46.3 F
Newport
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Brian C. Jones: Gas is a bargain, thanks to COVID-19; Too bad we don’t...

WHEN I HEARD that world oil prices had turned negative – that sellers were paying buyers to take it off their hands – primitive but long-dormant instincts kicked in.

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

The latest message posted by Suzi and Dave Van Ness on their homegrown coronavirus “billboard” speaks both to the challenges of Newport’s rugged coastline and a mindset that can overcome daunting forces...

Brian C. Jones: Difficult choices for those most at risk from COVID-19, candor makes...

AS COVID-19 CONTINUES its rampage across America, I’ve joined an exclusive club whose members have just one thing in common – poor odds, if the coronavirus gets its microscopic hooks into us.

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 big picture window of a house at 65 Carroll Ave....

Battling COVID-19, Newport and Middletown will block parking at iconic beaches and the Cliff...

Following the state’s lead, Newport and Middletown said yesterday, April 1, they will close parking at some of their most iconic natural resources beginning Friday, April 3 – including the Cliff Walk...

Brian C. Jones: Nobody “likes” reporters. It’s what they do that counts

(NOTE: Please check the late-breaking item at the end of this column if you’re curious about how Americans rate the media’s performance during the COVID-19 crisis) I AM NOT...

Phoebe: Are dogs really ‘man’s best friend’? Time to expose the myth

Editor’s note: Even though our regular columnist, Brian C. Jones, writes only once every two weeks, he has today off, and we’ve asked Phoebe, a “sweet” Labrador-retriever-husky-hound, originally from Missouri, to fill...

Brian C. Jones: In an age of guilt, are we guilty of being guilty?

FIRST, I FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY writing this. No, I feel very guilty that I’m even raising the subject. You’ve probably got enough to feel guilty about without me...

Brian C. Jones: “Charlie’s River” – A Newport artist’s tribute to her longtime partner

For 20 years, they were a couple – talented, devoted partners who individually and together reflected the rich cultural, professional and personal character of Newport, if not Rhode Island itself.

When ‘faraway’ news lands at your front door: Newport’s gas crisis remembered, one year...

A YEAR AGO TODAY, Jan. 21, 2019, on the coldest day of the winter, natural gas was cut to thousands of people in Newport and Middletown. It was a crisis for lots...

Brian C. Jones: In anxious times, should a ‘nice day’ be welcomed – or...

THIS PAST SUNDAY, Rhode Island had the day off – a day off from winter and a lot more. Temperatures reached 66 in Newport, and, at T.F. Green Airport...