Auld Mug Makes a Return Visit

Charter Review Begins

For the first time in nearly six years, a commission tasked with developing recommendations aimed at amending Newport’s governing charter has met to set a course that very well could shape the future direction of the city. Established earlier this year and constituted late last month, the city’s Charter Review Commission carries a specific and sweeping charge: making Newport as […]

Team Newport Muzzy Supports Men’s Health

Their faces were clean-shaven and their enthusiasm was palpable when members of Team Newport Muzzy gathered at The Fifth Element on Broadway in Newport on Saturday night, Nov. 2, to kick off “Movember.” If you’ve ever noticed a moustached man in Newport during November, you may well have encountered team leader Kyle Reichman or one of his team members, all […]

Two Mile Corner Considered

The Middletown Town Council preceded its regular monthly meeting on Monday Nov. 4 , with a presentation on a project that began as a reconstruction of Two Mile Corner and has since broadened its scope to deal with demands by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) to protect and improve local drinking water. Together, the RIDOT and Vanasse […]

Sail Newport Celebrates Oracle Team USA

The evening was billed as “a celebratory congratulations” for Oracle Team USA and a homecoming of sorts for Rome Kirby and several members of the often unsung shore team, which included Rhode Islanders Sean Healey, Amory Ross, Andrew Gaynor, Scott Ferguson, Dirk Kramers, Mark Nicora, and Kate Wilson, but turned into a wider fete of sailing in Newport. Brad Read, […]

Fotolanthropy Movie Goes to Congress

Relay for Life Meeting Planned

The committee for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Aquidneck” will hold a planning meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:45 p.m. in the Middletown High School library. This meeting will kick-off the preparations for the 2014 Relay for Life which will be held overnight, May 16-17 from Friday at 4 p.m. until Saturday at 10 a.m. at […]

Liaison Group Discusses Grants, Unified Schools, and Truancy

With the 2013-14 school year now well underway, members of the Newport School Committee and City Council Liaison Subcommittee met on Monday, Nov. 4 to discuss a range of topics, including walking and biking routes to school; the possibility of a unified school district with Middletown; and a new approach to battling truancy. Newport City Manager Jane Howington told the […]

Hud Awards RI $11.7 Million

As part of a $1.7 billion payment to about 3,100 housing authorities across the country, the federal Housing and Urban Development agency announced last month the funds to be awarded to public housing authorities in Rhode Island was more than $11.7 million that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units for families and seniors. […]


School Committee Meeting Change The next Middletown School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will be at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than previously-scheduled meetings. Taste of Newport Taste of Newport celebrates 30 years of integrating the culinary talents of local chefs with philanthropic fundraising efforts to help families in need on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the annual benefit for […]