April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Newport’s Trees through the Ages

When Roger Williams negotiated the purchase of Aquidneck from Native Americans in 1638, the island forest was lush. From that point forward, the forest was steadily cleared for construction and farmland. More...

 

Around Town

Ready to Go Daffy?

Newport’s going daffy. Well, it’s about time. Loyal and hardy friends that they are, hundreds of thousands of bright yellow daffodil blooms are bursting forth throughout Newport this week, in spite of the long winter. More...

' Periwinkle Blue' Flags Help Honor Young DUI Victim

Six hundred small “periwinkle blue” flags planted on the school’s front lawn greeted Middletown High School students first-thing Wednesday morning. A new set of posters–same color–were set up inside. More...

'Born This Way Prom' Welcomes All Teens

Long considered to be a teenage rite of passage, prom season is just around the corner, and one group on Aquidneck Island is making sure that all teens have a place to celebrate. More...

Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

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Easter Egg Hunts

Friday, April 18 Newport Rec’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Freebody Park, 8 p.m., boys and girls ages 8-10, free, rain or shine, bring flashlights (2 “D” cell size or smaller), 401-845-5800. Saturday, April 19 More...

Nature

Avian Array Rewards Admirers of Nature

The springtime avian exodus has begun to pick up momentum across Newport County. Tens of thousands of wintering waterfowl, seabirds, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds have already departed our region and are winging north. More...

Almy Pond Meeting

The City of Newport Department of Utilities will hold a public informational meeting, on Almy Pond, Wednesday, May 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Newport Public Library, Program Room. More...

Trash Contract Finalized

At the April 9 meeting of the Newport City Council, a new fiveyear solid waste and recycling contract was awarded to Waste Management of Foxboro, Mass. More...

National Arboretum Week in Newport

Celebrate the unparalleled beauty of Newport’s urban landscape at events across the city during National Arboretum Week, April 21-26. More...

Union Urges Panel to Avoid Pay Cuts

Money should not be saved on the backs of teachers, Lisa Wood, president of the National Education Association – Middletown, the union representing the town’s teachers, told the Middletown School Committee at its April 10 meeting. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Great Decisions Series The Newport Council for International Visitors will hold the next seminar in the Great Decisions Series on Tuesday, April 29 on defense technology. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Not Broken, But Fixed Anyway

Without any discernible hue from residents that the current system was broken, the Newport City Council has awarded a five-year contract that will overhaul the way that trash and recycling materials are gathered at curbside. More...

Is It The Blood Moon?

To the Editor: Is it the moon? Is everyone crazy? What's happening? More...

Say No to Selloff of School Properties

To the Editor: It has recently been in the news that the Newport City Council is deciding what to do with the "excess" properties that are the public schools made "obsolete" by the new Pell School. More...

From The Garden

Spring Flowers for Easter and Beyond

With winter quickly receding and the spring holidays upon us, the ever-lovely Easter lily can be found in abundance at our local garden centers and supermarkets. More...

Obituaries

Vincent J. Arnold, 83,

of Middletown, passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on April 14, 2014 following a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Joan Christman Arnold. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. More...

Karen E. (Culipher) Benvenuto, 59, of Middletown, passed away

April 14, 2014 surrounded by family. She was the wife of Anthony Benvenuto. More...

Zelda G. Fisher, 87

of Portsmouth, passed away April 9, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Barnett I. Fisher. She is survived by her two sons, Alan and his wife Christine Fisher, and Paul and his wife Lisa Fisher, all of Portsmouth. More...