Newport This Week

Gone Fishing



All fishing gear will be provided and no prior fishing experience is required to join the next Newport Police Department summer outreach event to the Carolina Fish Hatchery for freshwater fishing on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The event is hosted by the NPD, the Community Policing Division and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. Transportation will be provided for the 25 youth, ages 9 to 16 who sign up. The required forms must be filled out by a parent or guardian prior to the child attending the event. The bus will leave from Pell School at 2:45 p.m. and return to the school at 7:45 p.m. Bring bug spray and a water bottle. Cheese pizza will be provided. To attend, contact CPO Josh Wildes at 401-845-5864 or jwildes@cityofnewport.com by Monday, Aug. 21.


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