October 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates Engage in Final Forum

The last of three public candidate forums was held in the City Council chambers on Oct. 23, where one incumbent and three newcomers explained their positions on key issues to an audience of about 70 people.  More...

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News Briefs

National Hoop Shoot Competition

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 will host the Elks Annual National Hoop Shoot Competition at the St. George’s gymnasium on Sunday, Nov. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m.  More...

Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Ken Nomiyama, of Newport, will give a presentation on the history of Japanese Americans during World War II on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenain Library. More...

Youth Basketball Sign Ups

The Newport Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Rhode Island Youth Basketball Association (RIYBA), a travel league holding weekly tournaments throughout the state from late-November to mid-March. More...

Election News

Terri Flynn

Candidate Statement

For Middletown to plan ahead for future growth: –I propose Planning Board items forwarded to Town Council get immediate priority on Council agendas for review/adoption so current town growth is more responsible town growth. More...

Susan Taylor

Candidate Endorsement

I write to endorse Susan Taylor as Councilor “at large” for Newport. I’ve known Susan for many years; for the past two she has served as First Ward councilor. More...

Rebecca Schiff

Candidate Endorsement

It’s clearly time to give some respect back to the taxpayers of Rhode Island. We can all do our part by voting for Rebecca Schiff for Rhode Island State Representative, District 74 (Jamestown and Middletown) this Nov. 6.  More...

Mainsheet

Rock-the-Mansion Rocked for Mental Health Awareness

Newport Mental Health’s fifth annual and largest fundraiser, Rockthe Mansion, held at OceanCliff, raised well over the anticipated funds, a welcome surprise to NMH leaders and staff exceeding last year’s net of $54,000.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 25  Coloring Program An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Marie Paniagua Ortiz and Jose Ramirez of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Brian Ivan Ramirez Paniagua on Oct. 23, 2018.  The above birth was at Newport Hospital.   More...

Spaghetti Dinner

Eat-in or take-out dinner. In addition, items from local crafters will be on sale. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., $5- $10, 401-847-0675.   More...

PUMC Fall Festival

Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, offers a fall festival with homemade crafts and candy, baked goods, kids’ activities, silent auction, attic treasures, jewelry, books and lunch, on Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Hammetts Wharf Groundbreaking

Construction to Begin in December

Approximately 100 people gathered at the dock behind the parking lot of the former Newport Yachting Center on Tuesday morning, Oct. More...

Breakfast with 22 Bowen’s a Sellout

Executive sous chef Stephanie Morris needed to slow down. Cooking at 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille meant fairly high volume in a demanding high-end restaurant, and catering to thousands of visitors who appear and depart in a whir. More...

 

Around Town

Touro Chosen for National Launch

An issuance ceremony was held inside Touro Synagogue, America’s oldest existing synagogue on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The U.S. More...

Scouting for Food

Local boy scouts will distribute door hangers for its annual Scouting for Food Good Turn food drive on Saturday, Oct. 27. Items can be placed in a bag or box with the tag attached and put on the doorstep. More...

Bridge Street Petition Brings Out Opposition

A petition to build two homes on adjacent lots on the corner of Bridge Street and America’s Cup Avenue, which has garnered significant public interest, will most likely receive its final hearing at the next Historic District Commission meeting on Nov More...

Opinion

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Public Art Vital in a Community

To the Editor:  I would like to comment on the public street art that has been painted on the corner of Gould and Warner Street in Newport. Sadly, public art is not a common sight in Newport, as it is in many cities throughout the U.S.  More...

Enough Innuendo

To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Allium More Than an Onion

To a gardener in spring, an onion is an array of beautiful and unusual flowers. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ronald J. Cote, 71 of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 17, 2018. He was the husband of Michelle (Levin) Cote. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 -7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.   More...