Perspectives of War

Not Your Grandfather’s Wars

The recent wars in the Middle East, triggered by the horrors of 9/11, are nothing like either of the two World Wars, although they bear some similarities to Vietnam with regard to counterinsurgency tactics and the greatly increased danger of land mines. Different conflicts require changing strategies, and they leave combat troops with different scars. These new faces of war […]

Mooring Fee Hike Approved

The cost to lease one of the city’s prime mooring spots in Newport Harbor just got more expensive. Following up on a recommendation by the city’s harbormaster to better account for the costs associated with mooring maintenance, council members on Feb. 12 voted 6-1 to approve a proposal to increase the minimum mooring fee by 30 percent for boats under […]

Dancing Kicks Off Irish Celebrations

To mark the opening of the 37th annual Newport Irish Heritage Month, the Irish Heritage Association is hosting its annual Dancing at the Forty Steps event at the east end of Narragansett Avenue on Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. This celebration of life, music, and dancing honors the memories of Newport’s Irish immigrants of the 19th and early 20th […]

Green Eggs and Ham is a Grand Slam

“Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam I Am. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse.” Dr. Seuss With apologies to Dr. Seuss, Sam I Am might like them when the […]

Interest in Unification Lukewarm

The idea of unifying school districts on Aquidneck Island has been an on-again, off-again topic of discussion for many years. Recently Middletown Town Councilors Barbara VonVillas and Richard Adams headed up the Newport County Unified High School Exploratory Committee in hopes of breathing life back into the idea. Although the group reached out to all other Newport County municipalities, Middletown […]

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Science Fair Winners

The advance placement science classes at Rogers High School recently held a science fair. Avianna Guerrero was the overall winner for her project investigating the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the bacterial growth on produce. Second place honors went to Olivia Kutsaftis who studied the amount of radiation present on selected magazine covers. Catherine Hermes placed third by using dry […]


Samantha Augustine, of Portsmouth, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass. Samuel Baines, of Jamestown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Kevin Barrett, of Jamestown, named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University, Winston- Salem, N.C. Whitney C. Blocher, of Middletown, was named to […]

Rogers History Day Winners

Rogers High School recently participated in the National History Day competition held in schools across the country every year. The top two group and individual winners in the main categories will advance to the Rhode Island state finals in April. The winners from that round will advance to Nationals in June at the University of Maryland. Documentary CategoryIndividual1st Place: Gillian […]