June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget Cuts Local Tourism Funds

The 2015-2016 state budget approved by the Rhode Island House on June 16 would cut the state’s contribution to its eight local tourism districts in the next fiscal year.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

‘Ten Words or Less’ Scholarship Winner   More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Detour Alerts  Construction season is in full swing at Naval Station Newport with sewer line work; paving, and utility repair projects taking place all around the base. More...

Opinion

The Budget Ax Falls on Tourism

EDITORIAL

In the world of state and municipal budgets, cuts in state funding for municipal programs are never good news. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Association Works to Better City

To the Editor:  It is hard to know how to respond to a letter so full of errors as that of Mr. Fitzgerald’s in last week’s Newport This Week ("Association Driven by Personal Agenda," June 11).  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Portsmouth Institute’s 2015 Summer Conference   More...

Nature

Big Fish to Make a Splash

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, will unveil its newest and largest exhibit on Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m.  More...

Volunteers Needed for Habitat Program

The Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is launching a volunteer Weed Warrior Program, with the goal of maintaining healthy National Wildlife Refuges through the identification and eradication of invasive plant species. More...

More Bang for Your Bucktail

ROD and REEL

If I were to tell you that three of the best surfcasting striped bass producers all cost less than five bucks, would you believe me? Read on. More...

City Planner is Hired

After nearly a year without a permanent city planner, officials announced on Wednesday, June 17, the hiring of Christine A. More...

Girls of the Road – Newport's Female Pedicab Drivers

What has two legs and carries up to 600 pounds?  If you have hailed a pedicab this season, you might have guessed correctly. More...

 

Around Town

Platinum Anniversary Celebration

At the Preservation Society of Newport County’s recent annual meeting, a highlight was the awards that were bestowed. More...

Wild Women of Newport County

The Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol Counties recently honored twelve local women who have contributed in positive ways to our communities. More...

Committee Struggles to Reconcile Budget

After receiving the good news on May 10 that the city agreed to fully fund a request for a $935,086 increase in its annual appropriation, the Newport School Committee has begun the daunting task of closing a remaining projected deficit for Fiscal 201 More...

Mainsheet

Ballard Park Benefit Begins Season

Guests descended an outdoor staircase flanked with lavender and were greeted by two “living vines” before entering the Friends of Ballard Park’s annual fundraiser at Edgehill June 6. More...

From The Garden

Edible Gardens Can Be Decorative, Too

This is the last week to plant long-term vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. The bright sunshine and heat of summer have finally arrived and gardens will now change almost daily.  More...

A Passion for Peonies

The peony season is almost over and if your peonies were not staked in recent days, they may well be flat on their faces. Peony hoops are round circles of strong wire with three wire legs attached. Place them over your flowers to keep them upright. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Hugh D. “Yusha” Auchincloss III, 87, passed away June 13, 2015 at his home on Hammersmith Farm, summer home of President John F. Kennedy. He was the son of Hugh D. Auchincloss Jr., a stockbroker who married Janet Lee Bouvier in 1942. More...