March 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Parking Changes Proposed

Parking in Newport could take on a new look if a proposal by city staff is put into action.  In a report developed by the Parking Continuous Improvement Committee and the Interdepartment Traffic Committee (ITC), City Manager Jane Howington has a More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, March 3 through Sunday, March 9, the Newport Fire Department responded to 99 calls. More...

Opinion

Conn. Electricity Rates Spark Furor

To the Editor:  I saw your article (Feb. 27 issue) on North American Power (NAP) by Tom Walsh. We are having BIG problems here in Connecticut, with this company being the number one complained-about electricity supplier. More...

Calendar

Irish Heritage Month

Complete description of events and updates can be found at aohnewport.org  Daily thru March 31  Guided Tour of Fort Adams, one-hour tours daily, noon and 2 p.m., weather permitting, adults $12, children $6, fortadams.org. More...

Legends of the Shamrock

While the Celtic harp is the surprising official emblem of Ireland, the shamrock remains the country’s most enduring symbol in the hearts and minds of many. Like most legends, the shamrock story is based partly on history and derives from St. More...

Past Hibernians of the Year

1979 Michael J. Behan, Sr. 1980 Raymond J. Lynch, Sr. 1981 Edward F. Dugan 1982 Philip M. Connell 1983 Cornelius J. Sullivan 1984 Raymond J. Burns 1985 Patrick F. Murphy 1986 Robert O. Beattie 1987 Martin C. More...

Breakers Lawsuit Filed

The neighborhood group that has been at the center of opposition to a new welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers has filed suit to stop the project.  More...

Robotics Competition Engages Future Scientists

During an exciting March weekend in Groton, Conn., 18 local teenagers entered their team-designed robot into intense game competition. More...

 

Around Town

Recycling Crown Up for Grabs

Kyle F. Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, had only been on the job since last August and was searching for new ways to generate more local interest in what he’d been hired to do.  Then it came to him.  More...

New Sachuest Photo Blind to Open

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that a photo blind, in the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge's marsh area will open on March 20, the first day of spring. More...

Programs at Bird Sanctuary

On Saturday, March 15, from 6-7 p.m. the Norman Bird Sanctuary will be presenting an American Woodcock program. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Masses to Honor St. Patrick   Before the parade steps off on Saturday, March 15, a special Mass will be said at St. Joseph’s Church, at the corner of Mann Avenue and Broadway, at 9 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

Francis M. Lacerda, 74,

of MidJoseph W. Huston, 53, of Providence, formerly of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later time.   More...

Henry W. Kesson, 79,

of Newport, passed away March 10, 2014 at Newport Hospital surrounded by family. He was the husband of Joan (Birtwistle) Kesson. He was a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. Calling hours will be Thursday, March 13 from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

Francis M. Lacerda, 74,

of Portsmouth, passed away March 5, 2014 with family at his side. He was the husband of Anna (Silvia) Lacerda. Donations in his memory may be made to the Portsmouth Fire and Rescue Wagon Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.   More...