2021-10-21 E-Edition

Students’ Spirit Alive and Well

The Rogers High Vikings and the Middletown High Islanders both had homecoming games on Oct. 15. (Rogers fans above.) The cheers were loud and spirits high at both fields. Victory eluded Middletown and though the Rogers score was close, they came out on top in the end. Read more on the games and see photos on page 14. (Photo by […]

T-Ball Field Still Possible at Miantonomi Park


Despite a unanimous vote by the Miantonomi Park Commission against constructing a baseball field for T-Ball and Little League, it’s possible the field could still be built. A review of three controlling documents and a significant Rhode Island Supreme Court decision from 1972 suggests that the City Council could override the park commission. However, to do so may well require […]

Pumpkin and Squash Rule the Autumn Table


As the leaves begin to blaze in oranges, yellows, and a rainbow of reds, autumn’s fruit and veggie harvest brings the colors to match. The chilly days call for the toasty aromas of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Apples, pumpkins and butternut squash take center stage as the season wears on and the mercury dips. All are fruits, designated by the […]

Test Case for New Middletown Ordinance


The Middletown Planning Board heard on Oct. 13 from the developer who is hoping to merge three parcels of land on Aquidneck Avenue to construct 12, two-bedroom residential rental units and renovate 15,000 square feet of commercial office space. The project by Chris Bicho, principal of Aquidneck Commerce Center, is being heard under the town’s mixed-use development ordinance, the authority […]

Community Steps Up for Rock-the-Mansion Gala

Newport residents and business owners recently came out in droves for Newport Mental Health’s seventh annual “Rock-the- Mansion Gala,” helping the agency raise more than $150,000, much of which will be used for emergency shelter, bilingual translation services and outfitting clinician offices for the ever-growing people in need of mental health services in Newport County. “The response to mental health […]

Court Tennis Player Honored by Friends

On Friday, Oct. 8, a dinner honoring Joe Tomaino of Newport was attended by more than 50 friends and supporters at Johnny’s Wyndham Hotel Resort. Tomaino, an avid court tennis player, was instrumental in establishing and administering the Lieb Fund, with the late John Lieb, for the development and enhancement of opportunities for junior players in the Newport club.

Roundabouts Finally Come to Newport


Many architects are also urban planners, because buildings are just a piece of a larger architectural fabric that make up our towns and cities. Urban design is a specialty in itself because many of the elements of the process are different than the design of individual buildings. Although scale, street presence and zoning are shared by both disciplines, other elements […]

Grace Elaine Kinnunen

Grace Elaine Kinnunen, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on March 31, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Hazel (Astin) May Clarke and William H. Clark, Jr. Throughout her life, Grace was an avid learner and always happy to lead a group. She […]

Hospital Memorializes Lives Lost to Pandemic


Newport Hospital administrators and chaplaincy leaders held a solemn outdoor ceremony on Oct. 19 to dedicate a recently planted tree and accompanying plaque commemorating those impacted by the pandemic. Speakers included Dr. Jeffrey Gaines, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs, and staff chaplain, Rev. Kate Perry. Just outside the entrance to the Borden Carey building, visitors will […]