The Newport Port Commission has selected businessman Ken Brown to fill out the remainder of former Port Commissioner Oly Olson’s term. Olson died recently of heart failure while working on his house in Newport.
Commissioner David Jincks said he would have preferred Dennis McManus from his strong background in commercial fishing. The vote was Commissioners JoAnn Barton. Dean Fleck and Walter Chuck voting for Ken Brown, Commissioner David Jincks abstaining.