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PILOT Could Boost City Revenues

Newport officials are taking preliminary steps to examine whether instituting a payment-in-lieu-oftaxes (PILOT) program could help the city to recoup a portion of revenues currently lost through property tax exemptions.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Winter Fest Activities at Visitor Center More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 530 calls. Of those, 115 were motor vehicle related; there were 81 motor vehicle violations issued and 34 accident reports. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 1, the Newport Fire Department responded to 163 calls. Of those, 76 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 163 responses:   More...

Opinion

Rein in Parade Day

It’s never too early to think ahead. Newport’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade occurs this year on Saturday, March 14, six or so weeks from now. But it's not too soon to consider ways to make the day more family friendly. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Unanswered Concert Questions

To the Editor:  More...

Nature

‘Get Quacking’ on Duck Stamps

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program competition is currently under way, with calls going out to young artists and nature enthusiasts. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count

The 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Feb. 13-16. It is a joint project between the American Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University. More...

Perfection on the Water

ON THE WATERFRONT

One of the most important pieces of gear for racing a Laser at Sail Newport on Sunday, Feb. 1, was a snow shovel. Many of the 23 competitors donned New England Patriots hats and dug their boats out of snow banks to clear a path to the beach.  More...

Hyatt Staff Guides Guides During Storm

There is four-star service, fourdiamond inns, and then there is what the staff of the Hyatt Regency Newport did for 350 blizzardstranded tour guides last week. More...

House Bill Could Strap Harbor

A bill quietly submitted Jan. 29 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives would, depending on its interpretation, drastically curtail Newport Harbor mooring operations and services as well as those of 16 other waterfront communities.  More...

 

Around Town

Polo Team Brings Home Honors

The Newport Interscholastic Polo Team brought home the Sportsmanship Award and an All Star recognition from the United States Polo Association’s Northeast Tournament, which was held recently at Cornell University’s Oxley Equestrian Center More...

John H. Chafee Boater of the Year

Bart Dunbar, chair of the nonprofit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) and president of Bowen’s Wharf Company, has been named the 2015 John H. More...

ALT Finalizes St. Mary’s Conservation

The much-anticipated closing between the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and St. Mary's Church on the conservation of over 72 acres of land in Portsmouth occurred on Friday, Jan. 30 More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 5   More...

Winter Festival 2015

Below is a sampling of events featured at Newport’s 10 day celebration of winter fun. For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.  Friday, Feb. 13   More...

From The Garden

Winter Wonderland

There is nothing like a foot of snow to create a winter wonderland landscape; however, it is not the entire beautiful scene it appears to be. More...

Edward King House Garden Club Events

The Edward King House's Garden Club invites the public to a discussion by Matt Schenck of the Norman Bird Sanctuary about the native New England Cottontail on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 -11 a.m. at the center, 35 King St. More...

Mushroom Mania

Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt have scoured various mushroom habitats across the state and have encountered a number of rare and sometimes surprising discoveries such as black trumpets, lion’s mane, hen-of-thewoods, chicken-of-the-woods, and b More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Noah Thomas Black, 19, of Portsmouth, passed away suddenly on Jan. 31, 2015 in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was the son of Thomas and JoAnn (Warnke) Black. Calling hours will be Friday, Feb. 6, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. More...