June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sakonnet Toll Could Disappear

With the General Assembly pushing for adjournment later this month, strong signals have emerged that lawmakers will do away with the Sakonnet River Bridge toll before they go home.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Post Graduation Party   The Rogers High School 25th annual post graduation party will be held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County Central Clubhouse on Friday, June 13. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Vietnam Tribute Wall   The Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall will begin a five-day visit to Providence’s India Point Park on Thursday, June 5 and will be available for viewing through Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. More...

Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

Thursday  June 5  Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Jan K. More...

Obituaries

Vincent F. McMahon Sr., 90,

of Middletown, passed away May 28, 2014. He was the husband of Rita H. McMahon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown.   More...

James R. Nolan, 65,

of Newport, passed away June 1, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he served aboard the lightship Nantucket. He was a Newport firefighter for more than 20 years and retired as Captain in 1996. More...

Harold Winthrop Sands, 88,

passed away May 28, 2014. He was the husband of Joan Baker Sands. Services were held Friday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Columba Berkeley Memorial Chapel, Middletown.   More...

Pension, Health Revamp?

The City Council will begin to publicly dissect proposals of the Finance Review Committee and the Charter Review Commission at a public workshop on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room at the Newport Public Library.  More...

Could Pickleball Be Your Racquet?

Tennis has a new twist, and it’s called "pickleball." Pickleball, as best described, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. The playing field has the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, but uses a tennis net. More...

 

Around Town

Community Garden Director Receives Award

The League of Women Voters of Newport County has selected Linda Wood as the 2014 recipient of the Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. The award will be presented on June 11 at a reception from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

Council Attends to Array of Issues

In addition to the headline-grabbing casino and Preservation Society victualing license debates, the Newport City Council dispensed with several other matters during its lengthy regular meeting on Wednesday, May 28.  More...

EDITORIAL

Visiting, and Revisiting, Queen Anne Square

I t's been just about one year since Queen Anne Square was rededicated after a $3 million redesign led by the famed landscape architect Maya Lin.  More...

From The Garden

Fruit of the Vine

When driving your car north on East Main Road (Route 138) through Middletown, you will happen upon Newport Vineyards, which is on the right just before Chaves Garden Center. More...

Nature

Afternoon Walk Reveals Avian Diversity

Flora and fauna are flourishing as local habitats re-awaken to the sunlight and warmth of late spring. More...

New Baby Plovers Arrive

A pair of endangered Piping Plovers nesting at Middletown’s Sachuest Beach have recently had three chicks hatch.  More...