NEWPORT â North Country Hospital (NCH) is in the midst of dealing with operating issues involving employee safety in the laundry area. Hospital personnel have been working diligently to address the violations raised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
NEWPORT CITY - The Irockets swim team is resilient, to say the least, with iron-willed swimmers overcoming obstacles to participate in the sport they love. In 2005 the now defunct recreational facility known as IROC opened, featuring a field house and swimming pool. The pool was sized to allow for competitive swim meets, which inspired Dr. Peter Stuart and other swim enthusiasts to start a team to introduce the sport to area youth. The sport grew in popularity such that by the time IROC closed in the spring of 2013 there were 34 kids who were part of the Irockets team.
HARDWICK - Thanks to a Newport business owner, Hardwickâs Police Departmentâs K9, Atos, recently became a bit safer while performing his duties.
This past fall, Atos became the owner of a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to Claire Beaulieu, owner of Claireâs Home Comfort Cleaning.
Beaulieu paid $950 for the vest after reading about them in the newspaper.
âTo me these dogs need to be vested,â said Beaulieu. âTheyâre protecting our officers.â