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Driver in Pell Bridge Crash Dies



An elderly driver who was involved in a head-on collision on the Newport Pell Bridge on Christmas Eve has succumbed to his injuries. Police say that Elijah Swift, 75, of Exeter suffered serious injuries after his pickup truck crossed the center line of the bridge shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Traveling in his path was Warwick resident, […]

Juried Show Preparations Under Way



The Newport Art Museum’s Annual Members Juried Exhibition does not open until Feb. 8, but the activity level at the museum is already ramping up. The museum hosts 16 changing exhibitions each year but this is the only juried show – and it draws major attention. Over 300 entries are expected, with close to one-third chosen for showing. The New […]

Farley Requests Raise Ire



A slew of freedom of information requests, and the resulting bill issued to one member of the City Council, sparked a flurry of questions through e-mail and social media last week. When Councilor Michael T. Farley placed a request from the city administration for information that he said was proving to be elusive, he was pleasantly surprised by the quick […]

Maud Howe Elliott’s Everlasting Impact



Affluent Gilded Age homes in Newport and across the country were chock full of imported European art – the only type worthy of any recognition, according to the dictum of the day – and it wasn’t until an effort led by Maud Howe Elliott developed a nationwide appreciation for the work of American artists, that their pieces were displayed with […]

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Council to Renew Strategy Sessions



With the new year upon us, City Council members have resolved to once again engage in a series of strategic planning sessions. Calling it a vital part of their ongoing responsibility to ensure that the city remains on the right track, Newport Mayor Henry F. Winthrop said that he’s looking forward to picking up where the council left off during […]

Health and Safety Classes



The Newport County YMCA will be offering numerous health and safety classes in January. * A CPR/AED First Aid class will be offered Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. and on the second Thursdays of subsequent months. This is a Red Cross class that covers lay responder adult, child and infant CPR, AED and standard First Aid. * Lifeguard training […]

Special Trash Collections



Newport: Christmas trees and yard waste will be collected curbside in Newport during the week of Jan.13 on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day. Do not put the tree in a plastic bag, and remove all ornaments, tinsel, garland and lights. This is the last yard waste collection until the week of March 17. Regular trash and recycling collections are delayed […]

Art Museum Winter Speaker Series



The Newport Art Museum has announced the line-up for its popular Winter Speaker Series that kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 11. The theme of the series is “Transformation-ism” and features lectures by some of the foremost experts on change in politics, art, and history. Lectures are held Saturdays at 2 p.m. in the museum galleries. Member ticket price is $10 […]