Here We Come A-Caroling

Fun and Adventure at Redwood Children’s Library

At a time when libraries nationwide bemoan dwindling patronage, decry the forsaking of books for electronic media, and indeed question their very relevance, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum’s Children’s Library is experiencing record growth in both programming and attendance. The Children’s Library has opened its arms to the public, embracing the outreach model adopted in recent years by the parent […]

Paolino Says Grand Talks Go On

Developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr. said this week that he is “still in the middle” of negotiations to buy Newport Grand but that he hopes to conclude the talks by the end of this year. “If the numbers work, I’d still like to develop the property into an entertainment center,” Paolino told Newport This Week in an interview. “But it’s […]

Breakers Arguments Finalized

Attorneys File Welcome Center Briefs

Following up on three nights of hearings in early December before the Newport Zoning Board of Review, attorneys from both sides of the welcome center debate have presented their final findings and written arguments for consideration. The Preservation Society of Newport County is asking the board to issue a special use permit to operate a proposed visitors’ facility at The […]

Touro Congregation Lights Menorah

In a ceremony that predates George Washington in Newport, Congregation Jeshuat Israel hosted a Chanukah Candle Lighting Party at the Levi Gale House on Dec. 21. Speaking of generals and admirals, Admiral P. Gardner Howe, III, President of the U.S. Naval War College, and his wife were guests of honor at the Menorah lighting. The Admiral, another officer and Capt. […]

Thompson Student’s Art on City Card

Middletown Explores Shorter February Vacation

In 2016, Middletown students may see their traditional week-long February break shortened. The new schedule, proposed by Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger, aligns with the updated calendar provided by the Rhode Island School Superintendents, Association. The proposal would not change the number of days (180) students attend school. “It shortens the break, with Monday and Tuesday off, but not the rest of […]

Panera Bread Newport Steps Up for Kids

Girls All Dolled Up

You simply can’t bring $100- $125 American Girl dolls and their Fifth Avenue wardrobes to the Recreation Center for a party. That is why Carol Mureddu of the city’s Recreation Department held the fourth annual American Girl party at the Edward King House on Sunday afternoon. “The King House is a little bit more effective for the party,” said Mureddu. […]