February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Decision on Liquor License Transfer Postponed

Councilors concerned that litigation could remove a license from circulation

Plans to open a Mediterranean restaurant on the waterfront of Lower Thames are on hold pending a complaint filed in Superior Court by abutters. More...

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News Briefs

Portuguese Symbol Meets Irish Parade

Over the past several years, the buttons shown off at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser have been the brightest baubles on the beams.  This year’s offering may be the brightest yet, and the most intriguing .  More...

Hibernians Seek Caddies to Tell Their Tales

“Caddyshack” was not filmed in Newport, but it could have been. More...

ALT Art and Writing Winners

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) announced six student winners in the 2016 Sixteen on Center Art & Writing Contest, held annually to promote the importance and value of a healthy environment to the youth of Aquidneck Island. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 16  Newport Playhouse Show Opens “Romantic Comedy,” Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., prices vary, 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.   More...

29TH ANNUAL Newport Winter Festival

“There’s Snow Place Like Newport!” FEB 17-26

Friday, Feb. 17  Snowman Cookie Decorating Decorate your own cookie and eat it too, Roasted & Brewed Café, 337 Thames St., 12-4 p.m., $5/$3 with bracelet.   More...

12th Annual Illuminated Garden

The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three acre quarry meadow. More...

‘This is Not the End of the Road’

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn of Middletown resigns as Trump’s NSA

After just three weeks serving as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Middletown native retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resigned from the post on Monday, Feb. 13. More...

‘Burger Bender’ Spices Up Winter Festivities

The latest addition to Newport’s playbook of winter events has nothing to do with music or comedy or ice sculptures or polo on the beach, and everything to do with taste buds. For a 10-day stretch beginning on Friday, Feb. More...

Griffin Brings Laughs to Goat Island

Nick Griffin has the elfish look of the kid just handsome enough to get away with stuff all his life, but wise enough – and funny enough – to share his take on the world. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with David McCurdy

David McCurdy, the new development director of the Women’s Resource Center in Newport, comes to his new position after eight years as executive director of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.  More...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Newport and Bristol County is launching an Instagram contest throughout the month of February as part of national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). More...

Washington Square Set for New Lighting

Washington Square’s Eisenhower Park will soon be seen in a whole new light, as the current gas lamps are set to be replaced with historically appropriate LED lighting. More...

Opinion

History Repeating Itself

EDITORIAL

At approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, an 83-year-old Newporter within a crosswalk on Broadway was struck by a northbound vehicle. More...

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Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Sara and Justin Alford of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Patrick Joseph Alford on Feb. 9, 2017.  Diane and Daniel Conway of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Sage River Conway on Feb. 10, 2017.   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

DivorceCare DivorceCare is a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway. The group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic for Thursday, Feb. 16, is anger; the topic for Thursday, Feb. 23, is depression. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Sergei S. Sikorsky, 61, formerly of Newport, passed away Feb. 7, 2017, while restoring his newly purchased boat in Deltaville, Virginia. His unexpected death has been deemed an accidental drowning. More...