April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

With May Comes End of Free Parking

It is not only the season for daffodils in Newport, but the warm weather marks the beginning of the parking season, when traffic aides will be patrolling Newport’s streets, enforcing unpaid meters and the residential sticker program. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A young collector (yes, they exist) recently brought in a postcard book of the Newport Naval Training Station, inquiring into its value. He said that he paid $2 for it at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. More...

Robert S. H. Fye Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship has been established to honor Robert S.H. Fye, Middletown High School Class of 2002. Robert was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year at MHS. More...

Hibernian Scholarship

The Newport Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a female student attending a Catholic high school in Rhode Island or Massachusetts who is entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Rock and a Hard Place

Back in the news with a vengeance this week is the issue of the cell tower that sits on the grounds of Rogers High School, and what to do about it.  More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Protecting Taxpayers From Another 38 Studios To the Editor: The mistakes made in the funding of 38 Studios cost Rhode Islandtax payers millions. More...

Senior Savvy

Redevelopment in the '60s Changed the Face of Downtown Newport

There have been many changes on Aquidneck Island since our family arrived here 51 years ago. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Linda Resende-Reyes and Soilandro Disla of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Daniel Luis Disla on April 11, 2017. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Mary’s Closed Through May 5   Due to the magnitude of the St. Mary’s organ reconstruction, St. Mary’s Church will be closed through May 5. Daily and weekend Mass and funerals will be celebrated at St. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Louise S. Fields, 82, of Newport, passed away April 19, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center, Middletown. She was the wife of Howard Fields. Funeral services are private.  D. More...

Carriers Warn of Public Safety Crisis

Officials from City Hall plan to step in to prevent loss of cell coverage

Three cell phone providers claim the south end of Newport may lose service, including emergency 911 coverage, if they have to vacate the tower on the Rogers High School property.  More...

Plug Park: Love at First Site

From a distance, the small wood-framed kiosk looks a bit like an urban concession stand, or an open-air gardener’s shed, built of cedar, with seats and an arbor-type covering. More...

 

Around Town

Parade Honors Men and Women in Blue

This year’s annual Newport National Police Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 7, carries extra significance considering that there were 144 line of duty deaths last year, with 63 caused by gunfire.  More...

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show

A non-juried flower show will be presented by the Portsmouth Garden Club on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at Atria Aquidneck Place, Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. Admission is free. More...

Middletown to Vote for Plastic Bag Ban

Middletown may soon join Newport in a ban of single-use plastic bags.  If approved, the ordinance will prohibit businesses from providing single-use plastic bags to customers at the point of sale. More...

From The Garden

No-Fail Annuals

Like good friends, there really are certain plants you can count on. In the world of annual plants (they only last for one season), they will bloom, and then rebloom if you dead-head them. More...

Celebrating Newport’s Love Affair with Trees

Newport Arboretum Week, the city’s peerless annual reminder to the world that Newport is a tree town, is underway. More...

Nature

Welcome to the eBird Revolution

In the world of bird watching, eBird might be the biggest thing to come along since the invention of binoculars, and perhaps also field guides, bird feeders, and spotting scopes. More...

Minor Changes to 2017 Fishing Limits

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) yearly quotas on saltwater game fish for recreational anglers is virtually unchanged from last year, except for minor tweaks concerning the catch of black sea bass and special area More...