October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State Senate Race

Teresa Paiva Weed and Mike Smith were out stumping today

Candidates Teresa Paiva Weed (D) and Mike Smith (R) worked the polling venues today.   More...

Voter Turnout Strong

Voters turning out in force: At approximately noon nearly 30% of the 702 registered voters in precinct 2104 had cast their ballots at St. John Church on the Point. At 1 p.m. More...

Know the Candidates

Letter by Melissa Turner I am writing to encourage all parents of Newport Public School children to get out and vote next week!  Be certain that you are comfortable with the people who will help to make important decisions regarding your More...

Planting Extravaganza at Ballard Park

This overhead view shows the over one-acre site in Ballard Park's Quarry Meadow that was prepared for daffodil bulbs and wildflower seeds. An army of volunteers planted 18,000 daffodils on Monday, Oct. 27.  More...

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Community Blog

Not Too Convincing

Letter by Jon Dember  In a recent interview, the responses from the developer of the Newport Grand project did not seem to help me understand, much less embrace, his proposal.  Trying to decide how to vote on Question 1, the application of More...

A Brighter Future with No Casino

Letter from Dawn Euer I’m a young professional who moved to Rhode Island to attend law school at Roger Williams University School of Law. I moved to Newport in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the City by the Sea. More...

Casino Not the Solution to Economic Woes

Letter by Rick Grosvenor  Voting NO to casino expansion is saying YES to ● New ideas and opportunities for diverse and better jobs for Newport County, such as those created by an Innovation Hub;● Fewer gambling-addicted residents and less crime More...

Naval Community

Beirut Marines Honored

The 31st anniversary of the Marine barracks terrorist bombing in Beirut was commemorated on Oct. 23 at the Portsmouth Historical Society’s East Main Road location. More...

Newport’s Veteran Honor Wall

During the month of November, the Newport Public Library will feature photos of anyone who has served in the U.S. military at any time. The library invites members of the public to help honor the heroes by bringing in their photos. More...

Middletowner on ‘Scorpions’ Squad

Airman Ian Serrano-Garcia, a 2013 Middletown High School graduate, is serving as an aviation structural mechanic with the U.S. Navy’s aviation Electronic Attack Squadron 132 (VAQ-132), also known as the “Scorpions”.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 30  Nature Story Time  Parents and preschoolers meet at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., story paired with themed activity, free but registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbi More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Trinity Pumpkin Patch  Music, food, pumpkins, family activities, Queen Anne Square, thru Oct. 31, 12-6 p.m. weekdays, 10-6 p.m. on weekends, 401-846- 0660.  ‘Practice’ Halloween Party   More...

Nature

Backyard Birding Adventures

The natural world, with all of its secrets and mysteries, is as close as one’s own backyard, front porch, or even a fire escape. More...

Local Deer in a Rut

The local populations of white-tailed deer on Aquidneck Island have begun their mating and breeding season, more commonly referred to as the “rut,” which usually begins in late October and extends through late December. More...

NBS Fireside Lectures

The Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) is offering a four-part Fireside Educational Lecture Series that will feature scientists and educators and will focus on the marine, wetland and freshwater habitats in the Aquidneck Island area.  More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2014 1:00 AM

Middletown Town Council results

Write in votes might carry election for Middletown Town Council. 4 of 5 incumbents are re-elected. Less than 400 votes separate the 5 candidates. Robert KEMPENAAR, II (DEM) 3106 11.1%M. Theresa SANTOS (REP) 3076 11.0%Robert J. More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2014 12:38 AM

Newport City Council Election Results

Results from the Secretary of State's office. More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2014 12:34 PM

More Letters

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Friendly Foes

Chance Meeting Among Casino Adversaries

Joe Paolino and Elizabeth Meyers crossed paths tonight at the Newport Public Library polling station.  (Photo credit Jack Kelly)  More...

2014 Election Gallery:

Photos from Election Day throughout Newport County

Photos from the 2014 Newport County Elections More...

Preparing for CyberPatriot Battle

Thompson Middle Schoolers Mason Haynes, Julian Green and Angelina McCartney are among 13 students meeting after school to prepare for the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. More...

Council Supports Referendum Lawsuit

City councilors have thrown their support behind a civil lawsuit filed by three Newporters that questions the constitutionality of the casino referendum that will appear only on the statewide portion of November’s ballot.  More...

 

News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

NBS Annual Meeting   The Norman Bird Sanctuary is holding it annual meeting and volunteer appreciation party at Newport Vineyards on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event includes wine tasting and light fare. More...

Around Town

Photo

The Newport Boys and Girls Club was a recent recipient of a Boy Scout’s good turn. More...

Holiday Harbor Boat Parade

The Newport waterfront community will launch the holiday season with the annual Holiday Illuminated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet on Friday, Nov. 28. More...

Bye-Bye Bins and Barrels Days

On Saturday, Nov. 1 Newport residents can bring unwanted trash barrels and recycling bins to the Easton’s Beach east parking lot from 8 a.m. - noon. More...

Opinion

Don’t Sit This One Out—Vote!

EDITORIAL

The doorbells will soon stop ringing. The signs are probably all up—and will come down soon enough. The flyers that have filled home mailboxes are all but history.  All that’s left to do is vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Anti-Gambling Trifecta

To the Editor:  I don't normally delve into politics in a public setting but feel compelled to now.  I am a proponent of jobs, economic growth, and the promotion of Newport as a world-renowned travel destination. More...

From The Garden

Delicious Autumn Apple Varieties

It is autumn, and colorful leaves are scattered on the lawn and streets. Sunny fall days are made for long walks. Scuffling your feet through the leaves on the ground is a tradition in the fall. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

James W. Baccari, 76, of Newport, passed away Oct. 20, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Lacerda) Baccari. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a self-employed barber for 44 years. More...