The Old Red Barn on Coventry Street, Going....Gone

Christopher Roy
Staff Writer

The so-called Red Barn on Coventry Street is no more.
Thursday morning, crews from Real Desrochers Excavating moved in to raze the monstrous structure that was nothing but a pile of rubble before noon.
"We started preparing a couple of days ago, but (crews) started tearing it down this morning," said Director of Newport Public Works Tom Bernier. "Within a couple of hours, it was gone."
City Manager Laura Dolgin explained the city council decided to put money in the budget that starts July 1 to demolish the barn. Dolgin said the council discussed removing the barn for the past five budget sessions.
Read more in the Weekend Edition of the Newport Daily Express.