April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Talks Condos for Armory

The Newport City Council moved forward in the potential sale of the Thames Street Armory property to the National Sailing Hall of Fame by a vote of 4 to 3 at its April 11 meeting.  More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-04-19 digital edition

News Briefs

Students Speak Out

A panel of Thompson and Rogers School students will talk about their future aspirations and the roles education and the community play in making life choices at an Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) forum on Tuesday, May 1, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the P More...

Aging and Alternatives

Senior Seminars at the Edward King House, presented by industry experts, provide important information and data for mature adults (and their families), enabling them to plan with informed choices and have more control over their lives.  More...

YMCA Youth Spring Sports

Registration is open for the Newport County YMCA youth spring sports seasons which will run from April 28 to June 23. Mighty Mites classes for 2 and one-half to 4 year olds start at 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

Editorial

In the Hot Seat

In the heat of the moment, it is not uncommon for anyone to say something off the cuff or do something that later he or she thought better of.  In Newport and Middletown, our council leadership has had to deal with some contentious situations, w More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Demand for Beach Easement Deed  To the Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

From The Garden

Daffodils Are a Sunny Jewel of the City

This is the time when daffodils make their debut. These strong, stiff-stemmed flowers can withstand a snow shower and a mild frost. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Hooray for Hollywood   The Learning Center at Channing Church presents “Saturday Night at the Movies” on April 21 and April 28 at 7 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Lindsey Dismuke and Michael Anderson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Michael Jeffrey Anderson Jr. on April 10, 2018. More...

Lucy’s Hearth Keeps Families Together

Elionai, nicknamed “Eli,” celebrated his first birthday in a homeless shelter. More...

Online Rentals, Airbnb Concern for City, State

The growth of short-term rentals, defined as lodging rented for less than 30 days and often marketed on such websites as Airbnb, is drawing scrutiny from both the city of Newport and the state of Rhode Island. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation: Pauline Perkins-Moye Fighting the Good Fight

Pauline Perkins-Moye has lived her entire life filled with faith, gratitude and responsibility.  More...

‘Talking’ Buses to be Muted

At a session dominated by discussion of the future of the Armory, the Newport City Council approved an agreement on April 11 between the city and RIPTA on the issue of the so-called “talking buses.”  More...

Planner to be Hired for Schools Improvement

The Newport School Committee plans to hire an educational facilities planner before its May meeting, the first step in what could be a two-year funding process that may ultimately result in the construction of a new Rogers High School.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday April 19 Daffodil Days Festival More than 20 events, family fun and store deals, through April 22, newportdaffydays.com. More...

Let's Get Daffy!

For more event information, visit newportdaffydays.com More...

CLEAN-UPS: APRIL 19-29, 2018

Ballard Park 21 Hazard Road, April 21, 9-11 a.m., rain date April 22, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.  Broadway Meet in Equality Park, April 21, 9 a.m., sponsored by OBNA.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Patricia Mary (Ebbitt) Reilly, 89, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away April 12, 2018, at the Grand Island Nursing Home, Middletown. She was the wife of the late William F. Reilly, Jr., Ph.D. More...

George Nicholas Sarantos

George Nicholas Sarantos of Newport, R.I. died on April 14, 2018.  Born in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 19, 1928, he was the son of Nicholas and Stella Moutis Sarantos.  More...