By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two familiar names will be on the ballot for alderman on Town Meeting Day. Denis Chenette and Dick Baraw are both running unopposed for their seats.
Chenette has served the council since 2009, prior to that he served on the Newport City Zoning Board for 25 years. He was also on a committee to encourage new business in the city.
DERBY â€“ Local businessman Grant Spates is an experienced member of many different boards and now he would like to be a member of the Derby Select Board. Long-time member Karen Jenne has opted to not seek re-election for a three-year seat, leaving an open place.
In a recent interview, Spates was critical of some of Jenneâ€™s actions as a board member. Jenne was anÂ opponent of the proposed industrial-sized wind turbines on two farms in town.
NEWPORT, VT - The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport hosted a wine and cheese opening for their latest bi-monthly exhibit, â€śSnow and Ice,â€ť Friday. Jim McKimm, creative director of the center, described it as â€śa history of winter sports in the area, which includes Newport, North Troy, and Jay Peak.â€ť The story is told by old photos, stories, skis, and snowshoes contributed by 10 local artists.