For Sale or Not For Sale?



This view from the rear of the Armory building from the Ann Street Pier shows the entrance to the Maritime Center on the ground floor. The building has been a point of contention between Newport officials and residents since last March, when city administrators met with representatives of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, currently located in Annapolis, Maryland, to […]

Tour Reveals Rogers Unsafe



No longer warm, safe and dry, Rogers High School is not able to operate effectively. The aging infrastructure, outdated mechanical systems and unsafe conditions were highlighted during a public tour of the 160,000-square-foot campus on Feb. 3 as school and city officials joined more than 35 community members to see why the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has deemed […]

Behind Closed Doors

Citizens Clash Over Council Process

At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Newport City Council held lengthy public discussions about talking buses and a citywide bike-share proposal. After the open meeting, the council met behind closed doors to discuss the futures of three publicly held buildings long-debated in this City by the Sea. The Newport buildings, which include the abandoned schools of Cranston-Calvert and Coggeshall, as […]

School District Pleads with Parents for Federal Forms



In recent years, the Newport School District has experienced a steady downward trend in receiving forms and applications from families whose students are eligible to receive federal funds. Unfortunately, says Colleen Jermain, superintendent of schools, when families do not return forms for federal funds such as Medicaid, Federal Impact Aid and the National School Lunch Program, funding for a variety […]

Council Keeps Campground, Ditches Zoning Proposal



The Middletown Town Council spent a majority of its Monday, Feb. 5 meeting focused on getting to a vote on two issues: the Town Council Beach Subcommittee’s recommendations for improving Second Beach’s overcrowded parking lots, shores and insufficient facilities for the amount of people who use it yearly, and a proposal to amend a zoning ordinance that would affect a […]

RECENT DEATHS



Julius Jesse Borges Jr., 88, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 3, 2018. He was the husband of Kathryn Frances Sullivan. Calling hours will be Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. His funeral will be Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church. Eric Bulmer, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 27, 2018 in […]

Bereavement Support Group



Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, in partnership with Atria Aquidneck Place, is offering a drop-in Bereavement Support Group on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. The group is open to the public and free of charge. A complimentary lunch will be provided. For information, contact Mary Holland, bereavement […]

Mosaic Club Meeting



Mosaic Club of Newport County will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served about 7 p.m., at the Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport. The guest speaker will be Chuck Flippo, manager of the Loeb Visitor’s Center at the Touro Synagogue National Historic Site on behalf of the […]

Cal Ripken Registration and Whiffle Ball Game



Registration for Jamestown Cal Ripken is now open at jamestown. siplay.com. The annual whiffle ball game will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. The league offers T-Ball for ages 4-6, Coach Pitch (Rookies) for ages 6-8, Competitive Minors for ages 8-10, Competitive Majors for ages 10-12, and Jamestown Babe Ruth for ages 13-16. League […]

NYC Frostbite Results



Newport Frostbite sailing was held on Sunday, Feb. 4 under wet conditions with temperatures in the 40s and winds building as the day progressed. 23 sailors raced, but Super Bowl fever won out and racing ended after four races. All results can be found at newportyachtclub.org/racing/frostbite/ frostbite. FJ Ritt 1.5 Rick Nebiolo 1.5 Chris Arbuthno 2 John Hirschler 3 Jim […]