2020-04-23 E-Edition

No Longer Underground

Pirate Radio Creeps Out of the Shadows

A secretive cohort behind an underground radio operation based in Newport hasn’t let the current pandemic stop the delivery of alternative programming to local fans. With the help of streaming software, Newport Pirate Radio is now looking to further expand listener engagement. With many people stuck at home and perhaps starved for an artistic alternative to Netflix or Spotify, the […]

Newport Marinas to Open on Schedule

Newport marinas are busy preparing for a season of boating, but for now, out-of-state visitors must stay on their vessel for 14 days before coming to shore. Earlier this month, Gov. Gina Raimondo passed an executive order mandating that out-of-state visitors coming to Rhode Island for non-work-related matters quarantine for 14 days. This includes individuals arriving by boat. The boat […]

Despite Disinfectant Protocols Anxiety Persists

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE,” has dominated headlines with shortages. But local hospitals are also struggling to procure cleaning chemicals in the fight against COVID-19. “In all my years of being here, I’ve never had a supply issue until now,” said Adam Rohrig, environmental services department supervisor at Newport Hospital. Chemical agents must be approved by the […]

Effort Underway to Feed and House Homeless

There is a concerted effort in Newport to help the homeless population. But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a complicated process. Several nonprofit and community groups, along with anonymous individuals, are joining forces to place the homeless in motels, testing them for coronavirus, and assuring they are not a danger to themselves or others. At least […]

NEWPORT | Pandemic Then & Now


1918   2020

Earth Week Goes Virtual

Aquidneck Island Earth Week is not the experience organizers anticipated when they began planning one year ago, but the newly formed partnerships between organizations may be the start of a network that will last well into the future. The week of April 18-25 was expected to be packed with family friendly activities across the island that promoted environmental stewardship. However, […]

Tennis Hall of Fame Open Still a Go…For Now

For the moment, Newport can still look forward to the Hall of Fame Open on the historic grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Scheduled to begin on July 13, the tournament would be the first ATP event to be held in nearly four months, which means it could attract the finest field the HOF Open has seen […]


Pedro “Fred” Almanzor, 93, of Newport, passed away April 16, 2020. He was the husband of Lynn Almanzor. He retired from a 30-year Naval career as a Master Chief. A funeral Mass will be held at a later date. Dorothy “Dpt” Arend, 95, of Newport, passed away April 19, 2020. She was the wife of the Richard Arend. Ann (Craft) […]

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, April 13 through Sunday, April 19, the Newport Police Department responded to 229 calls. Of those, 12 were car accident reports and 6 motor vehicle violations. They performed 23 home and business alarm checks and transported 1 prisoner. Police responded to 3 calls of vandalism, 1 suicide call, 2 suspicious vehicles or persons, 9 animal […]