Keep Your Eye on the Ball



Photographer Fills ‘Green Space’ at Airport



A piece of Fort Adams captured in a forgotten photograph from nearly 15 years ago is on display on the walls of T.F. Green Airport in Warwick for a whole new traveling audience to see. Three photos that haven’t been seen in years, taken by Newport photographer Alexander “Sandy” Nesbitt, are part of a provocative exhibit at the airport through […]

City Ponders Potholes



Even though the advent of spring may soon make this year’s relentless winter a distant memory, the weeks of snow and ice left a legacy that the warm sun can’t fix: potholes. Any driver can attest to the current epidemic of bumps in the road, but a resolution of the Newport City Council co-sponsored by Councilors John Florez, Marco Camacho […]

Bill Filed for Marine Police Unit



A second, more ambitious bill creating a new state marine safety patrol with full police powers, in addition to adding new state mooring fees on top of existing local fees, has been filed in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. And, as with an earlier version submitted on Jan. 29 and later withdrawn, the measure was greeted with no enthusiasm […]

Drinking Water Tops DEM’s Meeting



The precious water we drink. World War III might be fought over it someday, but Aquidneck Island communities are fighting now to improve its quality and sustain its depths. Nine source reservoirs that supply the Newport water system are located in Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Little Compton and Tiverton, and the state does not want them tapped out. On Tuesday, March […]

Thompson Student-Faculty Faceoff



Island B Platform Tennis Championship



Eident To File Complaints Against Councilors



The company that managed the Newport Marathon for the last six years plans to file ethics and open meetings complaints against four city councilors after they voted to grant a license for the 2015 race to a competing events management company on Wednesday, March 18. Eident Sports Marketing faults Councilors Lynn Ceglie, John Florez, Justin McLaughlin and Naomi Neville for […]

Local Legislators Discuss 2015 Session



Consolidation of services, latenight legislative maneuverings, and voting issues were among the topics of the day when Newport’s League of Women Voters convened members of the local legislative delegation for a public forum on Saturday, March 21. Reps. Marvin Abney (D-Newport), Dennis Canario (D-Portsmouth), Lauren Carson (D-Newport), Daniel Reilly (R-Portsmouth) and Deborah Ruggiero (D-Jamestown), as well as Sens. Louis Di- […]

For What It’s Worth



A “book mark” was recently brought in to find out if it was worth anything. It was actually a “Cartes De Visite,” a visiting card from the 1860s. The subject was Hamilton Fish, former governor of New York, and father of Stuyvesant Fish (of the Mrs. Fame). Found in a Bible, this photo card has a value of around $25. […]