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Fall Foliage Festival! September 19-21

9-20-14 Chilifest

There's lots to do in Newport at the Fall Foliage Festival!  Schedule is below. For more information, please visit http://www.vtnorthcountry.org/~newport/ and http://www.newportrecreation.org/fall-foliage-festival.html

Fall Foliage Festival

Newport State Airport awarded 8.8 million federal grant

VT Digger, 9/12/14 The Newport State Airport in Coventry has won $8.8 million in federal grants to help pay for expansions. The two Federal Aviation Administration grants come on the heels of $8.1 million awarded to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements, according to a news release from Vermont’s congressional delegation. The Newport airport’s runway will be extended 1,000 feet to serve more and larger planes and to complete the airport’s apron construction, where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled and boarded.

Behind the Curtain with QNEK Productions: Producing On Stage for the Theatre-Lover

Behind the Curtain with QNEK Productions: 
Producing On Stage for the Theatre-Lover 

September 5th from 5-7pm
At the MAC’s Downstairs Gallery 

Maplefields open on Main Street

Maplefields in open at the top of Main Street in Newport!  

Follow the link below for article from Newport Dispatch.

http://newportdispatch.com/maplefields-open-in-newport/

The 4th Annual Taste of Newport

 

July 2014(Newport,VT)

Tour de Kingdom - June Event

Reprint from Caledonia Record:

 

6/2/14 Robin Smith, Staff Writer

 

NEWPORT CITY -- About 50 road cyclists from all over New England, New York, Ontario, Quebec, and as far away as Florida and California will participate in this year's eighth annual Tour de Kingdom.

 

The international Tour offers one to five days of cycling in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and the nearby Eastern Townships of Quebec from Wednesday, June 4, through Sunday, June 8.

Q Burke Resort - Ground Breaking!

Great news video from WCAX.com for the Q Burke Hotel project ground breaking cermony.  Wonderful development news for the NEK.

WCAX news article link   

 

Newport City: Lake Memphremagog On Top 100 For Bass Fishing

5/9/2014 8:10:00 AM


Robin Smith, Staff Writer

NEWPORT CITY -- Lake Memphremagog is 44th on the top 100 best bass fishing lakes in America as ranked by Bassmaster Magazine.

It's the first time that Lake Memphremagog and its 39 square miles of international water made it to the list.

In this third annual ranking, Lake Michigan's Sturgeon Bay beat out the hottest fisheries in the U.S. to take the No. 1 spot for 2014.

Governor Shumlin signs community revitalization, economic development bills

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:13pm --

Standing on the front porch of the recently rehabilitated St. Albans House, Governor Peter Shumlin today signed into law three bills to address the critical issues of jobs and community revitalization, housing affordability, environmental protection and transportation investment.

Vermont Travel Recreation Council Trending Topic: Creating and Leveraging Partnerships

Vermont Travel Recreation Council Trending Topic: Creating and Leveraging Partnerships

MONTPELIER, Vt.  - The recent Vermont Travel Recreation Council (TRC) Trending Topics guest speaker Patricia Sears, CEO of Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) delivered insights on building strategic partnerships as illustrated by the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center and NCRC’s marketing and community development initiatives. 

Newport City: Construction Downtown Is Never Easy

Newport City: Construction Downtown Is Never Easy

Robin Smith
Staff Writer | Orleans County Record

Friday, March 28, 2014

NEWPORT CITY -- Lack of communication can really mess up a downtown construction project.

That's the consensus from downtown development officials in Barre, Montpelier and St. Albans, where major infrastructure work in the past few years has had a huge impact.

Newport City experienced a big road project when the downtown was paved and the Long Bridge was closed for a year and a half.

Newport City: Learn How To Land A Job At Next Month's Job Fair

Newport City: Learn How To Land A Job At Next Month's Job Fair

Robin Smith
Staff Writer | Orleans County Record

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NEWPORT CITY -- Job hunters need to demonstrate what are called "critical skills" to secure a job.

A collaborative of local agencies and businesses, focused on connecting businesses with job openings to potential employees, are hosting a job skills workshop on Friday.

Northeast Kingdom | More People At Work In Newport City Than St. J

Northeast Kingdom | More People At Work In Newport City Than St. J

Robin Smith
Staff Writer

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NORTHEAST KINGDOM -- The latest unemployment statistics once again give Newport City's labor market area the dubious honor of having the highest percentage of unemployment in Vermont.

But the numbers behind the Newport City unemployment rate in January of 7 percent reveal that a significant and positive trend is underway.

Newport City | Revision Employees Happy About New Military Contract

Newport City | Revision Employees Happy About New Military Contract

Robin Smith
Staff Writer Orleans County Record

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY -- Employees of Revision Military's advanced combat helmet-making plant showed off their work on Tuesday afternoon, made possible by a new contract this year with the U.S. Army.

The $21 million contract came with the help of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, who toured the Newport City plant Tuesday.

Newport City: Huge Turnout For REAP Zone Renewal

Newport City: Huge Turnout For REAP Zone Renewal

Robin Smith
Staff Writer | Orleans County Record

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY -- More than 100 leaders from across the Northeast Kingdom crowded into the NEK Tasting Center Tuesday morning to celebrate the renewal of a program that has brought $68 million to the region.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, who shepherded the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) zone into law 14 years ago, signed re-authorization of the program for the next five years.