December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Tennis Complex Gets First Approval

The International Tennis Hall of Fame scored its first significant victory in its effort to redevelop a major stretch of Memorial Boulevard into a state-of-the-art sporting complex.  More...

Council Stalls on Bridge Barrier

City Councilors on Wednesday put off a vote to back a call to install a center median on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Local Man On A Mission

For Newport resident Mike Tobiassen, it all began as a simple request from his 20-year-old, combat wounded son Alex, less than three months ago. Since then it has turned into the mission of his life. More...

Volunteer in the Spotlight – Vance Gatchel

Christmas in Newport has been going strong for 43 years, and President Kathy MacKnight says that they wouldn’t be able to do the annual celebration without a diehard cadre of volunteers that thinks about Christmas all year long. More...

‘Philomena’ Is Quietly Inspiring

When the title character of the film “Philomena” reaches the date of her son’s 50th birthday, she realizes that her greatest secret, that she had a child as a girl who was taken from her by nuns running a home for unwed mothers, mus More...

Environmental Scholarship

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has established a new scholarship, the Environmental Leadership Award. ALT is dedicated to inspiring young people to care for outdoor spaces. More...

School Committee Updates City Council on Budget

The Newport School Committee and City Council met briefly during a special joint workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 4 t discuss the school department's Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget.  More...

When Fresh Pavement Is A Problem

Whenever a road is repaved in Newport, a small victory is claimed over time and weather.  To many, a freshly-laid road surface is the clearest form of a functioning government.  So it should come as no surprise that unless an emergency requ More...

Pell Students Inspired Through Film

Documentary film can be a powerful means of delivering an important message to a large audience.  More...

Happy Holidays

If you can't wrap her in your arms, cover her with cashmere! More...

Holiday Stamp Contest

Every year, Christmas in Newport brings with it twinkling lights, mansions adorned with greenery, and all manner of festive activities, including the annual Newport Yacht Club Art Show.  More...

How Medical Powers of Attorney Protect

Medical durable powers of attorney, also known as health care proxies, are frequently regarded as “throw-away” documents in estate plans. More...