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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.

Mark Edward Lyman

August 30, 2011

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 Mark’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. Mark’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.

Kenneth W. Magoon

August 30, 2011

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. 

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