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August 22nd, 2012

CHALK=DISORDERLY CONDUCT

August 22, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Writing on the sidewalks has gotten three area residents in trouble with the city.
Diane Peel and Tom Farrow of Newport City and Jack Rogers of Irasburg were ticketed for writing in chalk between Second Street and Central Street. The three plan to fight the tickets in court.
After the group finished their project, Peel walked home, got into her car and passed by where the group had been 15-minutes earlier. There she saw a police officer taking pictures but she did not stop to question why. An hour later, Peel passed by again and the artwork was gone.

School Board Gets a Lesson in How to do Its Job

August 22, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - The North Country Union High School Board and school administrators went “back to school” Tuesday night as the monthly meeting focused on the school board's role as it relates to the community, students, administration and each other in their role managing an educational institution.
Harry Frank, Associate Director of Board Development for the Vermont School Boards Association, presented a series of topics that define the role and goals of a high school board.

A Great Weekend for Open Water Swimming in the Northeast Kingdom.

August 22, 2012

At Willoughby III, 23 swimmers and 23 “yackers” took to the water from North Beach, swimming south for burgers and fresh picked corn on the cob waiting for them at South Beach (East).

August 21st

SMASH AND HAUL

August 21, 2012

BARTON – A thief wearing a wolf mask broke into Barton’s Memory Lane during the very early hours Tuesday morning and stole between $15,000 and $20,000 worth of merchandise and a 400-pound safe.
The thieves stole gold and sterling silver jewelry, diamond earrings and other things.
It took years to build up the lost stock, store owners Dan and Catherine McMaster said. Most of the jewelry came from estates and many of the pieces were one of a kind. Some of the pieces were 100 years old.

COUNCIL SCRAMBLES TO APPROVE NEW CRUISERS

August 21, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City Council Monday scrambled to sign a resolution for the police department’s new 2013 Ford Interceptor cruisers – both of them, even though the council had initially approved the purchase or lease of only one.
“We need to approve it because the police cars have already been delivered,” said city manager John Ward Jr. “They were ordered in January.”
The department also had to order a new cage for the cruisers because the existing ones don't fit the new cruisers.

GOING... GOING...

August 21, 2012

DERBY – Close to 100 people packed into the Derby Town Office Monday evening for the select board’s regular meeting. Most were there to hear about and discuss the pending resignation of town clerk and treasurer Nicole Daigle.
During the meeting, Daigle announced that Sept. 30 will be her last day.
Daigle told the select board during an executive session several weeks ago that she had found a new job.
Daigle said she did not want to leave the town in a bind so she hired and was training Faye Morin so that come Town Meeting Day a candidate would be ready to take over Daigle's job.

Lightning End Season in Exciting Fashion, Defeat Coaticook 8-5

August 21, 2012

COATICOOK,QC–On August 8th the O.E.C. Lightning traveled to Coaticook and came away with a very exciting win to end their season.
With the lead changing hands 4 times throughout the course of the game, it took the Lighting until the top of the 7th to finally put it away thanks to a 4 run outburst.
But lets go back to see how we got there.
In the top of the first Phoenix Malanga led off for the Lightning and the very first pitch he saw drilled it in the gap in left center for a double.

Margery M. Moore

August 21, 2012

Jean-Paul Pouliot

August 21, 2012

Pouliot–– Jean-Paul, 78, of Montreal, Quebec passed away on August 13, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec. Services will be held in Montreal, Quebec.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

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