NEWPORT CITY â€“ Over a 100 families with young children had a chance to put the trials and tribulations of everyday life aside for a few hours Saturday and enjoy a real hometown Christmas, thanks primarily to Newport City native and Burlington real estate developer Tony Pomerleau. The dinner was for families who may not have had the Christmas theyâ€™d like to have.
NEWPORTâ€“ In 1995, the Orleans County Sheriff's Department closed the jail situated behind the county courthouse in Newport and moved next door to the Daley House during a transition period before moving to their current Derby Road location.
Built in 1903, the mail order jail (Literally â€“ the cells were built by Pauly Jail Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and shipped by train to Newport.) was created to eventually hold 45 prisoners. But the jail house and administrative offices have sat idle for 17 years and are starting to show signs of neglect.
NORTH TROY, VT - Vermont State Police have charged Alexis Gabree, 26, of St. Albans, with careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle and driving while under the influence, both resulting in the deaths of 82-year-old Edmund Moran and his 76-year-old wife Margaret, of Jay.
The crash occurred on Aug. 5, 2012, around 9 AM, on VT RT 105 in North Troy, VT. Police reported that Gabree had "failed to maintain her lane of travel" and crossed the centerline before striking the Moran's vehicle.
Edmund Moran died at the scene and Margaret Moran died later at North Country Hospital.
NEWPORTâ€“The weekend's most anticipated game in Orleans County had to be the showdown between MVU and North Country in boy's basketball action.
The NCU gym was packed with the biggest crowd I have ever witnessed, all waiting to see how the new look Falcons fared against the state's top player Matthieu St.Amour and the rest of the Thunderbirds.
Players from Lake Region and UCA flooded into the gym, eager for play to begin.
JAYâ€“Whitney Bernier poked home a loose puck on the left side of the net with 7:49 remaining to complete North Country's 3-2 come from behind win over Middlebury in girl's hockey action on Saturday evening.
The Falcons were not at full strength for the contest as multiple players were absent, most notably defenseman Emily Doty, who was attending a school-related function.
Doty's absence forced coach Claude Paul to move some players around, but the coach was able to mix and match with success and the team moved their record to 1-1.
NEWPORTâ€“Two games, two completely different outcomes for the UCA boy's and girl's basketball teams on Saturday afternoon as they squared off against Concord at the Newport Elementary School.
In the opening game, the Wildcat girls took control early and never let up, winning decisively 38-13.
In the second game, the roles were reversed, and it was UCA administering the punishment as they handed their foes a very one-sided 64-22 loss.
Starting with the girl's game, Concord scored early and often in the first quarter racking up twelve points to UCA's two.
ORLEANSâ€“Lake Region got their 2012-2013 campaign off to a great start, defeating Lyndon Institute 61-53 to move to 1-0 on the season.
"We knew coming in that this was going to be one of the top teams we face this season," said head coach James Ingalls. "One through five, they have a very quick team and my guys knew they would have to play a ball game to be in this game and take it, and they did."
Play got going with LI's Kyle Cipollone hitting two from the charity stripe, followed by LR's Dennis Newlandâ€™s bucket, then another two form the line by Cipollone.
JAY â€“ Guests coming to Jay Peak Resort now are traveling from far and wide to see what the buzz is all about. IfÂ travelers happen to forget to bring something they need, no problem. Or if guests want to shop for souvenirs, clothing, or even food, they don't have to travel further than the resort.
The new Vermont country store, called Provisions General Store, just opened on the mountain.