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2021-05-20 E-Edition

A Leap of Faith

Middletown High School softball player, Karissa Dupuis (left), avoids the tag of Tiverton’s catcher Paige Peace-Fortin by hurdling over her outstretched arm. Dupuis was called safe at home plate to tie the game at five, with two outs in the Islanders’ last at bat. The game was played on May 18 in Tiverton and Middletown went on to win the […]

Lifespan Cancer Institute Improves Patient Care


Changes at the state and local level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a redesigned Lifespan Cancer Institute which opened at Newport Hospital in early March. In an effort to alleviate the state’s COVID-19 bed need, the hospital doubled up patients in their rehabilitation center from 13 beds to 26. The arrangement worked so well that the […]

Vaccine Hesitancy Addressed Locally

As executive director of Conexion Latina Newport, Rebekah Gomez has interacted with many people who have been hesitant about receiving the vaccine. In fact, she was one herself. But the desire to see her 93-year-old mother for the first time in eight months pushed her to be vaccinated. “I had to get vaccinated for her, to be able to spend […]

Broadband Issues Getting Full Attention


When the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce Regional Economic Development Division surveyed businesses about the biggest challenges they faced, 62 percent had broadband on the top of the list. Now, the chamber is hoping to help with this issue by completing geographic information system mapping in the area. The chamber was recently awarded $50,000 from Commerce Rhode Island, through the […]

Focus Remains the Same for Current Shipyard Owners


“It will continue to be business as usual at the [Newport] shipyard with the focus on the superyacht market,” said Tim Moll, regional vice president for Safe Harbor Marinas, which purchased the shipyard in 2019. “We will also continue to improve the waterfront and grow the workforce.” The Texas-based company also owns Safe Harbor Sakonnet and New England Boatworks, both […]

HDC Approves Home Connected to Tripp House


The Newport Historic District Commission voted 6-1 on May 18 to give conceptual approval to a house that will be built on the Point and connected to the historic John Tripp House. But several questions remain about how the historic house will connect to a new house that will be twice its size. The petition of William and Lisa Ruh, […]

Council Wants Control of Marijuana Revenue


The Newport City Council unanimously accepted a resolution to give cities and towns more control over revenue raised by potential retail marijuana sales, pending the outcome of legalization on the state level. At the council’s May 12 meeting, City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. said the bill to distribute marijuana sales fees, taxes and related revenue is moving forward at […]