Newport Cultural Center awarded $3,500

Posted April 13, 2012, at 5:14 p.m.
Last modified April 13, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — The Newport Cultural Center received two grants from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation totaling $3,500.

A $2,500 grant and will be used to upgrade the building’s lighting and security systems, said Director Leigh Hallett.

Hallett said the center also was awarded $1,000 for a community matters competition, in which the Newport Cultural Center was a write-in candidate. Hallett said part of that money will be used toward fire security improvements.