Trouble on the Hill

Nuisance Houses Targeted

A Newport City Councilor wants to mark nuisance houses with a yellow sticker. Inspired by a program implemented to tackle college party houses in Narragansett, Councilor John Florez has drafted a resolution that would enable police to place a 10-by-14 inch sticker on the front door of a problem house. The proposal will be discussed at the next City Council […]

Following the Dots …. Over the Years

On the morning of Sept. 27, 1983, it was business as usual for Rob Marvelle, the head caretaker at Marble House: he received a request to do something slightly unusual. John G. Winslow, who was then president of the Preservation Society of Newport County, came to ask a favor of sorts. “Mr. Winslow appeared holding a big black case,” Marvelle […]

St. George’s Scandal Expands

The magnitude of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred at St. George’s School in Middletown during the 1970s and 1980s expanded dramatically during the first week of January. According to the prestigious Episcopal boarding school’s own investigation, at least 26 students were sexually abused by three school employees during that period. In a statement, St. George’s apologized for the “harm […]

Photographer Featured Museum Series

Do you have a favorite image of boats sailing in Newport? Can you remember it? There’s a good chance it was taken by Onne van der Wal, whose gallery is on Bannister’s Wharf. One of the most prolific and talented marine photographers in the world of sailing, van der Wal was born in Holland and raised in Hout Bay, South […]

DiPalma Backs Truck Tolls

State Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, DMiddletown, supports imposing a new highway toll on 18-wheel trucks and maintains that he would also back state borrowing for infrastructure projects provided that it leads to quicker action to repair Rhode Island’s worst roads and bridges. “We need to get some of this work done sooner rather than later,” DiPalma said in an interview […]

Free Bryant Bulldogs Clinic

Coach Tim O’Shea and the Bryant University men’s basketball team will give a basketball clinic and demonstration for girls and boys in grades 5 – 8 on Monday, Jan. 11, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave. The clinic is free and open to the public. Voluntary donations of canned or dry […]

College Financial Aid Seminars Offered

Financial aid professionals will be available at Rogers High School, Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. and at Middletown High School Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. to provide hands-on assistance, offering line-by-line explanation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as guidance on the financial aid process and application deadlines. For additional information and to […]

Mighty Mights

The Newport YMCA is offering a parent-and-me 3-year-olds class, Mighty Mights, which features a different sport each week such as basketball, baseball, and soccer. The Mighty Mights costs are $55 for a member and $75 for a non-member. Registration ends Jan. 13. For more information visit, or contact Josh Anderson, Athletics & Outdoor Leadership Center Director, at 401-847-9200 x […]

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center. All Newport County residents are welcome. The focus is communicating through reading and play activities that build effective parenting and learning strategies. All family members can […]