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A Fateful Day Remembered

Everyone remembers what they were doing and where they were when overwhelming national events, good or bad, have occurred. For me, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago on Nov. 22, 1963 was especially poignant.  More...

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Opinion

JFK's Newport Camelot

A s the nation marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Newport's connection with former president John F. Kennedy has rightfully been getting quite a bit of attention in recent days.  More...

Council Dynamics Unsteady

It was hard not to sense a tinge of politics behind the city council's recent decision to vote down a resolution that would have asked the city administration to develop a new ordinance dealing with aggressive panhandling. Councilor Michael T.  More...

Sakonnet Toll Revelations

To the Editor: I often wondered why the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) pushed forward with tolling on the Sakonnet River Bridge, when there were about five bills in the Legislature to repeal Ar More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Salvation Army Hires Outreach Organizer   More...

Nature

Lark Sparrow Makes Surprise Visit

Sometimes small wonders of nature seem to appear out of nowhere. Newport resident and avid wildlife enthusiast Rey Larsen has had his share of surprise sightings in his 67 years of bird watching. More...

Save the Bay

Save the Bay is seeking volunteers for present and future programs. Save the Bay covers all ages and backgrounds, but passion for Narragansett Bay is common to all of our efforts, according to Peter Hanney of Save the Bay. More...

Panhandling Ordinance Voted Down

City Council members last week voted down a proposal to develop a new ordinance dealing with "aggressive panhandling."  In a 4-3 vote, which was preceded by a round of healthy debate, councilors opted to take no action, with some instead suggest More...

Lingering Memories of a Lost President

A Chance Encounter

It was a hot and humid late Sunday morning in August of 1963 as our preparations for a day at Gooseberry Beach with family friends began. More...

Councilors Consider Fees

At its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. More...

 

Around Town

Council Executive Session Nixed

An executive session to discuss an outstanding debt due to the city from the owners of the Clarke School apartment complex was canceled at the last minute after the city solicitor cautioned that the discussion could run afoul of open meetings laws. More...

Belcourt Request Withdrawn

The owner of Belcourt Castle has withdrawn an application for a renewable energy grant that had been filed as part of a project to install a solar array on the historic manse.  More...

Volvo Race Could Be Bigger Than America's Cup Series

A cutting edge media campaign being planned to accompany next year's Volvo Ocean Race is promising to once again place Newport at the forefront of the international sailing community.  Considered the "Mt. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  November 21  Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story-time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-member More...

Holiday Craft Fairs & Bazaars

Local artisans and craftsmen will showcase their works Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Edward King House Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 35 King St. There will also be a White Elephant Sale, concessions, and children’s entertainment.   More...

From The Garden

The Best Thanksgiving Desserts

The French may have made the first pumpkin pie – Chef François Pierre la Varenne created the torte au pompion or pumpkin tarte in 1650 – but it is a dessert that we Americans think of as our own.  More...

Cranberry Cake

Serves 8-10 Ingredients 3 cups whole cranberries rinsed and patted dry 1 ½ cups sugar, divided 2 ½ cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. More...

Candied Pecans

Makes 16 servings   More...

Obituaries

Constance A. Casey, 92,

of Newport, passed away Nov. 17, 2013 at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport. She had a job at the Coastal Artillery office at Fort Adams just before Pearl Harbor was attacked. More...

Frederick Ames Cushing, 79,

of Newport, passed away Nov. 15, 2013. He was the husband of Caterine Milinaire Cushing. He is the grandson of Howard Gardiner Cushing who was a renowned portraitist. The Cushing Gallery at The Newport Art Museum was built in his memory. More...

Rose M. (DeMello) Rodericks Gomes, 104, formerly of Newport,

passed away Nov. 17, 2013 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Francisco L. Gomes and the late Joseph Rodericks. She and her first husband were the first ones married at Jesus Saviour Church after it was built. More...