Cliff Walk Collapse

                      A portion of Newport’s Cliff Walk collapsed today just before 2 p.m. The collapse dislodged portions of the sidewalk and fencing. No one was injured as a a result of the incident. The Cliff Walk is now closed to the public as city officials believe more could come down […]

2022-03-03 E-Edition

Tackling Affordable Housing Together

North End community advocate Pauline Perkins-Moye joined Gov. Dan McKee, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and officials from the Newport Housing Authority for a tour of affordable housing units on Kennedy Street, off Hillside Avenue. The project includes demolition and reconstruction of 51 existing units and is part of a multi-phase redevelopment plan (Phase IV) that just received funding from the […]

Perry Gets Bail Hearing; Logan Apprehended

Xavier Perry, one of the defen­dants charged in the shooting death of 25-year-old Yordi Arevalo on Feb. 14 inside the Friendly Sons of Newport social club, will have his bail hearing on March 3. A bail hearing for a second de­fendant, Shamik Steele, was also scheduled for March 3 in Newport Superior Court. Both Perry and Steele are charged with […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Finally Returns

There hasn’t been much good news in the three years since people last reveled in the first an­nual rite of spring, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But it finally returns with a flourish on March 12, and parade chairman Dennis Sullivan related a story that re­sulted in a sizable donation to the cause. Last year, when there was a […]

Figure Skating Controversy No Stranger to Jamestown Resident

For Claire Ferguson, there must have been a feeling of déjà vu when she watched the ladies’ figure skating competition at this year’s Winter Olympics. Once again, the eyes of the world were laser-focused on the sport. Once again, controversy swirled. Once again, the defining moment of an Olympic Games centered on quads, lutzes and toe loops. “I was pretty […]

Winters to March with Grand Marshals

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of the past two St. Patrick’s Day parades, many understood the decision, but still felt the disappointment of not being able to march the tra­ditional route from City Hall to St. Augustin’s Church. One of those feeling let down was Jimmy Winters, a longtime staple of the local community who was selected to […]

Irish Heritage Celebrated Throughout the City

With music, dancing, lectures, tours, its famous parade and more, Newport will be celebrating its 45th annual Irish Heritage Month throughout March. Many local organizations and businesses will participate in the month-long fes­tivities, which spotlight the city’s rich history of Irish culture and in­fluence. Though Newport is known for its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held March […]

Ukranian Artist Speaks of His Countrymen

Everything has happened so quickly. For the outside world there is a combination of shock and anger, and we are humbled by the resis­tance and sheer determination of the Ukrainian people, willing to risk their lives to protect their country. Sasha Alexandre Kouznetsov was born in Kyiv and has lived in Newport since 1991. He first came to Newport as […]

Elizabeth Margaret (Lord) Kennedy

Elizabeth Margaret (Lord) Ken­nedy, 103, passed away Feb. 25, 2022 in Newport, R.I. Betty was the wife of the late James E. Kennedy. Born at home in Newport on Oct. 31, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Cook) Lord and Alfred J. Lord. After her mother’s death, her father married Beatrice Dorey who raised Betty and her […]