Butts Hill

Volunteers Needed for Butts Hill Cleanup on Mar. 25

The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee is seeking volunteers for its spring cleanup of the southern ramparts on Saturday, March 25, with a rain date of March 26. The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. but volunteers are welcome throughout the day. Meet at the Portsmouth High School tennis courts next to the fort to sign a town liability form upon […]

Senate OKs bill naming CCRI Newport for Paiva Weed

The Senate today approved legislation to rename the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport campus in honor of former Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed. “Teresa is a trailblazer who has made a powerful, positive difference for our state, for her home community of Newport and for CCRI. Naming CCRI’s Newport campus in her honor is a fitting tribute for […]

Annual Authors Luncheon on Apr. 22

Three Rhode Island authors will describe their path to getting published at the annual “Authors Luncheon,” presented by the American Association of University Women, on April 22, at 11:30 a.m., at the Wyndham Newport Hotel, Middletown. Julie Gerstenblatt is an educator, novelist and college essay coach. “Daughters of Nantucket” is her 19th century historical novel celebrating the courage and tenacity […]

Off Broaday Neighborhood Meeting on Mar. 30

Residents and business owners are welcome to attend the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m., at the Parlor Bar and Kitchen. A panel of speakers will address issues regarding loitering and vagrancy on Broadway.

Hospice Volunteer Training starts on Apr. 6

A four-week hospice volunteer training program will be offered by Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice, beginning April 6 and running for consecutive Thursdays until April 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth office, 1184 East Main Road. Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice offers hospice services to people with terminal illnesses. Volunteers provide companionship […]

Big Tennis Name to Lead Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame recently named Patrick McEnroe to replace Todd Martin as its president. McEnroe, who has been involved in virtually every aspect of the sport, as a player, broadcaster, Davis Cup captain and general manager of player development with the USTA, will assume his duties on May 1. He is the younger brother of John McEnroe, […]

Tennis Hall of Fame Names New President, CEO

He isn’t the first person most people think of when they hear his surname, but in some ways, he might be more synonymous with tennis than his Hall-of-Fame brother. Patrick McEnroe, 56, has been involved in virtually every aspect of the sport, as a player, broadcaster, Davis Cup captain and general manager of player development with the USTA. On May […]

Healy Gives Green Light to Three Irish Works

Arguably, Michael Healy has brought more Irish culture to Newport in 20-plus years than anyone. It all started in 2001 when Healy produced “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” at the Firehouse Theater. This was followed by two Irish plays he staged each year for many years showcasing Ireland’s greatest playwrights, including Sean O’Casey, Frank McGuinness, John B. Keane, Brian Friel, […]

02840 Last Week: City Welcomes Kinsale Delegation

City Welcomes Kinsale Delegation

The public was invited to the Edward King House on March 9 to meet members of the delegation visiting from Newport’s sister city, Kinsale, Ireland. Carmela Geer introduced the AOH Singers, Rick Kelly, Rick O’Neill, Dal Whitford, David Kerins and Jim Mahoney, who dedicated their first song, “Red is the Rose,” to Paul Crowley, a member of the original twinning […]

2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Award Winners

Best Pipes & Drums New London Firefighters Pipes & Drums, St. Edmund’s Pipes & Drums, Kentish Guard Fife & Drum Corps, Colum Cille Pipes and Drums Best Fire Department Newport Fire Dept., East Providence Dept., Bristol Fire Dept. Ladder 2 Best Uniforms Cranston Police Dept., Warren Police Dept., Warren Fire Dept. Crowd Pleaser Viking Riders, Kiddie Train, Jonah the Unicyclist […]