2019-10-17 E-Edition

Newport Pivotal in American Magic’s Cup Quest


For more than one month, the forerunner to the U.S. challenger’s revolutionary AC75 racing boat that hopes to qualify for the next America’s Cup in New Zealand in 2021 has been sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay. The American Magic production and shore team of 140 crew members, engineers and designers, including 11 IRYS graduates are striving to learn all […]

A Symbol of Religious Freedom and Democracy


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Loeb Visitors Center at Touro Synagogue. Completed in 1763, Touro Synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in the U.S., representing the philosophy of tolerance and equality that founded colonial Rhode Island and made Newport an important player in religious freedom. In celebration of this landmark anniversary, all Rhode Island residents are invited […]

RIPTA Seeks Input for Public Transit Plan


Officials from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority held the first in a series of statewide public workshops at Middletown Town Hall on Oct. 10 to present a working master plan to upgrade and revamp the state’s public transit system. Dubbed “Transit Forward RI 2040,” the push to modernize and improve public transportation through the drafting of a master plan […]

Newport Hospital Launches Breast Cancer Clinic


Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Newport Hospital has launched a Lifespan Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, joining Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital as the only medical facilities in the state to offer care in breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and support. The multidisciplinary team utilizes a breast tumor board, which is a personalized approach […]

Navigators Names Once More Face the Sea

A stonecutter from Vermont arrived on Oct. 14, and over two days engraved the names of the Portuguese navigators who discovered the sea routes to two-thirds of the known world in the 14th and 15th centuries onto the Portuguese Discovery Monument at Breton Point. Arek Galle, the monument’s engineer, oversaw the work. The names of the navigators had been engraved […]

GOP City Committee

New members and participation are needed for Newport Republication/ GOP City Committee. Interested parties should contact Harlan Tyler at tylerstwo@cox.net or 401-450-6433 for more information.

Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren Carson will co-host a constituent meeting with the Newport Energy and Environment Commission on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Newport Library. The meeting will feature a presentation by Shaun O’Rourke, director of stormwater and resiliency for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. The bank fosters infrastructure improvements that create jobs, promote economic development and enhance the environment.

Petition Signings

Citizens Exploring School Unification will host ongoing petition signings at Shaw’s grocery store in the Aquidneck Shopping Centre, 71 East Main Road, Middletown, on Fridays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Those interested can chat with CESU representatives and learn about the group’s mission and the issues related to school unification on Aquidneck Island, including its benefits and challenges. For more […]

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct 14, the Newport Police Department responded to 839 calls. Of those, 143 were motor vehicle related; there were 117 motor vehicle violations issued and 26 accident reports. Police responded to 4 noise violations, 11 suspicious vehicles or persons, 12 animal complaints, 3 private tows, 1 suicide call and 53 parking […]