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April 18th, 2013

LAKE REGION TACKLES STUDENT MOTIVATION

April 18, 2013

ORLEANS – The Lake Region Union High School Board recently tackled the issues of students dropping out of school and/or not finishing their graduation requirements. Some seniors are struggling to graduate despite having good grades during their high school years, while others just give up.
Principal Andre Messier said a lot of people at the school are doing “whatever we can” to get them to graduate.

Falcons, Hilltoppers Square Off in Two Team Dual Meet

April 18, 2013

ST. JOHNSBURY–North Country's track and field team made their way down I-91 to go head-to-head with the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon.
The Hilltoppers and Falcons were the only two teams at the track on a busy sports Wednesday, and according to coach Lonnie Wade, it was a great chance to get the young Falcons acclimated to the sport.
"The meet went well overall," said Wade. "We are young so it was good to get many of the kids some experience."

Lyndon Scores Early and Often Against NCU

April 18, 2013

LYNDON–North Country's softball had a rough start to their season, as they fell to the Lyndon Institute Vikings 13-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the high score, which NCU coach Leslie Dunn said was a little misleading, the Falcons defense was on display, pleasing the coach to no end.
"I was very happy with our defense," said Dunn. "Two of our outfielders (Missy Morse, Mikaella Doran) picked up outfield assists, which you rarely see. Overall I am pretty pleased with they way they played, and what can I say, Lyndon got timely hitting and we didn't."

Vikings Edge Falcons 2-1 in Extra Innings

April 18, 2013

LYNDON–Despite being no-hit on Wednesday afternoon, the North Country Falcons took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh before the Lyndon Institute Vikings rallied to force extra innings, where they came away with the 2-1 win.
"The issue for us tonight was that we have not hit live pitching yet this year," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio.
And he is not exaggerating either.
The Falcons have only seen pitches from Bonvechio and assistant coach Mike LaCourse, which makes it mighty difficult for players to be ready come Opening Day.

April 17th

TESTING, TESTING...

April 17, 2013

NEWPORT – The Northern Star is in the final stages preparing for its maiden voyage on Lake Memphremagog. Yesterday, an engineer, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Coast Guard, put the vessel through a series of mandatory stability tests.
The tests, which entail having large barrels of water that weight over 500 pounds each, determine the boat's safety and how many passengers it can hold.

For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 18, 2013.

ASSESSING TEACHER PERFORMANCE 10 MINUTES AT A TIME

April 17, 2013

NEWPORT – Principal Bill Rivard apprised the North Country Union High School Board of a new assessment tool used to track how teachers perform in the classroom. “This is a new practice we are using this year,” said Rivard. “I think it's wonderful.”

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED

April 17, 2013

ORLEANS – The American's Veterans’ Honor Guard's sole purpose is to give all military veterans their salute and arms.
"It is our honor and privilege to provide this service to our fellow veterans and their families," states the organization's website.
The American Legion Orleans Post #23 is one of two local veterans' organizations that provide the service with the Vermont National Guard. The second is the Island Pond Post.

Annelies  E. Champagne

April 17, 2013

Champagne–– Annelies  E., of Newport Center, VT passed away on April 12, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Marion Agnes (Prue) Lakin

April 17, 2013

Lakin–– Marion Agnes (Prue), 83, of Littleton, NH, passed away on March 28, 2013, after a short illness.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

April 16th

SEARCH COMES TO DERBY

April 16, 2013

DERBY LINE, VT - Authorities continue to investigate the bombings that occurred Monday during the Boston Marathon and are actively seeking suspects.
In Vermont, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are stopping all north-bound vehicles for inspection while helicopters buzzed Derby Line Village close enough to kick up dirt along the driveways. When asked if this activity is in response to the bombing in Boston, an agent on the scene replied, "Yes."

NEWPORT–The North Country girls basketball team started off slowly but finished strong, as they...
JAY–Despite being out-shot by their widest margin to date, the North Country Falcons' girls hockey...
ORLEANS-The Lake Region Lady Rangers defeated the Lyndon Vikings 50-38 Read the Express to keep up...

 

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