Rita Catherine Morris, 102, of Portsmouth died Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Clare Home in Newport. Rita was born December 20, 1914 in Tiverton, RI, the daughter of the late Antone and Catherine (Fernandes) Jerome. She was the wife of the late Joseph Francis Morris. Rita worked as a supervisor for many years at
The Newport County YMCA has partnered with the Common Fence Point Community Center in Portsmouth to expand their sports program. This exciting partnership allows easier and more accessible fitness and wellness opportunities for children in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Bristol. “Here at the Newport County YMCA, we know there is much more
This story was originally published on April 6th, it has been updated. PORTSMOUTH, RI — Local marketing company Gray Matter Marketing will celebrate its five-year anniversary on April 12th, 2017. Originally based in Newport, RI before expanding into a larger office space in Portsmouth, Gray Matter Marketing specializes in event management and creative marketing.
Representative Kenneth J. Mendonça (R-District 72 Middletown, Portsmouth) will testify before the House Committee on Labor Thursday on legislation, which would set the minimum hourly wage at $9.65 an hour for employees under the age of twenty, according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. House bill 5594, “An Act
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) announced on Wednesday, April 5th that they are seeking information about two recent incidents on Aquidneck Island of coyotes with illegal leg-hold traps. Anyone with information on who set these traps is asked to contact DLE at 401-222-3070. On Sunday, April 3 Portsmouth
Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 4/1-4/7 Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd.
Capt. Thomas W. Lyons, Jr., 88, of Portsmouth died on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Atria Aquidneck Place. He was the husband of the late Marguerite (Creegan) Lyons. Born on July 10, 1928, and raised in Jamestown, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Anna (Boone) Lyons. Capt. Lyons attended De La
Roland A. Lopes, 90 years young, residing at 51 Middle Road, Anthony House Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Newport Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 19, 1927 in Sao Miguel, the Azores, he was the son of the late Agostinho B. and Maria (Medeiros) Lopes. He
Stephanie Gael Berberick, 31, of Portsmouth, died peacefully on March 30, 2017 at Newport Hospital. Stephanie was born April 28, 1985 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Raymond E. Berberick Jr. and Gael (Powers) Berberick of Portsmouth. Stephanie was a loving daughter, sister and cousin who brought joy to all who knew
Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The roster is assembled from a combination of sailors who
Two dozen runners from Newport County will participate in the 121st running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2017-H 5398) that would fine drivers for using the far-left lane on three lane highways when not passing another vehicle. “This bill is about highway safety first and foremost. When the left lane of the highway is backed up due to drivers
The Greenlove Foundation has announced that it has installed its 2nd water bottle filling station this year in the Melville Elementary School in Portsmouth, RI. The unveiling of the first water station by Greenlove in an elementary school took place in front of an enthusiastic group of students and teachers. The school’s intern vice
The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) has scheduled its 2017 Newport County Legislative Forum, to be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 8 – 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the Community College of Rhode Island in Newport, RI. The 2017 forum is AIPC’s second annual legislative forum and part of its ongoing “Smart Island”
Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, of Prudence Island, left this earth on March 3. She was the daughter of the late Muriel (Buckley) and Raymond Gill of Pawtucket. Ann was predeceased by Albert (Dudley) Hibbard, her husband of 57 years. Ann is survived by two daughters, Katherine Hibbard of Prudence Island and Beth Hibbard Oman
The sun was set on Sunday, March 5, 2017 when Manuel R. Peters III, age 79, of Portsmouth passed away surrounded by his family at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center of Providence, RI. The sunrise came on May 7, 1937 when Manuel was born in Middletown, RI. He was the son of the late Manuel R.
Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: Ongoing Restriction – Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2017-H 5551) that would create a 15-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, according to a press release on March 3rd from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. “The potential effects of legalizing
Looking for a new home in Newport, Portsmouth or Middletown? Here’s what open houses are taking place in those communities this weekend. All links direct you to listing on RILiving.com; Open Houses in Newport This Weekend 90 THIRD ST – $385,000 – Open house on 3/5/2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM 3 La Salle PL – $410,000
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, an earthly angel ascended to Heavenly Angel. Sylvia Marie Craig, 58, peacefully passed away, comforted by family and friends by her side, and enfolded in the loving prayers of those who loved her. Born May 22, 1958, at St Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, MA, a life-long resident of Portsmouth, RI,
Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: Tiverton and Portsmouth: Rte. 24 North and South, from West Main Rd. to the Massachusetts state line, partial right lane closure for sweeping, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to
Concerned about the performance and cost overruns of several public works projects involving computers, Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) plans to introduce legislation that would require certification of software engineers. The legislation would create a professional designation and registration criteria for professional software engineers with the subsequent purpose of requiring professional
Captain Richard R. Long, USNR, Ret. of Newport, RI, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 following a period of failing health. Richard grew up in Auburn, MA, the son of William and Dorothy (Rice) Long. He met his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Monigle) Long, while she was in high school and he was
Ronald W. Atkins of Portsmouth, RI passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 31, 1939, he was predeceased by his parents Iola (Round) and Ovid M. Atkins. He is now reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife of fifty years Linda Susanne (Norris), who predeceased him in 2013.
James A. Burton, 89, of Portsmouth died at home on Monday, February 13, 2017. Mr. Burton was born in Henderson, Kentucky on October 2, 1927. Mr. Burton left school at 17 to enlist in the Navy and fought in World War II serving on the USS Walter B Cobb APD-106 and in the Korean War