Andre “Mike” Desautels stands outside his East Main Street business. (Photo by Christopher Roy)

NEWPORT CITY – The former Main Street businessman directed to pay an $850 civil penalty for not enforcing the state’s COVID-19 mask mandate doesn’t intend to take the sanction lying down.

Andre “Mike” Desautels, owner of Derby Port Press  (formerly the Newport UPS Store)  said he intends to appeal the ruling to the Vermont Supreme Court.

For the full story, see the Express on 6-28-21.

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