April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Conservation Commission Delays Gas Station

Plans to Visit Site

The Middletown Conservation Commission delayed a decision at its April 9 meeting on a petition to build a combination gas station/ convenience store/car wash at the intersection of East Main Road and Aquidneck Avenue that, Chairman Gary Paquette said More...

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Police Unity Tour

A Zumbathon® will be held Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Vasco Da Gama Hall to raise funds for local police officers participating in the Police Unity Tour (policeunitytour.com). More...

Unconventional Still Life

The Portsmouth Arts Guild will host an opening reception for the Unconventional Still Life Art Show on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth. More...

Scholarships Gizzi Nursing Scholarship

In memory of Michele Lynch Gizzi, a dedicated nurse, a $1,000 scholarship is available to permanent residents of Aquidneck Island who are pursuing a degree in nursing. The applicant may be a high school senior or a current college student. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Hooray for Hollywood   The Learning Center at Channing Church will present “Saturday Night at the Movies” on Saturdays, April 21 and April 28 at 7 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Christine and Kevin Gross of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Tyler Costa Gross on April 4, 2018. More...

Volunteers Sought to Clean Historic Graves

The Newport Preservation Society and its volunteers will live up to their name on Saturday, April 14 when they clean up gravestones in Newport.  Leigh Schoberth, of the Preservation Society, said the 10 a.m. More...

Funding for Anti-Drug Counselor Discontinued

School Committee Asked to Chip In

After more than three years of financing a local school counseling position aimed at reducing substance use among students, the Newport Prevention Coalition (NPC) is unable to fund its portion of the position’s salary and has requested that the Newpo More...

 

Around Town

VOR is One of Sailing’s Biggest Events

The Volvo Ocean Race is considered one of the world’s most punishing, hazardous and intensely competitive events in any sport, stretching over eight months and spanning six continents. And yet, there isn’t a dime in prize money.  More...

Scallywag Crew Member Dies During Leg 7 of VOR

Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race will be remembered for the tragic loss of John Fisher, a crew member on Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. More...

Les Voiles de St. Barths Readies for Racing

Newport sailors Sam Loughborough, Regi Cole and Jim Gibson, and the father-son duo of Jerry and Rome Kirby, are among those competing in the ninth annual Les Voiles de St. Barths Regatta, which runs April 8-14.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday April 12 Seal Tours Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, April 12-19, daily, April 12 11 a.m. More...

NEWPORT Daffodil Days FESTIVAL

   14 April 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Newport Rhode Races Race through the daffodils in the City by the Sea half marathon and 5K at Easton's Beach. The half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Celia Weiss (Coggeshall) Cook, 94, of Middletown, passed away April 2, 2018 at the Grand Islander Healthcare Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Bernard T Cook. More...