January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Public Weighs Fort Plans

At a special workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 21, Newport city councilors received community input regarding a proposal to relocate Yachting Center music performances to Fort Adams. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Eight Bells The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will present Bernard Cole discussing his book, “Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters,” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at noon. More...

Opinion

Let’s Face the Music

EDITORIAL

Newport has long been known as “the City by the Sea,” but perhaps with the proposal for a summer concert series at Fort Adams that should be changed to “the Music City by the Sea.” Lately, there has been even more discourse ov More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Je Suis Charlie

To the Editor: There has been an explosion heard around the world, not of gunfire, but of abject heartbreak and silent outrage. More...

Nature

Early Season Housecleaning

A pair of Red-tailed Hawks, which nest inside the boundaries of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, was observed performing repairs to their nests recently. More...

Frostbite Fleet Put to the Test

ON THE WATERFRONT

Peter Shope finished first overall for the ninth day of racing in the Laser Fleet 413 series of frostbite sailing, but all 22 boats that rigged up for the spirited southerly breeze that ranged from 0 to 20 knots were considered winners. More...

Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter Comes Home

The name Tanya Donelly is permanently etched in Newport's storied music history. But her story ranges far beyond Aquidneck Island’s shores. More...

Trash Ordinance Vetted

Large families or households that produce a lot of trash may want to keep the date of Feb. 1 in mind. More...

 

Around Town

Redwood Nabs a ‘Rock Star’

You might think that an art historian internationally recognized as a curator, lecturer, author and editor, with credentials from the National Gallery of Art, Harvard and Brown, would be a little dry. You’d best think again. More...

Rhode Island Foundation Grant Deadline Nears

Nonprofit organizations in Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 20 to apply for more than $150,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

National Grid Plans $93 Million Island Overhaul

National Grid, Rhode Island’s predominant electric utility, announced on Jan. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday January 22 Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Battleship Cove,” by James Gay, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. More...

From The Garden

Time to Tend to Houseplants!

Besides perusing your pile of seed catalogs, and making a list of plants to order for spring, it is time to give a good look at your houseplants. Is the soil old and does it feel like a brick? Do your plants need repotting? More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Gladys Lorraine Benz, 74, of Portsmouth passed away Jan. 18, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Bruce Benz. She also leaves behind two daughters and four granddaughters. Calling hours will be Friday, Jan. More...