Mayor Dean Sawyer of Newport has been a proactive leader in this time of Covid-19 when local businesses are having to cut back. On his own initiative Mayor Sawyer reached out to several local restaurants and got a work group of owners and industry experts together, including my wife Celeste, to examine changes that restaurants would need to adopt in order to reopen and become profitable again.
Dean Sawyer has no background in running a restaurant but he quickly realized that they would have to reinvent their services when the county opened back up into Phase One and Phase Two. After establishing a work group, including ideas and recommendations, decisions were made to help restaurants pivot their business from pre-Covid working environment to the new after-Covid world.
As restaurant owners, we have been appreciative that Dean would even consider the hardships that restaurants have endured due to closures and limited seating. It was refreshing to see new ideas that would be needed in the new Covid working environment to better serve our customers.
Celeste and I would urge everyone in Newport to vote for Dean Sawyer for another term as Mayor of Newport. He not only attends to city business but is also very concerned about the health of the people and businesses in the Newport area
Dylan and Celeste MCEntee
Original Mo’s Seafood and Chowder Restaurants
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