2018-11-01 E-Edition

MHS Repeat As Champs

The Middletown High School girls tennis team again finished its season with a championship. The Islanders defeated Ponaganset 4-0 to claim the Division II title on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Slater Park in Pawtucket. The team also won the Division III title last fall. Middletown entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed after going 10-3 in the league during […]

Student Survey to Collect Vaping Data

The annual Health and Wellness Survey given to Middletown High and Gaudet Middle School students, which includes questions on substance use, has been updated to include questions involving the use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping.” Middleton has administered the survey, which keeps student identities anonymous, since 2012. Lori Verderosa, Prevention Coalition coordinator, presented the changes to the School Committee […]

String Project Hosts Toe-Tapping Barn Dance

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once correctly observed that, without music, life would be a mistake. For the past six years, through the selfless work of the Newport String Project, beautiful chamber music has been woven into the fabric of our city through community meals, barn dances and free violin, viola and cello lessons to countless children at Martin Luther […]

Federal Grant to Fund Coyote Research

Rhode Island will receive a $1.1 million grant for a five-year study of coyotes to be conducted by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey and The Conservation Agency. The research will look at the changing coyote population, how coyotes interact with people, and the best ways for people and coyotes to co-exist safely in the state’s increasingly urbanized landscape. The […]

Innovate Newport Joining Workbar Network

The effort to convert Newport’s former Sheffield School into a hub for entrepreneurs and high tech businesses took a major step forward this week as Innovate Newport announced a partnership with Workbar, a trailblazing coworking provider that operates nine locations and 12 partner sites throughout Boston, Rhode Island and the South Coast of Massachusetts. The agreement represents a significant step […]

Ready for the Election

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Nov. 6th, Newport’s Canvassing Department has been busy making sure the City’s contingent of poll workers are well trained and ready to serve on Election Day. Tasked with ensuring that voters are able to properly cast their ballots at the City’s various polling locations, Newport’s Election Day workers are a […]

Rec Reunion

“Soul Food Dinners” will be presented to benefit the Rec Reunion scholarship fund. A full fried or baked chicken or pulled pork meal with sides including collard greens, cornbread and dessert will be served on Thursday, Nov. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church Annex. The suggested donation is $10. Delivery also available for an extra […]

National Hoop Shoot Competition

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 will host the Elks Annual National Hoop Shoot Competition at the St. George’s gymnasium on Sunday, Nov. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The Hoop Shoot contest is a best of 25 free throw competition and is an opportunity for boys and girls to compete in a non-confrontational manner. Boys and Girls compete separately in […]

Handgun Course

Newport Rifle Club will offer Basic Pistol, a National Rifle Association course, Saturday, Nov. 10. The content is designed for those with little or no handgun experience and is a combination of classroom instruction and closely supervised live fire. For safety and individualized training, the class is limited to eight and each student will have an individual experienced instructor for […]