2021-07-29 E-Edition

Councilors and Citizens Back in Chambers

The Newport City Council held its first in-person meeting in almost a year on July 28. The mayor began the meeting reading a proclomation to recognize Julia Forgue’s (at podium) 20-year retirement as the city’s director of utilities. In person meetings recently became permitted when Gov. Dan McKee let an executive order expire that allowed public bodies to meet remotely. […]

In-Person Meetings Return After Hiatus

Newport City Councilors Charlie Holder and Elizabeth Fuerte went seven months before attending their first City Council meeting in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That changed on July 28 when they took their seats in the council chambers for the first time. On July 23, Gov. Dan McKee let the executive order expire that allowed public bodies to have […]

FabNewport Starts New FabGolf Program

FabNewport is teaming up with Button Hole Golf to launch First Tee Rhode Island, part of the national First Tee program to provide more accessible golf experiences to local youth. To raise money for the program, a fundraiser will be held on Aug. 2 at Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club in Middletown. The event will kick off with a junior […]

Island Housing Crunch Tighter Than Ever

The lack of housing on Aquidneck Island has been an issue for the past few years. The number of apartments either in homes or apartment complexes no longer meets the level of the number of people looking for housing. The eight island apartment complexes offer approximately 1750 housing units and all have waitlists into the fall. Of those, Candlewood on […]

this week’s Conversation with Jeffrey Heath

Middletown Principal Reflects Back, Looks Ahead

Middletown High School principal Jeffrey Heath has been an educator for many years, but the 2020-21 school year was like no other. The Tiverton native began his career in his hometown, where he worked as a health and physical education teacher before taking on the role of assistant principal at East Greenwich High School. He has also taught at Rhode […]

For What It’s Worth

A Point resident emailed a photo of this unassuming small cabinet inquiring of value. It’s secret is that the front and top are hinged and lift to reveal toilet seat with pottery bowl. Dating from between 1830-50 this federal-style piece is valued between $300 and $400. It could have been used in homes similar to Hunter House. Do you have […]

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 19 through Sunday, July 25 the Newport Police Department responded to 653 calls. Of those, 126 were motor vehicle related; there were 95 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports. Police responded to 5 calls of vandalism, 17 animal complaints, 13 suspicious persons or vehicles, 27 noise complaints, 1 bicycle violation, and 96 […]

Summer Bazaar

Jesus Saviour Church will be holding its annual summer bazaar, on Aug. 12-14, from 5 to 11 p.m. The bazaar will also offer children’s games, food, and raffles. The church is lacated at 1 Vernon Ave.

Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2 Update

Crews will be installing drainage structures and pipe on J.T. Connell Highway from the existing dog park to the edge of the rotary. All businesses will remain open as police details and flaggers will be present to maintain traffic flow. Excavation to the west of the rotary may begin towards the end of the week. Bridge work next week will […]