Maher Center Presents



“Bigger arms! Hold that! Remember that. Don’t forget. Wider, wider. Use your fingers in a circle.” “Shake your arms out. Great! Goose bumps! I’m getting goose bumps.” Twenty people raise their hands almost simultaneously and, given their various positions and abilities, this is no small feat. For members of the James L. Maher Center, a big hand after a song […]

Sex Abuse Alleged at St. George’s



St. George’s School, the elite, coeducational boarding school that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean from its Middletown perch, confirmed on Dec. 15 that for nearly a year it has been independently investigating alumni allegations of “sexual misconduct” during the 1970s and 1980s. In a Nov. 2 letter to alumni, Head of School Eric F. Peterson and trustee Chair Leslie Bathgate Heaney […]

School Deficit Settled

Officials Addressing Past, Present and Future Budgets

Newport City Councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday, Dec. 9, to appropriate $708,000 to eradicate a lingering school deficit from 2014-15. The vote was 6-0, with Councilor Kathryn Leonard not in attendance. Councilors balanced out the books for the schools’ 2015 fiscal year by transferring monies from Newport’s general fund balance. The city had originally agreed to issue a loan to […]

‘Tis the Season



Decorated Doorways and Windows Reflect Spirit of the Season



If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the decorated windows and doorways all over town. The displays of greenery and Christmas spirit showcase the city’s distinctive architecture and elements in designs only seen at this time of year. The annual doorway decorating contest drew a great response, according to committee chair Katie Ahearne. […]

Rogers Signs Off After Six Years at WADK



Six years after David Rogers first sat at the microphone at Newport’s WADK, the host of the station’s Open Forum program has signed off. A few weeks shy of his 50th birthday, Rogers wrapped up his last broadcast on Friday, Dec. 11. He concluded his ongoing conversation with listeners that has ranged from local politics to international military strategy. Although […]

Trinity Project Receives Go-Ahead



Trinity Episcopal Church’s proposal to erect a new multi-purpose structure at the site of its Carr-Rice building at 23 Mill St. won the support of Newport’s Historic District Commission at the board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The demolition of the existing building was OK’d in November, and architectural plans for the new construction were accepted on Tuesday following […]

Discover Newport Gets Award



Discover Newport recently received a “Platinum Choice Award” for excellence by Smart Meetings magazine, the meeting industry’s resource for meeting professionals. “The national meetings industry is very competitive. I am proud that our team has been recognized with this award as it points out the hard work they put forth every day to support our hospitality industry,” said Evan Smith, […]

Call for Artists



Spring Bull Gallery is asking local artists to express their favorite line of poetry in art. The call for artists should be inspired by verse, a line or a poem. The non-juried show, “Poetry in Art,” will be on exhibit from Jan. 2 -31. The maximum size of work is limited to 120 inches circumference, including frame. Three dimensional works […]

Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award



Judy McLennan, of Portsmouth, has been nominated for the 2016 Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award, which recognizes those making significant contributions to volunteer, educate, advocate or simply encourage others to explore the world of sailing. This year, for the first time, winners will receive a $5,000 grant to continue their efforts within the sailing community, in addition to being honored […]