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Archive - Jun 20, 2012 - News Article

Ray’s Market Comes to Newport

June 20, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – For 39 years, many people have known Ray’s Market in Irasburg for its quality meats and friendly atmosphere. Now owner, Leo Piette has expanded the reputation and opened a new store on Route 105 in Newport, on Highland Avenue.
Piette opened the new store last week. He said he wanted to expand its operations outside Irasburg. “We have people from all over coming to buy our meat,” Piette said.
Some visitors with second homes in the region return home with a supply of meat with them.

City Nixes 2nd Street Block Party but Offers Compromise

June 20, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Anthony Rodriguez from TNT Explosive Tattoo went to the city council Monday to ask permission to close Second Street for a block party and open house.
But he first had to answer specific questions about his business practices. Even at the end, Rodriguez didn't get his way.
Rodriguez wanted to hold the party Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
He told the council there are a lot of children who live on the block and he wanted to show the public his business. He said he wants customers to feel comfortable in his shop.

State Says Lowell Wind Site Held up Well During Rains

June 20, 2012

LOWELL - The strong storms that tore through the area May 29 caused problems at the Lowell wind site. Repair work began as soon as the rain stopped.
Several silt fences, ditches, and culverts were in need and a plugged culvert caused several problems and overwhelmed other systems. Some significant erosion occurred in some areas that needed restoring. Sediment was found in streams and wetlands.
Some discharge is allowed by the permit.

Dream Comes True for Interact Club

June 20, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – The Newport Rotary Club celebrated a “dream come true” moment with the installation of the new Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club at a recent celebration and “pinning” event held at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport. Rotary Interact promotes community involvement and international awareness among young people, providing opportunities to make a difference in their community and the world. The event celebrated the charter of the new club and induction of the nearly 45 high school student members.

 

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