October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers Reject Last Offer

Negotiations have ended between the 200 members of the Teachers Association of Newport (TAN) and the School Committee, leading to an arbitration hearing set for Monday, Oct. 19, something that has seemed inevitable for months.  More...

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Red Cross to Honor Locals   The American Red Cross will honor the Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance with the Community Resilience Hero Award during the 4th annual Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 23 in Providence.  More...

Opinion

Changes in the Wind

EDITORIAL

Goodbyes may sometimes be happy occasions. More often than not, though, goodbyes are bittersweet, if not flat-out sorrowful events that produce moist-eyed farewells and, if we’re lucky, memories of days gone by.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Charter Schools Take Off

The Wall Street Journal, in a feature story on Monday, Oct. 12, documented the rapid growth of charter schools nationally and in our neighboring state of Massachusetts, including the city of Boston. Some of the statistics are amazing.  More...

From The Garden

Apple Season, the Core of the Matter

All of the mid-season apples are in! Galas, Mackintosh, Honey Crisps, and Macouns are ready for harvest. There are many more varieties ready as well, however, these are the most tasty for cooking in October. More...

Harvest Fair Garden Winners

FLOWERS Best Single Rose Thomas Stepp, Newport Best Single Dahlia First place: Pat Frizell, Middletown Second place: Chuck Albrecht, Newport Third place: Rebecca Knight, Middletown More...

Council OKs Tax Relief

Abatements Set for Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) will enjoy property tax advantages on the value of its new construction pursuant to a tax stabilization resolution approved by the Newport City Council at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14. More...

Recurring Nightmare Returns to the Fort

Some believe the tortured souls of those who died during the construction of Newport’s Fort Adams continue to roam the gloaming grounds. More...

 

Around Town

Birthing Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

As part of its commitment to OB/GYN and family-centered care, Newport Hospital has completed a renovation of its Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center, just in time for the center’s 20th anniversary. More...

Should Tower Be Moved? Tough Cell!

The battle to end or extend the leases of three cellular phone companies renting space atop a tower on Rogers High School property may have taken another turn after a School Committee member suggested moving the tower to another site.  That site More...

Scout Earns Eagle Award

Conner Flynn, a senior at Middletown High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held last month. Flynn is a member of Troop 3 Newport, sponsored by the Elks Lodge #104. More...

Mainsheet

Technology at Pell Gets a Big Boost

A sizable gathering of nearly 100 supporters of the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) came together on the beautiful evening of Thursday, Oct. More...

Nature

Along the Atlantic Flyway

Fall migration along the Atlantic Flyway is still very active, and each day brings new sights to local birders. Recent storms across the region have aided species in their endeavors to move south toward their wintering grounds. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Eileen S. Anderson, 72, of Middletown, passed away Oct. 10, 2015 at Newport Hospital after a battle with pancreatic cancer. More...