Getting Ready to Play Ball

Sticker Plan Parked

With the high turnout at the Newport City Council’s regular session on Wednesday, April 23, comments offered at the meeting by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin seemed especially accurate. While commending the Council on its resolution to discourage texting while driving, Kilmartin spoke of the vital role that local government plays in the lives of constituents. “This is […]

­Coyote Issues Growing on Aquidneck Island

One of the truly emotional issues that has surfaced on Aquidneck Island in the past 10 years concerns the local coyote population and the potential public safety issues the animals present. This clever and intelligent species can adapt to any rural, urban or suburban environment. How to address this complex situation has long vexed local and state leaders, as well […]

Lynch Hopes to Present Fresh Face

Lead machine gunner Cormick Lynch, his eyes peeled for danger on the turret of a U.S. Marine Corps Humvee patrolling just outside of Fallujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, suddenly felt the jolt of an exploding anti-tank mine. Though injured, Lynch survived the 2006 blast. But three of his fellow Marines did not. On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Lynch, now 29 […]

St. Pat’s Parade Winners Honored

Newporters love a the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and those who participate are appreciated. Awards were presented in more than a dozen categories at the Extreme Brewing Co. on Thursday, April 24. The newly-formed AOH men’s singers from the Hibernian Hall added an extra Irish flair to the evening of celebration. Joe Brady, David Kerins and Wick Rudd crooned […]

Former Gull Garcia Gets the Call

Greg Garcia, key player in the Newport Gull’s 2009 New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship run, has been called to the 25-man roster of the St. Louis Cardinals, defending National League champions. As Garcia embarks on his latest opportunity at the Major League level, he joins a half dozen former Gulls who have achieved the dream of playing at baseball’s […]


HopArts Studio Trail Artists are featured this month at Spring Bull Gallery, starting with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. This diverse group of exhibitors from southern Rhode Island includes painters, fiber artists, sculptors, potters, wood turners, and jewelers. This special show is a precursor to the annual HopArts Studio Trail, happening on Oct. […]

Zoning Board Sides with Innkeepers

During a lengthy meeting on Monday, April 28, the Newport Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved numerous requests for special use permits and variances to zoning regulations. A large part of the meeting saw spirited arguments surrounding proposed renovations to a barn adjacent to the Samuel Durfee House, a historic five-bedroom bed and breakfast at 352 Spring St. Owners and […]

Board Approves Vintage Car Museum

On Monday, April 28, the Zoning Board assented to a special use permit to allow for the conversion of the existing first floor retail and business space at the Audrain Building, 220 – 232 Bellevue Ave., into a museum for the display of vintage automobiles. The Audrain was constructed in 1902 and was designed by renowned architect Bruce Price. The […]

1912: Teen Inherits $500,000 from Summer Visitor

Boston Daily Globe May 1, 1912 – Miss Dorothy Bateman, 19, and her father, Mr. Sidney Bateman, returned from Baltimore by train this morning, where they had been summoned because of the bequest of $500,000 left in his will by the late Ross R. Winans. The gift was a reward of kindness on the part of Miss Bateman and her […]