February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pedestrian Fatalities Spur Safe Streets Effort

The news, just a little more than a year ago, had the impact of a boulder falling from the sky.  Two pedestrians were killed in the same January week after being hit by motor vehicles in Newport. Both were in crosswalks when struck.  More...

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Mosaic Club Book Award   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Feb. 9 through Tuesday, Feb. 17 the Newport Police Department responded to 239 calls. Of those, 139 were motor vehicle related; there were 97 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 15, the Newport Fire Department responded to 130 calls. Of those, 55 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 130 responses:   More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Boot Camp Breakfast   The Disabled Americans Veterans (DAV) invites all veterans, active duty and spouses to the annual Boot Camp Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, at VFW Post 4487, 52 Underwood Lane (off Coddington Highway), in Middletown, beginn More...

Opinion

A Family-Friendly Parade

GUEST EDITORIAL

Over the years, the Parade Committee has made great strides in making the St. Patrick's Day Parade a family-oriented event.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Don't Disturb Tranquility and Beauty of Newport

To the Editor:  More...

Nature

Surprise Visitors Brighten Winter Gloom

Winter’s harsh weather and snow can cause foraging problems for avian species. Backyard feeding stations are a welcome oasis of food and water for many birds, and offer their admirers a window into the natural world. More...

In Boat Racing, Turnabout Is Fair Play

Perfect vision is 20/20. More...

Another Waterfront Icon is Sold

The owners of a local historic seaside institution may soon hand over their keys. More...

 

Around Town

Chinese Year of the Goat

The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, known in the West as Chinese New Year. The date is determined by the lunar/solar calendar, so the date of the holiday varies from late January to mid-February. More...

NAM Members’ Exhibit

Guest juror Alyson Baker, director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., selected 86 artworks from 326 submissions to the Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum for the show on display until May 17. More...

Fellowship Night

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition showcasing works by Rhode Island artists will have a special event with fellowship writers and musicians presenting on Thursday, Feb. 26. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 19   More...

Winter Festival 2015

For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.

Thursday, Feb. 19  Children’s Jumping House Snow cones too, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport Visitor Center, 23 Americas Cup Ave., free event for children ages 3-7.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Kathleen L. Angier, 67, of Tiverton, passed away Feb. 14, 2015 in Middletown. She leaves behind her longtime companion, Michael Borden and her daughter and son. A memorial service will be held in the spring. More...