nptbackgroundFounded in 1793 Newport is located on the southern tip of beautiful Lake Memphremagog, a 27 mile lake which straddles the U.S. and Canadian border.  Newport organized as a city on March 5, 1918 and has a rich history.

Today, Newport is a vibrant community of 4589 people, located along the Interstate 91 corridor and is 5 miles south of the Canadian Border.  There are many attractions from from Jay Peak to numerous lakes and cultural activities. Newport is a great place to live, work and play and expand your business.

Have you noticed the blinking traffic light in front of Vista?  The City is conducting a small traffic study about impacts that light may have on traffic flow on Main Street and East Main Street at high volume times.  Please expect the light to continue to blink for a bit longer.  If anyone has observations to contribute, please submit them by email to the following address: laurel.wilson@newportvermont.org.  We will present our findings at a future Council meeting. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Newport Citizens:  We need to hear from you!  With our gratitude, please take a moment to fill out our Hazard Mitigation Survey which can be found here: 


We encourage people to sign up for VT-ALERT as a way to stay informed and avoid potential hazards. VT-ALERT offers a variety of subjects which can be customized for convenience. Enrolling is easy and the link can be found here:  https://users.vtalert.gov/



Monday, February 29, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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