February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Exploration Center Has 'Risen from the Ruins'

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, located in the Rotunda at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, offers a warm respite during bleak and cold winter days. More...

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News Briefs

Annual Emerging Artists’ Show

The opening reception for the Portsmouth Arts Guild Annual Emerging Artists Show will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth (next to Saint Paul’s Church).  More...

Lucy’s Hearth Volunteers

Lucy’s Hearth had a busy holiday season assisting 156 moms and children in their Emergency Shelter Program. More...

Romans’ Lasting Legacy in France

The Alliance Française of Newport will host a program titled “Roman Architecture in France” on Sunday, March 6, at the Portsmouth Free Library, from 2 - 4 p.m.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A New-Old Beginning at City Hall

Perhaps it was only fitting that the local soap opera entitled “Who’ll be the Next Newport City Manager?” limped painfully toward a long-awaited denouement amid technology-fed rumors, and a “Who’s in charge here?” atmosphere at City Hall. More...

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NACTC Opens Doors to College and Careers

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From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

A Little Spring in Winter

We are slowly getting closer to spring: You can really feel the warmth of the sun these days–as can the soil, shrubs and trees. You may not be able to fool Mother Nature, but you can certainly speed the process. More...

Nature

A Snowy Returns

This impressive juvenile snowy owl was sighted recently along the southern shoreline and in the eastern field of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, dining on a ring-billed gull. Due to its light markings it is believed to be a male. More...

Rare Painted Bunting Sighting

In recent days, Jim Sweeney, a highly experienced local birdwatcher, sighted a female painted bunting on the Aquidneck Land Trust property at the south end of Anthony Road in Portsmouth. More...

Celebration of a Heritage

With winter finally coming to an end, it’s time to trade in the winter blues for the emerald green of Newport Irish Heritage Month. The month-long celebration is punctuated by Newport’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12. More...

Nicholson Tapped as Manager

After a year-long nationwide search for Newport’s next city manager, councilors have turned to native son Joseph Nicholson Jr. More...

Surveillance Cameras Considered

Newport City Council has agreed to explore funding options for a camera surveillance system to be installed in the Broadway, Thames and Washington Square districts.  More...

 

Around Town

Orange Cab Questions Uber Security

Concerns about the safety practices of ride-hailing companies are making international headlines this week after 45-year-old Uber driver Jason Dalton allegedly went on a fatal shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Mich. More...

Little League Clinics and Registration

* Newport Little League will hold a softball clinic on Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 5 at Rogers High School, from 3-4:30 p.m. for ages 7 and up. Players should change into sneakers at the gym, no cleats. On Sunday, Feb. 28, from 9-10:30 a.m. More...

New Arrivals

Maria Concobágomez and Marvin Catalánortiz of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Jomar Farid Alim on Feb. 22, 2016. Casey and Scotty Amaral of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Morgan Grace Amaral on Feb. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 25 Computer Class Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. More...

IMC Premiers New Ballets

Island Moving Co. opens its season at Rosecliff with new ballets in A Collection of Attitudes and for the younger set, the company presents Mother Goose, a lively retelling of the familiar nursery rhymes using movement and live music.  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Candlelit Compline Trinity Church will offer a candlelit Compline service featuring one of the largest and most powerful works of the 16th century, John Sheppard’s rarely-performed masterpiece “Media vita.” A hauntingly beautiful re More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Louise (Furna) Alves, 92, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 18, 2016 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Alves. More...