August 30th, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ 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 cityâ€™s expense for providing water.
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 canâ€™t get out on their own or prepare their own meals.
March 01, 1957-August 28, 2011
On August 28, 2011 my wonderful husband left me the only way he ever would. Mark Edward Lyman was born March 01, 1957 in Greenfield, MA to Nancy Jandro Lyman and Richard Edward Lyman. The couple divorced soon after Markâ€™s birth. He received his early education in Greenfield where he was near his beloved grandmother Myrtle Jandro Potter.
When he was nine, his mother remarried. Markâ€™s stepfather adopted Mark and his older brother Doug, changing their surnames to his. The family moved to Reading, MA, where his younger brother Todd was born.
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.