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Monument Planned to Honor Black Heritage

Newport may soon have a new landmark to remind its residents and visitors of a period in history that some claim the city has tried to forget.  More...

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News Briefs

Bikes and Bike Geeks Needed

Bike Newport’s Open Garage is all about DIY, but folks are still needed to guide and assist. If you dig getting greasy and know the difference between index and friction shifters, your help would be much appreciated. More...

Pickleball 101

Free beginner pickleball clinics will be offered on Sunday, June 25, from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 10 a.m. Equipment will be provided. Clinics are designed for individuals who have never played or are new to the game. More...

After 5 at the Beach

Clean Ocean Access is beginning an After 5 beach cleanup series at Second Beach on Wednesday, June 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. Weekly After 5 Cleanups will occur through August at Second Beach. All volunteers are welcome, no registration required. More...

Election News

Candidate Forums

Four democratic candidates will vie for the 13th District Senate seat in the primary to be held July 19. More...

Mainsheet

Fashion Legend Pierre Cardin Toasted at Birthday Gala

Last week, a runway show of 80 looks by legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin were presented at the Preservation Society of Newport County’s gala at the Breakers on Saturday, June 17. More...

SAVE the DATE

June  23  NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY, The Preservation Society of Newport, Rosecliff, newportmansions.org  24   More...

From The Garden

Nothing Sweet about Bittersweet

We have all seen wreaths made from the bittersweet vine. The distinctive red berries with bright yellow shell-like petals is a favorite in the fall. Now is when the vine grows most aggressively.  More...

Nature

Nesting Season and the Birds Among Us

The frenzy of spring bird migration is over and the nesting season is in full term, the morning cacophony of birdsong having somewhat subsided, as the birds are now hunkered down quietly attending to their parental duties. More...

NBS Nest Watch

As part of their current Citizen Science Series, the Norman Bird Sanctuary will present “Nest Watch,” Saturday, June 24, 10-11 a.m. The cost to attend is $8 for members/$10 nonmembers. More...

Dems Introduced at Public Forum

Education. Jobs. Tourism. Traffic. College loan forgiveness. Construction. More...

Sun Hasn’t Set on Century-Old League

There are no programs, a PA system announcing players, or vendors selling hot dogs to the crowd. But few summer baseball leagues boast more history than the George Donnelly Sunset League.  More...

 

Around Town

Historic Connections

The Newport County Chamber Connections group recently hosted a networking event at the Eisenhower House, for local business professionals. In addition to the scenic vista, tours were also given of the “Lost Fort” at Fort Adams. More...

Committee Extends Administrators’ and Superintendent’s Contracts

Newport School Committee Chair, Dave Hanos, shared with Newport This Week that during a two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Newport School Committee spent the majority of its time in executive session discussing contracts and ultimately voting to ext More...

District to Tackle Absenteeism

The age-old saying “it takes a village” rings true in Newport Schools, as the administration and community partners continue to work together to increase attendance rates throughout the district. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

There Goes the Neighborhood

Preservation of Newport’s historic neighborhoods has become as integral to the character of the city as the quality of its harbor, mansions, shops and restaurants, which draw thousands of visitors every year.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Understanding the Issues  ELECTION 2017  To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  June 22  Newport Sailing Week Regatta Competitive sailing in Narragansett Bay, through June 25, newportsailingweek.com.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Barnabas Festival   St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will hold its annual festival from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25. 401-683-1343.  ‘What Christians Believe and Why’ Series   More...

Dealing with Loss

The Community Connections at Hambly House, 30 Red Cross Ave. offers various programs to help those grieving. An “Open Door” drop-in support for those who are grieving is held every Wednesday, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis J. Busher, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away June 16, 2017, after a three-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Deborah H. Busher.   More...