Madelyn L. Mallory

Madelyn L. Mallory, 82, of Newport, passed away on March 8, 2022. Madelyn was born in Newport, RI to Solomon and Leslie (Baines) Mallory. Madelyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Rivon, her sister, Kim Weston, her grandchildren, Marquise Rivon, Malcolm Rivon and Ny’Jah Rivon, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon […]

2022-03-10 E-Edition

It’s Back!

Kids and families from all over town can converge at “The Hut” for a cornucopia of family-friendly, alcohol-free activities on St. Patrick’s Parade Day, once the famous procession winds down. Entertainment abounds all afternoon with bagpipers, fife and drum performers, Irish step dancers, gathering for nonstop fun. Everything is free, with a $100 door prize, face painting, and much more, […]

Opposition Stymies Lodging Fee Proposal


A proposal led by Councilor Terri Flynn that would open the door to a flat tax per night fee on all hotel, motel and short-term rental stays failed to move forward during the March 7 Middletown Town Council meeting. Flynn made a motion that would have required the town to formally request its state legislators submit enabling legislation to the […]

No Timeline for 25 Feet of Cliff Walk Repair


The schedule for repairs and the reopening of a section of the Cliff Walk that collapsed on March 3, which the city called a “cata­strophic failure,” is undetermined, city spokesperson Tom Shevlin confirmed in a phone interview on March 7. “This is going to be a long-term closure, and at this point, it’s still too early to tell when this […]

Commission Proposes Changes to Selecting Mayor


Newport’s Charter Review Com­mission, the civic group tasked with analyzing amendments to the city charter, proposed on March 3 potential changes to how the city selects its mayor. Over the course of the discus­sion, the commission floated both broad reform and minor tweaks to how the role is determined. Before the commission could come to a consensus, however, the floor […]

Pair Honored as Hibernians of the Year

Cathy Coyne is known as a quiet force behind many charitable events helping in any capacity she can and always with a kind smile. She is a shining example of an LAOH member who embodies the motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. She often orga­nizes several events throughout the year for the ladies. One of her most memorable was […]

Adventures of a Fox Family


“Frank the Newport Fox,” by F. John McLaughlin, is a beauti­fully presented book written for young readers, but one that also captures the attention of adults. The author, who lives on a 30- acre farm in central Massachusetts, has been traveling to Newport for over 50 years. He begins the book with the arrival of the French to Newport in […]

Housing Authority Meets Challenges


The annual report submitted by the Newport Housing Authority to the City Council last month shows how the pandemic challenged its activities over the past year and how it persevered. Last week, Gov. Dan McKee, along with other government and housing officials, met with members of the Housing Authority during a tour of the or­ganization’s ongoing project to construct and […]

NEWPORT IRISH HERITAGE MONTH

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center Learn about Irish immigration to the Newport area and of the con­tributions to the community by individuals of Irish descent from the 1600s to the present, 12-4 p.m., 648 Thames St., newportir­ishhistory.org. St. Patrick’s Day Craft Stop by the library and make themed craft, 2-5 p.m., Children’s Department at Newport […]