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Planting Extravaganza at Ballard Park

This overhead view shows the over one-acre site in Ballard Park’s Quarry Meadow that was prepared for daffodil bulbs and wildflower seeds. An army of volunteers planted 18,000 daffodils on Monday, Oct. 27. “We had a wide assortment of folks this morning, including members of the city’s buildings and grounds staff, Newport Preservation Society gardeners, Newport Restoration Foundation staff, and […]

Council Supports Referendum Lawsuit

City councilors have thrown their support behind a civil lawsuit filed by three Newporters that questions the constitutionality of the casino referendum that will appear only on the statewide portion of November’s ballot. Attorney R. Daniel Prentiss represents plaintiffs Deborah Arnold, Elizabeth P. de Ramel, and Charles Weishar in the action filed against the Rhode Island Secretary of State in […]


Holiday Harbor Boat Parade

The Newport waterfront community will launch the holiday season with the annual Holiday Illuminated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet on Friday, Nov. 28. The festively lit boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes awarded by the Newport Harbormaster and community judges. Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Powerboat, Best Decorated Sailboat, Best […]

Bye-Bye Bins and Barrels Days

On Saturday, Nov. 1 Newport residents can bring unwanted trash barrels and recycling bins to the Easton’s Beach east parking lot from 8 a.m. – noon. Because the City of Newport will start a new cart-based collection system during the week of Nov. 3 all trash and recycling must be put out in the city-issued carts in order to be […]

Unification Talks on Ballot

Newport and Middletown voters to weigh in on continuing dialogue

On Nov. 4, Newport and Middletown voters will be asked to weigh in on an issue that has elected officials at a political roadblock – a unified high school. The nonbinding question is intended to gauge community support, said Middletown Councilor Richard Adams, who introduced the Unified High School Exploratory Committee in 2013. Committee member Bob Power, who on the […]

City Acts on Elevator

The remedy for Newport City Hall’s accessibility issues is beginning to take shape, with a new exterior elevator targeted for completion by next summer. At the council’s meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, a $114,000 contract was inked with RGB Architects of Providence for design, bidding, and construction oversight services for the project. Newport leaders have been aware for several years […]

For What It’s Worth

A recent house call showed the top of a Hossier cabinet. Originally invented around 1899, this all-purpose kitchen cabinet was used extensively throughout the U.S. I remember my grandmother’s cabinet in her farmhouse in S.W. Georgia. The one pictured is from the 1920’s and missing the bottom. Although its value is probably under $100, it might appear at M.O.M.A. by […]


NBS Annual Meeting The Norman Bird Sanctuary is holding it annual meeting and volunteer appreciation party at Newport Vineyards on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event includes wine tasting and light fare. RSVP at After-School Adventure Children ages 5 – 7 are invited to After-School Adventure on Thursday afternoons at 3:45 p.m. from Nov. 20 – Dec. […]