For What It’s Worth



A gentleman recently brought in a single “garniture”: there were two but the other fell through a table “and smashed to pieces.” The very heavy marble and bronze object which is totally useless but very beautiful would have graced one of the more opulent Newport Cottages in the early 20th century. The single piece, diminished because one was lost has […]

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Newport School Committee, May 12, 2015



Newport School Committee, May 12, 2015 from David Wolfenden Productions on Vimeo.

Not Just ‘Another Day at the Office’



Visitors to Volvo Ocean Race Village get a chance to find out just what life is like aboard ship at the “Another Day at the Office” exhibit in the dome theater. Comparing shipboard life with a typical day on shore, they quickly discover that even mundane tasks like eating and personal hygiene require a whole new perspective when competing in […]

More Roadwork on Tap



Broadway, America’s Cup Avenue and Memorial Boulevard are not the only Newport thoroughfares due for upgrades this summer. Ayrault, Calvert, and Pleasant streets top this year’s list of those to be rehabilitated through the city’s annual roadway improvement efforts. The City Council approved the contract for 2015 roadwork at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 13. Director of Public Services […]

It’s ‘Bean’ 13 Years, But Collection Finished



When you visit Custom House Coffee in Middletown, don’t just look around; look up. A fantastic collection of vintage coffee tins fills the ledge that circles the perimeter of the store. It was 13 years in the making, but there are no longer any gaps in the row of 200 cans that sits high atop the walls, each more unusual […]

Peregrine Outlines Plans



When the real estate development firm Peregrine Group LLC announced last September that it was purchasing the 3.5 acres of harborfront land comprising the Newport Yachting Center, the company was rather circumspect in revealing its future plans for the property, saying only that it would discontinue entertainment events while focusing on the existing parking and marina businesses there. But Peregrine […]

Newport Teacher of the Year



Newport Public Schools has announced that Thompson Middle School librarian Jennifer Robinson is the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. She has worked in the Newport Public Schools as a library media specialist since 2000, starting as the librarian at the Underwood and Sullivan elementary schools. Jennifer moved to the middle school in 2008.

Middletown Teacher of the Year



Kim D’Arpino was named the 2015 Middletown Teacher of the Year by Middletown Education Collaborative. She is a grade 8 Social Studies Teacher at Gaudet Middle School. D’Arpino taught French in grades 5–8 from 1990-2012. She serves on many schoolwide and district committees and is the social studies head content teacher for grades 5-8.

Pell Family Legacy Honors Students for Excellence in U.S. History



The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced it will continue to administer the Herbert Pell and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History. Established by the Pell family, the Pell Medal is named for Rep. Herbert C. Pell and his son, Sen. Claiborne Pell. It is a testament to their belief that understanding American history is essential to leadership. […]