May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Middletown Turns to Voters

The Middletown Town Council kicked off its meeting on Monday, May 19, with a budget review workshop. Councilors held a question and answer session covering the 2014-2015 fiscal year. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

‘Estate Sale of the Century’   More...

Opinion

Follow the Logic

To the Editor:  More...

40 Years of Broken Promises

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A Sense of Family

To the Editor:  I am writing to convey my support for Newport Grand’s table games initiative.  More...

Nature

Warblers Trek Through Aquidneck

Spring migration continues across Newport County and bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts are reporting the stopover of many songbirds, shorebirds, seabirds and raptors. More...

Spring Bird Count Results

The 30th annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count was conducted recently. what started out as a rainy morning turned into a beautiful day for birding. More...

Hourly Waiver Granted

Neighbors objecting to noise emanating from summertime events at the Newport Yachting Center made some noise of their own during the City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, May 14. More...

Planting Time: Best Choices for Your Garden

The most important bit of information I can impart for this spring is to run – do not walk – to the local nurseries. The warmth of the sun becomes steadier and steadier daily, and the time to plant is now. More...

 

Around Town

IYRS Graduation and Launching Day

In what might be the most unusual aspect of any graduation ceremony nationwide, the boatbuilding students at the International Yacht Restoration School will launch the vessels they have built and restored during the course of their training on Saturd More...

Photo

Newport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Jermain was on her bike all day for the fourth annual Bike to Work Day. More...

St. Columba’s Garden Party

Parishioners at St. Columba’s in Middletown are readying for the 23rd annual English Garden Party, set across the grounds of the historic church at 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Saturday, June 7.  More...

Obituaries

Evelyn “Alicia” (Huff) Bell, 88,

of Middletown, passed away May 20, 2014 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. All services are private. Donations in her memory may be made to Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Elaine M. Beretta, 66,

of Glendale, R.I., formerly of Newport, passed away May 13, 2014 at the Rhode Island Hospital after being involved in an auto accident. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church.   More...

Joseph P. Callanan, Sr., 87,

of Newport, passed away May 19, 2014 at Newport Village House. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Brennan) Callanan. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 22 from 4 - 7 p.m. More...