Tuesday, March 27, 2012
During Monday evening's budget workshop, Councilor Chris Semonelli urged council to consider beach pavilion
Middletown Town Council member Chris Semonelli has asked his fellow councilors to consider the construction of a new beach pavilion at Second Beach, as recommended by the Beach Commission last November. At Monday evening's budget workshop, Semonelli said he will not ask council to approve the investment as part of the budget, but would like Middletown residents to vote on the bond referendum in November. The proposal will be on the docket at the next council meeting on April 2. After a review of the feasibility study conducted by RKG associates, the commission recommended the town build the pavilion with an attached events deck. The other option the firm outlined was to build a beach pavilion as well as an event’s pavilion, similar to …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here's a look at what's happening in and around Middletown today.
Update: The Beach Commission meet previously scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on a proposed new Third Beach Boat Ramp has been canceled. New student orientations will be held at the Gaudet Middle School and at Middletown High School today. Windmill Wednesday returns to Prescott Farm tonight. See the inside of the 1812 windmill, learn about grist milling and taste johnnycakes. Second and Third beaches reopen today after Hurricane Irene. Get your surf report before heading out. Today’s the deadline to submit artwork to the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s non-juried show, “Something of That Nature,” scheduled for Sept. 9-11.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Here's a look at happenings in and around Middletown today.
The Middletown Beach Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on the proposed new boat ramp for Third Beach. A forum on the news sales tax for tours and sightseeing will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m. at CCRI. Explore Rhode Island's historic lighthouses with a 47-minute documentary at the Jane Pickens Theater, followed by a "sneak peek" film trailer for "America's Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light." “Disneynature Oceans” plays at 1 p.m. for the Movie Monday showing at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. On this date in 1950, Althea Gibson became the first African-American player to be accepted to compete in the U.S. national tennis championship at Forest Hills, New York.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
2010 summer Middletown beach receipts totaled $1.2 million from beach passes and gate receipts, according to town officials.
Middletown public beaches generated a record high in revenue this last summer, according to Parks and Recreation Director Timothy Shaw. Between beach passes and gate fees, the beaches took in almost $1.2 million. "This is the most we've made in the six seasons I've been at this job," said Shaw. Shaw has noticed the beach seasons have run in a cycle of three over the past 10 years. "We'll have a great year, a pretty good year, and then a year that's not so great," he said. The rain days were far and few between this summer, which likely also accountx for the spike in revenue. With almost $400,000 collected from seasonal beach pass sales, the beaches made three times that amount in gate fees. That means lots of out-of-towners coming to …