2019-11-07 E-Edition

Council to Hear New Plan for Spring Project


The City Council will be presented with a new traffic study for rerouting cars around the Historic Newport Spring Project site at the Nov. 13 meeting. The study, conducted by the BETA Group, a Rhode Island-based engineering planning and consulting firm, offers the option of using Hozier Street to funnel traffic off Spring Street down to a truncated Court House […]

Vape Shops Question Sales Ban


With Rhode Island retailers and distributors in the midst of a four-month emergency ban on sales or distribution of flavored e-cigarette products, the future of an industry that touted itself as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products remains in limbo. Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered state health officials to formulate new regulations in response to 34 deaths and over […]

Heated Debate Erupts at Liquor License Workshop


The ongoing discussions and tensions between restaurant owners and the City Council continued during a sometimes-heated two-hour liquor license workshop held Oct. 30. The issue began months ago when the new Brenton Hotel and Hammets Wharf Hotel, both under construction, requested the city lift the cap on Beverage Tavern (BT) liquor licenses. Many restaurant owners were opposed, claiming a license […]

Connecting Chamber Music with the Community


In 2012, violinists EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealaín McMullin were looking to explore the intersection between artistry, education and social change. Essentially, they wanted to see how a string quartet could become a community resource, just like a library, and create meaningful connections beyond the concert experience. They founded the Newport String Project (NSP). That led to the barn dance series, […]

Marketing on a Shoestring

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) has partnered with the Newport County Chamber of Commerce to host “Marketing on a Shoestring” at Innovate Newport on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include discovering how to market your product, determining and refining your target audience, reaching customers with the right message and the right media, and […]

Good and Bad Bugs

Insect expert Alana Russell will give a talk about good and bad bugs on trees on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Library, 26 North Road. Russell is a research entomologist and manager of the URI Bio Control Lab. Her talk will discuss how bugs impact our landscapes and forests, and how you can build tree resiliency […]

Trunk or Treat

The Audrain Automobile Museum will hold its Cars & Coffee Trunkor Treat on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fort Adams State Park. Car owners are asked to wear costumes, and bring candy and canned good items for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. For more information or to register a car, call 401-856-4420 […]

Hall of Fame Open to Become ATP Event

The Hall of Fame Open will officially join the U.S. Open Series beginning in 2020, increasing the number of ATP events on the series to six and reconnecting the U.S. Open with its original home in Newport. Scheduled for July 12-19, the tournament will now receive the same level of on-site, broadcast, digital and grassroots support from the USTA provided […]

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.