The Jailhouse Inn was filled with boaters, business owners and big personalities on Dec. 22 for its annual Christmas party. Dave Manuel was playing the piano and singing by the buffet. Harold Graves was incredibly impressed that Deb Wyatt of the Pour People remembered his drink of choice after the party’s two-year hiatus. This year marked Wyatt’s 20th anniversary serving […]
HDC Approves Washington Street Project
Newport’s Historic District Commission unanimously approved a project at 91 Washington St. on Dec. 20 that was previously denied. The application from Leah and Jonathan Stearns to construct a two-story carriage house was rejected in September, while a separate application to build an inground pool was continued. However, the construction of the carriage house and pool were granted approval after […]
Dress Donations Sought for Proms
Volunteers looking to ensure a stylish prom night for local students are asking the community for dress donations. Jennifer Carter, who has spent nearly a decade collecting and distributing dress and gown donations throughout Aquidneck Island, said there is a need for more garments this year. “We’ve only had a few people come forward so far,” she said. Donations will […]
Hazard Mitigation Plan Updated by City
As it awaits federal approval, Newport’s hazard mitigation plan raises interesting questions about how the city is prepared to deal with a disaster, how well-prepared it is for the effects of climate change, and how it can better protect public safety and property. The 150-plus page plan, compiled by a special Hazard Mitigation Committee working with a consulting firm, covers […]
City Councilor Wants Plan to Curb Motorcycle Noise
The Newport City Council will consider a resolution to address loud motorcycle noise through “public education and enforcement” at its Jan. 11 meeting. If passed, the resolution would mandate a written plan be presented to the council by March 31. Councilor Mark Aramli is the lead sponsor of the resolution. Aramli centered his campaign on quality-of-life issues affecting residents of […]
Middletown Debates Roundabout for Green End Ave.
The Middletown Town Council voted 6-1 on Jan. 3 to design plans to procure federal and state grant money to build a roundabout at the troublesome intersection of Green End and Paradise avenues. The intersection, which saw at least 17 accidents last year, has been studied since last fall, where a 10 percent design was made and presented by project […]
NYC Frostbite Results
The Newport Yacht Club’s 2023 frostbite series began on Jan. 1 and will continue every Sunday until mid April. Thirty people participated to start the season off, with sunny, mild temperatures and wind WNW 12-18 knots. Below are the top results for the day. Missy Hudspeth 1.33 Dave Reed 1.67 Fj Ritt 2.00 Rick Nebiolo 2.75 Fred Roy 4.00 Susan […]
John McCauley, of Newport, passed away on Dec. 15, 2022 at home. He was the husband of the late Paula Fontaine McCauley. He was born on July 15, 1944, the son of the late Charles and Edith McCauley. He leaves behind five children; Edith McCauley of Virginia; Maureen Gapp of Hilo, Hawaii; Marilyn Thompson of Warren, R.I.; John McCauley of […]
Lois G. Remong
Lois G. Remong, 83, of Newport, passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2022. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will be private. Additional information at memorialfuneralhome.com.