Teachers Rock!

Music teachers in Newport’s public schools gathered Wednesday, May 10 to participate in training from Little Kids Rock, a leading, nonprofit provider of free instruments and music instruction in public schools throughout the nation. This new crop of Little Kids Rock-trained teachers at Newport schools will be receiving around 100 musical instruments such as guitars, drum sets and keyboards, which […]

New Bike Path to Connect the Community

Thanks to the state’s Greenway Economy Bond and the continuing advocacy of local stakeholders, a long-anticipated bike path connecting Newport’s north and south ends will become a reality in the next few years. The 1.7-mile bikeway will improve safety and access for bicyclists throughout the community, with a long-term goal for the path to connect to East Bay, and eventually […]

‘Monumental’ Pell Bridge Project Begins

Lane closures are planned through June and into the fall

Crews will soon begin work on a major deck repair project for the Newport Pell Bridge, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced Monday, May 8. The repairs require two periods of lane closures: the first from May 15 to June 30 and the second from Sept. 19 through mid-December. A single travel lane will be made available […]

Get Ready to Wait for a Mooring Rental

As warm weather looms and boats begin to appear in and around Newport Harbor, you might be thinking about purchasing a boat. No need to rush into the decision. It could be a long time before you can rent a mooring. The average wait time for a mooring in the four areas of the harbor that Newport manages is 10 […]

A Tribute to Our Law Enforcement

Earth Day Projects Continue

Volunteers from National Grid supported Earth Day 2017 and the City of Newport on May 3 by mulching, planting and pruning the gardens of the Edward King House, painting the rails around Aquidneck Park and fluffing the mulch around the playground in the park. “We are so happy that National Grid has found such a wonderful way to partner with […]

Biking Bonanza

Next Friday, May 19 is national Bike to Work day and Bike Newport is encouraging folks to ditch their car for the day and hop on a bicycle for the commute to and from work. If anyone lives too far away or over the bridge, the organization is allowing commuters to park their cars at 437 Broadway and bike from […]

Newport Daffodil Festival Raises $33,000

Three fund-raising events during the fourth annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival raised more than $33,000 for Daffodillion’s annual free bulb give-away at Easton’s Beach on Oct. 14 and for planting by the city and volunteers this fall. Additional proceeds will go to the Tree Society’s Heritage Tree program, part of Newport’s Arboretum. “Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Ronald Lee […]

Seamen’s Recognition

Jim Gibson was recently honored by Rebecca Northup, the new director of the Seaman’s Church Institute of Newport for his more than 10 years of service on the organization’s board. Gibson was also a stalwart supporter, and server, for the annual fundraiser Rock the Docks. The mission of Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport is to provide men and women of […]

AARP Meeting

The next meeting of Newport AARP Chapter #207 will be a luncheon meeting on Monday, May 15 at OceanCliff. Upcoming programs include a trip to see the musical “Oklahoma” on Aug. 24. The cost is $91 and includes bus transportation, the show and lunch. A one day Boston pizza tour, which will also be open to non-members of AARP, will […]