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Town Meeting Results - Newport City

Town Meeting Results - Newport City, 2015

Newport's Australian ballot results:

Mayor: Mayor Paul Monette retained his seat, with 390 votes.  Challengers Sharon Stewart received 117 votes, Susan Davis, 92, and Jesse Elliott, 48.

City Council:  6 people ran for 2 open seats.  Councilmen Richard Baraw and Denis Chenette announced last fall that they wouldn't seek re-election.  

Steven Vincent - 444

Jacques Roberge - 297

Corey Therrien - 173

US Winter Swimming Championships bring International Swimmers to Newport

Flags on Lake Memphremagog

US Winter Swimming Championships

A first-of-its-kind event happened in Newport, Vermont on February 21, 2015 - the inaugural US Winter Swimming Championships.  Phil White of Kingdom Games and the US Winter Swimming Association joined forces to bring this rugged sport to the United States, choosing Lake Memphremagog for the sport's official stateside debut.  

Downtown Dollars

Downtown Dollars gift certificates are now on sale!

Wondering what to buy for those difficult people on your gift list?  With Downtown Dollars, you can make your shopping easy AND support your community at the same time! 

Gift certificates are available only at Community National Bank in Newport at 100 Main Street.  They're available in denominations of $5 and $20.  

Downtown Dollars certificates can be used at any of the following merchants:

US Winter Swimming Championships Feb 21-22 - NEWPORT

Kingdom Games to host inaugural Winter Swimming Championships on Lake Memphremagog February 21-22, 2015

WHY?  Well, apparently, cold water swimming is an actual thing.  The Chronicle recently published this article about the upcoming event, featuring native Sutton, Vermont resident Bryanne Tucker.  It's well worth the read. 

USDA Rural Development grants - 2014

Contact:

Marie Ferris, (802) 828-6080

marie.ferris@vt.usda.gov

 

 

USDA Rural Development Invested More Than $125 Million 
In Vermont Communities, Businesses and Homes in 2014

 

Newport Winterfest! February 6-7, 2015

Winterfest logo

Newport's WINTERFEST is happening Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7!

The events kick off on Friday evening at the Eastside Restaurant with a Welcome Banquet and Dance from 6-10 PM.

Things really heat up on Saturday, with events at the Gateway, Prouty Beach, the Eastside Restaurant, Gardner Park, the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center and throughout stores all over Newport!

Click the link below for the schedule of events.

Newport - Age Friendly!

article courtesy of AARP Vermont http://states.aarp.org/newport-recognized-as-an-age-friendly-city/

 

Winter Games: Speedskating 1/31 - 2/1

Article courtesy of Newport Dispatch http://newportdispatch.com/2015/01/28/newports-winter-games-starts-this-weekend-with-speed-skating/

NEWPORT — Newport’s Winter Games gets underway this weekend, starting January 31 and February 1, with the North American Speedskating Championships. The event will take place on the 700 meter Hutch Jenness Speedskating Oval on Lake Memphremagog in Newport.

On Saturday morning there will be free, short races for youth and novices to try out the sport. The 1 km and 5km events will be starting at 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Dollars

Downtown Dollars gift certificates are now on sale!

Wondering what to buy for those difficult people on your holiday gift list?  With Downtown Dollars, you can make your holiday shopping easy AND support your community at the same time! 

Gift certificates are available only at Community National Bank in Newport at 100 Main Street.  They're available in denominations of $5 and $20.  

Downtown Dollars certificates can be used at any of the following merchants:

Jay Peak offers free rides for employees

WCAX came to the Kingdom on Friday, November 21 to talk with Bill Stenger of Jay Peak Resort about the new, free van service that Jay Peak is launching.   The van service will bring employees to work at the mountain at no cost to employees.

See the story here:  http://www.wcax.com/story/27452857/will-a-free-ride-help-fill-jobs-in-the-northeast-kingdom

Shop Small, Shop Local! Newport Small Business Week November 29 - December 6

Shop Small

BLACK FRIDAY = NEWPORT’S SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Shop Small, Shop Local November 29 – December 6

 

MAC Holiday Reception 11/21/14

MAC Holiday Reception, November 21, 2014, 5-7pm 

New arts and crafts!

 Special appearance by The Northeast Kingdom Chamber Players, with Ken Michelli, Music Director 

MAC Center for the Arts

158 Main Street 

Newport, VT 05855

Newport Santa Festival December 6th!

Santa Run

NEWPORT SANTA FESTIVAL DECEMBER 6TH

Prizes for Floats

 

Dusit Thai Cuisine Opens!

Dusit streetview

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new authentic Thai restaurant called Dusit Thai Cuisine on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014, located at 158 Main Street, Newport VT. Dusit Thai Cuisine serves lunch, dinner and take out. Open daily 11am-9pm and closed on Tuesday. Please Contact 802.487.9305 for more information. 

Click below to visit Dusit Thai's Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/DusitthaicuisineNewportVT

Tarzan: The Stage Musical

Tarzan

North Country Union High School's Arts and Communications Academy presents Tarzan: The Stage Musical