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Second Suit Tossed

In the ongoing clash over a proposed welcome center at The Breakers, Superior Court Associate Justice Bennett R. Gallo issued another ruling on Wednesday, Aug. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Workshops Prep Artists for Wet Paint   More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Newport Shine  T he race is on for local and statewide elections, and every other advertisement on TV, the radio, and Internet seems to be for a political candidate. More...

Focus on Public Schools

To the Editor:  The Newport City Council currently has no formal position on charter schools. However, as the city’s mayor, I do not support the opening of a charter school in the community. More...

Mainsheet

Fans Turn Out to Support Documentary Film

NewportFILM's fifth annual summer benefit took place on July 18 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame where almost 300 guests mingled on the horseshoe rotunda in support of documentary film.  More...

From The Garden

Making Magical Lavender Wands

The lavender fields in Provence, France are magnificent. We are lucky to have a similar climate here; although we deal with more humidity, we live in the perfect zone to grow French lavender.  More...

Growing and Drying Lavender

A perennial, lavender grows from one to three feet tall, depending on the variety. It needs at least six hours of direct sun each day, more is better. Lavender plants grow in hardiness zones 5 through 10 and are planted about 15 inches apart.  More...

Obituaries

Christine Donnelly, 55,

of Middletown, passed away July 30, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. More...

Ronald F. Kardel, 49,

of Newport, will have a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon – 1 p.m. at the Best Western MainStay Inn. He passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at home surrounded by family. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. More...

Robert Paul MacDonald, 68,

of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He leaves behind his son, Lochiel MacDonald, and his daughter, Rachelle Whatmough and her husband, of Newport. More...

Election Legwork Ramps Up

With Rhode Island’s Sept. 9 primary only a month away, state and city officials are busy with administering the myriad details involved in ensuring a smooth election season.  More...

Beach Idol Heads to Grand Finale

With two weeks remaining in the competition, the big question is: Who will be this summer’s Beach Idol?  More...

Big Comedy Weekend on Tap

The Newport Summer Comedy Series will present a dynamite weekend of stand-up talent when two comedic forces of nature sweep into town to regale waterfront audiences during the weekend of Aug. 15 – 17. More...

 

Around Town

Super Yachts Say ‘Welcome Aboard’ for Charity

For twice the luxury and indulgence, the Boys & Girls Club of Newport (BGCN) decided to make its 35th annual gala affair dinner and dance evening into a twonight rendezvous with a seaside feel.  More...

Tennis Hall of Fame Diamond Jubilee

Bellevue will be rocking on Saturday, Aug. 16, as the International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. The party runs 6-10 p.m. More...

Rock the Docks

It’s time to get your lobster bibs out for Newport’s favorite evening of casual dockside fun. Seamen’s Church Institute will hold the eighth annual Rock the Docks Lobsterfest on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 6-9 p.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 7  ‘Seine and Discover’ Use seine nets to learn about marine life, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.   More...

Nature

Colorful Summer Character

The American Oystercatcher is one of the most unique and colorful shorebirds that summers in the Newport County area. This husky specimen is known to nest locally on Rose Island, as well as other islands in Narragansett Bay. More...

Bird Banding Project

Bird banding programs are typically implemented across the nation during spring and fall migration cycles. More...

Taking Me Fishing

In spite of rainy and windy conditions, over 200 participants took advantage of Take Me Fishing Day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Aug. 2. According to U.S. More...