Night Closures for Exits 18 and 19 in Lebanon
i-89Drivers on I-89 in Lebanon will face night closures of Exits 18 and 19 starting this Sunday evening July 12. The NH DOT says the closures for paving will be from 6 pm-5 am until Sunday July 19. The I-89 ramps will only be closed while actively being worked on, and will be opened to the traveling public once all equipment is removed from each ramp. While work is underway, motorists will be directed to the next exit, either north or south, to reverse direction. The I-89 ramp work is part of a pavement rehabilitation project on NH Route 120 that extends from Hanover Street to just north of Etna Road. The project also involves widening the intersection of NH 120 and Hanover Street to provide 12-foot turn lanes, drainage improvements, and bridge deck work. Pike Industries of Belmont, New Hampshire is the contractor for the $1.9 million project, which has a completion date of September 18, 2015.

Newport Braces For Construction
A reminder for residents of Newport and motorists. DOT will begin their Newport Main Street drainage construction on Monday July 13. Town Manager Paul Brown says the project will start at the South Main Street Bridge.
Drivers can expect delays for the next 4-8 weeks and no parking on the West of Main Street Mon-Fri during the day. Lake Sunapee Bank will have extended hours at their Guild branch to help with limited parking at their Main Street Branch.
Newport’s Town Manager Paul Brown asks people to be patient while the construction is going on.
Doug King engineer for NH DOT says there will be flaggers to help with traffic control and expects the workday to go from 6 am- 6pm, five days a week.

Colby-Sawyer College Joins Phoenix Pact
Colby-Sawyer College has joined The Phoenix Pact. The Pact is a Chicago-based North Lawndale College Prep’s $18 million scholarship program for the charter school’s low-income minority students graduate from college.
The Phoenix Pact allows qualifying Lawndale graduates to attend approved colleges where they are likely to succeed rather than the schools they can afford. Colby-Sawyer’s track record of minority students graduating and its commitment to low cost loans has distinguished it as one of the Phoenix Pact’s “Success Colleges.”
The program was named for Lawndale’s’ mascot, the mythical phoenix. The program is a three-way partnership between students who commit to graduate high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher; colleges that ensure at least half their minority students earn a degree; and the Phoenix Pact Fund, which will cover any financial gap between the cost of attendance and available financial aid. Colby-Sawyer is one of only three outside the Midwest.

Newbury NH Celebrates Old Home Day On Saturday
Newbury celebrates Old Home Day this Saturday with a variety of events scheduled. One event new this year is a Flag Burning Ceremony at 2 pm at the Center Meeting House between the Christmas tree and building. Requests from Newbury residents to observe the ceremony was what spurned the idea. First there will be a quick ceremonial burning of three flags followed by a dedication, speeches and hymns and continue burning of the retired flags.