline or any changes to an existing oil pipeline other than a repair.

LAURA DOLGIN: PROUD OF DERBY

February 19, 2013

DERBY – Laura Dolgin has been a member of the Derby Select Board since 2004 and is going for another two-year term. Dolgin is facing challenger Maureen Fountain.
Dolgin feels her service to the town has hit mid-stride with all the proposed developments in Derby and the surrounding area, including Newport.
Dolgin said that Derby citizens can be proud of their town. “It is run really well,” Dolgin said in a recent interview. She said the town has an excellent road crew and other dedicated workers, and the town office reflects the level of care by the people who work there.

GAY SPOUSE WANTS TO GO HOME

February 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A group of protesters lined up outside the Emory Hebard State Office Building Tuesday in support of a same sex couple from Orleans.
The state recently prevented one of the men, 66-year-old Norman Sheldrake, from returning to his home on a temporary order because the Probate Court believed Sheldrake was being neglected.
"The imminent issue is that if he is discharged to his home without a guardian, he faces the risk of renewed neglect as he is unable to properly care for himself due to dementia," stated Probate Court Judge John Monette in his decision.

Lake Region Squeaks By Northfield 44-40

February 19, 2013

ORLEANS-It wasn't easy, and at times the game looked to be doubt, but the Lady Rangers were able to strap on their work boots, dig deep and grind out a 44-40 win over the Northfield Marauders.
"Overall, we had a game plan, but our perimeter shooting wasn't what it was the last couple of outings, so we had to find some other places to get points," said LRU coach Mark Tinker. "It was by hook or by crook, but we got the offense when we needed it and our defense created some chances for us."
Drew Neal led all scorers with 26 points, while McMullen had a team-high 20 for Northfield.

Barbara Helen Hudson

February 19, 2013

Hudson–– Barbara Helen, 86, passed away peacefully at The Union House Nursing Home on February 18, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Richard C. Chase

February 19, 2013

Chase–– Richard C., 80, of Newport, VT, passed away on February 17, 2013 at his home.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Lorraine Faye Barnes

February 19, 2013

Barnes–– Lorraine Faye, 71, of Hardwick, Vermont, passed peacefully with her family at her side on February 13, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

 

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