copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015
by Joseph Gresser
NEWPORT — Early Saturday morning it looked as if Aquafest might be a cruel joke, with the water its title celebrates raining down from the sky. As it turned out, only a couple of brief showers marred what was, for this summer, a beautiful day.
Sadly, it appeared that many of those who might otherwise have thronged to Newport’s Main Street in search of community fun held back due to fear of gray skies. Their caution caused them to miss an enjoyable street fair.
The day began with a demonstration of gravity-powered vehicles — Soap Box Derby race cars. Cars driven by current drivers and stars of the past made repeated runs down Main Street under the watchful eye of Dr. Fred Turcotte, who…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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