Sailing Season Launched



Council Hopefuls Emerge



With nearly five months to go before Newport voters decide the City Council makeup for the next two years, signs which are impossible to ignore already point to a lively campaign. The Newport Canvassing Authority, located on the first floor of City Hall, 43 Broadway, begins accepting “declarations of candidacy” for the November 4 general election on Monday, June 23. […]

All Aboard for ‘Grand Vistas’ at Flower Show



Pack your bags and get ready to set off on a wonderful adventure next weekend at the 19th Annual Newport Flower Show, June 27-29 at Rosecliff. This year’s theme, “Journey – Grand Vistas,” promises spectacular delights inspired by lavish travel across the globe. The show is Newport at its best: stunning, sophisticated, and more than just a little bit showy. […]

School Funding Increased



With only a few weeks remaining before Newport’s budget for the new fiscal year must be complete, the City Council decided on an additional appropriation to the schools during budget negotiations at its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 11. The monies will be figured into a final budget to be voted upon at the end of the month. Councilors are […]

Newport on Parade



As of press time parade participantsincluded the following:Rhode Island Highlanders BagPipes & Drums BandNew London Fire Dept. Pipes &Drums BandNewport AOH Pipes & DrumsKentish Guards Fife & DrumsYankee Volunteers Fife & DrumNavy Band North EastJamestown Fire Dept. with original1800s Newport Fire PumperThompson Middle School BandRogers High School Jazz BandRI Shriner ClownsAOH Men’s ChoirAOH Newport Dennis E. CollinsDivision OneNewport Ladies AOHThe […]

School Committee Hears Recommendations



After concluding its work in studying how Newport officials can better control the costs of running the city and identifying potential areas of increased revenue, the Finance Review Committee (FRC) recently presented its school recommendations to School Committee members at a special workshop. FRC members Ron Becker, Louisa Boatwright, and Ken Nomiyama led the discussions with the leadership on Tuesday, […]

New Group Formed To Boost City’s Future



Local residents and business owners have formed a new group, Residents for Economic Vitality (REV), to effect change and work on issues in Newport. Its mission is a “community effort dedicated to insuring that Newport is the finest city in which to live and work, now and for generations to come.” REV advisory board members Bill Corcoran, John Edick, Matthew […]

NEWS BRIEFS



NIMFest Season Begins The 8th annual NIMFest music series presented by the City of Newport recently announced its 2014 schedule. Concerts run on consecutive Sundays, June 22, through Sept. 7, from 3–6 p.m. at King Park. The concerts are free to the public, made possible by a gift from Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton. Bring a chair or blanket. Also visit […]

EDITORIAL

Waxing Nostalgic Over Whaling

Just about 68 nautical miles to the south and east from the mouth of Narragansett Bay, the island of Nantucket has long reveled in its ties to the whaling industry. There, in many ways, whaling defines not only the island’s past, but also helps to shape its present. A bit closer to home, New Bedford is also steeped with whaling […]

Think Beyond the ‘Boutique Casino’



To the Editor: I write this in response to citizens who have publicly criticized CCACG (Concerned Citizens About Casino Gambling, of which I am a member) for spending money on ads; money, they said, which might have been better spent feeding the poor. I wonder if they ever considered how much money Mr. Paolino has already spent: money spent on […]