July 7th, 2013
The Newport Parks and Recreation team go head-to-head against The Newport Ambulance Service during the bed races in Gardner Park Thursday. Newport Parks and Recreation walked away as the over all winners.
For more photos of Aquafest see Monday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY - Scott Shipley and Brent McKinnon just got done work early last Wednesday morning when they came across something a bit suspicious.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.
BARTONâ€“Hunter Perkins struck out 16 batters, including setting down the side in order by way of the K three times, as Hartford defeated Lake Region 9-2 to win the Vermont State 12-U Cal Ripken championship on Sunday afternoon.
Lake Region coach Shawn Perron was extremely proud of his team's efforts in the loss.
"I thought it was a well rounded effort," said the coach. "I thought our bats did what I expected them to do, and our defense was awesome. Defense is what kept us in this entire game."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday, 7-8-13.
NEW LONDON, CT-What started out on high noted ended with two straight defeats, as the OEC Lightning Junior Legion went 1-2 at the War at the Shore baseball tournament this past weekend.
Things got off to a good start as the Lightning opened up play with a 3-2 win. Colin Myrick and Shane Goodell alternated on the bump for the blue and white, and limited the CT Gamers to just two runs.
With the bases loaded and score knotted at 2-2, Ryan O'Donell's walk-off hit was the difference as the Lightning won the contest 3-2.
DERBYâ€“â€“ People lined up on both sides of the street from the Elks Club in Derby all the way down Main Street for its annual July 4th parade. Onlookers were not disappointed as the parade was about an hour an half long and the sun kept on shining.
WESTFIELD - Police say the man killed on Fuller Road earlier this week is 61-year-old George Kouzoujian.
For more of the story see Friday's Express.
BARTONâ€“The baseball diamond in downtown Barton will be the site of the 2013 12-U Vermont State Cal Ripken Championship, starting on Friday July 5th.
Lake Region is the host team and North Country, despite losing in their district final, will also be at the tournament.
The other two teams will come from the Randolph area and Hartford.
Going into play on Friday, Lake Region has to be considered one of the favorites, as they reeled off three wins in a row to win the district tournament up here last weekend.
ORLEANS-The Orleans County Babe Ruth season came to a close on Saturday June 29, 2013 with LR 2 defeating LR 1 13 to 2.
LR 2 ended the season with an 8 game win streak to claim the title.
LR 1 outlasted a determined North Country squad, in a classic double elimination tournament that saw North Country win the first game, but LR 1 battled back to play in the championship game.
All local athletes did a tremendous job in the short season.
The regular season included games with the Lyndon Babe Ruth league, providing our youngsters the opportunity to compete on a larger stage.
Barrettâ€“â€“ Annie M., 68, of Glover, VT passed away on June 29, 2013 in Glover, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
Westfield, VT â€“â€“ On July 2 at approximately 12:49 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a call from the Jasper County Sheriffâ€™s Department regarding a Vermont resident who was pulled over in Indiana on a traffic violation. The sheriffâ€™s deputy advised that during the course traffic stop the operator, identified as Peter Lavalette, age 49 of Derby, indicated he was involved in a homicide in Vermont.
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.