2019-07-11 E-Edition

Get Ready – Get Fit

James Smith and Dave Morrison from Precision Playgrounds finish up the installation of the new fitness park at Aquidneck Park. AARP invites the public to attend the ribbon-cutting on Thursday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The equipment for the park is adapted to meet a wide range of fitness levels. It has been designed for durability and […]

Middletown Increases Short-Term Rental Oversight


Middletown has hired Seattle based firm Host Compliance, LLC to assist in monitoring and enforcing compliance with short-term rental ordinances within the town. The contract was ratified unanimously by the Town Council during the July 1 meeting. The town will pay the company an annual fee of $21,057 for services. Like many coastal communities, Middletown has seen a sharp increase […]

Tennis Legends Compete at Special Event


When Mariano Rivera is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York next month, fans in attendance won’t get to watch him fire off a few of his famous cut fastballs to fellow inductee Edgar Martinez. But one day after Russian legend Yevgeny Kafelnikov enters the International Tennis Hall of Fame, he will be taking to […]

West Side Master Plan Given 15-Year Review


Fifteen years ago, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) gathered a group of like-minded but diverse individuals and organizations to draft the 2005 West Side Master Plan, a document that would form a foundation of how best to develop that untapped section of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth in the 21st century. In May, the same group gathered again in a […]

Entrepreneur Makes a Difference While Moving Cars


One person’s junk is someone else’s treasure. And plenty of people make a profit from that principle. Local entrepreneur Joseph Hearn has not only turned that adage into the basis of a successful technology business, he’s also helping to channel some of the treasure toward social good. Don’t just take his word for it. Last year, the Providence-based Social Enterprise […]

Philosophy on the Lawn


Whitehall Museum in Middletown, home of the philosopher George Berkeley from 1729 to 1731, will have its first of two presentations by resident scholars Thursday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. Every summer the Colonial Dames of Rhode Island, the owners and stewards of the home, have Berkeley scholars reside for two weeks, generally to improve their understanding of his work […]

Remembering Our Vietnam Veterans

In last week’s story on “Buzz” Riley, “A Vietnam Vet Remembers the ‘Jungle,’” by James Merolla, the caption was incorrect, saying Riley served in Vietnam for more than six years. He served in the Marines for six years, and in Vietnam for 13 months and 22 days. The article was the fourth installment of profiles of local Vietnam veterans before […]

Scholarship Winners

Newport County Retired Teachers Association recently awarded scholarships to two students. Scholarships were awarded based on academic achievement and school and community service. This year’s recipients were Nathalia Newsome from Rogers High School and Benjamin Wood from Middletown.

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race of its summer series on July 9. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Full Send, Melges 32, Ben Steinberg; 2. Next Wave, Farr 395, Stephen Clarke; 3. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42, Linc Mossop III; 4. Vento Solare, J/109, Bill Kneller; 5. Picante, J/109, John Sahagian; […]