Creating Art from Ice



Ever wonder how ice sculptures are made? Or what sorts of tools are used to create these magnificent works of art? Watch as professional sculptors wield their magic on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Long Wharf Mall. Starting at 11 a.m. they will begin practicing their craft on huge blocks of ice that, once carved, will be on display during the […]

Bulky Waste Redux



With mattresses, furniture, and appliances often littering the sidewalks of Newport, city councilors are giving a second look at the residential bulky waste disposal program that has been in place for about 15 months. A five-year solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, Inc., was signed and took effect in 2014. In addition to introducing city-owned trash carts that […]

Boys & Girls Club Expands Programs



The Boys & Girls Club opened in Newport in 1956. Sixty years later in 2016, the club is expanding its reach to even more children ages 5 to 18. If you think the BGC is just a gym and a pool for after-school fun, think again. Setting it apart from other organizations are its leadership and mentoring programs, like its […]

School Threats Tied to Russia



A rash of hoax threats directed at local schools have been traced to Russia, according to Rhode Island State Police. The calls, which were generated by robo-calling systems, are under investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement. Calls have come in almost daily since the first threat was received by Rogers High School Principal Jeffrey Goss on Sunday, Jan. […]

History ‘Through Their Eyes’



Harriet Alleyne Rice, an 1882 graduate of Rogers High School in Newport, was the first African- American woman to graduate from Wellesley College. She went on to graduate from the University of Michigan medical school. Once a full-fledged doctor, no hospital would hire her because of her race. At the outbreak of World War I she attempted to join the […]

Residents More Satisfied with Schools, City Services



Newporters are much happier with the city’s public schools and hold out road improvements as one of their top priorities. Eighty-four percent of residents rate their home as an excellent or good place to live. Those are among the salient opinions revealed through a 2015 community survey administered for the city by ETC Institute, a Kansas City marketing and research […]

Liberty or Loyalty



What was it like to live in a once thriving Colonial seaport in February 1775 on the eve of the American Revolution? The Newport Historical Society will host costumed interpreters from the Middling Sort, a living history group, who will represent personas from Colonial Newport on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during “Liberty or Loyalty.” During […]

Athletic Fields Meeting



The Middletown Athletic Fields subcommittee will meet on Friday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall in the council chambers. The committee will consider and discuss the expansion of the community lacrosse program and the development of town property into athletic fields. The discussion includes (but is not limited to) Linden Park and the property on Aquidneck Avenue […]

Monday Holiday



Reminder: In honor of Presidents Day there will be no mail delivery on Monday, Feb. 15. Newport City Hall and other municipal offices will also be closed.

Illuminated Garden Volunteers Needed



Friends of Ballard Park is looking for volunteers to help with its Illuminated Garden, Feb. 18-20. Anyone interested in volunteering, email events@ballardpark.org or call 401-619-3377.