March 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City Seeks Broadway Funding

A debate in Washington over how best to fund a critical federal highway infrastructure program has begun to reverberate inside City Hall, leaving city officials in a holding pattern and casting a degree of uncertainty over the timing of one of Newpor More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, March 2, the Newport Fire Department responded to 94 calls. More...

Opinion

On Highways, Byways, and Fiberways

I n 1785, before he was elected president, George Washington made a simple case for a rather unglamorous and inglorious cause: a well-designed and functioning infrastructure.  More...

Calendar

Irish Heritage Month

Complete description of events and updates can be found at aohnewport.org

Daily thru March 31  Guided Tour of Fort Adams, onehour tours daily, noon and 2 p.m., weather permitting, adults $12, children $6, fortadams.org.  Saturday, March 8   More...

CALENDAR

Thursday  March 6   More...

Obituaries

Paul F. Biastre, 67,

of Newport, passed away after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the husband of Barbara (Bateman) Biastre. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was entombed with Military Honors. More...

Samuel Boyd, Jr., 77,

of Middletown, passed away Feb. 28, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Brenda L. (Antone) Boyd. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. His funeral will be Thursday, March 6 at noon at the Community Baptist Church. More...

Jeanne M. Brown, 94,

of Newport, passed away March 2, 2014. She was the wife of the late Stanley P. Brown. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Church, on Friday, March 7 at 9 a.m. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. More...

Debate on Tolls to Unfold

The coming weeks are expected to be critical in the state’s decisions regarding the fate of the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls.  “This spring is when the rubber is going to hit the road,” said State Department of Transportation he More...

Get Growing for the Newport Flower Show

Although Newport hasn’t even celebrated St. Patrick’s Day yet and the island is still firmly in winter’s grasp, take heart. Signs of summer are on the horizon. More...

 

Around Town

Rhode Warriors Ready to Compete

Students from the Middletown’s robotics team Rhode Warriors built a robot in just six weeks, working after school with community mentors to design, construct and program their entry for the New More...

'Precious Days' Prompt Computer Center Gift

Spurred by his fond memories of school days past in Middletown, former resident William Kelly has informed the Town Council that he will donate $16,000 to the School Department to build a new computer center at the high school.  More...

Newporter to Run on State Ballot

Native Newporter Guillaume de Ramel, a descendant of French philosopher Montesquieu and a former Boston mayor, looks north to the robust economy enjoyed by Massachusetts and wonders, why not Rhode Island?  More...

From The Garden

Tangy Citrus Hints at Spring

This is the time of year that generous piles of citrus crowd the produce aisles. The “battle of the tiny orange” is on. More...

Nature

Osprey Population Continues to Rebound

In 1978, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management began an Osprey Monitoring Program to record the breeding success of the species and to evaluate its recovery from the devastating effects of the pesticide DDT.  More...