Holiday Glam



Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with newly imagined holiday decor through Jan. 1. In the dining room of The Breakers, the table is extended and decorated for a traditional High Victorian Christmas (Read more about the table scapes on page 8). The traditional 15-foot tall red poinsettia tree is once again […]

Moratorium Requested on District Development



Former Middletown Town Council member Antone Viveiros, along with a number of Middletown residents, formally requested a six-month moratorium on development within the recently established Atlantic Beach District during the Dec. 3 meeting of the newly formulated council. The moratorium would prevent new permits from being issued within the district by the Zoning Board. The town would be required to […]

Newport Car Museum Donates Cars for Kids



Going to the dentist or being treated at a hospital is not something most people enjoy, especially when the patient is a kid. But things can change if kids have the opportunity to drive themselves from the lobby to the exam room. At least that’s the goal of a partnership between Lifespan and the Newport Car Museum in Portsmouth. The […]

Cranston-Calvert Plan Sent to City Council



The Planning Board has unanimously forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to transform the former Cranston-Calvert School into affordable apartments. Under the proposal, the school would be converted into 22 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units, with 64 parking spaces, 51 of which would be accessed from Bartlett Court, through Broadway. Under current zoning regulations, the 50,000-square-foot property and the […]

30,000 SF Residence



The board unanimously approved the demolition permit at 1 Harborview Drive for the construction of a 30,000-squarefoot house. The applicant is Welovenewport, LLC., but the owners were not named. Attorney Jay Lynch, representing the owners, said the home would be a single-family structure with conditional approval, as it must now go before the Zoning Board of Review to obtain relief […]

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Doorway Decorating Contest



Get in the holiday spirit and help build Christmas cheer by decorating your front door in colonial tradition with all natural materials. Then, enter your gorgeous garlands and greenery in the annual Doorway Decorating Contest, back for its 48th year, by emailing info@christmasinnewport.org. Contest categories include Residential, Restaurant, Bed and Breakfast, and Commercial. The deadline to register your home or […]

Holiday Toy Drives



Middletown Police Department’s annual Holiday Toy Drive will run until Dec. 19. The department will work with the Middletown School District, local housing organizations, and DCYF to locate eligible families to receive gifts. Drop off new unwrapped gifts, gift cards, and monetary donations at 123 Valley Road or at any of the school buildings in the district. For more information, […]

Holiday Food Needs



Every gift matters, from a $20 Stop and Shop gift card or cans of soup from the pantry to a large-scale food drive at your office or school. If interested in hosting a food drive or being a food sponsor, contact Heather Strout at 401-846-4828, x 121, hstrout@mlkccenter.org.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI



Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. Jack Reed will speak on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m., at the launch of a new multi-year project with Clean Ocean Access and 11th Hour Racing at the Mooring Restaurant, 1 Sayers Wharf. The innovative project aims to address plastic pollution and marine debris in Rhode Island by inspiring long-lasting environmentally responsible behavior that […]