March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilor Withdraws Resignation

In an odd sequence of events coming on the heels of the longanticipated selection of Newport’s city manager, City Councilor Justin McLaughlin said he was stepping down from the council, only to rescind his resignation a few days later. More...

 

Around Town

Firefighters Kept Neighborhood Safe

Newport firefighters, as well as some members of other Aquidneck Island fire departments, were put through a grueling test on Thursday, Feb. More...

Newport State Aid May Increase

With the Smith Hill debates over truck tolls and Rhode Island’s deteriorated bridges taking center stage for the first weeks of the legislative session, it might have been easy to overlook the fact that Gov. More...

Child and Family

Child & Family first became a presence in Newport in 1866 when the Home for Friendless Children – an orphanage – opened its doors. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 3 Adult Coloring Club Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

From The Garden

Citrus in the Dining Room

It takes about two or three years of patience to wait for your citrus trees to blossom and produce enough fruit to harvest for a Key lime pie or Meyer lemon bars. More...

Meyer Lemon Bars

Now let us have some Meyer lemon bars! This recipe is so good; you will want to have your home filled with citrus trees.  Meyer Lemon Bars  Serves 8   More...

For What It’s Worth

A recent visitor brought in an 1883 Fall River atlas published by Geo. H. Walker & Co. This firm produced atlases for scores of towns across the East Coast. More...

Spring Project Seeks Input

A standing-room-only crowd assembled at the Colony House on Tuesday, March 1, to give their thoughts on the Newport Spring Leadership Committee’s plans to transform the site of the former Coffey’s Citgo gas station into a public open space. More...

Newport Hospital President: 'It's a Gem'

On the day last December when news broke that Newport Hospital had not fared well on a nationally-mandated report card on patient safety, hospital President Crista Durand says she had known it was coming. More...

News Briefs

Broadway Update

Anyone interested in hearing the latest updates to the Broadway Streetscape project are invited to attend the next Broadway Merchants’ Association meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Corner Cafe. More...

ALN Education Fourm

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will hold its first public forum of the year when leaders of Newport’s public schools provide highlights of its five-year strategic plan. More...

Pint Night

A “Pint Night” fundraiser to support Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day March 12 parade will be held at The Wharf Pub on Sunday, March 6, from 2 -5 p.m. A dollar of every Newport Storm purchased will go to the parade committee. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Historic Week

One of the nice things about Newport is its distinction as a city that comprehends its own history.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Animals Provide Comfort

To the Editor:  Are you going through a sad or difficult time? I recommend visiting the Potter League rescued animals that need your friendship and support. They will warm your heart. Consider adopting a true friend. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Concert Series at St. Matthew’s On Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., the Jamestown Piano Association will present Henry Kramer. St. Matthew’s is located at 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, contact the church office at 401-423-1762. More...

Community Meals

Thursday, March 3 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul's Methodist 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, March 4 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. More...

Nature

Island Owls Draw Admirers

Aquidneck Island has a healthy year-round population of resident owls, which includes great horned owls, barred owls, Eastern screech owls and locally-endangered barn owls. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Phyllis Hope (Johnson) Bradley, 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 24, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Leon Bradley. She leaves behind her three children, her stepdaughter, and five grandchildren.   More...