May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Line-Item Veto Ignites Debate

For Rep. Marvin L. Abney, DNewport, the newly appointed chairman of the House Finance Committee, it didn’t take long to discover that heading this pivotal panel that shepherds the annual state budget towards enactment can be quite the hot seat. More...

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News Briefs

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race in its spring series on Tuesday, May 17. The following are the results for the race:  A Class: 1. White Witch, King 40, White Witch Sailing/T. Glackin; 2. More...

Summer Basketball

Newport Recreation is accepting registrations for its summer basketball program at the Hut for boys in grades 3 – 8 and girls in grades 4-8. Deadline to register is June 16 or until full. More...

Call for Artists

Artists are invited to submit their best work to Spring Bull Gallery’s next exhibit. All mediums including 3-D, except photography and computer generated works, will be accepted. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Don’t Smash the Glass Ceiling

For cities and towns in New England, the challenge of maintaining– and paying for–municipal infrastructure never ends. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

‘InComplete’ Streets To the Editor: Thank you for your tenacious and informative coverage of the Broadway Streetscape project. The best thing about the new Broadway: It’s not the old Broadway. More...

OPINION

Rhode Island Must Build Smarter

In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport’s waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. More...

From The Garden

Have You Planted Your Berries?

Berries are a terrific food. Now used in salads and popped into stuffing, traditionally berries used to be relegated to pies or used as a garnish. This is the time of year to select the berries you would like to plant—and eat—this summer. More...

Master Gardeners at King Park Day

URI Master Gardeners will be hosting a large container planting demonstration on Saturday, May 21, as part of the King Park Day from 9 a.m. – noon. The master gardeners on site will give garden advice and also hand out free seeds. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

DivorceCare   St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, offers DivorceCare for those dealing with the experience of divorce. The final session on Thursday, May 19, will focus on how to get rid of emotional trash and live with hope and joy. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Betty Lou Caldwell, 82, of Newport, passed away May 13, 2016 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late James Perry Caldwell. She leaves behind her children, James P. Caldwell Jr. More...

Geared Up for Bike Month

Aymar Ccopacatty, holding the “b” and "k" and Henri Venable presenting as the “e” show their enthusiasm for Bike Newport’s new home at 29 Spring St., just in time for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. More...

Touro Decision Issued

Synagogue to Remain in Local Control

A federal court has sided with Newport’s Congregation Jeshuat Israel in its dispute with a New York congregation over the control of Touro Synagogue and its artifacts. More...

All-Woman Class Pursues Pilot’s Licenses

It was the dead of winter last year. Sharyn Harrington had a friend who pilots small airplanes. Would she like to fly to New Hampshire, her friend wanted to know? More...

 

Around Town

Reaching Our Dreams

When Kim Fuller became a volunteer “adopt-a-home mom” at one of the many group homes run by Child & Family in 2006, there were two things of which she was certain. More...

Youth Wellness Grants Awarded

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, recently awarded more than $75,000 to 13 local organizations to help fund new programs that increase the physical health and wellbeing of children and families in Newport County. More...

Call for Volunteers

Over the years the Secret Garden Tour has provided more than $1.25 million in support of art education in our public schools. Part of the success has been the dedication and commitment of loyal volunteers. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 19   More...

Newport Oyster Festival

Taste oysters from 13 Rhode Island farms and meet the farmers that grow them at the First Annual Newport Oyster Festival on Bowen’s Wharf, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Two time slots, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. Family-friendly. More...

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

All Saints STEAM Academy Players cordially invite the public to “follow their yellow brick road” performances of the Wizard of Oz on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at Portsmouth Middle School. Both shows will be at 7 p.m. More...

Nature

Raptors Cuddle, Coo, and Woo

The natural world is full of many examples of pair bonding and the almost human-like activities of wildlife. More...

Grasses Anchor Marsh Restoration

The restoration of the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge salt marshes, which are located adjacent to the Third Beach parking lot, has entered a new phase with the plantings of various types of grasses. More...