Newport

Folk Festival Calendar July 15, 2018

July 19-22, 2018

>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Oak Hill, New York

http://greyfoxbluegrass.com

July  13-15, 2018

>>>Green River Festival

Greenfield, Massachusetts

http://www.greenriverfestival.com

Performers include:    Michael Franti and Spearhead, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr, Dog, Josh Ritter Band, and many more TBA.

July 19-22, 2018

>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Oak Hill, New York

http://greyfoxbluegrass.com

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Voters in Newport approved a major solar deal Tuesday.

The project will go up for one final vote in May, but town officials are hoping to begin construction this summer.

Under the plan, solar arrays would power all the town’s municipal and school buildings, making them net zero.  

It’s a collaboration between Newport and Norwich solar technologies.  The company will cover construction and maintenance costs in exchange for the ability to benefit from federal tax credits.

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The Town of Newport is looking to join a growing list of New Hampshire communities turning to solar energy to power local municipal buildings.

Voters will decide at their town meeting in March whether to approve a deal with Norwich Solar Technologies. Under the agreement, the company would cover all research, development, construction and maintenance costs in exchange for the ability to benefit from federal tax credits, said Newport Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg.

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Officials in Newport, New Hampshire, say they need to focus on their own residents first when it comes to ambulance service.

The Valley News reports that starting June 30, Newport will no longer provide backup ambulance service to Lempster, New London, Newbury, Springfield, Grantham and half of Sunapee. It will continue to provide service to other towns that have contracts with Newport Ambulance, and mutual aid agreements will not be affected.