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April 12th, 2012

North Country Softball Taking it ‘One Day at a Time’ in 2012

April 12, 2012

NEWPORT–The 2012 North Country softball team is a mixture of veterans and new faces with the numbers skewing towards the new faces.
"There are some vets, an awful lot of rookies, but it is early and we are looking to get some things together," said head coach Leslie Dunn.
Returning this year are seniors Hillary Manning, Samantha Collins, Brandi Thornton, Anna Ghelli, Emily Corkins and Kayla Desheneau as well as juniors Mariah Roberts and Anna Bingham.
Pitching is one area where the Falcons have some depth, and Dunn is excited to have reliable arms ready to go.

U-32 Hand Falcon Boys First Loss of the Season

April 12, 2012

NEWPORT–In their first match since completing their inter-squad playdowns, North Country's boys' tennis team unveiled a new look line-up that had Travers Parsons-Grayson in the one spot, Dave Durivage in the two, Zach Tweed at three, Maoz Knight fourth and Thomas Durivage playing in the number five singles position.
Fred Petzold and Steve Raboin played number one doubles with newcomers Kody Halikas and Peter Steuwe making their debut at the number two.

Michael Gordon Brown

April 12, 2012

Brown–– Michael Gordon, 53, of East Charleston, VT died on Saturday, April 7, at home with his partner at his side, Shelia Libby. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

April 11th

Business People Honored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT CITY –“Mark Twain said when you turn your vocation into your vacation, you got to quit, and I haven't worked forever," joked Doug Nelson, who received the Business Person of the Year award during Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday.
The New Business Person of the Year award went to Ruth Sproull from Little Gnesta Bed and Breakfast. Chris McFarland from Clyde River Recreation received the Small Business Award. The Business of the Year Award went to Community National Bank.

Rep. Peter Welch: “Newport’s Lake is a Crown Jewel”

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Rep. Peter Welch made several stops in the Orleans County area with a final stop at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday. Welch listened in on the Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce awards presentations before giving a 20-minute speech of his own.
In an interview with the Newport Daily Express afterward, the congressman talked about Newport’s ability to have a dynamic tourist industry in such a beautiful setting.

Tattoo Tony Brings Community Art to Newport

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - Anthony Rodriguez, also known as Tattoo Tony, grew up in New York City doing graffiti on trains. Now he has a chance to display his work as community art while also working to build his business.
Rodriguez and a team of artists from TNT Explosive Tattoos, his shop, will be collaborating with Fresh Start Community Farm this summer to draft a paint-by-numbers mural for the fence of the Summer Street Garden that narrates the history of the neighborhood.

North Country Baseball and Softball Fall to St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers in Season Opening Contests

April 11, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY–The North Country baseball team fell 7-2 to St.Johnsbury in their first game of the season on Tuesday.
After three scoreless innings, St.Johnsbury got to Falcons starting pitcher Joel Lemarche in the fourth, putting up six runs in the inning.
The Hilltoppers added a run in the fifth, making it 7-0 before the Falcons were able to break up the Academy's Lincoln Lemieux's bid for a no hitter.
After Trevor Monty made it first on a strikeout error by the St. J catcher, Nate Stewart singled, followed by Jon Boyer's infield single.

Derby Kings Shine at Vermont Sting One Day Run

April 11, 2012

BARRE–The Derby Kings basketball team, comprised of mainly 6th and 7th graders, with four 8th graders as well, went 2-0 at the One Day Run Tournament this past Saturday.
The boys competed in the "A" level 8th grade division, and had little difficulty holding their two opponents to an average of just thirty points per game.
The Kings, using a combination of height, speed and quickness to double up their opposition, scoring close to sixty points per game.
Kendrick Gray, Colin Myrick and Trey Azur were the top scorers on the team, but Derby got contributions from everyone on the roster.

K-2 Pythons Close Out Season in Vergennes

April 11, 2012

VERGENNES– The NEK Pythons traveled to western Vermont on April 7th for a tournament that featured the K-2 state championships.
All of the Python’s K-2 wrestlers are first year competitors, and they showed their growth as athletes at the event.
In the championship portion of the afternoon, Lahna Descheneau and Cazian Comeau-Elman each came in second place. Manny St. Marie came in third, and Dereck Guillette and Jonathan Hunt took fifth place.
For the rest of the team, it was just a regular tournament and the results are as follows;

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