Sheffield Incubator Gains Critical Financing



The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday, Nov. 21, approved the final piece of a financing package needed to transform the former Sheffield Elementary School on Broadway in the city’s North End into the Innovate- Newport business incubator. The move will make $2,128,123 in Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits available for the proposed $7.1 million project, a collaboration involving the […]

Thanksgiving Feast



After hearing about the personal experiences and expressions of heartfelt thanks from young adult members, on Monday, Nov. 21, close to 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County were served an early Thanksgiving meal of turkey with all the trimmings in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Newport. The meal is part of a longstanding tradition. […]

Beaming at the Opera House



A blustery morning was not enough to halt the momentum of construction at the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, where a small group gathered on Monday morning, Nov. 21, to watch four 5-ton, 40-foot-long beams being hoisted into place through the roof. “This is a big step forward for us, a momentous event” said an excited Opera […]

Flynn ‘Is an All-American Boy’



A Middletown native described by his friends and family as “intense, competitive and athletic” has been named a senior aide to President-elect Donald Trump. After serving as an adviser for the presidential campaign, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a lifelong Democrat, accepted the position of national security adviser last week. The role, which does not require Senate confirmation, was created at […]

A Newport Life in Politics



Forty-one years ago, lifelong Newport resident Christopher Boyle walked into the Senate chamber at the Rhode Island Statehouse and began a political journey that shows no sign of ending any time soon. Today, Boyle is one of the savviest Statehouse lobbyists with a client roster that includes local concerns such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Twin […]

Boyle Unfazed by Trump Lobbying Ban



Christopher Boyle, the veteran Statehouse lobbyist and lifelong Newport resident, believes that President-elect Donald J. Trump’s plan to ban state and federal lobbyists from working in his administration is reasonable. “There certainly should be some cooling off,” Boyle said. “It’s just a question of what period is the appropriate period.” Under Rhode Island law, members of the General Assembly are […]

Lending a Helping Hand



Lisa McWilliams, left, and Barbara Roberts, right, add fresh vegetables to the holiday meal bags distributed at the Martin Luther King Center. More than 250 families and individuals pre-registered with the MLK Center for the turkey dinner, which included a stuffing mix, gravy, yams, and ingredients for the ever-popular green bean casserole. Rodney Morton, a junior at Salve Regina University, […]

Joint Eagle Court of Honor



Late this summer marked the first joint Troop 1 and Troop 82 Eagle Court of Honor to honor Joshua David Raymo and Daniel Francis Matthews with Boy Scouts highest rank achievement. Troop 1 is sponsored by the Portsmouth Senior Center, and Troop 82 is sponsored by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. The unique Eagle Court of Honor, held at St. Barnabas […]

Shop Small Soirée



In honor of Small Business Saturday, the shops at the Memorial Building will be celebrating with gift boxes and holiday specials on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 – 6 p.m. Join Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, Newport Physical Therapy, and Hall of Fame Tennis Club for wine and cheese tasting, sweets, and tennis fun.

Winter Coat Exchange



For the 20th time, Rhode Islanders from all walks of life will gather at locations statewide for the Winter Coat Exchange. In Newport, the distribution site will be St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Coats will be given away and collected Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those taking coats, there will be no questions asked and no […]