April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

May 1 Means Meters

While the old winter adage "feed a cold, starve a fever" is familiar, there is an old Newport adage that rings true in springtime: “Starved for space? More...

Summer Concert Series Lost

The promoter of two May concerts at Fort Adams State Park during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover has scrapped plans for further concerts at the park until mid-August at the earliest.  More...

Newport Actress Garners Second Shot at 2nd Story

There is an old theater saying that goes, “Never have a clock onstage.” Maybe that’s to prevent scenes that will feel too long, or too short, or maybe because audiences will become aware only of the time and won’t be able to s More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Annual Police Parade is Sunday, May 3   More...

Opinion

Weighty Budget Sessions

The tome, all three pounds and eleven-and-a-quarter ounces of it, is—to say the least—a weighty volume. And that’s as it should be.  More...

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Farley Lodges Complaints Against Nicholson

Two ethics complaints filed against interim Newport City Manager Joseph Nicholson by former Councilor Michael Farley were heard during a meeting of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission on Tuesday, April 28.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Kenneth Aharonian, 89, of Middletown, passed away April 27, 2015 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Louise (Shamlian) Aharonian. He leaves behind two children, three grandchildren and a great-grandson. More...

The Smell, The Sight, The Taste of Home

Imagine you are a Volvo Ocean Race sailor. This is no easy task. Sure, this being Newport and all, you know a lot of people who are sailors, who kind of look like Volvo Ocean Race sailors.  More...

The Smell, The Sight, The Taste of Home

Imagine you are a Volvo Ocean Race sailor. This is no easy task. Sure, this being Newport and all, you know a lot of people who are sailors, who kind of look like Volvo Ocean Race sailors.  More...

Beaming with Thompson Pride

Thompson Middle School students were all smiles at the news that Principal Jaime Crowley was named statewide 2015 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals. More...

Thriving Warren Theater Had Its Roots In Newport

The 2nd Story Theatre first drew breath along a seedy Long Wharf in a different age, alongside a harbor with a decidedly different ambience. The shows were good, but the atmosphere stunk (more on that later).  More...

 

Around Town

Trail Markers on Cliff Walk

Finding out what you are looking at while strolling along Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk just got a lot easier, thanks to the installation of 16 trail markers along the iconic trail. More...

Inspiring Scientists

In partnership with the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island, students are participating in an innovative science program. More...

Swing was an Astounding Success

A sell-out crowd of over 300 guests packed the Atlantic Beach Club and Pavilion on April 9 to celebrate the 19th annual Swing into Spring fundraiser benefiting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. More...

Calendar

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Thursday  April 30  Shakespearians Fans meet to discuss the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.   More...

Nature

It's a Good Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching, or birding as it is known by participants, is quickly becoming one of the leading outdoor activities in the United States. It is estimated that 40 million Americans take part in some form of avian observation.  More...

Remembering Sportsmanship in Sailing

This past Sunday, April 26, Sail Newport hosted the Pete Milnes Regatta in honor of the fleet’s founder. According to P.J. More...

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