Students Join in National Effort



Students fill the bleachers and line the walls of the Middletown High School gymnasium at their “walk-in” for school safety gathering, a sister protest/education event to those taking place simultaneously at schools across the country at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The nationwide protests, prompted by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, […]

‘Walk-in’ Replaces Walkout at MHS



A two-hour school delay, due to Tuesday’s March 13 blizzard, didn’t stop Middletown High School students from sticking to their plan for an assembly-style “walk-in” on Wednesday, March 14, to shine a spotlight on gun violence and school safety. In response to the mass shooting at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a month ago, local student organizers were […]

Rogers Made Plans, Canceled Walkout



School shootings have been a constant in America’s collective consciousness in the last two decades, ever since the high school shooting on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. Last month, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, gave rise to a youth movement that is sweeping across the country, its […]

Proposed Birth Control Bills Protect Women



Two Rhode Island representatives are standing up for a woman’s access to reproductive health care, in the wake of the current administration’s steps to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA). State Senator Dawn Euer-D District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) and State Representative Katherine Kazarian-D District 63 (East Providence) have proposed matching bills that would allow healthcare providers to prescribe birth control […]

CALENDAR



Thursday March 15 Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “Gaudi: A Biography,” by Gijs Van Hensbergen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, open to all, drop in to use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. Newport Historical […]

Rainbow of Gratitude



Pell Elementary held a school-wide assembly on Monday, March 12, to mark the beginning of a two-week “Gratitude Campaign.” The larger initiative, called “Look For The Good Project,” is a Connecticut based non-profit organization that has inspired thousands of kids nationally and internationally to uplift their school communities with gratitude and kindness. Pell is the first school in Rhode Island […]

Be Ready for Future Floods



It often takes a Nor’easter like last week to remind people in coastal communities that the beautiful vistas we enjoy can turn dangerous under certain circumstances. While Newport was fairly lucky this time, those who were here for Superstorm Sandy just a few years ago saw firsthand the nightmare of rising waters. There are things that each property owner can […]

Agreement Reached on Conference Schedule

11th Hour Decision After Conflicts and Confusion

After several days of confusion, Newport’s public schools committee and the local teachers’ union came to a last-minute agreement on March 12 to hold parent-teacher conferences from 1-6 p.m. on March 13-15, as opposed to meeting during normal school hours. Conferences scheduled for March 13 at Rogers High School were canceled due to the snowstorm that day, but will be […]

NEW ARRIVALS



Kaley Greenberg Davis and Christopher Davis of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Grace Davis on March 10, 2018. Holly Sharpe and Jay Neves of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their of their son Anthony Lynn Neves on March 7, 2018 Melissa Gilbert Pyatak and Keith Pyatak of Portsmouth are proud to […]

RECENT DEATHS



William Bloom, 62, of Newport, passed away March 5, 2018 at home after a battle with cancer. Dr. Elie J. Cohen, 87, of Newport, passed away on March 1, 2018. Dr. Cohen was the first Orthopedic Surgeon in Newport. He was the husband of Marcia Cohen. Adley “Al” William Correia, 79, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 28, 2018 at […]