2019-12-19 E-Edition

Holiday Giving

With the help of Maureen Krupa, Lisa McWilliams and Sarah Maher, and 200 other volunteers, generous donors and planning that began mid-summer, nearly 900 children received gifts from MLK’s Santa Workshop. “It’s a festive time of year but also a very stressful and difficult time for the working poor. The MLK’s Santa’s Workshop exists to help families who wouldn’t otherwise […]

Holiday House Tours Offer A Glimpse of Christmas Past

If you’ve ever strolled through Newport’s historic neighborhoods wishing you could take a peek into those old colonial homes, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for Dec. 28 when the 48th annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes takes place. This year’s homes are all located in the Point neighborhood, which has one of the highest […]

Bridge Plans Still Have a Long Way to Go

Stressing that the recently released draft proposal issued by the Federal Highway Administration is still open to change, a public workshop hosted by the state’s transportation agency on Dec. 12 at City Hall outlined the broad strokes of the plan, providing opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to put their ideas in writing. No verbal public testimony was taken at […]

Success of Vape Ban Unclear

With the statewide ban on the sale or distribution of flavored vaping products implemented by Gov. Gina Raimondo in October, health officials and local administrators have had a twofold response to the measure to date. All agreed that it continues to be an issue, while also too early to gauge its results. The ban will be in effect until Jan. […]

Check Out Local Nonprofits for Holiday Gifts

Shopping local can go beyond supporting the local economy. Whether making a donation in a loved one’s name, securing tickets for a lecture or presentation, or finding the perfect combination of unique gift items, when shoppers purchase from local nonprofits, they are also directly supporting historical restoration and preservation, educational programming and other efforts to maintain the beauty and history […]

Iconic Christmas Poem has Newport Ties

For those who may not know, “’Twas the Night before Christmas,” the iconic poem written by Clement Clarke Moore, has ties to Newport. In the 1850s, Moore bought a home at 25 Catherine St. He spent summers here and also donated money for the establishment of Touro Park. He passed away in the house on July 10, 1863, five days […]

Get a Furry-friend Fix

A general information session on becoming a volunteer at the Potter League for Animals will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Space is limited to 45 persons. Classes fill up quickly due to limited seating. For information, contact Gail Lawson, volunteer coordinator, at gaill@potterleague.org or call 401- 846-8276, x106.

Keep Newport Moving

For more information about the Transportation Master Plan and how you can help “Keep Newport Moving,” visit cityofnewport.com and fill out the survey by the end of the year. In addition to assessing the city’s existing transportation infrastructure, the Transportation Master Plan will provide an opportunity for the community to establish a shared vision to equitably address the transportation challenges […]

‘Sand Tray Storymaking’

The Portsmouth Community Theater, with support from a community grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, is sponsoring “Sand Tray Storymaking” with Claire Vadebonceour, on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Common Fence Point Community Hall. Sand Tray Storymaking is an innovative form of expressive art for children and the young at heart. By presenting an individual with a […]