August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Next Chapter for Breakers

In continuing developments surrounding the much-debated welcome center, the owner of The Breakers has filed a petition with the Newport Zoning Board of Review to modify an existing special use permit to allow for the construction of the proposed 3,65 More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Salute to Summer   Naval Station Newport will host the Salute to Summer celebration with music and fireworks on Dewey Field on Saturday, Aug. 23. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Let's All Be Good Neighbors  S ummer moves right along here in Newport. The tourist season is well past the halfway point. More...

Explore Welcome Center Alternatives

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'No Victor, No Vanquished'

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 21 ‘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...

Noise Issues Continue

Paul O’Reilly, president and chief executive officer of the Newport Harbor Corporation, like any successful business executive, knows how to solve problems.  But this summer’s complaints from neighbors of the waterfront Newport Yacht More...

Wonderful Windmills Open to the Public

Although during the Revolutionary War there were seven working windmills in Newport, not one remains today. More...

 

Around Town

Newport in Bloom

Newport in Bloom recently announced the winners of this years' botanical competition. More...

Shoreline Visitors

Late August is an excellent time to take a hike through any of Aquidneck Island’s many diverse and scenic habitats to discover the natural beauty in our own backyard. More...

Beach Idol Winners Chosen

From a dozen finalists, Sarah Cruz, left, a fifth grader from Portsmouth, was chosen as the 2014 Beach Idol winner. She will receive a recording session at Summing Point Studios. Runner-up was Newla Sullivan, age 11. More...

Mainsheet

Debut Yacht Rendezvous Resounding Success

Modeled after the annual Fort Lauderdale Boys and Girls Club yacht hop annual fundraiser, the Newport club kicked up its own gala by debuting a two-night event that showcased two of Newport's most prized attributes – the waterfront and the hist More...

From The Garden

Aubergines Spice Up the Summer

“Aubergine” is an attractive French word for the elegant purple vegetable we know as an eggplant. However, while the word denotes a rich shade of purple, eggplants are now available in many colors, shapes and sizes.  More...

Obituaries

Masue (Fujioka) Davis, 80,

of Newport, passed away Aug. 15, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her children, Carl Davis Jr. and Carlene Davis, both of Portsmouth, and Sharon Davis of Cranston. More...

Ann Howe, 81,

of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 12, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her children, Jay Furtado of Bristol, and Jeffrey Furtado and Francis Furtado, both of Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to St. More...

Shirley A. Mellin, 77,

of Middletown, passed away Aug. 2, 2014 at Village House in Newport. She was the wife of CPO James Mellin, USN Ret. Donations in her memory may be made to Lucy’s Hearth, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI.   More...