Goat Yoga Wows at Farm

Even amateur yogis know the yoga pose known as the downward-facing dog. But the downward-facing goat? This unique pose is being practiced by first-timers and veterans alike at goat yoga, a new program at Simmons Organic Farm in Middletown. More than 26 people carrying rubber mats and towels recently visited the 120-acre family farm for goat yoga. Goat yoga at […]

Newport to Upgrade Surveillance Cameras

The Newport City Council approved a major upgrade to the city’s video surveillance system that will assist the Newport Police Department in monitoring activities inside the station and in the busiest areas of the city. At the July 12 council meeting, city council unanimously approved two resolutions to upgrade cameras and the police department’s video system for a total cost […]

Euer Earns Convincing Democratic Primary Win

Democratic candidate Dawn Euer earned a convincing victory Tuesday night, July 18, according to the preliminary results of the Democratic Primary for the State Senate District 13 seat. The seat, which represents Newport and Jamestown, became vacant on March 31 when M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D) resigned to lead the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. Euer will face off against […]

Newport AOH Band in Providence

The Newport AOH Pipe and Drum band was invited to participate in the recent Governor’s conference held in Providence last week. Gov. Gina Raimondo asked the band to march in the parade from the State House to activities at the Waterplace Park and WaterFire. (Photo by Jon Dillworth)

Scout Troop Invites Boys to Join

Boy Scout Troop 77 Middletown recently attended Camp Yawgoog in Rockville for a week of summer camp. Scouts participated in activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, riflery, ropes course, fishing and a bake-off competition. The eight Boy Scouts earned a total of 24 merit badges that week including Lifesaving, Camping, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Citizenship in the World and Astronomy. […]

RISD Students Imagine Sea-Level Rise

Sea levels are rising, whether we like it or not. So, Liliane Wong, head of the Interior Architecture department at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), decided to adapt a class around the issue and use virtual reality to visualize what the future could look like for a coastal community such as Newport. The project, which was funded by […]

Fog Horns the ‘Symphony of Safety’

It is summer. The windows are open and the air is warm. The water in Narragansett Bay is still cool and, generally, early in the morning or just past dusk, you begin hearing a chorus of fog horns coming from somewhere on the bay. To some people, the noise is irritating. But to commercial and recreational mariners, these low, unmelodic […]

For What It’s Worth

It is time once again to show a photo of a painting depicting The Old Stone Mill, which hung in Newport City Hall, painted by local artist Helena Sturtevant. Stolen from the third floor several years ago, we hope that someone will recognize the painting and either inform the “current owner” of its history or the Newport Police Department of […]

NBS Beach Bash

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is hosting a summer party for the whole family on Third Beach on Thursday, Aug. 3. The “Beach Bash” event will directly fund transportation and other costs for school groups to participate in NBS’s environmental education programs as well as daily operating costs for properties and trail management. Local blues rock band The Kohaug Allstars will […]


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