Lincoln County Commissioners this week ran in to some folks living at South Beach who have been, they say, suffering for years from loud neighbors who run a church and play and sing loud evangelical music. Neighbors complain that the music has been loud many hours of the day and night – so loud that the neighbors can’t sleep. Newport Police have been called many times to calm the religious singers – but to no avail.
This past week the neighbors said they could not take it any more and demanded that the loud noise cease, no matter whether at sunrise or sunset. The police said they’d dig in deeper as to why such music erupts at random times of the day and night – the music filling the streets, yards and houses. The police said they’ll take care of it. We’ll see what happens.
There has been a sharp increase in the illegal distribution of a well known drug named fentanyl which packs a powerful impact to the entire human body – possibly the most powerful impact the human body can handle. Many have died from it. Local law enforcement are barely able to keep up with the distribution of the drugs. But many former addicts are trying hard to get off drugs and reclaim their lives.
Lincoln County authorities have begun to recruit more people who have gotten off drugs and actually resumed drug-free living. It’s tough to do but the truth is reminding people that drugs are drugs and many of them will kill you.
And finally Newport Fire Chief Rob Murphy finally found some qualified men who want to add to the ranks of the fire department. The NFD has been struggling a bit to find some very competent new recruits and it appears Chief Murphy grabbed some very qualified firefighters.