2019-09-12 E-Edition

A Nautical Lovefest

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Exhibitors from near and far offer a full range of new powerboats and sailboats, plus a full range of marine products, services and accessories. In-water exhibitors will be arranged throughout the historic wharf property and under the festival tents. The harbor will also boast free admission to the […]

National Sailing Hall Projects 2021 Opening

Sailing fans who were looking to tour a new National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) at a renovated Armory building next spring will need to revise their plans. The NSHOF, which is moving from Annapolis, Maryland and was originally expected to open in 2020, will not welcome visitors to the museum and exhibit space until 2021. “For what we’d like […]

Artist Residency Depicts Paradise

The small studio space is rustic and spare, but for a few tables, some buckets, several porcelain pieces in various states of experimentation and a few odds and ends. Two sets of sliding doors reveal sweeping views and different perspectives. On one side, the studio looks out onto coastal greenery, with stalks of yellow goldenrod shifting in the wind under […]

New Restaurant Proposed for Hilltop

The Planning Board of Newport is weighing a petition to rezone the map around the century-old Hilltop Inn from a residential zone to general business, a change that would open the way for a gourmet restaurant serving up to 40 people. After a 90-minute discussion, the board voted 6-0 to continue the application to their October meeting. J. Russell Jackson […]

Conversation with Heather Strout

In the current economic climate, financial, physical or social support can sometimes seem nonexistent. Since 1922, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has provided residents of Newport County a place where they can get the support they need. In 2016, Heather Hole Strout began working with the Center as assistant executive director. In her role as executive director, […]

School District Looks to Cut Costs

The School Committee, freed for one night from talk about new school construction, spent most of Sept. 10 on another high priority topic, cutting costs. “It is our job as stewards to make sure that there’s enough money in the budget to cover everything,” member Rebecca Bolan said. On this night, the focus was on transportation costs and energy efficiency. […]

City to Introduce New Emergency Alert System

Newport’s emergency management operators will have a pair of new tools beginning later this month. As part of the city’s effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, it will be transitioning to a new emergency notification system designed to enhance the city’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses and visitors in the event of an emergency. Beginning in […]

Census Workers Sought

The U.S. Census Bureau is holding information sessions at the Newport Public Library on Thursday, Sept 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. and at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 3 p.m. for those interested in a part-time job with the U.S. Census Bureau. Flexible hours are available either in office or in the field. For […]

AARP Meeting

The Newport County Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall on Fenner Avenue. New members are asked to bring their national AARP membership card and arrive a few minutes earlier to sign up. Members are reminded to bring canned goods for local food pantries.