April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Another Local Icon Restaurant to Change Hands

After 54 years in the Crowley family, the La Forge Casino Restaurant on Bellevue Ave. is changing hands.  “It was time,” said owner Peter Crowley, 69.  More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A couple who recently purchased a home in Newport brought in a ceramic tile from one of their fireplaces, inquiring about its age and value. More...

Rotary Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Newport is offering three scholarships to Rogers High School students graduating this June.  More...

VFW Scholarship

High school seniors in Newport County who have an immediate family member in the military are eligible to apply for a VFW Post 4487 scholarship. For information, call Rosemary Williams at 401-683-2692 by April 25. More...

Opinion

Volunteers are Superheroes

EDITORIAL

Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” The American activist Marian Wright Edelman may have started the thread when she wrote, “Service is the rent we pay for being,” but A More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

We Can Learn from 19th Century Education Reform

GUEST VIEW

The year was 1892. More...

Nature

Time to Protect Pets Against Rabies

With the arrival of spring and (in theory) warmer weather, wild mammals have emerged from hibernation. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Christine Marie (Peters) Baesemann, 63, of Newport, passed away April 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Alfred H. Baesemann Sr.  Andrew M. Christensen, 69, of Newport, passed away April 5, 2017 at Newport Hospital. More...

Substitute Shortage Leaves Six Classes Uncovered

Gaudet Middle School Principal Beth Hayes admitted to the School Committee at its monthly meeting that six classrooms were not covered by teachers on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Rotary and Merchants Grab Brooms for Mother Earth

A team of Newport merchants and organizations is gearing up to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 by sweeping the sidewalks of Broadway. More...

 

Around Town

MEN who make a DIFFERENCE

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is readying for its annual Men Who Make a Difference gala. Sixteen honorees will be recognized at this year’s event for taking an active and positive role in the community.  More...

Learning From Scratch

SCRATCH, a creative computer tool that has helped teachers on Aquidneck Island engage students in a variety of meaningful, productive and valuable ways of using IT devices, will celebrate Rhode Island Scratch Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. More...

Nominations Open for Roof Giveaway

A1 Roofing is accepting nominations for the 2017 “No Roof Left Behind” project until Monday, May 1. The program provides free roofs to local community members in need and is open to all Newport County homeowners. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS`

Katherine Francis and Korey Barksdale I of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Korey Jackson Barksdale II on April 4, 2017. More...

-FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Peace Circle Join hands on Easton's Beach, Memorial Blvd., on Saturday, April 15, at 4-4:15 p.m., to stand side-by-side in silence, meditate or say a silent prayer for world peace. St. Mary’s Closing April 17-May 5 More...

When Easter Merges for Both Christians and Orthodox

The date for celebrating Easter, among the Orthodox, can be anything but orthodox. More...