NEWPORT CITY – Rep. Peter Welch made a whirlwind stop in downtown Newport Wednesday. During an interview at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, Welch said he came to Newport because he wanted to see what was going on. The congressman was pleased to see many positive retail and dining experiences in the Main Street area as well as to learn about the proposed development with Bill Stenger. "There is a lot of good activity here."For more on the Congressman's visit, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 15, 2013.