January 10, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Deep Freeze in Newport

The recent storm and frigid climes left this King Park bench encased in salt and ice. (Photo by Angela Varacalli) More...

It’s Not Me, Right?

It’s winter in New England, people! It snows here! From all the hype and angst about snow last week, you’d think we were in Hawaii. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 5, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 162 calls. Of those, 79 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 47 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 30 to Sunday, Jan. 5 , the Newport Police Department responded to 429 calls. Of those, 92 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued, 21 accident reports and 3 private tows.   More...

Middletown Votes to 'Suck it Up'

When it rains, it pours. When that happens, catch basins fill up with sand, gravel, and residual oils that need to be cleaned out, one way or another.  More...

Newport: 375 Years of Great Architecture

As Portsmouth ends its 375th anniversary observances, Newport’s celebration of the same milestone is just beginning. More...

Health Care Continues to Drive Retiree Costs

Newport’s unfunded postemployment liabilities remained steady over the last fiscal year, a recently-released actuarial report shows. More...

Snow Days Make for Sledding Fun

After a jam-packed holiday visiting family in Vermont and Minnesota, traveling via planes, trains, and automobiles, we were ready to return home to the comfort of our routine. More...

World War II Hero Honored

Rhode Island’s ceremonies last year honoring a native son and war hero were recently celebrated at a reunion of the 39th Fighter Squadron Association in San Antonio.  More...

Shark Tournament Update

The organizer of a monster shark tournament who had planned to bring the popular event to Newport this summer died during a morning fishing accident this week on the Westport River.  Steven James, 53, of Marshfield, Mass. More...

Council Looks to Accelerate North End Innovation

The city’s efforts to redevelop the North End into a centerpiece for high-tech innovation is poised to take a significant step forward.  More...

New Arrivals

David and Maritza Baughier of Newport are proud to announcement the birth of their son Quentin Alexander Baughier on Jan. 1, 2014. More...

EDITORIAL

North End Possibilities  T he new year has brought with it some bitter cold, but it's also ignited some important conversations.  More...

Liason Group Debates Regionalization

The Newport Liaison Subcommittee, comprised of members from the School Committee and City Council, met for the first time in the new year on Tuesday, Jan. More...

A Look Back

Geo. C. Mason, of this city, who has purchased a large number of very desirable lots on Conanicut, has plans completed for eight more cottages which he proposes to erect on his purchase. More...

Even in Snow, Cliff Walk Repairs Continue

The snowflakes were falling as the leading edge of last week’s winter storm moved into the area, but the survey crew tasked with repairing the city’s Cliff Walk didn’t seem to mind.  Over the last two months, work to rebuild se More...

New Noodle Works In Town

When two chefs have been cooking together as long as Casey Shea and Steve Lucier have, creative ideas are bound to boil. More...