The Champs



The Rogers High School girls volleyball team was all smiles following their nail-biting 3-2 victory over No. 1 seed St. Raphael Academy in the Division-III State Tournament championship match on Nov. 17 at Rhode Island College in Providence. The close win for Rogers (18-25, 13-25, 25-21, 25-22, 16-14) vindicated the Vikings after losing to the Fighting Saints on Rogers’ home […]

Teachers, Parents to Thompson Rescue

Schools to Solicit Teacher-Parent Committee to Fix Thompson Schedule

The School Committee voted 4-2 Monday night, Nov. 19 to form a committee of teachers and parents to “fix the immediate concerns” over a troublesome Thompson Middle School schedule of classes caused by staff cuts that took many by surprise. David Carlin and Kathy Silvia opposed the formation. Carlin made an amendment to the motion to add a part-time art […]

Myers’ Holiday Wish Now Newport Tradition



What makes a legacy? Is it legend? Is it strictly financial? Or is it tradition? In Newport at holiday time, legacy has been most definitely defined by tradition since 1970 when Ruth Myers, a transplant from North Carolina, wanted to shift from the crass commercialism of Christmas and focus on the Newport of Christmas past. Myers, who died in 2006 […]

Plans and Progress Reported at Navy Sites



Two area restoration advisory boards comprised of local citizens, contractors and state and federal officials met last week to hear the results of extensive site testing regarding ecological clean-up efforts at military bases. The Newport Naval Station RAB met on Nov. 14 in Middletown to hear a presentation about Carr Point, an approximately 9-acre site just north of the Middletown-Portsmouth […]

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local



Pell Bridge Looking to the Future

Pell Bridge Celebrates 50 Years with Potential Additions

The iconic Pell Bridge, which opened to traffic on June 28, 1969, is celebrating its 50th birthday next year, and state officials and Discover Newport are planning a celebration and discussing ideas that will help maintain the bridge for the future. During a Nov. 14 press conference at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) headquarters in Jamestown, officials […]

Remembering Sen. Pell 100 Years After His Birth



Claiborne Pell was born in New York City on Nov. 22, 1918. In his 90 years, the late senator’s life traced the arc of the American experience. One century after his birth, we can see the familiar milestones of American history set against his remarkable life. “A man of principle and vision, Sen. Pell is quite simply one of the […]

Forum Discusses Gateway Center Redevelopment



The possible redevelopment of the city-owned Humphrey J. “Harp” Donnelly III Newport Gateway Transportation and Visitors Center was discussed on Nov. 15 by representatives of the Newport Project Development Company and city staff during a short presentation to about 40 people at Newport City Hall. Previously, the Newport City Council authorized city staff to begin an analysis of the options […]

Photo



An inquiry was made in last week’s edition as to the identity of persons in the photo above. As a result, while the individual in the white suit and the one with the bow tie remain unidentified, the others, from left to right, include Wilbur Nelson, Henry Sullivan, Governor J Joseph Garrahy, William Miller, and Michael Saccucci.

Powered by Prince Workshop Dec. 4



Do you have an idea about how to engage the children of Newport County in healthy athletic activity, or about creating programs that foster good health habits, build confidence, and impart a sense of achievement? If you do, then apply for a grant from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital to become “Powered by Prince.” This community […]