August 11th, 2011
DERBY â A lack of finances has caused officials at Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) to pull the plug on the system that heats the therapy and lap pools. The therapy pool is closed but the lap pool will remain open, unheated, at least through next Tuesday.
âWeâre trying to decide how much of the pool we can keep open, if any,â said Executive Director Phil White. âWeâre looking to see whether we can get some help with operating costs to keep the therapy pool open. Until we have some solid support for that, we have to assume weâre not going to heat the pools for a while.â
Barra–– Shirley Ann (Proulx), 63, passed away August 6, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family, at Newton Health Care Hospice Center in Newton, MA. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Allen St., Burlington with interment to follow in Old Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, August 12 at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.
The North Country Heat U14 baseball team will be playing host to six teams in a round robin style baseball tournament this weekend. Games will be played Friday through Sunday at both Gardner Park and North Country Union High School.
The tournament will feature two local teams, the OEC Lightning and the host team the NC Heat, as well as an all-star team from St. Johnsbury, and teams from Granby, Que, Dover, NH, and Middlebury.
There will also be a home run derby on Saturday evening at 5:00.
Swafford–– Clayton E., 60, of North Troy, VT, passed away August 9, 2011 in Newport with his family at his side. 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.
For the full obituray see Wednesday's Express.
Derby, VT â IROC announced yesterday that discussions are continuing with the Vermont Economic Development Authority as IROC seeks to refinance, reduce, and restructure its debt. VEDA has determined that IROC needs additional support for VEDA refinancing to be workable.
Phil White, Chairman of the Board at IROC and Executive Director (without pay) made the announcement.
Jeff Twiss, Vice President of Media Service and Alumni Relations for the Boston Celtics, will be the guest speaker at this yearâs Orleans/Northern Essex County Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on August 27th. Twissâ father Bob, an inductee of the Hall two years ago, resides in the area and helped secure his sonâs services for the event.
Jeff graduated from UVM in 1977, and prior to his time with the Celtics was a teacher and three sport coach at Randolph High School.
Stay tuned to the Express as more details about the dinner will be coming in the following days leading up to the event.
Nash Basom, 69, died at his home in Glover on August 3, 2011 surrounded by his family. Born in 1942 in Alexandria, Virginia, Nash first fell in love with Vermont when he attended Farm and Wilderness Summer Camps as a youth in the 1950s. Later, he and his partner, Mariel Hess, moved to Vermont permanently, where they built a home in Glover and raised their daughters, Reeve and Kit.Â
NEWPORT CITY â Dwayne Calloway, Jr., 28 of Newport City, pleaded not guilty to five different charges and is being held without bail. According to court records, charges include felony first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief, a felony charge of aggravated assault with a weapon and misdemeanor of operating a vehicle with a suspended license.