August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Middletown Cracks Down on Parking

Councilors Suggest Resident Sticker Program to Address Parking Issues

Although the 2016 season is still in full throttle, Middletown police have already issued over 30 percent more parking tickets than they did in the entire year of 2015. As of Aug. More...

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News Briefs

Newport in Bloom Presents Awards

Nearly 115 entries were judged citywide for this year’s Newport in Bloom competition. At the awards ceremony on Aug. 24 the winners in various categories were recognized at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court faced 42 cases on Aug. 22, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. All were rescheduled. There were 7 cases of prohibited noise disturbances. All were rescheduled either to Sept. 12 or Sept. 19. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 21, the Newport Police Department responded to 980 calls. Of those, 152 were motor vehicle related; there were 113 motor vehicle violations issued and 39 accident reports. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Don’t Be Too Quick to Depart

If you’re keeping score, today–Thursday, Aug. 25–leaves us with just 11 more days until Labor Day. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Incubators Offer Positive Economic Impact To the Editor: Our state is in need of bold new initiatives to reignite our economic vitality. More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Some Like It Hot! Hot! Hot!

Have you noticed the bottles of hot sauces making their way onto restaurant tables? Not old fashioned Tabasco, but varieties of Sriracha sauce. Hot sauce is being added to almost everything, including chocolates. More...

The Blare of the Trumpet Vine

August is the month the trumpet vine blasts its colorful flowers. Even when the strong, waxen blooms fall to the ground, they still hold their shape after many assaults by bees. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Well Coffeehouse More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Michell Paulino and Eduardo Florian Pena of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Zabdiel Eduardo Florian on Aug. 21, 2016. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John Edward Almeida, M/SGT, Ret. USAF, 95, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 14, 2016 at the R.I. Veteran’s Home in Bristol. He leaves behind his wife, Caroline White Almeida, four children, and four grandchildren. More...

Mary C. Purcell

Mary C. Purcell passed away suddenly before dawn on Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, R.I. Mary was born in Boston in 1941, the daughter of the late Warren R. and Catherine M. More...

Long Road Ahead for Fireboat

The City of Newport is taking the next steps to pursue a federal grant to help cover the cost of a new fire and rescue boat. More...

La Farge's Masterpiece a Museum in the Making

The few parishioners remaining at Newport Congregational Church could refer to the fading motifs on the walls, the cracked and dull paint, or the smoky glass windows as “the remnants.” They have also used that forlorn noun to describe themselves. More...

 

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Around Town

Making Newport Great

Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler would probably say he was just doing his job. So, too would Eric Offenberg, director of engineering at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Local Firm Aids Wind Farm Setup

For Newport’s Patrick Donovan and his colleague, Jamestown native Nathaniel Spencer, the near completion of America’s first offshore wind farm three miles off Block Island has aimed a spotlight on their own Portsmouth-based company. More...

Police to Educate Parents on Social Media

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS

Concerned with what their children are posting and reading online, Middletown parents have approached police to explain the ramifications, many of which their children don’t understand. More...

Mainsheet

‘An Enchanted Evening’ Gala Raises Funds for Families

More than 250 friends and supporters of Child & Family gathered at Doris Duke’s Rough Point estate on Aug. 6 to celebrate 150 years of Child & Family’s history and to look to its future. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 25 Color Club Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Growers’ Markets Still in Full Swing

Island locavores can rejoice: the Aquidneck Growers’ Market, operating at two locations, will continue to offer its wares through the end of October. In Newport, on Memorial Boulevard, Wednesdays, from 2 -6 p.m. More...

Rough Point Garden Tour

Learn about the design history of this landscape while enjoying the gardens and breathtaking views, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., Wednesday Aug. 31 and Sept. More...

Nature

The Story of the Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are the smallest of birds, with the smallest of eggs. They are the only birds capable of flying backwards, and their wings beat faster than any other bird at up to 30 beats per second! More...

Surprise Avian Visitor Delights Birders

A rare and transient pelagic shorebird, a red-necked phalarope, took up temporary residence in the waters of Brenton Point recently. First observed in the early dawn hours of Thursday, Aug. More...

Nesting and Migration Notes

Piping plover nesting and chick-rearing season has ended with positive results for the three pairs which nested at Sachuest and Third beaches. More...