Archive - Nov 15, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In September, Bill Stenger, co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, announced plans for an ambitious $500 million development project in the Northeast Kingdom.
The plans included replacing the Waterfront Plaza with a 150-suite hotel, conference center and retail area, bringing Newport back to its former glory when trains, horse-drawn buggies and the new automobile made Newport the place to be for summer tourists.
Stenger's announcement made some residents worry they would lose Vista Foods, the cityâ€™s only grocery store.
NEWPORT, VT - North Country High Schoolâ€™s Dance and Theatre Company class performed "The Tempestuous and Fractious Shakespeare Project" by Edith Weiss, under the artistic direction of teacher Cheri Skurdall.
The after school Drama Club, which cast students by competitive audition, performed â€śJust Girls Talking,â€ť a piece written by teacher Robert Wing, and directed and taught by Skurdall.
Drama students preformed each piece in front of teachers and peers at dress rehearsals Wednesday and received helpful feedback. Wednesday evening, both groups preformed for the public.
NEWPORT, VT - Mill River Furniture held a ribbon cutting Thursday to officially open its new store on Main Street in Newport City.
Taking part in the cutting were Trish Sears, CEO of Newport City Renaissance Corporation; store manager Diane May; Diane Lewis, New England Representative from Norwalk Furniture; store co-owner Skip Gray; City Council President John Wilson; City Manager John Ward Jr.; City Mayor Paul Monette; landlord Tony Pomerleau; Newport City Alderman Dick Baraw; and Newport City Alderman Denis Chenette.