January 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Breakers Appeal to Be Heard

The Preservation Society’s ambitious multiyear effort to construct a welcome center inside the gates of The Breakers is expected to finally come before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday, Jan. 27.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 19, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 157 calls. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Flu Clinics   Naval Health Clinic New England is offering a Saturday flu clinic on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. The clinic will offer FluMist nasal spray, flu vaccine injections, and Fluzone HD. More...

Coast Guard Commandant at War College

U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, addresses staff, students and faculty during a visit to U.S. Naval War College. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 23  Teen Craft Pinterest button jewelry, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., free, materials provided, snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.   More...

From The Garden

Fabulous Fragrant Flowers

A collection of indoor flowers can brighten even the coldest winter day with captivating fragrances that will transport you to the tropical evening air of Florida. More...

Nature

Walking with Snowy Owls

The Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is offering an exceptional Snowy Owl program on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. More...

Ballard Park Winter Hike

The Friends of Ballard Park will host a winter hike on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10-11 a.m. More...

Bunny Bonanza

The rooms at the Potter League are overflowing with rabbits! As a result, they will be hosting a special rabbit adoption event on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. a Bunny Bonanza. More...

Truancy is Top Tier Issue Again

With its elevated place in American history, its mansions and its status as an international resort, Newport may seem an odd place to suffer chronic problems with public school truancy.  More...

Yes, There are Strings Attached

This has been a building year for the Newport String Project. The small but ambitious group established a chamber music series and also launched a music education program in partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

 

Around Town

From the Bookshelf

Portsmouth resident and author Marguerite Vaillancourt will do a reading from her latest book, "Chased from Eden" at the Portsmouth Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. More...

Middletown School Budget Process Begins

The Middletown School Committee met for the first time this year on Thursday, Jan. More...

Temporary Bridge Barriers A Go

Amid rising calls to adopt enhanced safety measures on one of the state’s most iconic spans, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has begun to install a temporary median on the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Back to Basics  A nd we’re off.  Gov. Lincoln D. More...

Facts Support Breakers Proposal

To the Editor:  In 1998, Judy and I founded the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) and Frederick Law Olmsted Park on Victoria and Bellevue avenues, near The Breakers.  More...

Thinking Ahead to Elections

To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

VCNO Visits Students at Naval Station

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark E. Ferguson completed a two-day visit to Naval Station Newport last week, meeting with officers and senior enlisted students at several training commands on the base.  More...

FAITH COMMUNITY

Jewish Film Series to Begin   More...

Obituaries

Beverly Adler, 82,

of Newport, passed away Jan. 21, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Monroe Adler. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at Temple Shalom, Middletown. There will be a reception following, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Alice Bloom, 89,

of Middletown, passed away Jan. 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Harry Bloom. She leaves behind a daughter Ellen Kahn of Newport. A remembrance of her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 – 3 p.m. More...

Norman Frank Cote, 85,

of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 15, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ezara (Peters) Cote. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was buried with military honors in the Portsmouth Cemetery. More...