Bob Staake Storytime and Book Signing

Children’s author, illustrator, and New Yorker cover artist Bob Staake joins us for a Friday afternoon storytime on April 29 from 4-5pm at Charter Books, 8 Broadway, Newport. Bob will read from and sign copies of The Path, an inspirational journey for graduation, storytime, bedtime, or anytime. This event is free and open to all. From New Yorker cover artist Bob Staake, this inspirational […]

Newport Classical Presents Cliburn-Bound – A Benefit for Ukraine

Celebrate classical piano repertoire in this weekend-long marathon featuring nine exceptional amateur pianists, of which four are on their way to the Eighth Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in October 2022. The competition is hailed by the Boston Globe as “a celebration of music, and the people who have to make music no matter what.” The word amateur comes from […]

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Students Make A Wish Come True

Two programs offered at the Newport Area Career and Technical Center came together to build a custom “princess cottage” for a recipient of Rosemary’s Wish Kids, Inc. Carpentry program teachers Brian Ferreira and Charles Woodward joined with graphic design instructor David Connell to work in collaboration with their students on the planning, design and final outcome for the structure, applying […]

Mixed Feelings on Town’s Mixed-Use Hub Plan

A residential and commercial development project proposed for West Main Road was met with considerable opposition during a Middletown Planning Board hearing on April 21. The project, which includes a 144-room hotel and 150 residential units of varying sizes, would be the largest new development taken on by the town in decades. The 15-acre site encompasses the Pottsy Field recreational […]

In Milestone Year, Filmmaker Steven Feinberg Looks Back at ‘Pell’

Screenwriter and director Steven Feinberg, executive director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office since 2004, is probably now best known for bringing Newport to millions of viewers with HBO’s series, “The Gilded Age.” Newport’s historic mansions, prominently featured in the popular historical drama, will again get a starring role when season two starts shooting on location in May. […]

Dining in Parking Spaces on B’way Could be Here to Stay

The proposal to continue seasonal outdoor dining in public parking spaces along Broadway has received support from both elected officials and nearby businesses after being heard at a City Council workshop April 20. “Broadway is an area where everything is so tight and none of these restaurants, to my knowledge, have the area to expand outside without this,” said former […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

This reversible, woven vegan leather tote bag by Ilse Jacobsen ($98) is stylish, sustainable, and available in seven colors. Exclusively at Michael Hayes Newport, 204 Bellevue Ave., 401-846-3090

Belmont Chapel Completes First Phase of Restoration

The venerated poet, T.S. Eliot, famously began his most noted work, “The Wasteland,” by writing, “April is the cruelest month.” But April has been anything but cruel for the Belmont Chapel Capital Campaign, which, like the flowers bursting from the ground on the green arches of Island Cemetery, is rising anew. The fundraising campaign, nearly seven years in the making, […]

Newport Fulfills the Arbor Day Tradition

There are many high technology solutions to help fight climate change, but one of the best is also one of the oldest: to plant trees. According to Wikipedia, the first communal celebration of planting trees happened in 1594 in the Spanish village of Monoñedo, where the mayor organized a planting festival of lime and horse chestnut trees. The first modern […]