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Newport City continues to struggle with budget


copyright the Chronicle January 4, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — City Manager Laura Dolgin and Clerk and Treasurer James Johnson had their heads together Tuesday as they worked to provide budget options for Wednesday’s special city council meeting. Over... More »

Newport City Council urges deep budget cuts


copyright the Chronicle December 21, 2016   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — For years the Newport City Council has set budgets that cut city spending to the bone. Based on the discussion at Monday’s meeting, the 2017-2018 budget may cut even deeper. By the end o... More »

Newport Mayor goes to work for Walmart


copyright the Chronicle September 7, 2016  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Mayor Paul Monette has been unemployed since June, except for some part-time bookkeeping work. He was the head of information technology at Newport City Elementary School, but the school bo... More »

Officials offer Newport economic hope


copyright the Chronicle August 24, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Although it’s had some reverses in the past year, Newport has friends. That message was clearly delivered Monday night when representatives from a wide variety of government agencies and nonpr... More »