2020-02-20 E-Edition


The Rogers High School junior varsity boys basketball team captured the Division III Championship with a 51-34 win against Central Falls High School on Sunday, Feb. 16. The game was played on a neutral court at Mount St. Charles in Woonsocket. The victory capped the JV Vikings’ undefeated season at 19-0. Rogers’ Da’Juan Hazard, pictured on the right in the […]

Newport Dog Owner Savors Win at Westminster

Nannette Herrick sensed there was something special about the wire fox terrier when she first spotted him playing in a litter when he was only six-weeks-old. She was right. Earlier this month, he became a champion at the world’s most prestigious dog show. “He had more moxie than any dog I’d ever seen,” said the Newport resident. “He would rise […]

Residents Question Developer’s North End Plan

By Danielle Rose As two hotels are being built along the waterfront, the future of the North End continues to raise concern among its residents, who questioned the long-range plans of a developer during a Feb. 7 meeting at Innovate Newport. “What I didn’t see in the plan was real job development or a focus on innovation or long-term job […]

Roof Work Begins on Armory at Sailing Hall of Fame

The first major renovation to the historic Armory on lower Thames Street, which will eventually be home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NHOF), began this week following approval from the City Council to replace the roof on the century-old building. “This is one of the biggest projects of the entire renovation,” said Heather Ruhsam, NSHOF executive director. “Once […]

Taking a Tour with Ray Lynch

Sitting by the fire in the lobby of the Hotel Viking, retired Cluny School teacher, sailor, tour guide, golfer, comedian, Hibernian, and beloved Fifth Warder Raymond Lynch, Jr. sits, red-cheeked, smiling humbly. He is the portrait of a “local.” The locale for our chat is itself linked to a family history whose Newport roots run deep. “My maternal grandparents were […]

St. Columba’s New Priest Returns Home

Rev. Anne Bolles-Beaven started her ministry at historic St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown on a day devoted to the Super Bowl, the groundhog’s annual forecasting and the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Quite an opening night. Her first Mass on Feb. 2 was even more special when she presented the Eucharist to one unique parishioner, her […]

Innovate Newport Names Community Manager

Innovate Newport has appointed Todd LaChance as the organization’s new community manager. A Newport resident, LaChance brings more than 20 years of experience as a project manager, operations lead and business consultant to large and small organizations spanning the private and public sectors. As community manager, he will be charged with making Innovate Newport the best possible experience for its […]

Fireworks Fund

The City Council voted to approve a three-year contract with Pyrotecnico, Inc. to ensure that the annual tradition remains a focal point for the city’s Independence Day festivities. This year, with the July 4 holiday falling on a Saturday, the city is expecting an especially busy celebration and is asking residents to get involved by donating to the Fireworks Fund. […]

City Council Paves Way for U.S. Senior Open

The City Council has unanimously approved changes to a zoning ordinance, granting temporary signage for certain major “recreational” events that will allow the U.S. Senior Open golf championship to be held in Newport next summer. Newport Country Club will host the Senior Open from June 20-29. The 2006 U.S. Women’s Open, which was also held at NCC and drew thousands […]