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Waterfront Property Potential

When the Narragansett Indian Tribe renewed its push last month to acquire a swath of former Navy property along the west side of Aquidneck Island, city leaders in Newport and Middletown were understandably taken aback.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, June 16, through Sunday, June 22, the Newport Fire Department responded to 133 calls. Of those, 63 were emergency medical calls.  More...

Opinion

Newport–Where to be July 4th!

EDITORIAL

Year after year, the BIG Fourth of July celebration in the state of Rhode Island occurs in Bristol, where the parade route through the town center gets a newly-painted red, white and blue stripe annually to mark the occasion.  We get that.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Casino Could Be Noise Solution

To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

Summer in the City

Thursday  June 26  Curator’s Tour   More...

From The Garden

Beware Berry-Loving Birds

We are quickly slipping out of spring strawberry season, so if you have not purchased farmstand strawberries or visited a pick-your -own strawberry farm, do it this week.  The next two weeks kick off the sour cherry season. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Canela “Nel” J. Bartis, 90, of Middletown, passed away June 21, 2014. He was the husband of Anastasia Bartis. He and his wife Ann and their sons owned and operated the Star Lunch restaurant on Broadway in Newport for more than 56 years. More...

Thompson Students Shine in Film Spotlight

Thompson Middle School students got the chance to taste a bit of glamour á la Hollywood this week when they walked the red carpet on the way to the screening of their documentaries at the Jane Pickens Theater. More...

12 Seek School Seats

What seemed like a dearth of candidates for seven Newport School Committee seats turned into an eleventh-hour avalanche on Wednesday, June 25, the deadline for filing declarations of candidacy.  Before the day ended, 12 hopefulls had filed for t More...

 

Around Town

A Celebration of History

On Saturday, June 21, spectators and marchers lined Broadway as the 375th anniversary parade made its way to Washington Square. Along the way, many attendees could be heard praising the spirited community event. More...

Big Questions – Little Input

An informational forum about Newport and Middletown high school unification let locals ask questions concerning the Nov. More...

GOP Candidate to Challenge Paiva Weed

A dark-horse Republican candidate suddenly emerged at Newport City Hall as the June 25 4 p.m. deadline for candidacy filings drew near and announced he would challenge entrenched state Senate President M. More...

Mainsheet

Styling at Au Courant

A capacity crowd of “stylephiles” gathered at Belle Mer last week for the much-anticipated Au Courant, the annual high fashion fundraiser for Child & Family. More...

Save The Date

“Underway!” the fundraising gala for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be held July 5 at the Newport Shipyard. Throughout the evening, guests can tour the ship which will be dockside. For tickets, call 401-841-0080.   More...

Nature

Students Plant a Sweet Gum at Pell

The recent planting of a Sweet gum tree at Newport’s Claiborne Pell Elementary School marked the beginning of a planned arboretum for the facility. More...

Gooseneck Cove Marshes Get Grass Restoration

Among the hidden gems along Aquidneck Island’s coasts are the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes, located between Hazard Road and Ocean Drive, that just beg to be discovered and explored.  More...