June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

A Celebration of History

On Saturday, June 21, spectators and marchers lined Broadway as the 375th anniversary parade made its way to Washington Square. Along the way, many attendees could be heard praising the spirited community event. More...

Cliff Walk Ribbon Cutting

With Mother Nature’s bright sunny skies seemingly offering an apology for Hurricane Sandy’s destructive march up the East Coast in October of 2012, state and local officials gathered on T More...

MLK Center Shows Its Appreciation

At the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s annual meeting on June 25, the Keeper of the Dream awards and the Volunteers of the Year awards were presented.  More...

Middletown Races Set

The deadline to declare candidacy for the November 4 general election has come and gone, and the results are in for Middletown. More...

Zoning Board Talks Parking

Among several petitions entertained by the Newport Zoning Board of Review at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 23, was a request for a variance to the offstreet parking requirements in converting a vacant retail shop at 523 Thames St. More...

Washington Square: Birthplace of Newport

Newport has been many things over its lifetime: a Gilded Age resort, a post-World War II Navy town, and an important destination for historic tourism. More...

Photography Unites History

A new exhibit showcasing the urban landscape of Newport through the centuries will open July 4 at Colony House. More...

Local DAR in National Spotlight

For more than 100 years, the Aquidneck Island chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has paid a graveside tribute to Declaration of Independence signer William Ellery. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of its summer series on June 24. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Big Questions – Little Input

An informational forum about Newport and Middletown high school unification let locals ask questions concerning the Nov. More...

GOP Candidate to Challenge Paiva Weed

A dark-horse Republican candidate suddenly emerged at Newport City Hall as the June 25 4 p.m. deadline for candidacy filings drew near and announced he would challenge entrenched state Senate President M. More...

General Assembly Highlights

n 2015 budget signed into law; governor orders removal of Sakonnet Bridge tolls   More...

NPEF Honors Education

Last week, the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards and the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) scholarship were presented at a ceremony held at Regatta Place during the foundation fundraiser.  More...

Little League Wins

State Representative Peter Martin presented Newport Little League with a $2,000 donation from the State House of Representatives. The presentation was made prior to the newly-merged league’s first All-Star game on Tuesday, June 24.  More...

City Licensing Roundup

The following businesses were among those with license applications approved by the Newport City Council in June:  Bele Mer – Entertainment license renewal, Class A & B.  More...

Committee Targets Spring Conservation

Local citizens and representatives from civic organizations have formed a committee which hopes to purchase and conserve as a public open space the site currently occupied by Coffey’s Garage. More...

William Ellery – Newport’s Famous Patriot

His signature was not the first or the largest, but William Ellery of Newport was among the 56 men who forged the history of our nation as a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Living to the age of 93, Ellery (1727-1820) was at the heart More...

Hitchcock Films to Screen

The Newport Public Library Film Series returns in July and August with four classic films directed by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Filmed between 1945 and 1951, the movies star Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, and Gregory Peck. More...

On the Waterfront

Newport Bermuda Race Report   More...

New Arrivals

Raleigh and Meg Brennan of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Jameson Loftus Brennan on June, 19, 2014.  Matthew and Kristen Caisse of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Owen Lucas Caisse on June 19, 2014. More...