DERBY â€“ Over 300 bicyclists have signed up to participate in sixty miles of racing, including 40 miles of dirt roads (thus the Dirty 40). Competitors are coming from throughout New England, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and the Eastern Townships. The bike race is in it's first year and is the brain child of Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, along with friends Matt Wright and Cassy Moulton.
Read more about Saturday's race in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.
BARTON â€“ Erma Hathaway, of Maple Lane Nursing Home, says her secret to a long life is to eat the healthy foods and get plenty of sleep. She obviously knows something, because today she turns 103. Hathaway was born in Delaware County, NY. Growing up, she worked on her family's farm.
"There were lots of things to do on the farm," said Hathaway. "I was a farm girl."
For more of Erma Hathaway's story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.