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Richard’s Library Receives Portrait of Elizabeth Richards

A portrait of Elizabeth A. (Lizzie) Richards was donated to the Richards Free Library by her niece Margaret Richards Chapman. It hangs in the second floor hallway along with portraits of Lizzie’s father Dexter Richards who founded the Richard’s Free

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David Lantz is Newport’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year

David Lantz is Newport’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year. The Newport Area Chambers of Commerce made the announcement on their facebook page yesterday via facebook after Ella Casey and President Donna Maher of the Chambers notified David Lantz of the

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Newport Getting New Warming Hut

One sure sign of the holidays and winter is the flooding of the north end of Newport’s Common for ice skating, but it may be late this year. P.J. Lovely Director of Newport Recreation says they are waiting for the

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Newport District Court Remains in Newport for Another Four Years

Newport Circuit Court will remain on Main Street for another four years. The Selectboard unanimously voted to authorize Town Manager Paul Brown to resign the lease for another four years. The lease will have a zero percent increase the first

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Proposed Budget for Newport School District has 4.8 Percent Increase

Newport School Board and district officials are looking for ways to cut back on a proposed 4.8 budget increase for the 2014-2015 school year. Although the preliminary budget needs final figures, costs for out of district special education transportation shows

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Priscilla Hagebusch Named Volunteer of the Year

Priscilla Hagebusch was named volunteer of the year for Richard’s Library. Andrea Thorpe Library Director presented Hagebusch with the Pamela Gay Award for Volunteerism at a Friday afternoon tea. Fagebusch moved here three years ago from Louisiana but has strong

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Newport Looks at Expanding Cemetery

North Newport Cemetery will soon be getting an expansion. Ken Dennis, Newport’s Buildings, Grounds and Cemetery Manager presented plans for an expansion on the Wells property adjacent to the cemetery. Newport acquired the property in the 1990’s for additional burial

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Newport Man Makes Great Progress after Logging Accident

Corey Swenson who sustained head injuries from a logging accident last week in Croydon is off the critical list. Swenson’s mother Sheila said “His recovery is beyond expectations.” Although there will be some therapy needed, Corey engages in conversations and

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Newport Selectboard Expresses Concern about Loss of Parking Space

The first public hearing for the reconfiguration of Sunapee and Main Streets brought concerns about losing parking places in Newport. The proposed plan presented by Doug King of N.H. D.O.T. would take away four spaces on Park Street as well

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Benefactor Wants To Bring Hale Into the Light

Over 200 people attended the dedication of Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park on Saturday that began with one man. The idea came to Roy Malool, Newport businessman and benefactor of the park in 2011. Malool wanted to bring Hale out

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