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Newport City Renaissance Corporation awarded USDA Grant


Newport City Renaissance Corporation Awarded USDA Grant to Benefit Newport Businesses

Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a one-year USDA Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) in the amount of $78,098 to develop an integrated marketing and promotional campaign to draw Quebec consumers and visitors to Newport City businesses.


Newport Vermont Jazz Festival

Newport Vermont Jazz Festival!
August 6, 7, 8 2015

Friday // August 7
Stage 1 - Gateway Center


3:15  LI'L DEB AND BIG WIND - Noble, Deb & Bobby

4:30  MUSIC IN THE KEY OF SOUL - John Royer & Jim Sullivan


Kingdom Games: Outdoor events all year 'round!

Bike, Hike, Boat, Run or Swim the Kingdom

Visit the Kingdom Games site for further information


AnC Bio Groundbreaking Ceremony


Posted 5/14/15 by

After years of development, AnC Bio VT broke ground on what will be an 85,000 square foot cutting-edge bio-technology facility in the Northeast Kingdom. 

Derby Day! May 2nd at Lago Trattoria

derby poster

Derby Day - May 2, 2015 at Lago Trattoria

Get your tickets! Find your hats! It's time for DERBY DAY!

This annual fundraiser is not to be missed - always a popular event, locals and out-of-towners alike gather at Lago Trattoria on Kentucky Derby Day to pick the winning horse while enjoying:

Renaissance Block Demolition

photo courtesy of Paul Dreher

Demolition Has Begun!

AARP Vermont announces Community Action grant winners - Newport



Press Release


March 11, 2015


AARP Vermont Announces Community Action Grant Winners in Newport

Our Town, Slow It Down - Community Forum 3/14/15


OUR TOWN, SLOW IT DOWN - March 14, 2015, 10am - 2 pm, Gateway Center, Newport

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


Marie Ferris, (802) 828-6080



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