Stellar Performance



Rajeev Ram often appeared airborne Tuesday afternoon as he derailed John Isner’s attempt at a third win at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championship. The unseeded Ram, who won the Van Alen Cup in 2009, defeated No. 1 seed Isner in three sets. The 18th-ranked Isner, who won here in 2011 and 2012, took his loss with the grace of […]

Berkeley Scholars Breathe Life into Whitehall



George Berkeley was a renowned philosopher, mathematician and economist, Irish born and educated, whose ponderings paired him with such intellectual heavyweights as contemporaries John Locke and Sir Isaac Newton. A man of great vision, Berkeley and his wife, Anne, arrived in Newport from London in January of 1729. Their plan was to establish a farm in Middletown, at a house […]

Cell Tower Creating a Buzz



At the height of summer’s foliage, the cell tower on the grounds of Rogers High School may go largely unnoticed by motorists passing through on Old Fort Road or Ruggles Avenue. But to some residents of the neighborhood, construction on the property has been hard to miss. Electrical work currently under way at the tower has prompted complaints about noise […]

Fort Adams Ousts Director



The Fort Adams Trust plans to launch a nationwide search for a new leader in light of its recent decision to “part ways” with its executive director, Richard Nagele. After notifying Nagele on Friday, July 10, the trust’s board of directors issued a press release announcing his departure on Wednesday, July 15. “The Fort Adams Trust has decided to move […]

Broadway Phase Two



At the end of May the top layer of pavement on the east side of Broadway was removed beginning at Courthouse Way near the Fastnet Pub. That first phase of the Broadway Streetscape Project was completed on July 10 with new sidewalks, curbing and fresh asphalt. Construction moved north on July 15 with digging in front of Thompson Middle School […]

Windmill Wednesday



Enjoy a family-friendly event with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill on Wednesday, July 29. Guests can learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island and discover how the windmill works. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while listening to live music from Rory and Ric. The […]

Surf Fest V



A Rat Boy, a Christian, Nikey Mikey, yeah, that’s right: Surf Fest V was held July 11 at Fort Adams with another vintage collection of surfboards scattered on the hillsides to be examined, studied, admired and shared. Under founder Sid Abruzzi’s Waterbrothers brand, the event featured 800 surfboards, 500 skateboards and icons of the genre such as Christian Fletcher, Jason […]

Senior Week



The Edward King House is proud to present the Second Annual Senior Week for Newport County. Senior Week is a revival of the “Newport Holiday for Seniors” originally established by the first Center Director and City of Newport Director of Public Services Helen McLeish in the 1970s. Newport County boasts the largest number of individuals over the age of 75 […]

O’Grady Takes Planning Helm



Armed with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a master’s degree in community planning from the University of Rhode Island, as well as two decades of experience as a senior planner with a national consulting firm, Christine A. O’Grady arrived in Newport on July 13 to take over as the new city planner. “I was looking for a new […]

Newport Grand Sale Closes



In what could turn out to be another step toward the end of casino style slots gambling in Newport, Twin River Management Group (TRMG), owner of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, formally closed on its purchase of Newport Grand on Tuesday, July 14. The purchase price was not disclosed. However, a warranty deed filed at City Hall on July 14 […]