April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning Board Hears Disputes in Dorm Process

The Newport Planning Board reviewed a set of changes to the zoning code at its April 24 meeting in the case of Salve Regina University and its plan to build two new dormitories.  More...

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News Briefs

Life-saving Equipment

Middletown Little League now has four life-saving devices, called Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs, in use. If you have been certified in CPR and AED training, please make yourself familiar with them. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a Pietra Dura paper weight recently brought in for evaluation. Small, about 3”x5”, it is made of inlaid marble or slate. More...

Innovate Newport Groundbreaking

The City of Newport invites the public to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Innovate Newport on Monday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at the former Sheffield School.   More...

Opinion

Editorial

Teamwork

One of the key elements to our successful city and its many events is the willingness of people to step forward and work together as a team. More...

Article

In last week’s editorial, we mentioned that our city and town councilors were virtually volunteers. We had a call from a reader asking for clarification on that statement. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Nature

The Ubiquitous Backyard Sparrows

“Passer domesticus has decided to take over the world in which it seems so unwelcome.” – Joseph Kastner, “A World of Watchers” Everybody has them, sparrows that is. More...

Rhode Island’s Sparrow Species

In addition to the house sparrow, which technically is placed in a different family by ornithologists, the state boasts 17 species that are permanent or seasonal residents, or are brief transients as they migrate through the region. More...

Fireboat Arrives in Newport

After seven years of planning, the Newport Fire Department received its new fire and rescue vessel on April 25.  The boat will replace an 18-year-old 22-foot rigid hull inflatable that lacks firefighting capabilities on water, with a 37- foot, j More...

Neighborhood Hears Cranston-Calvert Plans

The future of the Cranston Calvert School was just one of the topics in a wide open 75-minute discussion on April 24 to the Off-Broadway Neighborhood Association that also concerned housing, parking and population issues. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Judge Robert M. Silva

The Path of the American Dream

Robert M. Silva has been practicing law in Middletown for the last 52 years. These days, he’s known as “Judge Silva,” after taking the bench as a municipal court judge for the town of Middletown.  More...

Founders’ Day Celebration 275 Coming in August

Bristol has its 4th of July, Newport its St. Patrick’s Day, and this year, Middletown has Aug. 18: the 275th Founders’ Day celebration and commemoration of its community and local heritage, at Paradise Park in Middletown.  More...

Meters in Effect May 1 – Oct. 31

Metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents. The fee for the meters on Memorial Blvd. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday April 26 Newport Artboretum Week Explore Newport’s urban forest and enjoy arboreal events citywide, through April 29, newportarboretumweek.org. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Art Exhibit at Trinity   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Megan Senkus and Jonathan Abua of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Javian Nelson Abua on April 18, 2018. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dr. Anthony Alain Caputi, 88, of Newport, passed away April 23, 2018 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Nona Claire (Tameleo) Caputi. Calling hours will be Friday, April 27, from 4-8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. More...