January 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Finance Reviewers Seek Input

Determined to author a municipal finance blueprint that does not just “go on a shelf and gather dust,” Ron Becker and the Finance Review Committee continue to seek ideas about how to help Newport officials control the cost of running the More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Journalism Scholarship   The Rhode Island Press Association is seeking applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding college student who is preparing for a career in print journalism. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Portsmouth Military Families   A meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Melville Elementary School, 1351 West Main Rd., Portsmouth for military parents of children in the Portsmouth school system.  More...

Opinion

Look Out for Safety

Two pedestrians died this week in Newport in two separate incidents. Both were hit by cars while crossing in a marked crosswalk. Robert Silvia, 56, was in his wheelchair crossing Memorial Boulevard. More...

Considering Future Elections

To the Editor:  In consideration of the fact that the Charter Review Commission of the City of Newport has been formed, has been meeting, and has called for citizen input, the Newport Democratic City Committee (NDCC) offers the following stateme More...

Traffic Concern

To the Editor:  It's a great idea to have a visitors center for the Preservation Society. But if it is located at The Breakers, this may divert more traffic to the side streets, and Annandale is already inundated.  More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Cardinal, 79,

of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 25, 2014. He was the husband of Francine Cardinal. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Team Clara, 200 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 603, White Plains, NY 10601.   More...

Joseph Edward Carr, 87,

of Middletown, passed away Jan. 26, 2014. He was the husband of Louise J. (Tubley) Carr. He was a teacher and principal in the Newport Public Schools for more than 30 years. He also served in the Navy during World War II. More...

Lillian A. Flanders, 93,

of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 24, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Gerald Flanders. She leaves behind her sons, John Flanders of Portsmouth, and Robert of Virginia. More...

Town Tries for Large Disaster Aid

In a move that could eventually help the town to better withstand coastal storms and other harsh natural events, the Middletown Town Council voted unanimously on Jan. More...

Welcome Center Resurrected by Zoning Board

The Preservation Society has scored a major victory in its quest to build a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers.  In a 4-1 vote on Monday, Jan. More...

 

Around Town

1874: Rogers High School Dedication

At the turn of the 18th century, Robert Rogers ran the Newport Academy, a private school providing a classical education, and in 1843 Newport established one of the first public high schools in the state, primarily for college preparation.  More...

Islanders Rally for 59-41 Win

The Middletown High School boys basketball team, undefeated this season in Division III-East, found themselves in an uncomfortable place on Tuesday, Jan. 28: down by 7 points to visiting Burrillville High School at halftime.  More...

HDC Approves Audrain and Beechwood Proposals

Newport’s Historic District Commission kicked off its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 by naming its newly-elected officers for 2014-2015.  More...

Nature

Barrow’s Goldeneyes Make Limited Appearance

This winter has brought a number of rare avian visitors to Newport County. More...

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Junior Duck Stamp Program continues to accept artwork entries through March 15. More...