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Hourly Waiver Granted

Neighbors objecting to noise emanating from summertime events at the Newport Yachting Center made some noise of their own during the City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, May 14. Several residents of Commercial Wharf appeared before the council to lodge their objections to the adjacent Yachting Center’s request for a one-time waiver of the hourly restrictions spelled out in its […]

Planting Time: Best Choices for Your Garden

The most important bit of information I can impart for this spring is to run – do not walk – to the local nurseries. The warmth of the sun becomes steadier and steadier daily, and the time to plant is now. Our chances of having a late frost (I am crossing my fingers), hopefully, are nonexistent. Each garden center on […]

Middletown Turns to Voters

The Middletown Town Council kicked off its meeting on Monday, May 19, with a budget review workshop. Councilors held a question and answer session covering the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Budget proposals were presented by the community services, public safety, and parks and recreation departments, as well as by the tax assessor and town clerk. A public hearing on the budget […]

IYRS Graduation and Launching Day

In what might be the most unusual aspect of any graduation ceremony nationwide, the boatbuilding students at the International Yacht Restoration School will launch the vessels they have built and restored during the course of their training on Saturday, May 31, following commencement in Restoration Hall. For both Newport and the school, the graduation has become a community celebration, attracting […]


St. Columba’s Garden Party

Parishioners at St. Columba’s in Middletown are readying for the 23rd annual English Garden Party, set across the grounds of the historic church at 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Saturday, June 7. The soirée will include the signature Devonshire cream tea, a return appearance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, the chapel flower festival competition, a full slate […]

Newport Furniture Enthusiasts’ Tour

Join Newport furniture maker Jeffrey Greene, of the Ball & Claw, and fellow furniture enthusiasts on a tour of some of the city’s most important collections and historic buildings on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Hunter House. Anyone with an interest in Newport’s legendary Goddard and Townsend cabinetmakers will enjoy viewing these world-renowned collections and visiting the […]

Lucy’s Hearth Eyes Move to New Location

The local 24-hour emergency shelter, Lucy’s Hearth, is considering a move from its current location in Middletown. Lucy’s Hearth, at 913 West Main Road, has worked within the community for the past three decades to provide shelter for women in crisis, and later help their clients with the transition to affordable housing. In 1984, St. Lucy’s Parish leased its convent, […]


‘Estate Sale of the Century’ The Newport Garden Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 31, with a fundraising sale of select home, garden, and attic treasures to benefit the proposed Centennial Reading Garden in the park outside Newport Public Library. The sale includes antiques, furniture, jewelry, home décor, books, paintings, silver, linens, plants, and garden ornaments. The […]