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National Grid Raises Concerns

Tensions were high on Monday, June 1, as Middletown councilors challenged National Grid representatives on their proposed $90 million project, citing possible negative impacts to the environment and residents.  More...

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Opinion

Adjournment on the Horizon

EDITORIAL

Unless backers of a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Providence stage a ninth inning rally requiring legislative action, the General Assembly will probably adjourn its 2015 session by the end of this month.  More...

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Moving Council Meetings Online Would Be Win-Win

To the Editor:  I’ve been thinking a lot about a dilemma that councilors have that clearly pains them.  That of not being able to discuss significant matters more efficiently and substantively with their colleagues. More...

From The Garden

Flower Competition Heats Up in Style

The Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 20th anniversary with “American Beauty – Timeless Style,” taking inspiration from the American Beauty Rose, an iconic symbol of excellence, first introduced at Rosecliff.  More...

Education for All Ages

The Newport Flower Show offers the Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Education Series, free lectures designed to promote the love of gardening across generations. Like the show itself, the talks inform, educate and entertain. More...

Nature

New Arrivals at Sachuest Beach

The four eggs belonging to the pair of nesting piping plovers at the east end of Sachuest Beach successfully hatched in recent days. More...

June Heralds Striper Arrival

June is the month when striped bass fishing in Newport starts to really heat up as larger stripers arrive in local waters with more consistency. More...

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Smoking Ban Nears Approval

A smoking ban in Newport recreational areas moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday, May 27, when councilors gave their preliminary approval to an ordinance that would prohibit cigarettes, cigars, or other tobacco-related products from being used More...

Double Dutch Sharks Practice for World Event

Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon they go Dutch at the Florence Gray Center – double Dutch, that is.  Members of the city’s Double Dutch Sharks, a young girls ropeskipping team with high aspirations, practice turning two ropes i More...

 

Around Town

NPEF Names 2015 Award Recipients

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) is pleased to announce recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2015. More...

Highest Garden Honor to Dodo Hamilton

Dorrance H. “Dodo” Hamilton, of Newport and Philadelphia, was presented the Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor, one of the highest honors bestowed annually.  More...

Councilors Proceed Cautiously on Police Cameras

At a time of national debate surrounding the sometimes tense relationship between law enforcement officers and their communities, the Newport City Council took up a resolution sponsored by Councilor John Florez that asked the city administration to b More...

Calendar

Newport This Week

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Great Chowder Cook-Off

The North Lawn at Fort Adams State Park will be the place to be on Saturday, June 6 from noon – 6 p.m. Restaurants from throughout New England will take aim at the titles of “Best Clam” and “Best Seafood” chowder.  More...

SVF Annual Visitors Day

Don’t miss the once-a-year open house at SVF on Saturday, June 13, for a chance to see the work the foundation does to conserve heritage breeds. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Emma “Sally” E. (Russell) Conner, 103, passed away May 31, 2015 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Llewellyn A. Conner.  More...