July 10th, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America has reversed years of policy to allow gay scouts to enter the program, but the organization still does not allow gay scout leaders. The change was explained to members of the Newport Rotary Club at a recent meeting. To learn more, read page 3 of The Newport Daily Express for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Roger Stoddard appeared before the Derby Select Board to address community concerns regarding too much noise and traffic at the Derby Fish and Gun Club shooting range. For more of this story, see Page 5 of the Newport Daily Express for Wednesday, July 11, 2013.
Peter Lavalette was stopped for drunk driving in Indiana, and before the deputy sheriff could book him, he apparently confessed to killing a man in Westfield. Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty in Orleans Criminal Court. Read about it on the front page of Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 11, 2013.
Dezotellâ€“â€“ Shirley Ethel (Farrand), 82, entered her heavenly home peacefully with her family at her side on July 8, 2013 in Scarborough, ME.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
Firefighters were alerted to a blaze at the Albany General Store Monday by a quick-thinking passerby. The fire was quickly extinguished but posed a threat to the store and neighboring homes. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
A Derby man wanted in connection with a recent Westfield, VT, murder is getting a free ride home from Indiana, thanks to the Vermont State Police. Peter Lavalette was arrested in Indiana and allegedly admitted to the Vermont murder. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
North Country Hospital has announced that it is cutting 19 positions, reducing hours for some employees and closing two clinical services, due to financial difficulties. CEO Claudio Fort made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon. For more, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“Alex Giroux is a good golfer.
Actually, Alex Giroux is a very good golfer, but you would never know that if you sat down to talk with him.
The soft-spoken fourteen year-old from Derby is one of the best young golfers in the state of Vermont, and he has back-to-back Vermont State Junior Stroke Play Championships to prove it.
But he was so quiet about it, even the Newport Country Club's Head Pro Kim O'Neil didn't know he had won in 2011 until the 2012 tournament.
But you don't just up and win titles, not in this game.
Dickinsonâ€“â€“ Clarice Orene (Sprouse) of Irasburg, Vermont died peacefully on July 2, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
Island Pond, VTâ€“â€“ Sunday, July 7th, a half dozen brave teams competed against each other in a paddling race on the waterfront in Island Pond as part of the Independence Day weekend celebration. Instead of kayaks or canoes, however, their boats were made of cardboard!
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.