Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rhode Island tourism maps will now recognize the "real Rhode Island" under its Native American name.
Well, it might have taken a few centuries, but Aquidneck Island has finally made it on the map! Rhode Island tourism maps, that is. The state's tourism maps will now recognize the "real Rhode Island" under its Native American name, according to Projo.com. The Providence Journal's Web site says the island was omitted from maps before because its official name, "Rhode Island," is one shared by the state. The island will now be featured on tourism maps as "Aquidneck Island." To view the full Projo.com story on this change, click here.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Christine Fagan of Middletown sends an open letter to the Portsmouth Town Council warning them of a coyote problem. Fagan says her dog was killed by a coyote in a recent attack.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The following is an open letter to the Portsmouth Town Council. This letter was sent prior to Tuesday's meeting: Dear Portsmouth Town Council members, Please see this link regarding coyote attacks on humans: http://varmintal.com/attac.htm We have a serious problem with coyotes on Aquidneck Island. As a result there will be an all-island Coyote Summit held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Gaudet School (Turner Road entrance) in Middletown. I hope that you will participate in this event as all the communities of the island need to be part of the solution to this crisis. It is important that action be taken sooner than later. Our 50-pound lab/Akita mixed-breed dog was recently killed as a result of a coyote attack in our yard. The …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Planners who spoke at the latest Aquidneck Island Planning Commission meeting said more public input is needed on traffic management issues.
Does traffic on Aquidneck Island—especially during the summer—test your nerves? If so, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is hoping you'll share your thoughts and frustrations as part of its traffic management study. Planners from the AIPC’s consulting firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) met with about two dozen area residents on Tuesday night in Newport for a traffic management workshop, their latest outreach effort to gather residents’ input about Aquidneck Island's choke points, other traffic problems and possible solutions. “We encourage you to vent tonight, submit written comments tonight, or send them in later electronically,” consultant Joe Wanat told the gathering. He later added, “We’ve received 900 plus comments …
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Participants were led on an informational guided tour through Anthony Farm as a part of Aquidneck Land Trust's "Land Matters Walk and Talk" series.
"It's really nice to come home after work and really believe in your company's mission." Andy Arkway, stewardship director of the Aquidneck Land Trust, relayed that mission to conserve the island's sensitive lands during the ALT's final "Land Matters Walk & Talk" of the season held at Anthony Farm Saturday. The series debuted in 2005 to give community members the opportunity to learn about the conserved land on the Island. Participants in the series are educated on a variety of topics, including how the land is currently used (e.g. cattle farming) and why conservation is beneficial. Established in 1990, the ALT is celebrating 20 years of "preserving the Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community…