April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

High Demand, Limited Supply for Liquor Licenses

Restaurant liquor licenses in Newport are a valued commodity, and when sold separately, they can fetch a hefty sum. Only 56 can be issued, so when a restaurant closes or is sold, there are any number of interested parties looking to make a deal. More...

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News Briefs

Celebrate May Day

The Newport Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fashion show on Monday, May 1, at the Atlantic Resort. The latest designs from Newport’s Chicos and White House/Black Market will be modeled.  More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a detail from a 19th century Girandole (candelabra with prisms) depicting an Osage Indian Chief. An identical example is in the Philadelphia Fine Arts Museum. Form copied from a print by Caitlin famous for depicting American Indians. More...

Rabies Clinics

The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association is offering a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Newport Public Works Garage, Halsey Street extension. More...

Opinion

The Season of Change

EDITORIAL

A harbinger of spring, Newport’s daffodil population (a half-million and growing) has arrived to blanket the city’s flower beds, roadsides and lawns just in time for Daffodil Days.  Everywhere you turn these days, the Aquidneck Islan More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shells, Man-splaining, Sleeping, and oh yeah, a Bigger Polo Center  To the Editor:  The April 17, 2017 Middletown Public Hearing about the Polo Center expansion played out like a political humorist’s dream. More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Mary’s Closing 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

Dorrance Hill Hamilton

Dorrance Hill Hamilton, 89, the billionaire Campbell's Soup heiress whose generous hats and more generous philanthropy made her a spirited presence in society and cultural circles of Philadelphia and Newport, passed away April 18, 2017 at her home in More...

RECENT DEATHS

Walter J. Alves Sr., 92, of Middletown, passed away April 16, 2017. He was the husband of the late Rachel Lucille (Martin) Alves. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. Calling hours will be Friday, April 21, from 5-8 p.m. More...

Paradise Avenue Parking Area Is Eliminated

A small Middletown parking lot is now a memory. The lot was at the intersection of Green End and Paradise Avenues, and was used by people to bike, sell cars or walk to the beach. Locals remember it as the lot where the town's water pump once sat. More...

An Environmental Movement and More

Think clean and think green is an unofficial motto for the next week or so, as residents celebrate Earth Day. This year, the specified anniversary date, April 22, falls conveniently on Saturday. More...

 

Around Town

Milham Comes Full Circle

Conversation with Ed Milham

Swanhurst Chorus music director Ed Milham has melodic memories that date back to his impressionable childhood years. At age six, the Newport native experienced Swanhurst for the first time when his mother was singing in the choir.  More...

‘We Have Massive Shoes To Fill’

Matt Jones and Brendan O’Donnell, the two new partners of the LaForge Restaurant on Bellevue Avenue, held a press conference on Wednesday, April 19 to introduce themselves to a curious crowd and to discuss their plans for the 54-year-old Newpor More...

Boards and Commissions News

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

The Newport Historic District Commission gave preliminary approval for the construction of a single-family residence with an accompanying pool and pool house at the corner of Annandale Road and Narraganset Avenue at its regular meeting on April 18.&n More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday April 20 Newport Arboretum Week Activities and events pertaining to trees, through April 29, newportarboretumweek.org. More...

Driving Miss Daffodil

Daffodil-festooned classic cars depart from the Newport Lobster Shack, April 23, 2-3 p.m., loop Ocean Drive and drive back to Bellevue House, where the cars will be on display from 3-5:30 pm. More...

From The Garden

The Truth About Ivy

For many people, there is no in-between with ivy. They either hate it or love it. The vine with little tendrils that climbs, creeps and crawls is full of folklore, romance and good uses. More...

Nature

Spring Bird Migration is in Full Swing

Spring migration is upon us. “The dam has burst,” says Newport naturalist Lauren Parmelee, senior director for Education Programs for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. “There are new birds coming in every day.” More...

Fishermen Eye Return of Spring’s Savior Squid

The squid are coming. When that happens is anybody’s guess, but most likely the cephalopod will arrive over the next month. Once here, they usually stay six weeks before retreating offshore for the summer.  More...