BROWNINGTON â Want to learn about timber framing? Then make your way to the Old Stone House this week where volunteers are building a barn.
The barn will resemble one that stood on the property just after the Old Stone House was built, until 1924 when the Orleans County Historical Society purchased the building.
Directors at the time thought the barn was unsightly.
Todayâs members donât know who purchased the wood or where it went. They do know they need a barn to house an exhibit that tells the history of Farming in Orleans County.
NEWPORT CITY â The Newport City Docks are expanding to meet demand. Twelve transient âslipsâ for boats to dock for day use or up to one week will be added this summer, said Andrew Cappello, the cityâs recreation department director.
An approximate 130-foot addition will be added to the current transient location, with a completion date estimated at July 1.
The new addition will not only help meet demand but also help boats dock safely in the event of a storm and will encourage more visitors to Newport, Cappello said.