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Restaurants ponder reopening

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by Meghan Wayland   Even though restaurants are allowed to open under limited circumstances, some say the continuing restrictions don’t allow them to make a living. Frank Richardi has been in the restaurant business for 40 years.  Nineteen of them, he’s owned Lago Trattoria in downtown Newport. “This virus is the worst thing that’s ever happened to the restaurant industry,” he said by phone Saturd... More »

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Scouts make flags to fund Florida adventure

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  by Meghan Wayland Barton Boy Scout Troop #862 has been making American flags out of salvaged wood, pine, and balsam fir to fund a summer trip to the Florida Keys. Despite COVID-19, the troop is driving to Monroe County, Flo... More »

Barton Select Board fires Croteau

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — “Joyce Croteau is no longer an employee of the Town of Barton.”  That response, dictated by Brian Monaghan, the lawyer the select board hired to guide them through the process of divesting the town of its zoning administrator, was all Town Clerk Kristen Atwood had to say when asked for documents about the case. At the end of what the select board called a pre-termination... More »

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Coventry town must warn vote on ATVs

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by Meghan Wayland   COVENTRY — Petitioners have gathered enough signatures to suspend an ordinance passed by the Coventry Select Board April 20 that would have opened town roads to all-terrain vehicles starting June 15.  Now ... More »

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