August 29th, 2011
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â Tropical storm Irene hit the region Sunday leaving behind what some are calling historic flooding. âIt was probably as high as I've ever seen it,â said Orleans Fire Chief Ron Hoyt. âIt came up pretty fast. It went up two feet in 20 minutes.â
Flooding from the Barton River prompted firefighters to respond to Blanchard Oil and the Ethan Allen Manufacturing Plant in Orleans Village late Sunday evening.
Kenneth W. Magoon, 74, beloved husband of Judy Magoon, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011 in Lebanon, NH, after a long illness. He was born on October 16, 1936, in Newport, VT, to Guy and Ester (Geer) Magoon.Â
He graduated from Newport High School in 1955 and entered the Air Force shortly after for a four-year enlistment including spending a year in Japan. After leaving the service, he joined the securities firm of Harris, Upham and Company, Inc. of Boston.
He married Judith Hill in 1960. In 1971 he worked forÂ Meddendorff, Colgate and Co., also located in Boston.Â
NEWPORT, VT â JeffÂ Twiss made it back to his roots on Saturday night. The Boston Celtics' Vice President of Media Services, and now a 30-year veteran of the Celtic family, Twiss made his way back to Newport as he spoke at the annual Orleans County Northern Essex County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at Newportâs American Legion Hall. His father, Bob Twiss, who accompanied Jeff, is a 2008 Hall of Fame inductee who still resides in Orleans County, making his home in Craftsbury.
Rondeau–– Leo-Paul, of Newport Center, VT passed away on August 25, 2011 in Newport. Private 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 obituary see Monday's Express.
JAY, VT â On Saturday, 73 motorcyclists throughout New England paid $45 each to take part in the 143-mile ride that ended on Jay Peak, and another three dozen or so people paid an additional fee to ride along on the back of the motorcycles. The proceeds from the annual event, known as the Kingdom Thunder Motorcycle Rally, will benefit IROCâs Healthy Changes Initiative.
IROCâs Healthy Changes Initiative is a discounted membership and exercise program for people who suffer from chronic conditions as well as members 65 years of age and older.
The Following athletes were inducted into the Orleans Northern Essex Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.
February 28, 1950–August 19, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â The Cumberland Farms Store on East Main Street is undergoing a renovation project that company officials say will meet the needs of the customers on the go.
Kate Ngo, who does marketing strategy for the company, said Cumberland Farms is starting to implement a new plan after test marketing it at 50 of the 580 or so stores the company has.
âItâs part of a whole new branding campaign,â she said. âWe like to offer additional products and services to the customer.â
When complete, the company will have various types of prepared food products.
DERBY - The Derby Selectmen accepted "with regret" the resignation of long-time Town Planner Cynthia Adams Monday evening and paved the way for the possibility of someone from Derby Line Village serving on the board.
The selectmen said they would begin advertising for the position.
Adams has a conflict with the Monday evening time slot, when the Planning Commission meets. She had asked the board to consider changing the day of the meetings, but said that if another planner couldnât make it on a different night, she would step down.