Gerry Goldstein: So went ...

See if this snippet of history sounds vaguely familiar to what we’re facing today: Feisty, plain-talking Harry Truman, warned...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: Revisiting why we love to...

There is good news coming. Some of our Newport restaurants will re-open soon for outdoor dining, and later, indoor...

Brian C. Jones: A visitor appears in our backyard, is it...

THE DOG notices it first. Perched atop a tall fence that separates our backyard from a neighbor’s, the creature...

What’s Up at the Movies: Spaceship Earth – Watch at Jane...

Though it occurred a few years before I was born, I was vaguely aware of the Biosphere 2 project before sitting down...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News: Rethinking Newport Tourism in the...

I suppose we could get depressed about the closure and cancellation of nearly every summer event in the City-by-the-Sea by the state’s...

Wickford’s storied art festival, and its humble beginnings

For the first time in 58 years, the Wickford Art Festival, like all other large gathering public events, has been cancelled because...

Iain Guest: A community teacher chafes at distance learning, pines for...

I first met Lisa Olaynack, an English teacher at the Thompson Middle School in Newport in 2016, when she invited me to...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review TFW No GF

One of the first major events to be cancelled due to COVID-19 was South by Southwest (SXSW), a film festival in Austin,...

Gerry Goldstein: Wars, old and new

As we struggle with the coronavirus, it's common to hear people say this is our toughest fight since World War II.  

Hazard pay for developmental disability workers on its way

Private employers of congregate care workers – including those in group homes for adults with developmental disabilities - began applying April 28...

U.S. District Court Judge to hear status of COVID-19 supports for...

Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island will hold a hearing Tuesday. April 28 -...

Just My Opinion: Prescription for revitalizing the local economy – “Creativity...

“Creativity, innovation.” If anything is going to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic it is just that. It...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review Netflix’s “The Willoughbys”

Netflix’s new, animated comedy The Willoughbys, based on a children’s book of the same name by Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry, is an...

Gerry Goldstein: Watching the daily twin bill

Though baseball is currently kaput, television provides us with daily doubleheaders in which the pitchers exhibit wildly contrasting styles.

Brian C. Jones: Gas is a bargain, thanks to COVID-19; Too...

WHEN I HEARD that world oil prices had turned negative – that sellers were paying buyers to take it off their hands...

Brian C. Jones: When we’re dispirited by coronavirus, can surfers show...

The latest message posted by Suzi and Dave Van Ness on their homegrown coronavirus “billboard” speaks both to the challenges of Newport’s...

Just My Opinion: Let’s take the politics out of the cure

So, a column came in the other day trashing President Trump, and an op-ed came in this morning trashing the Democrats. And...

Deaths in Rhode Island developmental disability congregate care now totals five

Since April 1, the coronavirus has claimed five lives of four adults with developmental disabilities living in Rhode Island group homes and...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review Netflix’s “Tigertail”

There’s an inherent difficulty that comes with making a film about the inability to connect. One of cinema’s strengths as a medium...

Rudi Hempe: What’s Gardening?

The coronavirus pandemic has curtailed all sorts of activities this spring but for many homeowners there is one that can be therapeutic,...

Just My Opinion: Not the time for a government media bailout

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both from Rhode Island, and more than a dozen of their colleagues are calling on...

Brian C. Jones: Difficult choices for those most at risk from...

AS COVID-19 CONTINUES its rampage across America, I’ve joined an exclusive club whose members have just one thing in common – poor...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? The complete list

A couple of weeks ago I posed the question on Facebook asking what people were reading. I expected a few responses, but...

Messages of hope – from a window turned billboard

The message is as impossible to miss as it is hopeful: WE CAN DO THIS. It’s posted in a...

Look For The Helpers: Restaurant owners, community come together to offer...

To say the last four weeks have been unprecedented would be the understatement of the century.  For so many of us that...