Digging Out

In The Wake of the Storm…

Concert Dialogue Continues

Promotor Michele Palmieri responds to Ft. Adams concerns

At a Jan. 21 public workshop on the proposal to relocate Newport Yachting Center music performances to Fort Adams, proponents and opponents of the plan filled the cafeteria of Pell Elementary School to offer their comments to City Council. Michele Maker Palmieri, president and CEO of Newport Waterfront Events, is hoping to move the Newport Concert Series to the fort […]

DiPalma Strives to Help Kids

State Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, DMiddletown, cares about Rhode Island’s less fortunate children. You can tell by the emotion in his voice when he talks about his work involving the troubled and often controversial state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). “Part of what we have to do as legislators is to be the eyes, ears and mouth for […]

Firm to Estimate Costs of Water Expansion


The Middletown Town Council has voted unanimously to authorize the town to hire the engineering firm of Weston & Sampson to provide assistance in the potential expansion of the public water supply to the east side. The proposed contract – to estimate the costs, the scope and the problems of bringing improved drinking water from Newport and the lines to […]

For What It’s Worth

An unusual book was brought in recently: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. This leather bound volume was privately printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr. in 1927, one of 50 copies. Clark, fabulously wealthy son of the senior Clark (Copper King), collected rare books and commissioned private printings. He helped fund the Hollywood Bowl and founded the L.A. Philharmonic in […]


Valentine Dance Benefit The Newport Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Valentine Dinner Dance on Friday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Atlantic Beach Club ballroom. Music will be provided by Beyond Therapy, a group of doctors guaranteed to cure the winter blues. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at the hospital. Tickets are $50 […]

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held Monday, Jan. 26 at the Newport Police Station. The court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking and traffic violations. There were 47 matters on the docket: n12 cases concerned open containers, drinking in public; 10 of these cases were continued and two cases were dismissed. n Six cases […]

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 25, the Newport Police Department responded to 455 calls. Of those, 120 were motor vehicle related; there were 101 motor vehicle violations issued, and 19 accident reports. The police also responded to 6 noise complaints, 9 animal complaints, 26 home/business alarm calls, 1 private tow and 2 incidents of vandalism. […]

Wal-Mart Arson Sentence

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced that George Reddick, 59, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to 20 years of incarceration, with five years to serve and the remainder suspended after he pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree arson. Reddick has been held without bail since his arrest on Feb. 19, 2014 […]