State-of-the-Art Plant Opens



Worthy of World Heritage Recognition



Newport is blessed with a broad cultural and architectural heritage. From the city’s rich concentration of colonial houses along Spring Street and in the Point district, to the extraordinary collection of Greek revival and Queen Anne styles on Historic Hill and in the Catherine-Kay neighborhood, to the unsurpassed examples of Gilded Age architecture along Bellevue Avenue, few places can boast […]

Finances Under Scrutiny

Anti-casino group accused of campaign violations

The debate over expanded gaming in Newport took another turn on Monday, Oct. 20, when Superior Court Associate Justice Walter R. Stone presided over an initial hearing regarding a complaint filed by Newport Grand against Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling (CCACG). The action seeks a preliminary injunction and was filed by the Providence law firm of Kelly & Mancini on […]

Middletown Examines Regional Efforts



Just weeks before a ballot question will gauge voter support on a unified high school for Middletown and Newport, two recent decisions on shared services may be emblematic of the future state for Aquidneck Island school districts. Middletown School Committee members unanimously approved the district’s participation in a regional hockey league that includes Rogers High School and Rocky Hill School […]

Manufacturing Career Path Outlined

STEM plan could reboot moribund R.I. industry with full student degrees

Imagine getting an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or even a Ph.D. in manufacturing – for those high school and middle school students who gravitate toward engineering and using their hands. Further, imagine it in Newport County in a state that has seen thousands of manufacturing jobs head overseas or shut down entirely. It’s not stem cell research, but Newport […]

Newport Voters Asked to OK $6 Million in Repair Bonds

ELECTION COVERAGE

Newport voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to authorize the city to issue $6 million in bonds to significantly repair five prominent municipal structures over the next two years. Some of these repairs are needed to address shortcomings under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that sets standards to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to public […]

Campaign Contributions Propel Local Elections



Doing nothing to upend the adage that money is the lifeblood of politics, election officials are saying that this election season will likely go down as one of the most expensive campaign seasons in Rhode Island’s history. In the case of Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, for example, more than $12 million is expected to be spent in both the primary […]

NEWS BRIEFS



Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament The Newport Recreation Department and Boys Town of New England are cosponsoring the 12th annual Thanksgiving Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament is open to boys and girls Middle School teams, and boys and girls teams in grades 6, 7 and 8. There will be eight total divisions of play. All […]

Political Cartoon



Filling the Gap



To the Editor: In response to a letter that appeared in the Oct. 16 edition of Newport This Week from Paul O’Reilly, CEO of Newport Harbor Corp., soonto be former owners of the Newport Yachting Center: We’ve known for quite a while that Mr. O’Reilly has been an opponent of the Newport Entertainment Center proposal. Until now, however, we did […]