Root, Root for the Home Team



With hopes of keeping the fire burning bright for baseball as the favorite all-American pastime, coaches, volunteers, and parents join their young “Babe Ruths” in this year’s Little League season. On Saturday, April 30, more than 225 children participating in Newport’s baseball and softball programs saluted the opening of the Newport Little League season. At Aquidneck School in Middletown, 20 […]

Abney Chairs Finance



State Rep. Marvin L. Abney, DNewport, and his wife, Cheryl, were driving home on Monday, May 2, after their son’s graduation from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. When a newspaper reporter called, they began to think that something was up. They were right. The following morning, Abney, who had been serving as a member of the House Finance […]

All Saints Students to Quiz Astronaut



If you were a student and had a link to a NASA astronaut as he flew overhead, what would you ask him? “How do you calm yourself if you feel a little claustrophobic?” “Do diseases travel faster in zero gravity? “What do you do for fun?” “What is your favorite and least favorite space food?” These and 20 other questions […]

Localities Mulling Meals Tax



Newport and Middletown are coordinating strategies in finding revenues to help meet their ever increasing outlays for sewage treatment, stormwater collection, road improvements, and other infrastructure demands. Councilors from both communities unanimously lent their support to Senate Bill 2686, which would make convenience stores subject to the state’s meals and beverage taxes. Pursuant to state statute, the tax is presently […]

High Heels & Hot Wheels for Women’s Health



Newport Hospital’s spring fundraiser, High Heels & Hot Wheels, was held at the Audrain Automobile Museum on April 28. Well over 100 guests attended the sold-out event, which gave them the opportunity to support the hospital’s Women’s Health program and help fund the purchase of state-of-the art tomosynthesis 3-D mammography equipment as they enjoyed cocktails and mingled among the classic […]

Laser Fleet Honors Moose



Prior to the ceremony that would honor his dedication to Newport’s Laser Fleet 413 as its stellar, beloved, race committee chief, things were not going Moose McClintock’s way. He had been informed that the powerboat that the volunteer needed to move marks was broken down. His mark boat would have to make do with a nine-foot inflatable which, in his […]

Around the Track, Around the Clock



The American Cancer Society’s Aquidneck Island Relay for Life fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m -10 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. The event is an opportunity for families and friends to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost to cancer, and to honor those currently engaged in fighting back. To date, more than […]

Everyone Loves a Parade!



At the recent St. Patrick’s Day award ceremony held at Newport Storm more than 50 plaques and certificates were presented to marchers in 30 categories. Thompson student, Felicity Jackson, Diane Sheehan, and Don Chilton accepted the award for Best Youth Band. Hank Whiten and Pour Judgement took top honors for sponsoring the Best Musical Float. And, to the delight of […]

Newport Spring



The Newport Spring Leadership Committee has announced that the next public meeting on the Newport Spring project has been postponed. The meeting originally scheduled for May 12 is expected to be held in late July. The compilation of suggestions received from the public at prior public meetings and in responses to questionnaires continues and that information is posted on the […]

Newport Police Log



During the period from Sunday, April 25, through Sunday, May 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 652 calls. Of those, 166 were motor vehicle related; there were 124 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports. The police also conducted 14 school security checks and 3 DARE classes. They responded to 4 calls of vandalism, 8 private tows, 11 […]