Thursday, May 23, 2013
Newport joined Middletown and Portsmouth to make feeding and leaving food outdoors illegal.
In an attempt to control the coyote population, Newport has joined Middletown and Portsmouth to prohibit feeding wild animals. Newport City Council unanimously approved the ordinance Wednesday with a stated purpose “to protect the health and safety of residents in the City of Newport with respect to dangers associated with coyotes and other non-domesticated animals by minimizing opportunities for such animals to obtain food from sources controlled or controllable by humans.” Christie Smith, Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals said it is important Newport joins the other communities on Aquidneck Island. “These animals don’t know where one town border ends and where one begins,” said Smith. “Newport can step up to the plate …
For fun in the sun without the crowds, check out these hidden shorelines across Newport County.
Just like sand and surf, crowds and seagulls have become synonymous with many of Newport County's famous beaches. If you're looking to escape the chaos of area's more popular beaches while you sunbathing this summer, you have to know where to look. Here's a peek at five hidden beaches along Newport County's shoreline. 1. Reject's Beach, Newport A favorite for locals, Rejects Beach is situated at the end of the Cliff Walk by the intersection of Bellvue and Coggshell avenues in Newport. The cleverly-named Reject's Beach is a 100-foot strip of shoreline on the edge of the exclusive Bailey's Beach private club. Reject's is free and accessible to the public via a foot path, but no restrooms, parking or lifeguards are provided. The wide, …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” …
Catch the action of the inshore race at Fort Adams this Saturday and Sunday!
The following arrest was reported by the Newport Police Department
Newport Police arrested Anthony Hendricksen, 25, in connection with the theft of copper downspouts from at least 16 Newport homes. The investigation, which was led by Detective Sergeant Robert Silveria and Detective Joseph Leonardo, began in mid-April after the police received reports of stolen copper downspouts from several Newport neighborhoods. During this time, detectives learned that Hendricksen made several trips up to Mid-City Scrap Iron and Salvage Company in Westport, scrapping over 600 pounds of folded and compressed copper downspouts. After weeks of surveillance and investigation, Officer Stephen Carrig observed a man, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt walking in the area of Eustis Ave and Old Beach Road in the early …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following arrests were reported by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Newport Police reported the following arrests for Monday, May 20
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Enjoy photos from the welcome home party that took place at Rosecliff in Newport.
Enjoy photos of the hundreds of family, friends community members and lawmakers that gathered at Rosecliff Sunday to welcome home Newport resident Heather Abbott. After Heather was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, doctors were forced to remove her left leg from the knee down. Her smile and positive attitude has inspired not only the Newport community, but all Americans, as the country recovers from that tragic day. The event was sponsored and organized by Newport Patch and the Newport Buzz. Thank you to Jen Carter for donating her photography services. Other sponsors include the Preservation Society of Newport, Russell Morin Fine Catering, Maher Garden Center, musicians Sean Rivers and John Erikson, among the many small …
Charity Dash writes about her struggles of being a 23 year old woman living in Newport
Rogers’s science teacher, Beth Copeley, coordinated the trips with the Friends of Ballard Park thanks to a grant from the Newport Education Foundation.
As the school year rolls into spring time and sunshine, Rogers High School students are being given the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Ballard Park. Thanks to the expertise of Friends of Ballard Park members and a local geologist, freshman science classes at Rogers High School are receiving a thorough lesson in the geological history of Ballard Park. This trip helps prepare the students for the unit they are beginning about Earth's geological history, while giving them a strong background of the changes that have shaped the land right in our neighborhood. Rogers’s science teacher, Beth Copeley, coordinated the trips with the Friends of Ballard Park thanks to a grant from the Newport Education Foundation. The trip is a way to …