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Breakers Lawsuit Filed

The neighborhood group that has been at the center of opposition to a new welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers has filed suit to stop the project. In a lawsuit filed Friday, March 7 in Newport Superior Court, the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association (BOPNA) argues that the plan, which recently won the approval of the Zoning Board […]

Robotics Competition Engages Future Scientists

During an exciting March weekend in Groton, Conn., 18 local teenagers entered their team-designed robot into intense game competition. The robot, displaying a blue wave and shark logo, rolled into field action for nine matches and three semifinal rounds in a tournament held annually by the nonprofit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), which sponsors youth […]

Parking Changes Proposed

Parking in Newport could take on a new look if a proposal by city staff is put into action. In a report developed by the Parking Continuous Improvement Committee and the Interdepartment Traffic Committee (ITC), City Manager Jane Howington has asked councilors to consider adopting a series of modifications to Newport’s parking policies. If approved, the new program would overhaul […]

Recycling Crown Up for Grabs

Kyle F. Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, had only been on the job since last August and was searching for new ways to generate more local interest in what he’d been hired to do. Then it came to him. “It was early in my tenure on the job. I wanted to do something to raise awareness of the recycling issue. And […]

New Sachuest Photo Blind to Open

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that a photo blind, in the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge’s marsh area will open on March 20, the first day of spring. Located in the southeast corner of the marsh, the blind is situated so that visitors can observe wildlife species from the edge of their habitats. It will be open […]

Programs at Bird Sanctuary

On Saturday, March 15, from 6-7 p.m. the Norman Bird Sanctuary will be presenting an American Woodcock program. A short indor slide show ill be shown by NBS staff member, Rachel Hobart, followed by an evening walk to witness the “sky dance” performed by male species members. This program is appropriate for ages 8 and up, and light refreshments will […]

Harvester Issues Continue

Sidelined since last summer, Newport’s seaweed harvester will need what city officials are describing as “significant repairs” before it can venture back onto the sand. The $325,000 contraption, which has been beset with problems since it was first brought on line in 2009, suffered a mechanical breakdown while making one of its beach cleaning runs last summer. According to City […]

Triplett, Kennedy Schools Eyed for Early Learning

With the brand new Pell Elementary School already filled with pupils, the Newport School Committee must find other space to house an early learning center for preschoolers. So far, the two leading alternatives seem to be renovating the former Triplett Elementary School on Broadway or renting the former Kennedy School on West Main Road in Middletown. “Triplett, out of all […]

Francis M. Lacerda, 74,

of MidJoseph W. Huston, 53, of Providence, formerly of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later time.