March 14, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Recycling Crown Up for Grabs

Kyle F. Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, had only been on the job since last August and was searching for new ways to generate more local interest in what he’d been hired to do.  Then it came to him.  More...

Programs at Bird Sanctuary

On Saturday, March 15, from 6-7 p.m. the Norman Bird Sanctuary will be presenting an American Woodcock program. More...

Triplett, Kennedy Schools Eyed for Early Learning

With the brand new Pell Elementary School already filled with pupils, the Newport School Committee must find other space to house an early learning center for preschoolers.  So far, the two leading alternatives seem to be renovating the former T More...

‘Electric Art’ for Kids

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to learn about electricity with the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art at the Redwood Library on Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. More...

EDITORIAL

Going Green

For the record, spring will arrive in Newport on Thursday, March 20, at 12:57 p.m. More...

Plan to Recreate Blue Garden Approved

After three-and-a-half hours of sometimes-passionate dissent from neighbors, the Newport Zoning Board voted unanimously on Monday, March 10, to allow Mrs. More...

Torpedo Shop Explosion

On March 11, 1911 there was an explosion at the torpedo station on Goat Island with injuries resulting. No deaths occurred during the mishap.  More...

Grand Marshal Enjoys Luck o’ Irish

This year marks a first for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade: a red-haired Irish-Italian kid from Dearborn Street has been named Grand Marshal of the iconic Newport event. More...

Flowers Fit for a Saint

The Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a revered tradition that celebrates family ties. More...

Erin Go Bragh

I’ll tell you a story of a row in the town, When the green flag went up and the Crown rag came down, ‘Twas the neatest and sweetest thing ever you saw, And they played the best games played in Erin Go Bragh.  More...

Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying ‘Tis you, ‘tis you must go and I must bide. But come ye back when summ More...

Beyond Corned Beef – Irish Food Explained

What could be more Irish than a nice warm plate of corned beef and cabbage? More...

New Sachuest Photo Blind to Open

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that a photo blind, in the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge's marsh area will open on March 20, the first day of spring. More...

Harvester Issues Continue

Sidelined since last summer, Newport's seaweed harvester will need what city officials are describing as "significant repairs" before it can venture back onto the sand.  The $325,000 contraption, which has been beset with problems since it was f More...

The Great American Art Heist

The Friends of Jamestown Library will present Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and an art crime expert, on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Craig and Rosemary Condella of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters Lucia Rose Condella and Penelope Anne Condella on March 3, 2014.   More...

Sharks Need Protection

To the Editor:  As a student living in Newport, I have grown to appreciate the ocean and the beaches that surround me. More...

Revisions to Newport School 2014–2015 Calendar Pondered

While the 2014-2015 school year may still be six months away, the Newport School Committee has begun pondering calendar revisions recommended by administrators and the teachers union for next year.  How do additional vacation days around holiday More...

No ‘Newport Torpedo’

On March 14, 1898 it was reported in newspapers across the country that Lieutenant Commander McLean, commander of the torpedo station, said that there was no such thing as a “Newport torpedo,” in response to much speculation that the USS More...

'Second Nuclear Age'

In “Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age,” Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes, both professors of strategy at the Naval War College, examine the long-term implications of expanding nuclear arsenals and new proliferation in Asia. More...

Past Parade Grand Marshals

2013 George Jones 2012 Charles “Chaz” Donovan 2011 Raymond J. Lynch, Jr. 2010 Michael C. “Chad” Donnelly 2009 Kiki Finn 2008 James F. Mahoney 2007 Leo F. Downey 2006 Christopher J. More...

Learning to Play ‘The Pipes’–One of History’s Difficult Instruments

By Meg O’Neil   On Saturday, Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernian Pipes & Drums Band will step out onto Broadway for what might be their most anticipated gig of the year.  More...

Parade Order of March

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An Irish Lullaby (Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra)

Over in Killarney Many years ago, Me Mither sang a song to me In tones so sweet and low. Just a simple little ditty, In her good ould Irish way, And l’d give the world if she could sing That song to me this da More...