Let the Festival Games Begin



It’s mid-February, and what a time to hit the beach. For polo, that is. Newport Polo holds free beach polo matches at Easton’s Beach as part of the Newport Winter Festival. The matches last approximately 90 minutes, and will be held on Saturday Feb. 17 and Sunday Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. This year, Newport Polo will play against a […]

Hospital, Book Nonprofit Partner for Literacy

Books from Birth Can Improve Educational Outcomes

Dr. Lauren Goddard, family medicine physician with Jamestown Family Practice, wheeled her 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, perched in her stroller, into Newport Hospital’s launch of its “Reading is Healthy” program on Feb. 6. As one of the featured speakers at this media event, Dr. Goddard spoke of the program’s focus: to increase literacy throughout the Newport community. The goal of “Reading […]

City Weighs Pros, Cons of Bike Share



Proponents say a bike share program in Newport could expand tourism opportunities and decrease traffic, while offering residents without transportation a chance for greater mobility. But city councilors have raised concerns in recent meetings, and say the prospect must be thoroughly researched and vetted. Some of the concerns voiced during a Jan. 24 council meeting included committing city resources toward […]

Middletown Seniors Get Breakdown of New Assessments



Since the completion of the town’s revaluation project, Middletown residents have started to receive notices of the change in the assessed value of their property. In an attempt to educate seniors and head off confusion as to what the assessment means for taxes, Town Council President Robert J. Sylvia scheduled a presentation by the Middletown Tax Assessor, George Durgin. “We […]

Night to Shine Prom



OceanPointe Christian Church served as one of more than 450 churches around the world that simultaneously hosted Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, Feb. 9. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. More than 250 guests from across Rhode Island Massachusetts and Connecticut attended […]

February Brings the Year of the Dog



This month, on the 16th, we will bid farewell to the Chinese Year of the Rooster, and welcome the friendly and reliable Year of the Dog. The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, known in the West as the Chinese New Year. The date of the new year is determined by the lunar/ solar calendar, […]

Mayor and Panel to Speak at ALN Forum



“The State of the City, Newport, Rhode Island,” a public forum presented by the Alliance for a Livable Newport, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pell Elementary School. Panelists will be Mayor Harry Winthrop, City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie and City Manager Joe Nicholson. Topics to be explored are “How are we […]

Scholarships



Slom Scholarship Fund The Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity will provide a minimum of two college scholarships for high school seniors. Students must submit an interpretive work focusing on the George Washington letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, in context with the present time. Application materials are available at tourosynagogue.org. Applications and interpretive works […]

Painting the Town



Retailers, restaurant owners, innkeepers and downtown businesses are invited to a Volvo Ocean Race kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Marriott. Hear about the details of the free VIP (Value Incentive Program) for merchants, information on storefront and window decorating materials, and the latest information about the race. Representatives from the Newport […]

On the Big Screen



Sail Newport will host an action packed evening on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Jane Pickens Theater. See the latest Volvo Ocean Race videos on the big screen. There will be a live call with Team Brunel on the leg from Hong Kong to Auckland that will include interaction with the audience. Brad Read will emcee with the latest updates […]