April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Seaweed Harvester Lives On

The Newport City Council has approved a transfer of $25,000 from its contingency fund to finance repairs to the city’s seaweed harvester.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

375th Poster Finalists   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture   The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 10 with Carl LaVO presenting “Pushing the Limits: The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann, U More...

Opinion

Casinos Are Dicey

Baseball season is again upon us, so it’s only fitting that the words of Yogi Berra come to mind when contemplating the prospects for yet another casino referendum.  “It’s like deja vu all over again.”  Or maybe it&r More...

Facts vs. Emotion

To the Editor:  More...

Bridge Management Questioned

To the Editor:  On March 19, I attended the first RITBA (RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority) Board meeting of 2014.  More...

From The Garden

Blackberries, an Old-Fashioned Favorite

How long has it been since you’ve eaten homemade blackberry jam or blackberry pie? I’m not referring to the watery, almost tasteless berries that you get from the supermarket. More...

Daffodillion Update

Keep your eye out for that hardy harbinger of sunshine and warmth – the daffodil. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Daffodillion project, thousands of these happy faces of spring will soon dot the landscape all across our fair city.  More...

Nature

Atlantic Flyway Active

Each year during the spring and fall, billions of birds migrate to and from North America in one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. More...

Nature Events Being Held

Dr. Charles Clarkson, professor of biology, ecology and conservation at Roger Williams and Salve Regina universities, will present an interesting lecture on Sunday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m.  More...

Newport Grand Eyes Sale

As Massachusetts readies to enter into the Northeast casino market, the owners of Newport Grand are contemplating an exit.  Diane Hurley, CEO and a member of Newport Grand, LLC this week confirmed that discussions are currently under way to sell More...

Drawings in the Attic Reveal 1904 School Project

The cardboard box tucked away in the eaves of Chris Migliori’s Brooks Avenue home was heavy and for years he chose not to move it.  More...

 

Around Town

National Geographic Winner

The school-wide winner of the annual Cluny School geography bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, was Patrick May, grade 5. Grades 4-8 each had two students compete in the contest. More...

A 60s Cool Cat Displays Her Art in Newport

Narragansett-based artist Janice Causey, or “Mama C” as many endearingly call her, is a true Renaissance woman who has passionately dedicated her life to the creative arts.  More...

Photo

Pell School third graders Felicity Jackson (left) and Hope Boiani-Brassard planted dune grass plugs at the western end of Newport’s Easton Beach recently as part of the 5,000-plug planting prog More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Lenten Fish Dinner at St. Barnabas   St. Barnabas will host a Lenten fish dinner in the church hall, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth on Friday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. More...

Lenten Programming

Many area churches are offering special Lenten programming through mid-April.   St. John the Evangelist hosts “Through Lent with C.S. More...

Obituaries

Amy (Roderick) Cotta, 106,

of Portsmouth, passed away March 27, 2014 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Henry Cotta. She leaves behind her sons, Raymond, Henry, and Richard Cotta and their wives, all of Portsmouth. More...

Evelyn Amelia Hamilton,

of Newport, passed away March 25, 2014. A memorial service was held at Community Baptist Church.   More...

Linda V. Pribula, 79,

of Portsmouth, passed away March 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Richard Pribula. All arrangements were private.   More...