February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bagpipe Band from Spain to March

Newport-based import company Ciders of Spain and Viking Tours are sponsoring the appearance of the Spanish Celtic bagpipe and drum corps Banda de Gaites de Corvera d’Asturies in the city's St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14. More...

Click here for digital edition
2015-02-26 digital edition

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Scholarships Offered Newport Chamber More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held Monday, Feb. 23 at the Newport Police Station. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking and traffic violations. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 23 the Newport Police Department responded to 521 calls. Of those, 122 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports. More...

Opinion

Do What’s Best for Newport

EDITORIAL

We don’t live in a perfect world. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Partisan Elections Could Help City Manager

Most people around here, I believe, would agree that the Blizzard of ’78 was epic in terms of the amount of snow and the duration of disruption that we experienced. More...

Former Architect Builds Hard Cider Trade

Newport importer James Asbel has been fascinated by Spanish culture and cuisine for more than four decades, since he first visited the country as a student in 1974. More...

Association to Appeal Breakers Permit

Although it was early January when the Newport Zoning Board of Review ruled in a four-to-one vote to grant a special use permit to the Preservation Society of Newport County for a welcome center at The Breakers, it was not until Monday, Feb. More...

Forum Addresses Manager Search

A small group of about a dozen Newporters attended a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to offer their input on the attributes needed in the next city manager. More...

 

Around Town

Keeping Irish Culture Alive in Song

In 1998, when diehard Irish Americans from Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians were in Kinsale, Ireland, conducting preliminary business for the Sister City program, they got something they never expected from their hosts: heartfelt musical p More...

Irish Month Kickoff

Newport’s month-long celebration of all that is Irish will kick off on Sunday, March 1, with plenty of food and fun, hallmarks of an Irish good time. More...

Irish Activities Abound

Although March in Newport is best known for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, this year on March 14, the month is full of events honoring the many contributions of the Irish to the city. More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Great Decisions Seminars The Newport Council for International Visitors will host the next Great Decisions seminar on Wednesday, March 4, at the Newport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 26 Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Charles L. Blair, 70, of Newport, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 at home. He is survived by his daughters, Heather Schneider of South Kingstown and Elena Transue of Middletown, and four grandchildren. Burial will be on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. More...