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Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article

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You Can’t Get There from Here - At Least Not This Way

August 31, 2011

Although the state road to Island Pond from East Charleston (VT105) is closed due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, you can still get there from wherever you are, with some effort. VT111 is undamaged and a good paved road from Derby area. The Ten Mile Square road by Northwoods Stewardship Center is another viable option from Charleston area, and VT114 south from Lyndonville is also open - now that the bridge is fixed. It is unknown how long the road will be closed.

Human Services to Find New Home

August 31, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission gave Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) the green light to build a new facility on the Crawford Road. Currently NKHS has three locations in the Newport area: one on Dutchess Street in Newport, one on the Lake Road, and the other on Citizens Road in Derby.
The move was triggered in part by plans for the Lake Road location to be developed into a new biotech industrial and research site.

Twin Sentences for Twin Shoplifters

August 31, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Judged Robert Bent handed down a three to six month suspended sentence to two Orleans County women for stealing from the Family Dollar Store in Newport.
Fawn Norris of Orleans and Dawn Norris of Newport, both 27, will each serve 40 hours of community service. The women were also placed on probation.
According to Newport City Police Officer Travis Bingham, a clerk at the Family Dollar Store told police she saw one of the women put a shirt into a bag. The clerk continued to watch the women who both put items into their bags.
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Vigilant Neighbors Lead to Arrest of Burglary Suspect

August 31, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – A West Charleston man faces up to 25 years in prison or a $1,000 fine or both for allegedly burglarizing a home while the residents were present. On Tuesday, Everardus Proper, 34, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.
On Aug. 21, Trooper Debra Munson received a report of a home invasion and burglary in Barton. Melissa Dobson told police that she was awakened by a man rummaging through her belongings in her room. Dobson thought it was her brother, Benjamin Hiscock, looking for her laptop, and she went back to sleep.

August 30th

100+ Racers Sweat for a Good Cause Around Echo Lake

August 31, 2011

E. CHARLESTON- The 19th annual Echo Lake Road race was held Saturday morning at Echo Lake in East Charleston. One hundred and fifty four participated in the event under sunny skies with temperatures in the low sixties.
Participants ran or rode bikes 10 miles, which is twice around the lake, or ran or walked five miles.
Prizes were awarded and participants enjoyed complimentary refreshments and a massage after the race. Many jumped right into the lake after finishing.

City Flooded with Water Meter Queries

August 31, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For the past several years, the Newport City Council has been trying to determine the most equable way to bill residential taxpayers for their water and sewer rates.
Currently, newer single homes, including 100 or so whose owners agreed to be sources of data, and many multi-unit apartment buildings, have already used meters.
After looking at the data collected over the past several months, the city council has determined that the fairest billing method is for all properties to have usage meters. The money collected will cover the city’s expense for providing water.

Meals on Wheels Badly Needs Volunteers

August 31, 2011

NEWPORT - The Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals to a large segment of the Northeast Kingdom's vulnerable population, is in desperate need of volunteers. Meals on Wheels, part of the Federal Older Americans Act, is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging. It provides meals to seniors who can’t get out on their own or prepare their own meals.

August 29th

Storm Slashes Bridges, Roads, Tracks

August 30, 2011

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – Tropical storm Irene hit the region Sunday leaving behind what some are calling historic flooding. “It was probably as high as I've ever seen it,” said Orleans Fire Chief Ron Hoyt. “It came up pretty fast. It went up two feet in 20 minutes.”
Flooding from the Barton River prompted firefighters to respond to Blanchard Oil and the Ethan Allen Manufacturing Plant in Orleans Village late Sunday evening.

Newport City Loses Former Mayor and City Manager, and Friend

August 30, 2011

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. 
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 for  Meddendorff, Colgate and Co., also located in Boston. 

30 Years Up Close with the Boston Celtics - It All Started In Vermont For Jeff Twiss

August 30, 2011

NEWPORT, VT – Jeff  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 Newport’s 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.

 

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