Newport City Council Trims Budget

Public Works Director Tom Bernier advocates for a fully funded paving budget.
Staff Writer

The Newport City Council cut in excess of $150,000 from the fiscal year 2017 budget, but the move didn't satisfy a group of taxpayers who attended Monday's meeting. Mayor Paul Monette offered the disgruntled city residents the aldermen can cut non-essential services including the recreation department. Cuts were made in the recreation, fire and public works departments at the three hour long meeting. Read more in the Newport Daily Express.