October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Condos Clear First Hurdle

Does Middletown need 37 new condos for those 55 and up? Does it need a new development near a prized fresh water brook and wetlands? More...

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Around Town

Art at the Beach

Easton’s Beach provided the perfect venue and raw materials once again on Oct. 15 for the 10th annual Studio Art Beach Installation by middle school students at St. Michael’s Country Day School.  More...

'A Philippine Night' to Remember

His Eminence Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Philippine ambassador to the United States, will be the guest of honor at “A Philippine Night” on Monday, Oct. 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Valley Road.  More...

Daffodillion Update

For Newport’s daffodillophiles, the campaign to plant a million daffodils throughout the flowerbeds and roadsides of the city continues to be a resplendent success. The Great Daffodil Giveaway on Saturday, Oct.  More...

From The Garden

Bringing the Summer Garden Indoors

Preserving Herbs for the Winter Table

The Aquidneck Island landscape in early fall is lush—not only with colorful foliage; it is also awash in a variety of hydrangea blooms, all of which dry so easily. More...

Nature

Use Caution During Breeding Season

Breeding season for white-tailed deer, one of the hallmarks of autumn, has begun across Newport County. Known colloquially as “the rut,” it begins in mid-October and lasts well into December. More...

Blackfish Angling is Outstanding in October

ROD & REEL

You will find three things dotting the boulders that align Newport Harbor this month – men with blackfish rigs, buckets of crabs, and tautog.  More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Tentative Agreement Reached

The ongoing dispute over a labor union contract between the Teachers Association of Newport (TAN) and the Newport School Committee is one step closer to a resolution this week. After mediating without breaks from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. More...

'Navies in Miniature' Featured at Seamen’s

The Seamen’s Church Institute is currently hosting “Navies in Miniature,” a remarkable exhibit of model ships on loan from the United States Naval War College Museum. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

STEAM Summit   More...

 

Opinion

Rooting for an Icy Winter

EDITORIAL

We sit here on Broadway, quietly applauding Michele Maker Palmieri’s campaign to raise enough money to reopen Newport’s outdoor ice skating rink at its former downtown location.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Use Existing Revenue for Bridge Repairs

To the Editor:  Consider an $1,100 project to fix up a house.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 22  LEGO Thursdays LEGOs provided, creations are dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Obituaries

Elena Zenorini McEntee

1915-2015

Elena Zenorini McEntee, 99, of Indian Avenue, Portsmouth, RI, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Matthew J. McEntee. They had been married for 58 years.  More...

RECENT DEATHS

Michael (Mickey) Joseph Blank Jr., 90, of Middletown, passed away at home on Oct. 17, 2015. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later as a Newport firefighter from 1952 - 1976. More...