VOLVO OCEAN RACE



The seven international teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race now have less than 3,000 nautical miles remaining in the second leg, which is a 7,000-mile journey from the Portugal capital of Lisbon to Cape Town, South Africa. Vestas 11th Hour Racing, which passionate observers refer to as “the local boat,” has fallen into fifth place after finishing the first […]

Cell Carriers Pitch Taller City Tower



At a workshop with the Newport City Council on Wednesday night, three cellular companies trying to remain signal-viable on the existing tower at Rogers High School proposed building a taller tower on the other end of the campus. Ed Pare, an attorney representing AT&T, and Dan Goulet, with a network modeling company called C Squared Systems, spoke for that carrier, […]

STEM Program Offers Employable Skills



It may be hidden, but Arnell Milhouse, believes that every person in the world has an interest in science and technology, even if it’s just the slightest bit. Milhouse, executive director of Providence-based IntraCity Geeks, made it the mission of his nonprofit organization to help students of all backgrounds, from across the state and now at Newport’s Rogers High School, […]

Mooring Slip Fees Increased



The Newport City Council unanimously approved an amendment to harbor ordinances on Nov. 8 that will increase the allotment of mooring slips from the current 3-to-1 resident to-nonresident ratio to 8-to-1, until mooring permits throughout Newport Harbor reach a 3-to-1 resident to nonresident ratio. The change is required by Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to bring the city’s Harbor Management […]

The Importance of Shopping Local

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 Shop Small • Shop Local • Shop Independent

Online shopping is often convenient; pajama shopping, I call it. But as comfortable as pajamas are, it’s important to understand that shopping local is necessary not only for our community merchants, but for our well-being too. Shopping local is vital to the survival of our local business owners who are scrapping every day in the online retail-shopping world that has […]

Update: Salve Proposed Dormitories Delayed



Salve Regina University’s proposed plans to construct two dormitories, each housing 200 undergraduate students, hit a snag when the Newport Planning Board continued the matter to Dec. 4 because the petition for only one of the two new buildings was advertised. The most recent construction to occur at the school was the renovation of the O’Hare Academic Center, originally constructed […]

Pie Run Nov. 23



The annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run hosted by the YMCA will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23. The race, originally founded by the Newport Running Club, collects donations for local food pantries as well as raises money for local charities in Newport County. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. The 5-mile USATF sanctioned road race, and 3-mile non-competitive walk/jog, starts […]

Theater Anniversary



In November of 1997 the Portsmouth Community Theater presented its first production of “Lovers and other strangers” at the Common Fence Point hall. PCT invites anyone who has been involved in shows over the years to join them at the hall on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for coffee, cake and memory sharing. For more information, contact […]

MEC Grants



More than $13,000 in funding will be awarded to Middletown Public Schools to support creative and resourceful educational opportunities in the town’s public schools through the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) Fall 2017-18 Grants Cycle. Some of the programs MEC has fully or partially funded this grant cycle include: Start-to-Finish Books, Gaudet Middle School; Model United Nations, Middletown High School; A […]

Newport Hospital Earns Award



For the fourth consecutive year, Newport Hospital was honored by the Press Ganey Guardian Association with an excellence award for its in-patient rehabilitation program at its national conference on Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla. The hospital ranks in the top five percent for patient experience at its Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center. The award is given annually based on one year of […]