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Newport Conservation Commission Grants Easement Amendment

Newport Conservation Commission unanimously amended the conservation easement on the ash landfill site on Rte 11/103 at their Oct. 1 meeting. The land is owned by e Economic Corporation of Newport (ECON) which plans to lease it to Sturm Ruger

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Newport’s Conservation Commission to Tour Proposed Gun Range Site

The Newport Conservation Commission is meeting at 5:00 pm Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Ash Land Fill on Rte 11/103 to view the property for a proposed Ruger gun range. Interested members of the public are asked to attend since

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Newport Zoning Board Rules Planning Board Did Not Violate Zoning Ordiance

Last night the Newport zoning board ruled the planning did not violate the town’s zoning ordinance when the Planning Board approved the site plan for Mountain View Gun Range. Attorney for the Newport Safety Coalition, Rebecca Wagner argued the Planning

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Zoning Board To Hear Newport Safety Coalition Appeal Thursday

The Newport Zoning Board will hear an appeal by Newport Safety Coalition on Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Selectmen’s Room. The appeal is regarding the Planning Board’s decision on February 19, to grant a conditional site plan approval to

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Newport Safety Coalition Appeals Gun Range Decision

The Newport Planning board acted “Illegally and unreasonably” when it approved a site plan in February for a gun range off the John Stark Highway. The claim was made yesterday by Endicott Road resident Cynthia Jachim-Gallagher, who is part of

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Ruger Gun Range a Go Despite Noise Complaint

After a four and a half hour public hearing the Newport Planning Board unanimously approved the Mountain View Gun Range. The plan passed with the conditions, that the fence be maintained and in working order, the range is to be

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Shooting Range Fires Up Abutters

Newport residents filled Newport High School gym on Tuesday, for the preliminary site plan review for the Mountain View Gun Club shooting range. The 67-acre lot off the John Stark Hwy would have 4 ranges, a 50-yard range, trap range,

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