June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Community Garden Director Receives Award

The League of Women Voters of Newport County has selected Linda Wood as the 2014 recipient of the Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. The award will be presented on June 11 at a reception from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

City Licensing Roundup

At its May 28 regular meeting, the Newport City Council approved the following licenses:  Special Event Licenses   More...

Council Spurns Beach Bond Issue

The Middletown Town Council, at its June 2 meeting, rejected placing a November referendum before town voters on a $2 million bond issue to renovate the main building at Second Beach. More...

Hospital Recognitions

The Newport Hospital recently held its annual employee awards celebration at the Atlantic Beach Club.  More...

Housing Hotline Receives Donation

The Mosaic Club of Newport County recently presented Jimmy Winters, executive director of the Newport Housing Hotline, with a check for $1,000 for the Housing Hotline. More...

‘Maleficent’ Strangely Powerful

Our first sightings of the adult Maleficent, the title character of this Disney retooling of “Sleeping Beauty,” with Angelina Jolie playing the once-upon-a-time evil character, are from low angle shots, making her loom large, powerful and More...

New Arrivals

Kevin and Kristen Gill of Middletown are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aiden Miguel Gill on May 31, 2014. Liam and Jamie Lynch of Tiverton are pleased to announce the birth of their son Miles Liam Lynch on June 2, 2014. More...

Council Attends to Array of Issues

In addition to the headline-grabbing casino and Preservation Society victualing license debates, the Newport City Council dispensed with several other matters during its lengthy regular meeting on Wednesday, May 28.  More...

EDITORIAL

Visiting, and Revisiting, Queen Anne Square

I t's been just about one year since Queen Anne Square was rededicated after a $3 million redesign led by the famed landscape architect Maya Lin.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/   More...

Newport City Council Meetings Schedule

City Council meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. More...

Planning Board Items Progress

The Newport Planning Board focused on several long-term projects at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 2.  More...

June 1, 1782 and 1853: Newport Incorporated

Before the revolution, Newport was the equal of the continent’s most thriving cities in terms of population, wealth and economic activity, and it rivaled New York, Charleston, Philadelphia, and Boston as a flourishing seaport. More...

Horticulture Magic on Horizon

The advent of longer days, graduations, and regatta season can only mean one thing: The Newport Flower Show is just around the corner. More...

On the Waterfront

Volvo Ocean Race   More...