Geared Up for Bike Month



Aymar Ccopacatty, holding the “b” and “k” and Henri Venable presenting as the “e” show their enthusiasm for Bike Newport’s new home at 29 Spring St., just in time for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Ditch the car and hit the saddle! Leave your car at home and turn your commute into a morning bike ride. Activities […]

Touro Decision Issued

Synagogue to Remain in Local Control

A federal court has sided with Newport’s Congregation Jeshuat Israel in its dispute with a New York congregation over the control of Touro Synagogue and its artifacts. In a decision coming after several years of litigation and a two-week bench trial last June, U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell held on Monday, May 16, that Jeshuat Israel holds Touro, the […]

Line-Item Veto Ignites Debate



For Rep. Marvin L. Abney, DNewport, the newly appointed chairman of the House Finance Committee, it didn’t take long to discover that heading this pivotal panel that shepherds the annual state budget towards enactment can be quite the hot seat. “It’s really quite a ride, let me put it that way,” said Abney a few days after presiding over a […]

All-Woman Class Pursues Pilot’s Licenses



It was the dead of winter last year. Sharyn Harrington had a friend who pilots small airplanes. Would she like to fly to New Hampshire, her friend wanted to know? Harrington said she’d love to make the trip—even though it meant landing the Cessna on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee. “It was very exciting,” Harrington, a local realtor with Kirby […]

Reaching Our Dreams



When Kim Fuller became a volunteer “adopt-a-home mom” at one of the many group homes run by Child & Family in 2006, there were two things of which she was certain. “I thought I’d be a mentor for girls,” she told a gathering of women on Thursday, May 12, at Child & Family’s Ellen Townsend Women’s Luncheon. The event was […]

Youth Wellness Grants Awarded



Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, recently awarded more than $75,000 to 13 local organizations to help fund new programs that increase the physical health and wellbeing of children and families in Newport County. The Norman Bird Sanctuary was among the recipients. In 2010, a $3 million grant from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust was conferred […]

Call for Volunteers



Over the years the Secret Garden Tour has provided more than $1.25 million in support of art education in our public schools. Part of the success has been the dedication and commitment of loyal volunteers. The 2016 “Historic Point” Tour will take place on Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. […]

Make Way for Plug Parks



When the Rhode Island Foundation announced the awarding, on April 29, of more than 40 Centennial Community Grants, local recipients receiving the philanthropic nod included gardeners, dog owners, historians, and the Narragansett Indians. And, for the first time there was a newcomer in the mix: the out and about pedestrian—tourist or otherwise—whose smartphone or laptop might need a quick charge, […]

Big Efforts at ‘Small Fort’



The southern redoubt, or “small fort,” at Fort Adams was a beehive of activity as over 200 volunteers and a small armada of construction vehicles descended on the historic fortifications on Sunday, May 15, for a day of volunteering. The legion of helpers was organized into work parties by carpenters, painters, and other skilled craftsmen from Rhode Island construction companies […]

JYC Race Results



The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race in its spring series on Tuesday, May 17. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. White Witch, King 40, White Witch Sailing/T. Glackin; 2. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42, Linc Mossop III; 3. Vento Solare, J/109, Bill Kneller; 4. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 5. Picante, […]