A Fresh, New Look



A cadre of twenty volunteers of parents and staff joined Principal Jared Vance in the cafeteria at Rogers High School on Wednesday and Thursday with paint brushes and rollers in hand to freshen the walls with a new coat of paint. A bright look will greet the students when they return for the first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Town Looks at ‘Putting Back’ to Improve



The Middletown Planning Board and the Town Council held a special joint meeting on Aug. 20 to discuss implementing an addition to the property tax structure to help finance improvements to the Atlantic Beach district around lower Aquidneck Avenue. “I think it’s important to note… that it’s a portion of the taxes. It’s not all of the taxes of certain […]

‘Peter Pan’ Flies on Tall Ship



It may be the only instance in creative history where the Man Who is Undead (the one with the fangs and the cape) led to the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (the flying one in the green). The concept of Island Moving Company’s staging of the Peter Pan story, “Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and […]

Broadway Street Fair Goes Green This Year



The October Broadway Street Fair has been environmentally friendly and conscious of the impact that thousands of fairgoers might leave on the street the past two years. It has left little behind except good memories of a good time. This fall, the fair is looking to improve upon its imprint and go totally green with the help of Clean Ocean […]

Excellence in Preservation



The 12th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, Sept. 7, at a celebration at Rough Point, the Newport home of preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke. The event will also commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of […]

Sunset League Celebrates 100 Years



On the day after finishing the playoffs, the George Donnelly Sunset League will hold an Old-Timer’s Game on Aug. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Cardines Field, its fulltime home since 1920. The Sunset League celebrated its 100th season on Aug. 4. It began in 1919, a year after World War I ended, and is the oldest continuous amateur baseball […]

New Arrivals



Corazon and Ryan Ferris of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Skye Lydiane Ferris on Aug. 19, 2018. Jeanna & Keith Freeman of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Maximus Kale Freeman on Aug. 6, 2018. Kymberley & Alexander Hurd of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Charles […]

Primary Preview



Newport’s Second Ward Voters will be asked to narrow the field of candidates for the Second Ward City Council seat in the primary election on Wednesday, Sept. 12. To help voters make an informed decision of which candidate to support, Alliance For A Livable Newport (ALN) sent the candidates a questionnaire which asked 15 probing questions about key local issues. […]

Keith Stokes to Give Lecture



American Irony Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport lecture and exhibit by Keith Stokes, 1696 Heritage Group will be presented Monday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. The presentation is sponsored by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Forever Emmanuel and the Center for Reconciliation.

Battle of R.I. Ceremony



The annual observance of the anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island with special recognition to the First Rhode Island Regiment, the Black Regiment will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m., at Patriots Park. The regiment, was a contingent of slaves, freedmen and Native Americans who stopped the advances of the Hessian forces at the site on […]