USA Keeps the Cup

A Safe Place to Live

Newport, per capita, according to statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was ranked fourth out of the 37 towns and cities in the State of Rhode Island reporting violent crime in 2012. The data concerning violent crime in the City by the Sea was, on its face, startling. “I do not believe for a moment that Newport has […]

Understanding Complete Streets

As we approach the first anniversary of the Washington Square charrette, it is useful to revisit its primary recommendations and review developments that have occurred and other complementary efforts that are underway. Change comes slowly, and sometimes the most important change is the education of community members and the evolution of their thinking. The City of Newport has taken a […]

Hyatt Hotel Seeks to Add 25-Slip Marina

Some potentially big changes could be coming to Newport’s harborscape. The Hyatt Regency on Goat Island has formally requested permission from the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to construct a 25-slip marina off the northeast corner of its property. According to plans on file with CRMC, One Goat Island LLC, which operates the Hyatt Regency Newport, is hoping to expand […]

Oracle Rallies to Hold on to Cup

Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing Team pulled off an unprecedented come from-behind victory in the waters of San Francisco Bay, capping off what turned out to be a rollickingly captivating America’s Cup finale. Down 1-8 and facing certain defeat at the hands of a skilled New Zealand Team Emirates, skipper Jimmy Spithill’s Oracle crew managed to win eight straight races – […]

Regionalization Debated

In Middletown, the School Committee began its monthly meeting calendar on Thursday, Sept. 19 with praise for extraordinary teaching, consideration of bus crowding, and debate about regional school models. Reporting on the schools’ opening, Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger remarked, “We’re excited about the school year.” Success for the 117 students who participated in the MOST summer intervention program was attributed to […]

Group Wants Radio Tracking

A Newport neighborhood group is asking the city to examine the feasibility of joining the island’s two other communities in utilizing radio tracking technology to speed the rescue of “wandering” residents. At their Aug. 5 board meeting, members of The Point Association voted to approve a resolution that urges City Councilors to consider arming first responders with a radio-based tracking […]


Collaborating for a Healthier Newport The Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force is working on the issues the community faces regarding drugs, alcohol and other substances. Input is welcome at a public meeting to be held Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. For more information, contact Task Force coordinator, Ben Ellcome at CPR Training […]

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 22 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 137 calls. Of those, 73 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 51 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 9 patients refused aid once EMS arrived on the scene. Fire apparatus was used for 194 responses: Station 1 – Headquarters/Rescue1 […]

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 22, the Newport Police Department responded to 630 calls. Of those, 114 were motor vehicle related; there were 90 motor vehicle violations issued and 24 accident reports. Police responded to 2 calls regarding fireworks, 4 suicide calls including one at the Pell Bridge and assisted with a deceased person at […]