Weather Forecast

Mike Laughton, pictured here earlier this year, was fired from his position as part-time librarian at the Newport Library and Community Center. Bulletin file photo

Newport fires its city librarian

Email News Alerts

Newport has fired the part-time librarian who launched the city's library and community center but whose at-times rogue approach to the job found him in conflict with city officials.


Mike Laughton said Wednesday he was terminated after failing to show up at a meeting with two city officials to discuss a personnel issue, the last in a series of dust-ups between him and his boss, Bruce Hanson. Hanson is Newport's public works supervisor.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
(651) 459-7600