The Largest Tall Ship



City Looks Ahead



With the resignation of Newport City Manager Jane Howington due to take effect at the end of the month, the City Council has tapped Solicitor Joseph Nicholson Jr. as her temporary replacement, effective July 25. As is often the case with personnel matters, the council met in closed executive session on July 2 to lay plans for filling the gap. […]

America’s Favorite Pastime with Sunset League



Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, and for many nothing screams summer quite like the crack of a baseball bat. While the thrill of rooting for the Red Sox is terrific, nothing beats a live local game. Luckily, baseball is played across Newport multiple times daily, with players from youngsters to seasoned veterans taking to the […]

Quest For Navy Land Resumes



Middletown Council members have decided to ask for the support of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation in purchasing the former Navy Lodge at the corner of West Main Road and Coddington Highway. The surplus Navy property became available through the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program in February of 2010. Middletown has been negotiating for the parcel for several years […]

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Gloria Gemma Fundraiser



Buskers Irish Pub and Restaurant recently hosted the fourth annual “Beards for Boobs” fundraiser event which benefited the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Nearly 100 people gathered to cheer on 11 men who had either their beards or heads shaved. “Beards for Boobs is organized chaos,” laughed Brian Curry, a Newport resident who is one of the event creators. […]

MLK Reaching Out — Even Further



To meet the ever-increasing need in Newport County, major renovations at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center were recently completed to bring the facility up to date and greatly improve food pantry services. “We wanted to enhance the MLK, which means enhancing the quality of life for the community,” Executive Director Marilyn Warren said. The June 25 ribbon […]

Drive-Throughs and Stone Walls Head to Council



Two sets of proposed zoning ordinance amendments have received the blessing of the Newport Planning Board and will now make their way to City Council for final consideration. At its monthly meeting on Monday, July 7, board members gave the go-ahead for new provisions concerning drive-through restaurants and historic stone walls. Attorney Turner Scott took the lead in lobbying the […]

NEWS BRIEFS



Berries & Bubbles The Berries & Bubbles Brunch will be held at St. Clare-Newport on Sunday, July 13 from 11 a.m. -1p.m. A light brunch with the best the season has to offer will be served. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $20 per person or $50 for a family of three or more. St. Clare-Newport is located […]