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June 12th, 2012

Resident Demands Published Apology from Derby Chair

June 12, 2012

DERBY, VT – A Derby resident is seeking a public apology from Brian Smith, Chair of the Derby Select Board, for what she considers "false, destructive, and defamatory" comments made to her and about her by Smith.

Old/New Restaurant Coming to Derby

June 12, 2012

DERBY – A new restaurant is planned for Derby. The owners of two Newport restaurants are joining forces to open Jr’s Wood Grill in the Price Chopper shopping center.
Scott Shipley owns Habanero’s Mexican Grille on Main Street in Newport and is joining with Richard DeLarenzo of Junior’s on Main Street. Junior’s will close, but Habanero’s future is uncertain. Shipley may have the restaurant managed by someone else or sell it.
Jr’s Wood Grill’s other owners are Lisa Shipley and Jonathan Webb.

Stabbing Suspect Fails to Show

June 12, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Anthony "Running Bear" Oxendine is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault for stabbing a Barton man Wednesday, then failing to show up for arraignment yesterday. Robert Bent set bail at $75,000.
The purported victim, Todd Medeiros of Barton, was bleeding from deep gashes to his arm and head when he knocked on doors on Water Street looking for help. Senior Trooper Ben Shelp responded and found Medeiros sitting on the floor of a home and using a blanket to cover his arm. His face was covered in blood and he told the trooper that someone had tried to kill him.

Miller Receives Rank of First Degree Black Belt

June 12, 2012

Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy is pleased to announce that James Miller received the rank of First Degree Black Belt on June 3, along with two students of another Blue Wave academy. They had a long day full of displaying 10 different memorized patterns, basic techniques, self-defense and board breaking.
Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do International has schools in Newport, Montpelier and Coaticook/Lennoxville, Canada.

June 11th

Martha Peck Steps Down from the Pulpit

June 11, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Sunday, June 10, 2012, marked the last day of Rev. Martha Peck’s 23-year tenure at The United Church of Newport.
The church, situated on Third Street, ministers to the Newport area’s United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church populations.
Though she started with three co-ministers, Rev. Peck has been tending her flock solo for the past four years.

Morgan School Students Ready to Move On

June 11, 2012

MORGAN - It was a bitter-sweet day for Morgan students Friday, their last day of school. They were sad as the E. Taylor Hatton School is closing, but happy as many are looking forward to attending Derby Elementary School.
Morgan voters decided at the March Town Meeting to send the 34 kindergarten through sixth grade students to Derby rather than keeping the school open.
Principal Miriam Benson said the transition has gone smoothly and now it’s not that big of a deal. "We're all moving on and it’s good, but we’re all going to miss Morgan, of course.”

Thunder Trounce Littleton All-Stars 15-3 in Season Opener

June 11, 2012

On a beautiful sunshiny baseball Sunday afternoon in Littleton, NH, the Orleans County 12-U Thunder baseball team started their season with a convincing 15-3 victory over the Littleton NH 12-U All-Star team.
There were a lot of stars in this game with Parker Brown, T.J. Santaw, Hunter Marsh, Liam Kennedy and Derrick Breault on the mound.
The quintet gave up a mere 3 runs on 5 hits. There were a lot of great defensive plays in the game along with a lot of offense.
Along with the strong pitching and solid defense, several members of the Thunder had a productive day at the plate.

Junior High Girls’ Golf Program a Success

June 11, 2012

This past school year a North Country Junior High Girls Golf Club was created. Starting with an organizational meeting in November that was coordinated by John Gunn, physical education teacher at NCUJH, and Brian Hampton, the head varsity girls’ golf coach of North Country Union High School.
The duo discussed the program with a number of girls interested in starting the club. In the spring three girls, 7th graders Katie Goulet, Dehlia Wright, and Dasha Plotnikov, followed up on the initial meeting by joining the program.

Verna M. Moore

June 11, 2012

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