Kingdom Games Pet and Swimmers Parade back on after city council meeting

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NEWPORT — The Kingdom Games Pet and Swimmers Parade, which was initially addressed on February 6, is back on after a unanimous vote by the Newport City Council.

The decision came after the city manager read a clarification memo as to why it had to be revisited at this meeting.

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According to Council President John Wilson, the decision to revisit the parade was met with many thoughts and considerations during the meeting.

However, not all agenda items were successful at the meeting.

Agenda Item 7, which aimed to name the Main Street Municipal Parklet for Micheline Auger, was tabled without reason by Kevin Charbonneau and seconded by Mr. Vachon.

The motion was later withdrawn and restated by Charbonneau, saying that he wished it to be tabled until the next scheduled meeting on April 17.

Micheline Auger died suddenly in her home in 2019 before many could truly express their gratitude for all she did in Newport.

Micheline was 73 years old., and in that time many witnessed her selfless devotion to Newport, mostly Main Street.

Despite some hiccups, the meeting was considered successful and valuable by attendees.

Mayor Beth Barnes forgot to announce that on May 6, she will be hosting a “Hike with The Mayor at Bluffside Farm,” event.

The guided hike, featuring a member of the Vermont Land Trust, aims to showcase the beauty of Bluffside and encourage others to make it their favorite destination.

The next Newport City Council Meeting is set for April 17, at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all city residents.

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