Film crew visits Newport

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NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a film crew was in Newport to shoot a segment for a program highlighting Newport’s efforts toward becoming a livable community, with a special focus on transportation.

The program, AARP Live, will air on Thursday, July 24 on RFD-TV at 10 p.m. eastern time, and run throughout the month. The program will focus on what makes a community livable, with a short segment on Newport.


The crew interviewed:

Newport Mayor Paul Monette
Harriett Hall of the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Sandy Thorpe, coordinator of Rural Community Transport (RCT) in Newport
Patricia Sears, AARP Vermont Volunteer State President


The show will highlight Newport’s use of the RCT service, which allows people in rural communities without any means of transportation the chance to get around, allowing them to shop, get to the hospital, and just be a part of the community.


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