December 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Slot Revenue Down

Video slot machine revenue collected from Newport Grand maintained its recent downward trend as competition from in- and out-ofstate gaming operators continue to cut into the former jai alai fronton’s market share.  More...

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News Briefs

Bowhunter Education Course

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will offer a bowhunter education course on Sunday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 16 to Sunday, Dec. 22 , the Newport Police Department responded to 582 calls. Of those, 124 were motor vehicle related; there were 88 motor vehicle violations issued, 26 accident reports and 2 private tows.   More...

Mighty Mights and Basketball Registration

The Newport County YMCA youth basketball season runs from Jan. 11 – March 1 for ages 4 through 15. Registration ends Jan. 8. All games will be played on Saturdays at the YMCA’s gymnasium. More...

Opinion

It’s Not Me, Right?

At about age 16, New Year’s mania sets in. It becomes imperative to go out – to party with friends, preferably until dawn, imbibe your libation of choice, and get crazy. Now that’s fun. More...

Happy News Year

The intersession between Christmas and the new year can be a welcome respite amid the din of an otherwise hectic holiday season.  As such, it can be a particularly good time to indulge in a bit of quiet reflection.  More...

Input Wanted

To the Editor: The Charter Review Commission has met three times since we organized in early November. We have tried to publicize the Citizen’s Forum More...

Wellness

Health and Safety Classes

The Newport County YMCA will be offering numerous health and safety classes in January. * A CPR/AED First Aid class will be offered Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. and on the second Thursdays of subsequent months. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 22 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 109 calls. Of those, 60 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 50 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Bishop on Star of Bethlehem The English Speaking Union invites members and guests to hear the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Episcopal Bishop of R.I More...

Community Meals

Area churches and organizations provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community.  Friday, Dec. 27 No Breakfast 5 p.m.–Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.  Saturday, Dec. 28 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alice Mary Burman, 85, of Newport, passed away Dec. 22, 2013 from heart failure after a convalescence at Heatherwood Nursing Center. More...

Charter Review Proceeds

There’s already a lively conversation taking place in the upstairs library at the International Yacht Restoration School when Patrick Kelley, the former school committee chairman, walks in and sits at one end of a long wooden table.  More...

Lasting Impressions of 2013

This year has passed quickly, yet 2013 will leave me with memories and new friends that will last the rest of my life. More...

 

Around Town

Brighter Futures for Needy Families

Family Service of Rhode Island’s work with needy children, adults and families received a healthy boost in its funding with the success of its recent “Brighter Futures” luncheon held at the Rhode Island Convention Center.  More...

Holiday Winner

The winner of this year's annual Newport Yacht Club Art Show was Vika Huth, a fourth-grader and a student of Newport Schools' art teacher Anne Lague. More...

Land Trust Appeal

The Aquidneck Land Trust needs help in meeting its 2013-2014 fundraising goal of $105,000. More...

Calendar

Newport this week

Friday December 27 Winter Discovery Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary offers interpretive seasonal trail walk, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m., members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org. More...

From The Garden

Newport Narcissism

Is Newport narcissistic? Well, maybe just a little, but in the best possible way. More...

Senior Savvy

Resolve to Be in the Arena

Being able to cope with life and its trials is not limited to the holiday season. Managing our lives in a way that will add to our peace of mind should be a priority.  More...

Irrevocable Trusts Offer Planning and Tax Benefits

While most people have heard of the estate planning tool of irrevocable trusts, they’re nonetheless frequently misunderstood. More...

Nature

Marvels of Wildlife Abound – Best of 2013

During the past year, nature provided local wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers with a wealth of opportunities to observe the beauty and majesty of the natural wonders displayed throughout our region. More...