Merry Market All Summer

The North Side Community Market, located at Pell Elementary School, was launched on Tuesday, July 11. Every week, rain or shine, the market will feature two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs. Customers will be able to make purchases using cash, and the Fresh Buck system to purchase market tokens with credit, debit or SNAP benefits. […]

New Principal Brings Passion to Leadership

The Newport School Committee unanimously appointed Jared Vance, former principal at Kickemuit Middle School in the Bristol Warren Regional School District, the new principal at Rogers High School during their meeting on Monday, July 10. Superintendent Colleen Jermain said the principal search committee started with 19 candidates, interviewed eight and was ultimately most impressed with Vance’s extensive experience and accomplishments […]

Parishioners Raise Funds for Steeple

Every weekend, two octogenarians park cars in the lot of St. Paul’s Church, collecting $10 or $20 apiece to raise the approximately $20,000 still needed to finish rebuilding the historic tower steeple in front of the church. Ernest Gibbons, 88, and John Jennings, 87, have spearheaded the effort with other volunteers for several years. The goal is to raise significant […]

Police Vote Put Council in a ‘Difficult Position’

After Middletown police voted to break away from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Lodge 534 (IBPO) as their collective bargaining unit, councilors said they were put in a difficult position when it came to defining benefits such as compensation and insurance. “I just want to make it clear that in the council taking this action, it’s not by choice, […]

Bikes and Beers Across America

On July 6, Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, came rolling back into Newport after a 3,600-mile ride across the country to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He and Joe “Sweets” Sweetland were the only two out of a group of seven who made it the whole way from Portland, Oregon to Newport, completing […]

Pickleball: A Perfect Mix of Ping-Pong and Tennis

Pickleball can best be described as ping-pong on the floor. Sound fun? The Newport Recreation Department has indoor and outdoor pickleball courts along with beginner and intermediate clinics for players of experience levels. Carol Mureddu, program supervisor for the department, said that the sport, which is played on a court that’s about half the size of a tennis court, has […]

Peregrine Hotel Passes Planning Board Hurdle

In the most anticipated agenda item at the Tuesday, July 4 meeting, the Planning Board voted 5-1 to make a positive recommendation to the Zoning Board of Review on a proposal by the owners of the former Newport Yachting Center to create a mixed-use project that would include an 84-room boutique hotel. Vice Chairwoman Melissa Pattavina, acting as the hearing […]


Amanda St. Laurent and David Bowley of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Riley Elizabeth Bowley on June 27, 2017. Meg and Raleigh Brennan of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jane Kathryn Brennan on June 27, 2017. Bridget and Matthew Henriques of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their […]

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson of Wetmore Avenue, Newport, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 after a last bout with pneumonia, valiantly fought. She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky. Over her almost 90 years she saw amazing changes in the world, and adapted to almost all of them with an uncanny ability to see the big […]


Marlene Hubbard, 82, of Middletown, passed away July 6, 2017 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. She was the wife of Luther B. Hubbard. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away July […]