February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bulky Waste Redux

With mattresses, furniture, and appliances often littering the sidewalks of Newport, city councilors are giving a second look at the residential bulky waste disposal program that has been in place for about 15 months. More...

Boys & Girls Club Expands Programs

The Boys & Girls Club opened in Newport in 1956. Sixty years later in 2016, the club is expanding its reach to even more children ages 5 to 18. More...

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News Briefs

History 'Through Their Eyes'

Harriet Alleyne Rice, an 1882 graduate of Rogers High School in Newport, was the first African- American woman to graduate from Wellesley College. She went on to graduate from the University of Michigan medical school. More...

Residents More Satisfied with Schools, City Services

Newporters are much happier with the city’s public schools and hold out road improvements as one of their top priorities. Eightyfour percent of residents rate their home as an excellent or good place to live. More...

Liberty or Loyalty

What was it like to live in a once thriving Colonial seaport in February 1775 on the eve of the American Revolution? More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 11 Historic Paint Talk “Period-Appropriate Exterior Paint Colors for Your Historic House,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, $5-$10, advance registration requested, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org. More...

From The Garden

Give Seedlings a Jump Start

If you are thinking of using a grow light for starting your seeds indoors, the bulbs that will give you the brightest light are the High Intensity Discharge, or HID lights. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Adult Lenten Study More...

Community Meals

Thursday, February 11 7:30 a m. MLK Center : 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. More...

New Arrivals

Hanna and James Carbaugh of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Anne Carbaugh on Feb. 4, 2016. Nicole and Joseph Dziuban of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Elijah Joseph Dziuban on Dec. More...

Pursuit of Perfection Still On

Lady Islanders Stay Unbeaten

Middletown High School girls basketball head coach Mike Yates was right. More...

Creating Art from Ice

Ever wonder how ice sculptures are made? Or what sorts of tools are used to create these magnificent works of art? Watch as professional sculptors wield their magic on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Long Wharf Mall. Starting at 11 a.m. More...

School Threats Tied to Russia

A rash of hoax threats directed at local schools have been traced to Russia, according to Rhode Island State Police. The calls, which were generated by robo-calling systems, are under investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement. More...

 

Around Town

General Assembly Highlights

. State of the State budget address More...

Councilors Powwow with Legislators

The needs of schools and Newport’s aging infrastructure were among the topics of conversation when City Councilors convened with the local state legislative delegation at a lightly-attended public workshop on Saturday, Feb. More...

Middletown Continues Debate on Roadwork Financing

There is no disagreement that driving in Middletown can be a bumpy ride, but Town Councilors are divided on the best method to fix the failing roads. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Curbing Sidewalk Issues

I t’s been nearly two years since the city’s current waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, Inc. was inked. In that time, the program, formally known as Clean City Newport, seems to have won more praise than criticism. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Entering Newport: A Strategy for Restoring Civic Pride

To the Editor: More...

Nature

Google a Gaggle: A Lexicon for Bird Watchers

For millennia, humankind has struggled to understand the mysteries and the role of nature in the many facets of daily life. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joan Arlene (Sullivan) Custy, 81, of Newport, passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport. She was the wife of Raymond M. Custy. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in her honor at St. More...