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Uncertainty Surrounding Newport’s Tax Rate

Newport can expect a $1.57 tax increase per thousand on their next tax bill, said Town Manager Paul Brown at Monday’s Select Board meeting. According to the calculations .37 cents of the increase is from town appropriations from the road

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Changes May Be On the Way for Sunapee and Main Streets in Newport

Changes may be coming to the intersections of Sunapee and Main Streets in Newport according to Sullivan County Commissioners and Paul Brown, Newport Town Manager. A proposal to redo the county owned parking lot on the corner, combined with a

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Newport’s New Selectman

Bill Wilmot was sworn in as the Select board member at Monday’s Selectboard meeting in Newport. Wilmot takes the seat vacated by Beverly Rodeschin on Oct. 7. Although Wilmot was the only applicant he expressed his and wife Nancy’s fondness

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Newport Radio Station Wins Radio Station of the Year

Newport’s one and only radio station WCNL was bestowed the honor of Radio Station of the Year Thursday night at the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters annual banquet and awards. Congratulations to Steve Smith WCNL’s General Manager. I’ll tell you

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Phosphorus Continues at Newport Waste Water Treatment Plant

Newport’s new waste water treatment plant is having problem with removing phosphorus from the water something required by DES. The plant ran continuously for two and half weeks last month, but in order to meet substantial completion the plant is

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Newport Woman Seeks Memorial for Grandson

The Newport Select Board will be holding public hearings on changing the name of Lily Pond to Pout Pond. The request came from Newport resident Ellen Pysz who’s grandson Adam Pysz was killed last November when he was struck by

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Contaminated Soil in Newport Being Removed

Over 6,000 tons of petroleum contaminated soil is being removed from the old Johnson and Dix Bulk lot at 64 and 71 Belknap Avenue in Newport. The parcel came to the attention of NH Department of Environmental Services in 1998

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Newport Man in Head On Collision in Weathersfield

A head on collision just after 8:30 on Monday totaled two vehicles and sent a Weathersfield VT man to the hospital. Police say that Robert Murray 77 of Weathersfield was traveling west in the eastbound land of Rte 131 in

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Rodeschin Resigns From Newport Selectboard

Newport Select Board Chair Virginia Irwin opened Monday night’s meeting by reading a resignation letter from Selectboard member Beverly Rodeschin. Rodeschin has been absent from recent Selectboard meetings and stated health as the reason for her resignation.The Selectboard is seeking

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Violette’s Closed!

It was a little over a year ago that Violette’s reopened on South Main Street in Newport and on Monday night the Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) decided to liquidate the store’s food stock. Violette’s employees learned they would

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