October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic Concerns Stymie Gas Station Proposal

The Middletown Planning Board voted down a motion on Oct. 10 to give a positive recommendation to the Zoning Board of Review regarding the proposed multi-use gas station on the corner of Aquidneck Avenue and East Main Road. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

This scary visage was emailed to me recently by its owner who purchased it in Florence, Italy over 30 years ago, inquiring about its value. Executed by Prof. Eugenio Pattarino who was a ceramics artist in Florence. More...

Special Visitor at Head Start

Students at East Bay Community Action Program’s Head Start in Newport surrounded Mayor Harry Winthrop when he visited to read to the children in honor of National Head Start Awareness Month.   More...

'I Am Whole' Wellness Fair & Fall Festival

The Newport County YMCA’s annual Fall Family Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown. The event is open to the community. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Planning Process Prevailed Against Development

To the Editor:  The Middletown Citizens for Responsible Development (MCRD) would like to thank the Middletown Planning Board for the extraordinary time and effort spent thoroughly evaluating a proposed large-scale residential development on the More...

Newport Hospital is First Class

To the Editor:  During the 25 years we have lived here in Newport, I have had a number of visits to the emergency room, several to the Newport Hospital and subsequently to Vanderbilt Rehabilitation. More...

From The Garden

Time to Boost Spring Gardens with Bulbs

FROM THE GARDEN

October is the best month to plant bulbs for a colorful spring garden. You can stretch planting to November if the ground has not frozen. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John E. Ferreira, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 10, 2018 at John Clarke Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Aurora E. (Rogers) Ferreira.  Gracie Ellen Trindade, 84, of N.C. and formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 14, 2018. More...

School Candidates State Their Case

The Alliance for a Livable Newport hosted the first of three candidate forums on Oct. More...

'Family Affair' Exhibit Has Local Roots

The exhibit “Family Affair” is fittingly titled because it showcases the work of three members of the Hoyt family, whose roots run deep in the Newport and Middletown communities.  More...

 

Around Town

Battle for the Brave

Newport Shipyard’s annual Pumpkin Regatta raised more than $3,600 for charity. This year the pumpkins were painted to coincide with the selected charities: Warrior Sailing Program and Women’s Resource Center of Newport. More...

Historic Gravestones Returned to Original Plots

Newport returned six slate gravestones, some older than the United States, to their proper location in the Common Burying Ground on Oct. 17.  More...

Newport Approves Firefighter Raises

The Newport City Council unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the fire department on Oct. 20 that will retroactively give a two-percent raise.  The vote was 6-0, with Mayor Harry Winthrop absent. More...

Election News

Dawn Euer

Candidate Endorsement

My first impression of Sen. Dawn Euer, after her election representing District 13 (Newport and Jamestown) in the summer of 2017, was her eagerness to be educated on issues important to her constituents.  More...

Ken Mendonca

Candidate Endorsement

My wife and I own and operate a small transportation business on Aquidneck Island. We have been in business for over 25 years and recently have added a subsidiary shuttle service to our thriving business. More...

M. Theresa Santos

Candidate Endorsement

We encourage you to vote to reelect M. Theresa Santos to the Middletown Town Council at the Nov. 6 election. As many of us know, M. Theresa Santos is an advocate for senior concerns and issues here in Middletown as our population ages.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 18  Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “The Vanishing Velazquez,” by Laura Cumming, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, $5 nonmembers, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Kayla Mungin and Tyreq Anderson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Tamir Jhabar Anderson on Oct. 9, 12018.  Sara and Jacob Kane of MIddletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Harley Mathew Kane on Oct. 13, 2018. More...

‘The Giving Tree’

Through October at Emmanuel Church’s narthex, 42 Dearborn St., consider taking a sock from the tree and return it with a donation of socks. They will be given to Housing Hotline for distribution where needed. 401-847-0675.   More...

Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch

Buy pumpkins, food, baked goods and more at Trinity Church’s annual “pumpkin patch.” This event helps support local charities. Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, noon- 6 weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends, through Wednesday, Oct. More...