January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mooring fee increases going to council for approval

After discussing the matter in committee and at monthly public meetings, the Harbor Management Commission last week accepted the suggested mooring permit rate increases for the 2007-08 boating season. At its Jan. More...

News

Island wellness experts offer opportunity to look good, feel good in the New Year

Looking to feel and look good in 2007? Are you ready to make yourself a priority? More...

Scientists discuss landfill development

Landfill to Landmark is the topic of a talk on brownfields development by environmental experts on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive in Providence. More...

The Island Garden

As you've probably noticed, the winter has been unseasonably warm until this week, that is. From a gardener's standpoint, this allows us to get a lot more done. Last Sunday, I spent time pruning the fruit trees. More...

About Town

Moms of twins invited to meeting

The Newport County Mother of Twins Club will meet at Brick Alley Pub in Newport tonight, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending should call Betsey Peckham at 847-2202, or e-mail ppunkin@aol. More...

Open house at Quest school

Quest Montessori School invites members of the community, interested parents, and educators to attend an in-school open house to learn about Quest and Montessori education. The event will be held at the school on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Youth sailing registration open

Registration for the 2007 Sail Newport Youth Sailing Program is now open. Interested families are urged to apply online before Wednesday, Feb. 17, as the program traditionally fills up early. Sail Newport will hold an open house on Feb. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Jan. 18 Yoga with Rose Russo, 32 Pemberton     Ave., 8:25-9:40, fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's     church, 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

April already?

It was a bit chilly this week for these daffodils that bloomed about three months early due to the unseasonably warm winter in the Northeast. More...

Sharing his talents

Jason Gorelick, at right, a student at North Kingstown High School, teaches the after-school beginners' stringed instrument class at the Melrose school. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Garage again housing temporary shelter

The Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Tuesday night, agreed to allow the garage behind the Town Offices at 44 Southwest Ave. to be used as a temporary animal shelter. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

It's okay to stop, really it is

It gets worse every year. Stop signs, red lights, yield signs, pedestrian crosswalks. These are some examples of places where it's entirely appropriate for motorists to bring their car to a complete stop. More...

Sam Bari

You can't beat a system you can't understand

Where's the fat?

Without a doubt, America and most of the world, at least the parts that have access to the media and fast food restaurants, are obsessed with fat. Our research department, the Googlamaniacs, tell me that the fat-obsessed are unevenly divided. More...

Upcoming Events

Concert Feb. 4 at URI

The lilting sounds of harp, flute, and soprano voice will fill the concert hall in the University of Rhode Island's Fine Arts Center when URI presents the fourth concert in the 2006-07 University Artist Series. More...

Book group lists upcoming discussions

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Feb. 13, the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. with the book "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy. More...

Rock legends coming to South County

Roomful of Blues has returned to its Rhode Island roots by bringing in local front man Dave Howard, and the Grammy-nominated nine-piece makes their first South County appearance with the new singer at Courthouse Center for the Arts, on Route 138, in More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

For the many island residents who had their homeowner's policies yanked out from under them and are now paying four or more times what they once were, there is a glimmer of light on the horizon. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Electrical permits Charles Kinkaid received a permit Jan. 8 to replace the service entrance at 119 Howland Ave., work estimated to cost $300. More...

Fire & EMS runs

7:30 p.m., Jan. 11, All units turned out for a training drill at the fire station. 5:57 p.m., Jan. 13, the fire department went to Highland Drive for a smoke detector activation. 10:51 a.m., Jan. More...

Police Log

Three charged in local assault Christopher Monroe, 20, of Newport and Joshua Neves, 18, of Newport, were each charged Jan 14 with one count of simple assault and one count of conspiracy for assaulting a resident of a house on Ranger Court. More...