Archive - Dec 8, 2013 - News Article
The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Newport Saturday as the Newport Parks and Recreation, along with other partners, presented the Santa Festival. Activities included the Santa Run, a parade, and activities for all ages throughout the day. In the photo, Dozens of Santas make their way up Main Street. Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for more photos. (Photo by Christopher Roy)
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Itâ€™s Christmas time. In the tradition of giving, over the weekend dozens of area residents placed wreathes - close to 1,400 in all - on the graves of veterans buried in local cemeteries.
Robert Gosselin, owner of Spates the Florist and Garden Center, organized the annual Veterans Memorial Wreath Campaign, now in its fifth year.
â€śWe are honoring our war heroes on their gravestones throughout the county,â€ť said Gosselin. â€śWe like to give back to the community, this is one of the largest projects we do.â€ť
BARTON - The Public Service Board held a public hearing at the Barton Memorial Building Thursday evening (December 5) to provide an opportunity for the board to hear comments about the petition by Barton Solar LLC for a certificate of public good for a proposed solar farm. Hearing Officer Andrew Flagg emphasized the comments should raise issues and perspectives the board can use to make a decision. The comments do not become part of any formal evidence in the case; however they will help to guide the board in arriving at a decision.
By TABITHA ARMSTRONG
Saturday was the 15th annual Moonlight Madness at the Barton Graded School. This NEK Chamber of Commerce event focuses on local crafters, products, and authors. This year 39 vendors filled the gym, cafeteria and â€śAuthorâ€™s Alleyâ€ť offering edible products, toys, office supplies, home goods, books, soaps, candles, and clothing.