Newport

Newport, Derby residents bring Welch wish list

Infrastructure, ‘hole’ in the ground top priorities for federal support.

Fraud case leaves heartache, and ‘hole,’ in Newport year later

“I think what happened in having the bubble burst was good in some way,” said one resident. “It made people realize they need to pull together as a community.”

Leahy: Revision Military Wins $98 Million Contract For Advance Combat Helmet Generation II

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy March 21, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Leahy: Revision Military Wins $98 Million Contract For Advance Combat Helmet Generation II . . . Leahy Notes The Implications For Revision Military Newport (TUESDAY, March 21, 2017) – In a development with direct implications for future work at Revision Military […]

AARP Vermont Offers Community Action Grants in Newport Aimed at Improving Livability

News Release — AARP Vermont March 16, 2017 Contact: David Reville, Communications Director AARP Vermont 802-951-1303 BURLINGTON, VT — AARP Vermont and the Newport Community Renaissance Corp. (NCRC) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Community Action Sponsorship Program — as an effort to provide modest grants and technical support to community groups or individuals. […]

Goldberg: Jay taxes to be paid, over time

A onetime 8 percent late payment penalty has been added to that bill, totaling $164,159.

Then Again: A strange kidnapping and a stranger rescue

When a woman turned to locals in Newport to help her escape the law during a custody dispute, it set in motion an elaborate shell game involving disguises and a trick with a pail of cold water.

Receiver seeks $1.95M for helping to clean up EB-5 mess at Jay Peak

Legal and accounting firms racked up the fees as part of stabilizing the Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts.

Newport weighs possible role in filling ‘hole in the ground’

It’s too soon to say whether the city might purchase the vacant downtown site of the planned Renaissance Block, but a state grant will help leaders consider how involved to become in planning its future.

ICYMI: An EB-5 immigrant-funded biotech center in Newport. Bloomberg asks: What could go wrong?

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the Jay Peak developers failed to tell investors that the projects were under investigation by federal regulators.

Newport man journeys across Vermont for social justice

Danny Perry is traveling more than 70 miles by wheelchair to protest opiate addiction and other issues.

Bill Schubart: A call for transparency in the EB-5 matter

Press efforts to rightfully obtain public records through FOIA requests are being met with delays and price tags designed to stonewall disclosure.

Newport Town School Receives Technology Grant from Vermont Lottery

News Release — Vermont Agency of Education April 25, 2016 Contact: Greg Smith, 802-476-0100 [email protected] Haley Dover, 802-479-1111 [email protected] Grant Program Provides iPads to Vermont Schools BARRE – The Vermont Lottery and Vermont Agency of Education announces Newport Town School, in Newport Center, Vermont, a K-6 public school, as the Spring 2016 winner of the […]

Newport supporters hope scandal ‘a blip’ in economic recovery

The boosters said there is already interest in some of the properties where development funded with EB-5 immigrant investors’ money had been planned and that the hoped-for jobs would come — just not as soon.

Margolis: We’re all responsible for the EB-5 mess

The temptation to blame public officials for the sins of the people who elect them should be resisted, not because it is unkind, but because it is wrong. Those who succumb to it are themselves corrupt, intellectually if not ethically.