The Boy Scouts of America has reversed years of policy to allow gay scouts to enter the program, but the organization still does not allow gay scout leaders. The change was explained to members of the Newport Rotary Club at a recent meeting. To learn more, read page 3 of The Newport Daily Express for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Roger Stoddard appeared before the Derby Select Board to address community concerns regarding too much noise and traffic at the Derby Fish and Gun Club shooting range. For more of this story, see Page 5 of the Newport Daily Express for Wednesday, July 11, 2013.
Peter Lavalette was stopped for drunk driving in Indiana, and before the deputy sheriff could book him, he apparently confessed to killing a man in Westfield. Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty in Orleans Criminal Court. Read about it on the front page of Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 11, 2013.