February 9th, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - Technological capabilities are expanding like wildfire. New and innovative products that continue to offer more and more are developed all the time and give people access like never before. With this access, information and expanding possibilities are readily available, but the information once on the Internet is always there and cannot be deleted. The technological capabilities are wondrous, yet come with many concerns.
WOODSTOCKâ€“What I assumed would be an easy return to the bench turned into quite the adventure as the North Country girls hockey team managed to escape with a 9-6 win over the Wasps on Wednesday night.
"It was not the prettiest win I have ever seen, but the girls need to put this one behind them and get ready for Stowe on Friday," I said to myself after the game.
With assistant coaches Tom Bernier and Tracy Muzerall unavailable for the game, head coach Claude Paul asked me if I would like a chance to resume my old duties as an assistant coach for the evening.
JAY-The North Country icemen rallied for a pair of third period scoring plays and knocked off the visiting Middlebury Tigers 2-1 at the Ice Haus atop Jay Peak. It took goals by Ryan Paul and Adam Viens to secure the victory. Falcon junior netminder Chris Bronson kicked out 16 shots to help lock down the Tigers.
The Falcons scored twice in a span of two minutes in the third period to get the equalizer and the lead goal. Logan Fortier led Ryan Paul who went through a pair of Tiger defenders. Paul fired the disk past Middlebury goaltender Nick Brunch knotting things up at 1 all.
NORTH TROY - Rumors are running rampant around town that Starr's Trucking in North Troy is filing for bankruptcy protection.
However, Eric Starr, the business' financial executive, has denied the allegations and the bankruptcy court in Rutland confirmed that nothing has been filed with them. Starr said Monday that the business is doing fine and they are not filing for bankruptcy.
But rumors continued to spread.
NORTH TROY â€“ The General is coming to this small village on the Canadian Border. The Dollar General Store, that is.
Tuesday evening, the Troy Zoning Board granted a building permit for a 9,100 square foot store on East Main Street.
Dollar General is a variety store based out of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Matt Casey, development manager for Zarembra Retail Company, told the commission the store operates from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Truck deliveries happen during business hours.
The main truck makes weekly deliveries. Other trucks, like from Coca Cola, arrive as needed.
NORTH TROY â€“ Discussion over a recycling center caused fireworks at the Troy Planning Commission Tuesday.Â
The Towns of Troy and Jay want to make their temporary recycling center, located on Route 101, into a permanent center.
Dave Sanders, representing the Jay and Troy recycling boards, told the planning commission that the boards originally thought that they would move the center from its temporary location once the new sewer plant was complete. However, that idea has gone down the drain.
WASHINGTON D.C. â€“ Derby Green has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s annual Best Nursing Homes, released Feb. 7.
U.S. Newsâ€™s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.
ORLEANSâ€”The Lady Rangers of Lake Region played host to the Stowe Raiders Tuesday night, and after a shaky first quarter, the blue and white came alive and lit the opponent up to the tune of a 56-13 drubbing.
STOWEâ€“ On Tuesday, the North Country boys and girls snowboarding teams traveled to Stowe to take part in a slope side competition against four other schools. The day was cold, the rails were solid and the jumps were huge. When the snow had settled, the girls team tied for first place with Burr and Burton Academy, and were led by captains Gina Basiliere, who finished second and Anna Ghelli in third.
The boys team had a third place finish as a team, and they were paced by Justin Christopher's ninth place finish and Josh Brien, who rode in at the number twelve spot.