Strategic Plan Moves Forward



After several months on the back burner, Newport’s strategic plan was again on the agenda on Saturday, Sept. 17, when City Councilors convened for a four-hour workshop at City Hall. The last public discussion on updating the plan was in April, when residents had the opportunity during two moderated sessions to share their thoughts on the city’s strategic vision for […]

The Big Cats Came



Three asphalt trucks lined up in tandem along Broadway on Tuesday along with pavers, rollers, excavators, front-end loaders, backhoes and a brigade of construction workers to pave intersections and sections of the roadway from Equality Park to Washington Square. The puddle-filled side streets and light rain delayed the convoy, but work progressed until nearly 9 p.m. The much anticipated end […]

Few Options for Habituated Coyotes



Last week’s article on the collared coyote Cliff (“Euthanized: Final Fate for Coyote,” Sept. 15) raised some interesting questions about the well-being of the animal. A number of readers questioned whether he could be trapped or tranquilized and moved to a rural area elsewhere. It is illegal to move a habituated coyote to another region, because it will continue its […]

‘Studio’ Theater Launched at Edward King



Sharon Coleman, an actress of a particular vintage with a face full of light and a boatload of talent, is available, she said, for anything. Coleman entered the theater space atop the Edward King House that is a “black box” in name only. The room was filled with afternoon sunlight that seemed to represent the hope she held for her […]

Fun Run



Fun was had by all at Newport Hospital’s “Fall into Fitness” 5K race/walk and kids’ fun run held on Sunday, Sept. 18, including the Thompson Middle School band, who not only cheered participants by performing at the race start but joined the fun run themselves following a warm-up led by volunteers from the hospital’s Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center. Race proceeds will […]

Comics Come Calling Columbus Weekend



Since 1635, when a banished Roger Williams left the Massachusetts Bay Colony and settled on land granted him by the Narragansett Indians, and then in 1775, when the colony was the first to declare independence from the British crown, and then later, as host to a succession of loathsome infamous for taking liberties from government coffers, this state has colloquially […]

Drum Circle for Peace



Christopher Kavi Carbone beats out the leading rhythm earlier this week at the first gathering of Drum Circle for Peace, a new interactive program being offered by the St. Paul’s Methodist Church’s faith community on the third Tuesday of the month throughout the fall. Carbone, expressive arts facilitator and community music educator, welcomes and encourages all skill levels, from novice […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Services



Mental health is an issue that is all too often swept under the rug, and according to Jamie Lehane, president and CEO of Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC), that is precisely the problem. “Because of stigma, people are embarrassed to talk about themselves or their loved ones who have a mental health need [or] even just a basic […]

Call for Crafters



Artisans and crafters are invited to participate in the Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 8. To reserve a spot, contact Melissa at mseitz11@gmail.com. The fee is $50, deadline is Oct. 3.

Arnold Civic Award Nominations



The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. Last year’s recipients were George and Linda Warner of Jamestown. Joan Arnold was a longtime member of the league and served in many other community organizations. She believed in her power to make a difference in the world, and […]