The Port of Newport has made amazing strides over the last four years under the director, staff and current slate of Port Commissioners, including the president, Jim Burke, who is up for reelection on May 16.

Port finances have been turned around, business is booming and staff is always on the lookout for expanded economic development, including cargo. In fact, the Midwater Trawlers Cooperative recently wrote a support letter for the Port of Newport to acquire equipment for the International Terminal specifically to move cargo if an opportunity arises that makes financial and logistical sense.

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