Tell us your favorite park in Newport.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As the weather gets warmer and the daylight hours extend, it's tempting to want to spend most of your time outdoors. Because really, what's nicer than a picnic or frisbee toss at one of our many local parks, or an afternoon with the kids at one of our playgrounds? With the official start of spring on Tuesday, we want to know: what's your favorite outdoor space in Newport? Is it Fort Adams State Park, King Park, Aquidneck Park, Touro Park, Trinity Park, Ballard Park, Brenton Point, the Cliff Walk, Morton Park, Storer Park, Eisenhower Park, Perotti Park, Freebody Park, Memorial Park, Easton's Beach or Rovensky Park? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below. If we left your favorite park or playground off the …
Crews called off the search Sunday afternoon, but resumed today.
Department of Environmental Management enforcement crews are still searching for the body of a 23-year-old man who drowned while swimming in a no-swim zone off Brenton Point on Sunday. Newport Fire Department reportedly received the first 911 call reporting the incident around 1:09 p.m. The caller told the department that two people were in distress in the water near 12 O'Clock High and that they couldn't exit the water. Two engine companies, one EMS rescue, one Special Hazards Unit with Jet Skis, one marine boat rescue and one deputy chief were dispatched, along with the chief of the department—15 personnel in all. Rescue 2 was the first unit on the scene and three of the firefighters, donning water rescue gear/equipment, descended down …