COVENTRY – The Newport State Airport Advisory Committee met with environmental engineers and state agency officials for an update of the project schedule and how environmental issues will impact the proposed expansion. Project manager Jed Merrow first provided a master plan update that includes a mix of adding to existing infrastructure as well as taking down a building currently used for snow removal equipment. For more of this story, see page one of Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 15, 2013.Also see Section B, Page 1, for a large, detailed plan of the proposed airport expansion.