Voting Season Continues

Early Voting Brisk in Newport and Middletown   In-person voting is underway for the 2020 general election as residents from both Middletown and Newport, above, eager to get their ballots in early, have been dropping by town hall and city hall to cast their votes ahead of Nov. 3. With the exception of those who requested mail-in ballots, which can […]

Board of Elections Reopens Park Holm

By James Merolla The Rhode Island Board of Elections has overturned a decision by the Newport Canvassing Authority leading to Park Holm Senior Center being used once again as a polling location on Election Day. The Board of Elections voted unanimously to use Park Holm as the Precinct 2109 polling location. Rhode Island General Law states that moving a polling […]

2020-10-22 E-Edition

Voting Season Continues

Early Voting Brisk in Newport and Middletown

Early voting is thriving, according to officials in both Newport and Middletown. “Voters are coming in regularly and seem enthusiastic about their ability to vote early, safely, and with little to no delay,” Lucie Anne Dionne-Thomas, chair of the Middletown Canvassing Board, told Newport This Week. “I can only say that in 2020 early voting seems extremely popular.” As of […]

Learning to Live with Coyotes


In light of the recent coyote sightings in the Broadway and Kay and Catherine street areas, it seems like a good time to talk about why wild animals make themselves at home in our neighborhoods. When we think of wildlife habitat, we often envision forests, fields and wetlands, places like Audubon refuges or land trust properties that have been protected […]

Board of Elections Reopens Park Holm


The Rhode Island Board of Elections has overturned a decision by the Newport Canvassing Authority leading to Park Holm Senior Center being used once again as a polling location on Election Day. The Board of Elections voted unanimously to use Park Holm as the Precinct 2109 polling location. Rhode Island General Law states that moving a polling location outside the […]

Council May Revive ‘Shared Streets’ Concept


The Newport City Council will contemplate reviving a “shared streets” initiative to help Broadway restaurants walloped by the pandemic. Amanda Gallagher, owner of Closet Revival, presented a request to the council on Oct. 14 to close off streets so that customers could enjoy an open-air pedestrian market, comparable to one in East Greenwich. Gallagher made the same request to the […]

This week’s Conversation with Alley Harkness


Alley Harkness was raised to give back, and since graduating from Salve Regina University last May, she found a job that allowed her to launch a career in community service. Lucy’s Hearth, which provides clients with safe shelter and a path to a stable future and a home of their own, was the perfect fit. As the organization prepares for […]

HDC Approves Cottage Restoration at Former Cluny School


The Historic District Commission approved the application on Oct. 20 of Austin Willis to restore a stone cottage to its original design by removing surrounding additions at the former Cluny School property. “I am so excited about this,” HDC member Diana Szapary said. Chair Karl Bjork called the restoration of the stone cottage “fantastic.” “It is due to the vision […]

Tips for Dealing with Coyotes

Check out and RIDEM’s online Management and Response Guide to learn more about coyotes. Here are some things to consider. It is against the law to intentionally feed coyotes, and your “kindness” puts nuisance coyotes in jeopardy of lethal removal by law enforcement. Are you unintentionally feeding coyotes? Coyotes are not picky eaters, so secure garbage cans, compost bins, gardens […]