October 7th, 2013
Brightonâ€“â€“ Work on the lakeside walking path between Derby Street and the far corners of Lakeside park and the town beach is progressing quickly. Jim Webb, who won the contract for the project, was busy Monday operating his backhoe near Island Pond.
For more of this story see Tuesday's Express.
CHARLESTON, VT â€” NorthWoods Stewardship Center is seeking nominations for the first annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award will recognize an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. The award will be presented at NorthWoodsâ€™ Annual Stewardship Celebration on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 4, 2013.
ORLEANSâ€“After a sluggish first half of soccer, the Lake Region Rangers got some help from Orleans County's leading scorer Alex Beauregard, who deposited two goals behind Oxbow netminder Michael Hodge as the Rangers avenged an earlier defeat by the Olympians with a 2-0 win on Wednesday afternoon.
LR coach Tom Evans was a man of few words after the contest, saying just, "The second half was a lot better than the first half, but quite honestly, we need to play 80 minutes of soccer.
"The victory of nice, but we can't expect to win playing forty minutes of soccer."
Wellsâ€“â€“ Sandra L., 54, of Irasburg, VT, passed away suddenly at her home on October 1, 2013.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.
ORLEANS COUNTY â€“ It's day three of the federal government shutdown and what that means on the local level depends on who you are. Read about who got hit and how in Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY - After years of the same ownership, Terry and Roxanna Prue are selling their business, Glass Medics, to Craig and Jeri Stevens. Terry Prue is Craig Stevens' uncle.
The Prues opened the business at their home in 1997 on West Main Street. They advertised in local newspapers and on the radio. The business quickly expanded and, within six months, moved to 1257 East Main Street. This is the location of the former Elmwood Dairy.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
Ed Barber reports on the Derby Line Trustees meeting regarding the new water line and the pending bond vote. Laura Carpenter reports on the Derby Town side of that story. For more about the project and the upcoming vote, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
ORLEANSâ€“Tuesday's girls soccer match between Lake Region and Oxbow was a classic example of what can happen when you do not take advantage of your scoring opportunities.
Lake Region out-shot Oxbow 14-4, with several of the shots coming from prime scoring locations, but balls were either fired wide, or directly at Oxbow's netminder Meghan Williams, and the end result was a 2-1 win for the Olympians.
NCU 1, ST. J 0
ST. JOHNSBURYâ€“Myra Degre's goal with 2:43 left in the first was the difference as North Country slipped past St. Johnsbury Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
Degre's goal came on a nice through-ball from Lindsey Gaboriault that she converted on from 20 yards out.
The Falcons were without Devinnie Davis, who hopes to be back in action later this week, and Michaela Columbia, who suffered an injury over Maniatty weekend.
With the win North Country improves to 3-6, while St. J drops to 1-7-1.
The Falcons will host unbeaten CVU on Friday at 4:00.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Monday afternoon the North Country Supervisory Union hosted an open house at their new location on Duchess Avenue. The move from the former Newport Hospital on Highland Avenue was necessary as the building is being renovated and turned into housing units.
The new facility will host the high school's alternative program, supervisory union staff, and, in an adjacent building, early childhood programs.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 2, 2013.