March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Twin River Plans to Buy the Grand

Just when it seemed as though Newport Grand had slipped out of the headlines, Wednesday, March 4, dawned with a startling development— the establishment would be bought by the same company that operates the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Brain Injury Support Group The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of brain injury. More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Drive Kicks Off More...

Opinion

Winter Brings Out the Best, Worst

EDITORIAL

We don’t often feel winter’s wrath in Newport like we’ve felt it this year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mooring Bill is Bad for Economy

To the Editor: Ronald Reagan once said, “Government's view on the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” More...

Senior Savvy

Reach Out, Even In Bad Weather

Do you ever wonder who is in charge of naming what should be celebrated as national days, weeks, or months? I was curious. By surfing the Internet I found a list of all the national days in 2015. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Donald E. “Blender” Bradford, 82, of Newport, passed away Feb. 25, 2015 at home. He was the husband of Zelma Y. (Rosemond) Bradford. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and buried with military honors. More...

Nevin Dancers Prepare to Kick Up Heels

Of all the participants in the Newport St. Patrick’s Day parade, few are as emblematic of Ireland as the Nevin Academy student dancers. More...

Schilling Implicates Students

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said students at Salve Regina were among those who sent vulgar messages directed at his daughter on Twitter. The story that has made national news first started on Feb. More...

 

Around Town

Taking Up the Bagpipes

Mike Martin hopes to play in the Hibernian band next year. He aspires to be good enough. He is practicing his difficult instrument five days a week in order to get his marching orders. More...

All Aboard for Irish Sites

One of the most anticipated events during Newport’s annual Irish Heritage Month is the Trolley Tour of Irish Newport, on Saturday, March 7, sponsored by the Museum of Newport Irish History. More...

Proposed Sports Fields Prompt Heated Debate

Middletown Council to Decide Tibbett’s Fate on March 16

More than 220 people crammed the Gaudet Middle School cafeteria on Monday, March 2, in vehement dialogue over the proposed master plan to build athletic fields on 60 acres off East Main Road in Middletown. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 5 Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Nando's Gallery on Thames, 491 Thames St., 8-9 a.m., members free, non-members $10, register at 401-847-1608. More...

Irish Heritage Month

Updates can be found at aohnewport.org Daily thru March 31 Guided Tours of Fort Adams One-hour tours daily, noon and 2 p.m., weather permitting, adults $12, children $6, fortadams.org. Thursday, March 5 More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Temple Family Series Temple Shalom's Family Education program will present “Jewish Heroes in Sports: More than Sandy Koufax!” on Sunday, March 8, at 10 a.m. Izzy Marcovici will lead the discussion. More...

Nature

Brutal Winter Takes Toll on Wildlife

The bitter, Arctic temperatures and constant snowstorms that have swept through the region over the past six weeks have created a perfect storm of devastation for local wildlife. More...