On the Road to Success



Protecting the Piping Plovers



Recent sightings of six Piping Plovers in the Sachuest Beach and Third Beach areas. Have given hope to local conservationists that a successful nesting season is possible for this endangered species. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members and volunteer nest monitors have roped-off potential nesting sites on both beaches. According to Ryan Kleinert, USFWS Piping Plover Coordinator, “It is […]

Debate on Casino Heats Up



Although the Newport City Council will not turn its full attention to casino gambling until its May 28 meeting, councilors were given a preview at their session on Wednesday, May 14 as to some residents’ strong feelings against the proposal by developers to transform the Newport Grand slots parlor into a boutique casino with table games. Before such a plan […]

Fiscal House Gets Put In Order



With the academic year moving toward its close, the Newport School Committee discussed office staffing, budgets, and graduation rates at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13. In personnel matters, the committee debated whether an accountant should be added in the schools’ business office. Most on the committee agreed that assistance is needed in light of the office’s significant […]

Arts and Artists in the Spotlight



At the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) annual meeting at the Newport Art Museum on Monday, May 12, the arts and local artists were in the spotlight. The evening’s program began and closed with dance routines by the Rhode Island Ballet Theatre and welcoming remarks were offered by Terry Dickinson, ACA president, Lisa Goddard, Newport Art Museum […]

More than 30,000 Hours of Service in 2014



Newport Hospital recently recognized the commitment of the hospital’s 262 volunteers at an awards luncheon that highlighted their accomplishments. The reception, held at the Officers’ Club at Naval Station Newport, showcased all hospital volunteers, with special attention for those reaching milestones and to the volunteers receiving “Shining Star” awards. Dedication and commitment were key attributes of the recipients of the […]

ALN Recaps Busy Year



The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its 2014-2015 annual meeting on Tuesday, May 6. ALN, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Newport and serving as an unbiased resource for information on the issues of importance to the community, greeted its members and guests for an informal recap of its past year’s activities and plans for the […]

NEWS BRIEFS



Under Construction During the week of May 12 the public services department announce the following construction updates: nNational Grid will be working on gas main installations and gas service laterals along Broadway. nEast Coast Landscaping & Construction, Inc. will begin work to install a restroom, park amenities, and sidewalk/roadway improvements on Narragansett Avenue where it intersects the Cliff Walk. nInstallation […]

For What It’s Worth



Mr. Santi: My family came from Fall River in the early 20th century. We have an old Fall River Atlas dated 1883 from my family. It is in pretty rough shape but all the pages are there, it’s just very loose. What is it worth? — Philip C. Philip: Many American cities produced atlas’s depicting street maps and engravings of […]

GUEST EDITORIAL

A Regional School Experience

A ttending a regional school district was a progressive step in my educational growth. In the spring of 2004, I graduated from Chariho High School. When I arrived as a freshman at college in the fall of that year, I had to explain to my out-of-state classmates that Chariho was not a town in Rhode Island, but rather an acronym […]