May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilors Revisit Panhandling

A resolution that could lead to restrictions on panhandling was approved by the Newport City Council on Wednesday, May 27. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

The “Elephant in the Room” is the tusk! Recently there has been much confusing information regarding the re-sale of elephant ivory by dealers and auction houses. Federal and state regulations are somewhat complex. More...

Annual NBS 5K

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Norman Bird Sanctuary 5K on Saturday, June 20. This year’s event is being held in honor of David Leys, Jr.  More...

Comment Period on Bikeway Design

At a recent public hearing, the Portsmouth Town Council was presented a design study for a combined on-road and off-road bikeway that will provide a continuous corridor for bicycle travel along the west side of the island. More...

Opinion

Panhandlers Need Help, Not Handouts

It’s springtime in Newport, the flowers are blooming, trees are greening, and the peak tourism season is just around the corner with more visitors coming to our island. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Pay Attention to Development

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Gardening in Small Spaces

Summer is the time for fresh veggies, as evidenced by the popularity of our farmers markets. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Julia M. (Jordan) Finn, 73, of Middletown, passed away May 19, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Louis E. Finn. More...

Retirees Agreement Reached

After a year of negotiations, Newport school leaders have reached an agreement with the district's 65-and-over retirees to transfer their health care coverage to a plan that will provide the same benefits for less cost.  More...

‘Fifty and Fabulous’ East Bay Community Action Program

A local community action organization that is fighting the war on poverty turns 50 this year.  Located in Newport and East Providence, East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) provides an array of human services, including Head Start, health an More...

 

Around Town

Ladies Set to Charm at St. Columba's

The Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris dancers will make a return appearance at St. Columba's 24th annual garden party on Saturday, June 6. The afternoon of elegance runs 1-5 p.m. and the dancers will perform at 2 p.m.  More...

Remembering Those Who Served

Newport held two somber and respectful Memorial Day observances on May 25. The first was conducted at Storer Park on Newport Harbor, to honor combatants lost at sea during times of war. More...

Demonstration at Fire Station

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Newport Fire Department recently hosted a demonstration of EMT capabilities and firefighting equipment and apparatus. More...

Mainsheet

Lighthouse Enthusiasts

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation hosted a fundraising wine tasting and auction at the Hyatt last week to give supporters a sneak peek at the upcoming season and hear the good news about efforts underway at the lighthouse that's "a mile offshore More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Peniel Church Concert   “Exaltando A Nuestro Rey” (“Exalting Our King”), a concert sponsored by the Peniel Church, will be held at the Newport Marriott Hotel on Saturday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Nature

Sea Creatures at Save The Bay

The Save The Bay Aquarium and Exploration Center, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, has added a shocking specimen to its ever growing inventory of sea creatures from local waters. More...