May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Victualing License Denied

In a much-anticipated vote, the Newport City Council has denied a victualing license to the Preservation Society of Newport County which would have sanctioned the serving of light sandwiches and snacks at Marble House and The Elms Carriage House. More...

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Opinion

One Step Towards Easing Economy

To the Editor:  Rhode Island, once again, has an opportunity to address its greatest need, jobs and the economy.  A group of investors, led by local entrepreneur Joseph Paolino, has presented an offer to purchase and upgrade the Newport Gra More...

Casino Expansion Means Jobs

To the Editor:  The landscape of economic development and the creation of new jobs in the State of Rhode Island have been very dismal. This can be turned around given the right opportunities for the State.  More...

Just Lipstick On a Pig

To the Editor:  Since I'm already on the record as being opposed to expanding the slots to full gambling, I ask you to seriously consider not asking the general assembly to modify state law concerning siting or even putting the issue on the Nove More...

Casino Question Advances

After hearing a presentation from developers and entertaining over two dozen spirited public comments on both sides of the issue, the Newport City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday, May 28, asking that the Rhode Island General Assembly include More...

Iconic Del's Reaches Out to a New Market

Whether you’re sunning at Second Beach or flying a kite at Brenton Point, it’s hard to beat a Del’s Frozen Lemonade on a hot summer day. More...

 

Around Town

Opening Celebration for the 375th Anniversary

The recent opening ceremony for Newport’s 375th Anniversary year-long celebration, began with measured pomp and circumstance, patriotic music, impassioned speeches and a big boom. More...

375th Anniversary Parade in June

The Newport 375th Anniversary Day Parade Committee invites groups, businesses and organizations to participate in the parade slated for Saturday, June 21. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Cliff Walk Finish Hits Unforeseen Delay

While repairs to the Cliff Walk have proceeded as scheduled through the winter and into the spring, eleventh hour issues with a retaining wall mean that the originally planned early June reopening of the entire trail will be delayed by four to six we More...

Mainsheet

The Clagett a ‘Must Do’ in Sailing

More than 200 people attended the second annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Regatta Spring Fundraiser held Saturday, May 17. The scenic Newport Cliff Walk and Atlantic Ocean served as the backdrop to the cocktail party, hosted by Victoria and Joe Mele. More...

Obituaries

Naureen (Correira) Desmarais

69, passed away peacefully May 25, 2014 at home in Portsmouth. Calling hours will be Friday, May 30, at the Memorial Funeral home from 5 – 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held May 31 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown. More...

Vinny A.W. Integlia, 55,

formerly of Newport, passed away May 15, 2014 at the Kindred Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. He was the son of Mojca and Anthony J. Integlia. Calling hours will be Friday, May 30, from 4 -7 p.m. in the Hambly Brick House Funeral Home, Red Cross Avenue. More...

Edith Mixter, 90,

of Middletown, passed away on May 19, 2014 at John Clarke Retirement Center. She leaves her son and daughterin law, John and Susanne Mixter of Portsmouth. She joined the U.S. Navy Waves during World War II and studied Morse code and Japanese code. More...