Police are investigating how a stolen vehicle ended up in Weaver's Cove.
Police are now investigating how a vehicle stolen out of Newport ended up submerged in Weaver's Cove this weekend. A 2007 Toyota Camry was found submerged Sunday at 12:30 a.m. in the water near the Weaver's Cove boat ramp, which is located off Burma Road. No one was found inside the vehicle. Divers from the Portsmouth Fire Department were called to the scene. "There was no evidence of victims inside the vehicle," said Portsmouth police Lt. Brian Peters. A child seat was located inside the Camry, which was towed out of the water. The vehicle was reportedly stolen in the City of Newport. The incident remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department.
NewportFILM presented the Oscar-nominated documentary "Gasland" to the Newport community, along with a panel discussion on the hot topic of an LNG in Narragansett Bay.
On Wednesday night, NewportFILM brought the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland to the Jane Pickens Theater. In the audience were concerned members of the public, public officials, No LNG supporters, Hess executives, and other activists. NewportFILM co-founder Andrea van Beuren introduced the film by saying that she saw it last year at the Sundance Film Festival and had wanted to bring it to Newport ever since. The documentary is particularly relevant to Newport and surrounding areas because of the proposed LNG (liquified natural gas) facility at Weaver Cove in Fall River. Van Beuren said that she was not showing it in an effort to choose sides on the issue. The film began as a simple project. Director Josh Fox was offered about $100,000 …