2018-11-08 E-Edition

Countdown to Victory



Jeanne-Marie Napolitano (at right) and friend Nancy Sullivan tally Newport City Council votes on a white board at an election night watch party at Sardella’s Italian Restaurant. Napolitano, a former Newport mayor and current city council incumbent, led all council candidates in vote-getting. The New York Times ran a story on Nov. 5 giving election watch party tips. One was […]

Neary, Boatwright, Leary In, Carlin Voted Out

Election Tallies Are In

Newcomer Aida Neary was the top vote-getter, joining first-time candidate Louisa Boatwright on the Newport School Committee, as incumbent David Carlin was voted out in the Nov. 6 election. Neary and Boatwright were elected along with Robert Leary, who served on the committee for many years before being voted out of office two years ago. They will serve the next […]

McCalla Stuns Dring in City Council Race



Angela McCalla started screaming with joy in the dim lights of The Parlor as supporters jumped up and down. McCalla, who has only lived in Newport for about three years and had no prior political experience, defeated Ward 1 opponent Jim Dring by more than 400 votes in the Nov. 6 election for City Council. The political newcomer’s showing may […]

Committee Reports on Short-Term Rentals



A city planning committee has finished five months of work, resulting in a six-page report stating that the proliferation of short-term rentals in Newport have many benefits, but must be monitored carefully with an administrator of oversight in place, a clearly defined registration process and penalties for those who illegally generate profits. The major recommendation made by the committee is […]

Discovery Deck Opens at Seamen’s



There is a new deck on deck at Seamen’s Church Institute. No, not on a ship. Discovery Deck, opening this week on the eve of Seamen’s annual meeting and its centennial anniversary, is an interactive, educational exhibit showcasing the maritime industry of Newport and Narragansett Bay. Featured content includes boatbuilding, commercial fishing, aquaculture, commercial shipping, the Navy, scientific research and […]

Forum Offers Local Vets Opportunity to Discuss Experiences



Middletown’s Sgt. Shawn Sexton, (Ret.), doesn’t know anyone who will be there, but he hopes to make new friends, because, as he says, “I have lost a lot of friends along the way. “I will mainly talk about my experiences; about leaving my family a few days before my deployment… and those emotions,” said Sexton, 39. “I will also be […]

VFW Post 5392 Bells of Peace



The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 invites the public on Sunday, Nov. 11 to a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. at which bells will be rung for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that concluded on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. (The eleventh month, eleventh day and the eleventh hour.) The Post is located […]

Portsmouth Recognizes Veterans



American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 5390 will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Portsmouth Town Hall. The indoor ceremony will start at 9 a.m. with local Scouts presenting the Colors and Professor Norton from the Naval War College will speak about the World War I Centennial. Following the talk, there will be […]

Team Muzzy Kick Off



The Newport Muzzy men of “Movember” will kick off their fundraising efforts on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.at the Audrain Automobile Museum with a night dedicated to raising money for men’s cancer research. Get an exclusive look at the award-winning automobiles from the collection of “Porsche Then & Now” at this moustache extravaganza. Distinguished attire is encouraged. […]