Archive - Oct 13, 2011 - News Article
NEWPORT - Newport City Firefighter Will Lowell, with the help of Felicia Flint, a second grade student from Coventry Village School (CVS), explains safety gear used by firefighters.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, Flint and other CVS students visited the Newport City Fire Station Thursday.
There will be an open house at the station on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be department tours as well as hog dogs and hamburgers.
NEWPORT CITY â If you smell the aroma of fresh baked goodies in the downtown area, there is good reason. It's probably coming from Jocelyn and Cintaâs Bake Shop at 167 Main Street.
The storefront had many uses over the past several years or so, including another bakery and a Dunkin' Donuts.
Owners Jocelyn Bourassa and Cinta Aherns took the shop over from Northeast Kingdom Community Action last August. The women bring their own established product lines to the business.
âWe do pretty much anything,â said Bourassa. âIf you think it, we can make it.â
NEWPORT CITY â Every day in the United States, the American Red Cross provides assistance to victims of man-made and natural disasters. Most of the people who respond are volunteers.Â
Statewide, the Red Cross has 250 volunteers, but only about 30 to 35 percent are able to respond to a given event. The chapterâs goal for this year is to add more people to its volunteer roster.
âWithout the volunteers, there is really no Red Cross,â said Larry Crist, regional executive.Â