NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Tropical storm Irene hit the region Sunday leaving behind what some are calling historic flooding. â€śIt was probably as high as I've ever seen it,â€ť said Orleans Fire Chief Ron Hoyt. â€śIt came up pretty fast. It went up two feet in 20 minutes.â€ť
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 Newportâ€™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.