Vibrant Berries Add Pop to Winter Landscapes



Trees that produce berries during the winter months provide a burst of color against the contrasting snow in your yard, and are attractive and appealing to birds as well. Just because cold weather has arrived does not mean that it’s too late to plant or transplant a small tree or shrub. You can still plant them before the final frost– […]

Wreaths to Help Lucy’s Hearth



73 Vie to Be Manager



Newport City Councilors hope that a recent two-month advertising campaign has enticed strong interest from the business community as well as those with government experience to be among the 73 applicants expressing interest in the position of city manager. According to Michael J. Coury, Newport human resources administrator, 20 Rhode Island residents applied for the job. Three of them live […]

Labor Contracts Considered



One month after Newport teachers and the School Committee ratified a new contract, the Newport City Council is poised to consider collective bargaining agreements for firefighters and certain managerial city employees. On the agenda for discussion at the council’s Dec. 9 regular session are contracts for the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1080, and the Newport Municipal Employees Association, NEARI, […]

Holiday Cheer at Bowen’s Wharf



Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the 30-foot tree at the 45th annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The whole family can join in caroling, meeting Frosty the Snowman, and Santa and Mrs. Claus at “The North Pole.” Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with Frosty the Snowman. The Christmas carol sing-along begins at […]

Trim-a-Tree Competition



The children’s Trim-a-Tree Competition at The Breakers includes nine tabletop trees decorated by fourth-grade students from the Pell, St. Michael’s Country Day and Cluny schools. The winners will be chosen by visitors, who will be able to vote through Dec. 16. The competition has an environmental theme, with each class having been assigned a habitat to study, which in turn […]

Community Effort Enhances Stone Tower



With its prominent placement in Touro Park, Newport’s Old Stone Tower has stood the test of time, weather and social change. As with all historic landmarks, its preservation requires that it be protected and cared for so that future generations can enjoy that same beauty and mystery. In June of 2013 the board of directors of the Historic Hill Association […]

Breakers Welcome Center in Holding Pattern

Court Hearings Scheduled in December

Almost a year after the Newport Zoning Board of Review approved a special use permit for the construction of a welcome center at The Breakers, the Preservation Society of Newport County has no immediate plans to begin construction. William Landry, an attorney for the Society, told Newport This Week that officials there remain in “prudence mode” while litigation slowly moves […]

Music Honors



On Nov. 21, several Rogers High School musicians auditioned for All-State at Moses Brown. The following made the music ensembles: Dory Cawley-Senior All-State Band Abby Wasylean-Senior All-State Mixed Chorus Owen Martin -Senior All-State Orchestra Mathilde Tash – Senior All-State Women’s Chorus Michael Garvey – 5th Ranked in the state for cello, and Senior All- State Orchestra The Rhode Island Music […]

Navy Provides $1.32 Billion to Local Economy



The presence of the U.S. Navy in Newport has generated an estimated $1.32 billion in economic impact to the area, a 25 percent increase over the previous year’s impact. Figures were finalized for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014. A 24-page report compiled by the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic released in November measures the capital “infused into the local economies […]