November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cliff Walk Repairs Take Shape

At its monthly meeting on Nov. 20, the Newport Cliff Walk Commission received an update on the $3.2 million Cliff Walk restoration effort. DOT engineers briefed commission members on progress made by the project contractor, the John Rocchio Corp. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Sen. Whitehouse on Iran Deal   U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse released the statement below regarding the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program as outlined by President Obama.  More...

Opinion

It’s Not Me, Right?

How do you get to BJ’s from Newport? Turn right at Chicken City and go about a half-mile. It’s on the right. What is it with Aquidneck Islanders? More...

Kennedy Meeting Inspiration for Lifetime

To the Editor:  Oh, what happy college roommates we were, Loni Randall and I— she, the street-smart life of the party with the lilting laugh and funny German boyfriend named Gunner, and I, the naive bookish dreamer.  More...

Shop Middletown Businesses

To the Editor:  The Town of Middletown has joined a movement to promote small businesses this month.  In a proclamation passed unanimously by town council, Saturday, Nov. 30 has been declared "Small Business Saturday" in Middletown.  More...

From The Garden

Roses in November

It is an amazing sight to see roses growing on trellises throughout Aquidneck Island in November. Roses growing this time of year should be clipped and brought indoors, as their fragrance is still intoxicating and lingering. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Community Impact on Land Use Decisions   The Learning Center at Channing Church will present a lecture by Gail Darrell of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, examining how communities are regaining control of their commercial and nat More...

Obituaries

Nora Theresa Hole,

of Newport, passed away Nov. 25, 2013 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Ed Hole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.   More...

Ronald F. Kardel, 49,

of Newport, passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at home surrounded by family. A celebration of his life will be held in the near future. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, 120 Hillside Ave., Newport, RI 02840.   More...

CMDR Charles A. Leonard Jr.

USNR (Ret.), 95, of Newport, passed away Nov. 22, 2013. He was the husband of Eileen Sullivan Leonard. He was a U.S. Navy aviator in World War II and the Korean War. More...

43rd Annual Christmas in Newport

A giant gingerbread house, a “North Pole Express” train ride, and a living nativity scene are among the more than 150 musical, artistic, culinary and narrative events that fill the month of December in the City by the Sea as part of the a More...

Bakers Create Gingerbread Mansion Magic

There will be just a bit more magic in Newport this Christmas season with the advent of a new holiday tradition – a gingerbread mansion contest sponsored by the Preservation Society of Newport County – on display in The Breakers' kitchen More...

 

Around Town

Move Over Black Friday: Think Saturday!

Small Business Saturday was first observed in 2010. It was conceived and promoted by American Express, but since then the enthusiasm to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local has spread like wildfire. More...

Remembrances

The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties recently held a Service of Remembrance at the United Congregational Church in Middletown. More...

‘Movember’ Shave-Off

Team Newport Muzzy will be wrapping up its month of fundraising for “Movember” with a shave-off event, Golf Pros and Tennis Mo’s celebration, on Nov. 30 at Fifth Element. More...

Mainsheet

Taste of Newport - Delicious Fun

Over 500 guests from across the island and beyond turned out recently to help Aquidneck's neediest families at Child & Family's 30th annual Taste of Newport fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency.  More...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Wednesday  November 27  Christmas at the Mansions Visit The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, decorated with holiday splendor, The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org More...

Santa Sightings

Monday, Dec. 2   Santa Visits Middletown  Neighborhoods throughout Middletown will start receiving visits from Santa Claus courtesy of the Middletown Fire Department beginning Monday, Dec. 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. (weather permitting). More...

CALENDAR

Sunday  December 1  Newport Nutcracker 1 and 6 p.m. See Nov. 29.   More...

Nature

Snowy Owl Makes Surprise Visit

This past weekend brought another astonishing gift of nature to the wildlife enthusiasts of Newport County. More...