Glitch Appears in Newport Ballot

The Newport ballot has been printed, but there is an irregularity. The candidates are listed alphabetically on the ballot, yet the City Charter (§ 3-5, “Ballot Order”) dictates the order will be determined by a lottery system. “None of the board members are happy about this. It was a mistake. It’s unfortunate. We have had a temporary clerk in there, […]

The Bounty of the Sea

Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival will offer fresh local seafood on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, signature cocktails and cold beer will accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the wharf’s colorful tents. New this year […]

Music Festival’s Winter Series Debuts

The Newport Music Festival’s Winter Series 2016-2017 launches on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Saint Matthew’s Church in Jamestown, with a performance by violinist Irina Muresanu and pianist Roberto Plano. According to Festival Director Mark Malkovich IV, this will be either the Winter Series’ 23rd or 24th year. “It began in either the winter of 1992 or 1993,” […]

Study Quantifies Cliff Walk’s Economic Value

Commission Considers Additional Bathroom

A recent study confirmed what local tourism experts have always touted — Cliff Walk is a major economic driver, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to Newport every year. The study reinforced the importance of maintenance to the popular attraction, which requires continual repairs to avoid closures. “We always have ongoing efforts to keep Cliff Walk so it’s passable,” said […]

Scheduling and Benefits Top Committee Topics

The roof project at Rogers is ahead of schedule, the Rogers HAM Radio Club is seeking approval for a new antenna, and the daily schedule at Rogers should be revamped. Retiree insurance benefits are like an oversized jellyfish with “tons of tentacles.” PTECH is thriving, PARCC scores continue to baffle, math needs an intervention, and grants still give the jitters […]

Fundraiser Awards

The Pell Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the students of Pell Elementary School are participating in a Read-a-Thon from Oct. 3–28. The students read books and gather donors to support their reading efforts. All funds raised will remain at Pell Elementary to support the students and faculty in educational and enrichment programs. This is the largest fundraiser planned for the […]


Driving rain and steady wind could not dampen the spirits of the more than 3,000 runners who ran last Sunday’s Newport half- and full marathons. A shoutout as well to the impressive volunteers who braved the elements to patiently and cheerfully hand out encouragement, water, Gatorade, and Gu energy gels along the way. (Photo by Jon Clancy)


Lucy’s Hearth program director Jenn Barrera is already settled in to the Hearth’s new home, as she pieces together an alphabet and numbers mat in the children’s activity room. The shelter for mothers and their children officially opened the doors of its new facility on Thursday, Oct. 13. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Hearth will have its annual Fall for […]

One-Question Survey for Middletowners

The Town of Middletown is asking residents to take a one question online survey to gauge interest in making board meetings available online. Councilor Antone Viveiros has kept the discussion active for several months, pushing to record the Planning and Zoning boards, as well as the Conservation Commission, which he said were the boards that impact residents the most. Town […]

Table Designs

The Quononoquott Garden Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library with a program titled “Table Design Experiences” at 2 p.m. The public is invited to view the designs and vote for their favorite arrangements. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. The program will be preceded by a business […]