2019-07-25 E-Edition

Plans Unveiled for $100M Development at Newport Grand Casino Property

The prominent Newport Grand Casino building at 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, which in its multiple iterations has been the source of conversation on Aquidneck Island for decades, is coming down. The owner of the 23-acre site that housed the former casino, Johnston-based Carpionato Group, unveiled its plan at a press conference on July 23 to demolish the building to make […]

Decision Time for Newport Schools

While public attention has been focused on Newport’s efforts to build a regional high school, the process of planning and designing a new Rogers High School, along with space for pre-k and kindergarten classes, continues. The School Building Committee met on July 16 to discuss two significant decisions that were ultimately made at the July 23 meeting. First, the committee […]

The Newport Show: Antiques, Art & Exquisite Objects

When Anne Hamilton established the Newport Antiques Show in 2007, locals were enthusiastic about the idea, in no small part because of the show’s charismatic founder. “In reality, we were taking a big leap of faith, because we were staging a major show, in our small community, in the summer, which is not typically when the most important shows are […]

Scholars Embrace Whitehall House Philosophy Program

With a presentation on July 11 by summer resident scholars Patrick Connolly and Elanor Taylor, the public philosophy program at the Whitehall House Museum is in full swing. There will be a series of George Berkeley scholars and philosophers at the historic house through Sept. 1 who will talk with visitors on subjects related to existence and consciousness. They will […]

Rail Project Nearly Done; Bike Path Being Planned

As a neighbor of the Newport train tracks and a former volunteer for the Old Colony & Newport Railway, Peter Martin has been closely watching the improvements being made at the southern end of the line that runs along the west side of Aquidneck Island. “This is good for me as a property owner,” Martin said, pointing out that the […]

Beach Idol is On

The winner of the first Beach Idol competition at Easton’s Beach was 9-year-old Eden Conwell. Competition continues every Thursday through Aug. 8. Children ages 6-16 can sign up at 6:45 p.m. near the beach office.

Broadway Street Fair

The next planning meeting is Monday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Police Station. Everyone welcome to attend. This year’s Street Fair is Oct. 12.

Call for Chalk Artists

Bring your creativity to the Broadway Street Fair and share it with the sidewalk chalk art event “Pick a Square on the Square.” Chalk is provided. Novice artists, budding young talent, professionals are all welcome. Visit broadwaystreetfair.com.

Call for Bands

Musicians/bands who want to perform at the Street Fair should email broadwaystreetfair@gmail.com.