Sean Flynn, Newport Daily News

Sean Flynn

Newport Daily News

Rhode Island, United States

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Past articles by Sean:

Sen. Dawn Euer named Rhode Island’s honoree for USA TODAY’s Women of the Year

USA TODAY has chosen Women of the Year from each of the 50 states. State Sen. Dawn Euer was chosen from the Rhode Island nominees. → Read More

Portsmouth man looks to whisk you back to Gilded Age Newport with music re-creation

Mark Stickney uses an online sound-editing program to input notes of historic sheet music and create recordings. → Read More

'We live in fear': Middletown pet owner wants action to reduce coyotes on Aquidneck Island

There are just too many coyotes on heavily populated Aquidneck Island and they should be removed, says Suzanne Saraniti. Here's what the experts say. → Read More

Newport City Council unanimously approves lease of the Gateway Center to Save the Bay

Save the Bay will move its Exploration Center from Easton's Beach to the Gateway Center now that it has an approved lease from the city. → Read More

Sex abuse case against Portsmouth Abbey, former teacher can move forward, judge rules

"Jane Doe" was a 15-year-old student at the Abbey in 2012 when, she claims in the suit, a teacher began a sexual relationship with her. → Read More

Taylor Swift set a record when she bought her RI home. This Newport estate may shatter it.

Will this house shatter the record sales price for RI? The record price is $17.75 million paid by Taylor Swift in 2013 for 16 Bluff Ave. in Westerly. → Read More

Did Doris Duke kill her employee Eduardo Tirella? Newport police 'follow-up' on 1966 crash

Newport RI police are investigating to determine if Doris Duke purposely hit Eduardo Tirella with her car in front of the Newport mansion in 1966. → Read More

'I’m not moving my houseboats': Owner displeased with Newport City Council ruling

The City Council passed an ordinance that bans houseboats from all moorings in Newport Harbor, and from marinas if they are not self-propelled. → Read More

'From tears of sadness to tears of joy': Newport Folk Festival returns after year off

Fans were emotional to be back at the Newport Folk Festival after the pandemic canceled the event last year. → Read More

Are suicide barriers coming to the Jamestown, Newport and Mount Hope bridges?

The bridges underwent major work between 1979 and 1983, when 4-foot bridge railings were replaced with 12-foot high suicide deterrent fencing. → Read More

Military veterans were told to move out of Aquidneck Island housing. This is why.

New Coast Guard cutters assigned to Naval Station Newport and other factors increase demand for Balfour Beatty military housing on Aquidneck Island. → Read More

Rough Point exhibit detailing Doris Duke's killing of Eduardo Tirella modified in light of book

The title of the wall exhibit is now “The Incident at the Rough Point Gate" and other pieces have been eliminated. → Read More

Could the end of the Carousel building and Snack Bar at Easton's Beach be near?

According to a recent report, the structures are deteriorating and 'difficult decisions will need to be made' to save them. → Read More

Three lawsuits filed to stop dormitories proposed by Salve Regina University

The Cervasios and the Cutlers, who both have homes near the site of proposed Salve University dormitories, are suing the university and zoning board. → Read More

RI Gov. Dan McKee signs 'landmark' Act on Climate

More than 100 people were in Newport for Saturday's signing of the Act on Climate, which aims to cut RI's greenhouse-gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. → Read More

Eduardo Tirella's family wants Newport Restoration Foundation to correct errors in its exhibit, niece says

Donna Lohmeyer, a niece of Eduardo Tirella, wants people to know how his death in 1966 affected the family. → Read More

Body of man who jumped from Pell Bridge is located

The body of a 30-year-old NJ man who jumped from the Pell Bridge shortly after noon on Friday was recovered by Middletown firefighters two hours later. → Read More

Vaccination gives 107-year-old Portsmouth woman a chance to see great-grandchildren again

Marye Taylor is the holder of the Boston Post Cane, which is presented to the resident believed to be the oldest in more than 400 New England towns. → Read More

Newport Hospital becomes the only hospital in the state to offer COVID vaccine to public

“Our intention is to continue the clinic for as long as the vaccine is made available to the hospital." → Read More

Developer, Newport seeking common ground on Newport Grand's future

City planners and Carpionato representatives will begin meeting soon on what's possible for the Newport Grand site. → Read More