Reaching Out

Howington Eyes New Post

Newport City Manager Jane Howington is one of several candidates being considered for a city manager job in Brunswick, Ohio. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported this week that Howington had submitted her application for the post over the winter and she is now one of a select pool of candidates being publicly considered. Hired just under two years ago to […]

House Tour Showcases Architectural Gems

As a repository of significant works by some of this country’s most important architects, Newport could rightfully be considered the “Metropolitan Museum of American Architecture.” The city is also the home of many buildings from each architectural era, from the settlement of North America by Europeans in the 17th century through the Art Deco movement of the 1920s. The 2014 […]

City Prepares to Market Vacant Schools

For decades, the three stood proudly at their posts in Newport. Thousands of children came and went. Fond, lasting memories were forged. Today the three still stand, but in silence and alone. The three school buildings, Coggeshall, Cranston-Calvert and Underwood, were rendered obsolete for today’s children by the new Claiborne Pell Elementary School on Dexter Street. But while the schools […]

Eagle Award

April Newport Gallery Night

Join the Newport Gallery Organization in celebrating its 14th season by attending Gallery Night on Thursday, April 10 from 5 – 8 -.m. Highlights of April Newport Gallery Night include a showing at Sheldon Fine Art of distinguished artist Rowenna Anderson. A diverse group of 12 artists and close friends are featured at Spring Bull Gallery’s “Art by the Dozen.” […]

Best of Show

Joel Dunn’s pencil drawing of a mallard duck captured the “Best of Show” in the recent Rhode Island Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Dozens of the more than 600 entries comprise a traveling show that will be at the Sachuest Wildlife Center in June. For more about the contest, see page16. For more information on the national competition or the results, […]


Life of the Mind: Autism Update

Redwood Library’s Life of the Mind Salon series will present Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, on “Introducing the Work and Vision of the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment” on Thursday, April 17. He will examine the autism spectrum, give an overview of RI-CART, and discuss how people can become more informed about and […]

Budget Proposal Would Raise Middletown Property Taxes

The Middletown Town Council, at its April 7 meeting, received a $70 million fiscal 2015 budget proposal that would raise property taxes by 28 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for homeowners and by 37 cents for commercial property owners If the plan were to be approved, the town budget would jump to $70 million from $65.8 million in the […]