Bird Boxes at Bird Sanctuary

If you visited during the past month, you likely saw the Swallows and Bluebirds swooping around our North and South fields. Many of these feathered friends have made a home for the season in the 300 nesting boxes installed across our campus. For those of you who haven’t been out to visit recently (and even if you have!), check out […]

Newport Conducting Stormwater Inspections

Over the coming weeks, homeowners will likely see visits from an engineering firm hired by the city as exterior stormwater inspections are conducted around Newport. The inspections are meant to identify downspouts and other sources of stormwater overflow that are connected to the sewer system. The inspections are being completed by Jacobs, a consulting and engineering firm. Residences are automatically […]

Whitehorne House Museum

The Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum is now open for the 2022 season through Oct. 30. It is the only museum in the world specializing in 18th century Newport furniture, craft and design. Housed in a Federal-style mansion, the museum’s collection includes works by the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops. There are interactive opportunities throughout the museum where visitors […]

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Polo Ponies Return

The 2022 Newport International Polo Series begins Saturday, May 28 with a full six-chukker match at 5 p.m. The series continues weekly through Sept. 24. Teams from Ireland, Portugal and New Zealand join other U.S. teams from New York and Palm Beach to compete against the hometown, co-ed equestrian team. This first match benefits the Newport Rotary Club’s charitable efforts […]

Regionalization Bill Passes Senate Committee

A pair of General Assembly bills introduced by state senators representing Newport and Middletown cleared an initial hurdle on May 24 after being unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government. The seven-member panel considers all legislation and matters affecting housing, municipal government and transportation. The separate bills, which will now head to the full Senate for […]

Newport Names Teacher of the Year

The Newport Public Schools has named Carla Jewell “Teacher of the Year.” Jewell has been an educator in Newport since 2004, most recently at Pell Elementary School. She began her career teaching fourth grade at the former Carey School before moving to Thompson Middle School, teaching sixth-grade special education. Following a year at Thompson, she transferred to the behavior support […]

Short-Term Rental Receives Zoning Board Approval

Despite the City Council recently prohibiting short-term rentals in a residential zone, the Newport Zoning Board of Review approved one on May 23. The application from John McCarthy for the property at 19 South Baptist St. was submitted prior to the City Council’s decision and had already received approval from the Planning Board. Sensitivity around the issue resulted in members […]

Wayfinder Hotel Suffers Extensive Damage in Fire

The Wayfinder Hotel suffered extensive damage to its recently renovated wing in a swiftly moving four-alarm fire on May 23 that could lead to part of the building being demolished. Around 8 p.m., the Newport Fire Department was alerted to the emergency. Upon arrival, a “code red” was called, and flames could be seen coming from the front side of […]

Noise and Speed Enforcement to Increase

In anticipation of a busy summer season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its speed and noise ordinances, with police promising to crack down on motor vehicle violations throughout the summer season. Police will be stepping up patrols to enforce existing local zoning ordinances as well as moving violations, taking particular notice of motorcycle groups and vehicles […]