2019-05-16 E-Edition

Innovate Newport Shines Light on Start-Up Economy

Innovate Newport, the 33,000-square-foot co-working facility transformed from the historic Sheffield Elementary School at 513 Broadway is up and running. The $8 million renovation was the result of a collaboration between the City of Newport, The Newport Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council of Rhode Island. The tenants who have moved operations to the newly opened space, occupying […]

Pell Bridge Update

Bridge Authority Prepares Public for Pell Construction

The Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority held an information session on May 14 to prepare drivers for lane closures on the Newport Pell Bridge due to the deck replacement that began May 12. The iconic structure will be reduced to one lane in each direction during non-rush hour commutes from August to December, and again next year from April […]

Heart-Warming Story Highlights Committe Meeting

The School Committee discussed a gamut of issues on May 14, ranging from policy tweaks and new programs for improving learning and behavior to new school hours and the collection of forms that would lead to an improved revenue stream. But the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the heart-warming story of Rogers High School students working together […]

Conversation with David Allard

'A' in Allard is for Actor

You know him as the guy who ran for the State House and a City Council seat, or perhaps as a member of the Planning Board. Others know him as a Yoga instructor or a teacher. Those around Providence know him as the guy who ran successful campaigns for Gov. Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza. But on May […]

Baby, Can You Drive My Car?


I’ve concluded that all of the therapy and self-help books I have read in my life to balance control issues, anxiety and fears were not actually for the purpose of self-improvement. They were to provide me with the skills necessary to detach enough from my basic instinct of survival in order to teach my teenager how to drive. The experience […]

Judge Judy Embraces Newport

It didn’t take Judith Sheindlin long to find out what many locals already know. “The Black Pearl has the best chowder in Newport,” she enthused. “Love it.” This lover of chowder, and to date, all things Newport, is better known to millions of television viewers as Judge Judy, and she’s one of the city’s newest part-time residents. You may have […]


‘Rec’ Reunion Scholarship The “Rec” Reunion scholarship is awarded to a senior or college undergraduate who is a descendant of African American heritage and who will be attending an accredited post-secondary school in 2019- 2000. A minimum of a 2.2 grade point average is required. Applications may be obtained in local high school guidance offices, by emailing association@newportrecreunion.org, or from […]

Food Safety Class

The Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center is offering a food safety and sanitation class on May 20-21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kennedy School Annex, 740 West Main Road, Middletown. The exam will be given on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The course fee is $195. To register, call 401-847-7171, email aialc@newportcommunityschool.org or visit the […]

Domestic Violence Support Group

The Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol counties is offering a confidential peer support group for female victims of domestic violence beginning May 23. The group will meet for six weeks each Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to noon in the Women’s Resource Center’s Newport office, 114 Touro St. Pre-registration for this closed group is required by calling 401-846-5263. […]