Crowd Confronts Hospital Board Over Lockridge Firing

NEWPORT, VT - Over 250 people crowded into the Newport Municipal Building last night interrogate the hospital board of directors over the dismissal of Dr. Leslie Lockridge. The hospital's CEO, Claudio Fort, addresses the crowd in what promised to be a two-hour discussion moderated by hospital board member Kathy Austin.When Dr. Lockridge appeared, he was met with hugs and cheers.More of the story and photos in Friday’s Newport Daily Express.