2014-07-03 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS


Team members pictured above receive their trophies; from left to right are Anyssa Blanc, Adrieanna Matoes, and Destiny Casper-Gotay, all students at Thompson Middle School. Also pictured is Rose Ford, League President (left) and Assistant Coach Chandra Sears (right). Team members pictured above receive their trophies; from left to right are Anyssa Blanc, Adrieanna Matoes, and Destiny Casper-Gotay, all students at Thompson Middle School. Also pictured is Rose Ford, League President (left) and Assistant Coach Chandra Sears (right). The Sharks Capture 3rd Place

In June, Newport’s Double Dutch Sharks participated in the World Invitational Double Dutch Tournament in Sumter, South Carolina for the second straight year. They were one of six teams in the 5th grade division and the only team from Rhode Island. The team took a third place finish behind Japan and South Carolina. Through various activities and strong support from the community, the team raised enough funds to attend the event.

Middletown Hall of Fame Inductees

The Middletown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has selected the individuals for the fourth induction class. They are Jane Hale, teacher and coach; Barry Clark, Class of 1963, teacher and coach; Thomas Healy, Class of 1976; Donald Cavallaro, Class of 1977; and Christopher Brown, Class of 1988.

The formal induction ceremony will be held Saturday evening, October 25, at the Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club. For information on tickets, contact Bill Seiple at billseiple@cox.net, Bob Silvia at bsilvia435@cox.net or Allen Corcoran at acorcoran@newportinsuranceagency.com.

Scholarship Winner

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians recently awarded its 2014 high school scholarship to Mary Lyn Sullivan of Portsmouth, who will be entering her sophomore year at Bishop Stang High School in the fall. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman going into their sophomore year at a Catholic high school.

Sloop Providence Pirate Tour

Rhode Island’s official flagship, the Continental Sloop Providence will host a pirate tour of Narragansett Bay on Saturday, July 12 from 6–8 p.m. The tour guide will be Gloria Merchant, author of “Pirates of Colonial Newport.” Reservations are available at www.theartofsailingproject.com.

The Providence can be contacted at tallshipprovidence.com.

Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation for the months of July and August, Monday through Friday. There are many opportunities available: greeting, gardening, housekeeping and maintenance. If you can commit twice a month, come spend the day on beautiful Rose Island and help maintain a historic and environmental site in Narragansett Bay. Transportation is provided. Contact joanbq1@aol.com.

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 23, to Sunday, June 29, the Newport Police Department responded to 788 calls. Of those, 152 were motor vehicle related; there were 106 motor vehicle violations issued, and 46 accident reports.

The police also responded to 18 noise complaints, 30 animal complaints, 64 home/business alarm calls, 12 private tows, 5 suicide calls, 8 bicycle violations, 40 noise complaints, 4 liquor establishment checks and 7 incidents of vandalism. They also transported 4 prisoners and escorted 5 funerals.

They recorded 3 instances of assisting other police departments and 10 instances of assisting other agencies. In addition, 40 arrests were made for the following violations: n6 arrests were made for noise complaints. n6 arrests were made for injuring or tampering with vehicles. n 3 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n2 arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n2 arrests were made for breaking and entering. n2 arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n2 arrests were made for possession of narcotics. n2 arrests were made for simple assault. n2 arrests were made for receiving stolen goods. n 1 arrest was made for open container. n1 arrest was made for public urination. n1 arrest was made for domestic simple assault. n1 arrest was made for conditions of family court order. n1 arrest was made for domestic vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for arson first degree. n1 arrest was made for obstructing an officer. n 1 arrest was made for possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver. n1 arrest was made for possession of an air gun. n1 arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n1 arrest was made for DUI.

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, June 23, through Sunday, June 29, the Newport Fire Department responded to 146 calls. Of those, 78 were emergency medical calls.

Fire apparatus was used for 146 responses:

Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 67 calls

Station 1 - Engines 1 and 6 responded to 44 calls

Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 30 calls

Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 19 calls

Station 5 - Touro Street Engines 3 and 5 responded to 40 calls

Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include:

1-Unauthorized burning

1 -Watercraft rescue

1- Animal problem

1- Trash/rubbish fire

1-Grass/brush fire

2- Lockouts

2-Motor vehicle accidents

3-False alarms

1- Assist NPD or other agency.

14- Assist public calls

10 - Fire alarm soundings - no fire

9- Fire alarm malfunctions - no fire

52- Engine assist on EMS call

In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 11 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 20 life safety / site inspections, 7 fire system plan review, 72 tented event reviews and inspections, 2 fire investigations, and 5 acceptance test for fire protection equipment.

FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE: MULCH FIRES- Many common organic mulches and potting soils are combustible and can pose a real fire danger when used too close to buildings. When carelessly discarded smoking materials (i.e. cigarette butts) are added to decomposing wood fibers found in mulch, or fertilizer rich potting soils, smoldering fires often result. A slight breeze is all that is needed to turn a smoldering fire into a flaming fire. PLEASE USE CAUTION: Before you properly dispose of smoking materials, submerge them in water to ensure that they are completely extinguished.

Information provided by FM Wayne Clark

Scholarship Winners

Forum Lodge 391, Sons of Italy recently presented Anna Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three graduating seniors. Armand (Ace) Mazzulli IV of Middletown High School, Elizabeth Jackson of Rogers High School, and Kevin Vieira of Portsmouth High School received the awards based on their essays on the importance of their Italian heritage. Forum’s president, Shirley Ripa, presented the scholarships that are in memory of her late mother who held offices in the St. Catherine of Siena Lodge and Forum Lodge.

Penny Social

The Seaside Garden Club invites their members and guests to a penny social and potluck supper on Wednesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the garden of Joan Kirwin. Members are asked to bring two gardenthemed items for the penny social. For more information, call Linda at 401-847-3807.

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