B’way Gets More Chaotic

Fire and police personnel are pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 136-140 Broadway, where a crack appeared in the western exterior wall of the Salvation Cafe building, which is adjacent to Newport Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s parking lot. The incident prompted an evacuation of the buildings, the closure of Broadway in that vicinity, and the dismantling of the brick facade […]

Out of STEAM?

A proposal to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Charter School to Aquidneck Island will have to wait. Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) officials on Tuesday notified members of the Newport County STEAM Academy (NCSA) that their application to locate a science and arts-based private school at the Boys and Girls Club in Historic Hill would […]

Offshore Wind Not Without Controversy

They will stretch 660 feet above the waters off Block Island, measuring 24 stories taller than the “Superman building” on Westminster Street in downtown Providence. As the United States’ first offshore wind farm, they are historic; the realization of goals set by the Obama administration to increase the country’s renewable energy resources, they will produce 100 million kilowatt hours annually. […]

Museum Licensing Questioned

A recently-issued city directive is throwing doubt over the ability of museums and tourist attractions to sell food onsite without proper approvals from the City Council. In a letter dated Sept. 25 and addressed to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Beechwood Art Museum, and the owners of Belcourt of Newport, City Clerk Kathy Silvia wrote that “the City is […]

Dr. John Clarke Tribute

Rhody Awards For Historic Preservation

Architectural historian John Tschirch and the Newport Historical Society’s mobile web-based tour were recently honored at the fifth annual Rhode Island Preservation Celebration. The Rhody Awards, chosen by Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission from nominations by the public, honor individuals, organizations, and projects in recognition of their contributions to the preservation of Rhode […]

Inaugural Sharkfest Swim

Raimondo Emphasizes Innovation

It’s a little after 11 a.m. when Gina Raimondo pulled into the parking lot of the Middletown Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 26. The likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate moved quickly, mixing small talk with her staff and passers-by. Earlier in the day, an article appeared in Rolling Stone magazine that took aim at Raimondo for what some believe to be […]


Hoedown for Hunger Join the East Bay Food Pantry on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Barn at Mount Hope Farm. Kick up your heels to the lively music of The Goat Ropers, learn to line dance and feast on dinner catered by Lynne Turnbull of 195 Franklin. Tickets are $75 per person and can be […]

Breathing Life into US Sailing

I t’s been just over a week since Oracle Team USA pulled off what’s been described as one of the greatest come-from-behind victories ever witnessed in sports. But almost as soon as it was over, it began anew. On Monday, Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club was named the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup, setting up yet another […]