September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Receives Google Award

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

At its regular meeting on Monday Sept. 16, the Middletown Town Council received a citation from Representative Deborah Ruggiero in recognition of receiving the Google eCity Award for Rhode Island in 2013. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Task Force Community Meeting   The Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will be holding a community meeting at the Newport Public Library on Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.  More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

NOSC Name Change   The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC) is changing its name to Military Spouses of Newport. More...

Opinion

Welcome Fall

EDITORIAL

Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor. - Irish proverb More...

Society Ignores History

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   Last year I wrote to the editor in opposition to the Preservation Society’s plan to build a welcome center on the historic grounds of The Breakers. More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Italian Basil Harvest Time

This is the time of year to start savoring what is left of your summer vegetable garden. The unique flavor and aroma of homegrown Italian basil stands alone in reminding us of summer’s best offerings.  More...

Gardener’s Tips

. Pick the last of your tomatoes. Even the greenest tomatoes will ripen on a sunny windowsill  . Start pulling up annuals that look as if they have served their purpose  . Re-seed or patch your lawn during September and October  . More...

Simple Pesto Recipe

Makes 1 1/2 cups pesto  Serves 6 (tossed over one pound of fresh cut pasta)  4 cups fresh basil leaves ¼ cup pine nuts 5 cloves garlic, peeled ½cup Pecorino-Romano cheese, finely grated ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil& More...

Wellness

Lose Weight with Surf Moves Yoga Style

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay in surf shape, Surfset Fitness classes may help you catch a break, even when the waves go flat.  More...

Obituaries

Eileen M. Kehoe

Eileen M. Kehoe, 55, of Newport, passed away Sept. 12, 2013 at home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Gwen Qualey Kelley

Gwen Qualey Kelley, 76, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 15, 2013 after a brief illness at Newport Hospital. She was the former wife of Thomas G. Kelley. More...

John F. Mathews

John F. Mathews, 84, of Middletown passed away Sept. 11, 2013. He was the husband of the late Teresa (Rybinska) Mathews. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Augustin’s Church, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Aaron Alexis Here for Navy Job

The man at the center of a mass shooting at a Washington, D.C. Navy base had complained to Newport police that he was being harassed by loud voices while visiting Newport on business earlier this summer.  More...

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

The river that is not a river but a saltwater strait bears a Native American name: Sakonnet, Haunt of the Wild Black Goose. More...

 

Around Town

RIMTA Presents Anchor Awards

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Peter Van Lancker of Hunt Yachts were each honored with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) Anchor Award at the organization’s Fourth Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast, held Sept. More...

Restricted License OK'd

Seeking to strike a compromise with neighborhood concerns, the Newport City Council last week voted in favor of issuing a restricted outdoor entertainment license to The Pier Restaurant on Lee’s Wharf.  More...

Fort Adams Pier Gets Final Approval

In a decisive vote, the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council last week gave its approval to a plan by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to construct a 240-foot long pier at Fort Adams that once complete, will serve More...

Mainsheet

Last Garden Party of the Season

The Redwood Library recently held its annual Garden Party, their last-hurrah-of-summer tradition of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as the season draws to a close. More...

Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

Thursday  September 19  Economic Update Luncheon   More...

Windmill Wednesday

The year’s last Windmill Wednesday at Prescott Farm will take place on Sept. 25, 4-6 p.m. Venture inside the 1812 windmill during this free, family-friendly open house, and enjoy johnnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids.  More...

Cluny Country Fair

One of the longest running fairs on Aquidneck Island, the 52th Annual Cluny Country Fair will be held Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The fair features hay rides, field activities for children, and carnival games. More...

Nature

Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island have selected winners for its 13th annual amateur photo competition. More...

Full-Moon Tides and Lots of Bait Mean Striper Time

The highly anticipated autumn bait migration is now in full swing. Large pods of baitfish are descending from the estuaries in the far reaches of Narragansett Bay. More...

Canadians Win Cup, Defend Title

Following a fiercely contested week on the water, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) was confirmed as winner of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup presented by Rolex. More...