Archive - Feb 11, 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT â€“ Turing Points is experiencing a surge in student population and is outgrowing its current location.
The program's directors now have their eyes on the former Mogan Elementary School, E. Taylor Hatton, as a possible future location.
Morgan decided last year to close the school and send students to Derby. What to do with the building remains a question. Â The possibility of locating Turning Points to the Morgan facility will be discussed at Town Meeting in March.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Over the past few years, Mayor Paul Monette has been in the forefront of developing his beloved Newport and the surrounding area.
Monette, who has been mayor since 2009, is seeking to retain his seat on Town Meeting Day next month. He is running unopposed.
Before becoming mayor, Monette was a member of the Newport City Council. Monette said he is running for mayor again because "The job is not done.... More needs to be done as far as development in the city. I want to see all of the positive changes actually happen.â€ť
NEWPORT- A new security system is now in place at the entrance to North Country Career Center (NCCC) where students, school personnel, and visitors must pass to access the center and high school.
The system was first used by the high school for students who arrive late or leave early from class.
Interim NCCC Director Eileen Illuzzi said the system is used to make sure that no one with a criminal background that precludes them from being on campus, or someone with a restraining order in effect, will be allowed entry.
NEWPORT - A public meeting will be held Feb. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the North Country Career Center in its first step toward planning for the future vocational needs of young and adult students.
â€śI don't want to lead this process,â€ť states Illuzzi. â€śThe community's input will be the basis for developing a plan for everyone to use the facility. It is important to articulate goals, to develop new learning skills, learn what future courses may be offered, what businesses are looking for.â€ť