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Napanee resident: downtown boat launch concept ‘a plan without a plan’

Napanee’s downtown boat launch has been a cause of confusion and consternation this summer for many boaters. Changes to the layout, new signage, a loss of parking spaces, and a seeming lack of enforcement have all contributed to the issue in August 2021.  Area resident, Donald Stokes, has been following the

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Greater Napanee announces new CAO, Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk

After months of multiple senior positions within the Town of Greater Napanee sitting vacant, the municipality has announced the hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and a new Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk. Former CAO, Ray Callery, announced his departure from the position in April 2021, which came

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Near disaster at Napanee park causes safety concerns

Update (Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021) On Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, the Town of Greater Napanee issued a statement regarding the collapse of the largest water feature in the Rotary Park splash pad, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2021. “In the early afternoon on Saturday, August 21, a structural

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KPMG Report goes public, declares no conflict of interest by the Town

The final KPMG Forensic Inc. report, reviewing the process of three property sales in Greater Napanee (one of which was between a former Napanee Mayor and the Town), has been released to the public. According to the report, KPMG “did not find evidence to suggest any conflict of interest or

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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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New partnerships see seasonal day camps come to Greater Napanee

The Town of Greater Napanee has announced its new 5-year partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston and Area (BGC) for the operations and delivery of both seasonal day camp programming and community programming within Greater Napanee. With the partnership beginning in June 2021, the Club will run

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Greater Napanee enters three-year marketing agreement with Bay of Quinte

During a Regular Greater Napanee Council meeting on Tuesday, March 23, council committed to a nearly $25,000 annual membership, for the next three years, that would increase tourism and residential attractions in the area. With the 2021 budget already set, council moved to allocate monies in order to adjust for

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OPP ask for public assistance locating missing Napanee woman

Update: According to the OPP, Amanda Thompson has been located safely. Thank you to all who shared. Original article: Officers of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for assistance in locating a missing 40 year old woman from the Town of

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Lennox and Addington offering $20k in funding through Tourism Activation Program

Businesses and event organizers in Lennox and Addington now have the opportunity to secure funding through the County’s Tourism Activation Program. With a variety of “unique tourism products, as well as a variety of top-notch events that are enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike,” Lennox and Addington is hoping

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