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Council Bans Smoking on Beaches, in Parks

They find hundreds of thousands of cigarette butts in the sand, in the water, in the bellies of fish, birds and shellfish. More...

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Opinion

Clock Keeps Ticking on Revamp

EDITORIAL

That tick-tock sound you hear is the clock that never lies as it tracks progress on the first 600-foot section of Broadway reconstruction, from Farewell Street/Courthouse Way to City Hall.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Museum Food Service is the Issue

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Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  July 9  Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 9:30- 11:30 a.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.   More...

Surf Fest V

Original Waterbrothers will host the fifth annual Surf Fest, showcasing a collection of old and new surfboards and hundreds of new skateboards, vendors, special guests and food and drink. Fort Adams, Saturday, July 11, 1- 8 p.m. More...

Black Ships Festival

The annual Black Ships Festival runs July 16-19 and celebrates the opening of Japan to trade in 1854, through a treaty negotiated by Newport's Commodore Matthew C. Perry. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Dairy Potluck Dinner   On Friday, July 10, Temple Shalom will hold a dairy potluck following the 6:30 p.m. Shabbat worship. All faiths are welcome. Temple Shalom is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Peter R. “Boo” Booth, 65, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015 at home. He joined the Newport Fire Department in 1973 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in 1998. He retired in 2002, having served for 29 years.  More...

Broadway Continues to Evolve

With the streetscape project well under way on lower Broadway, city leaders continue to refine their vision for the future look and feel of one of the main entrances into Newport.  More...

Limb Lab Offers Hope for Newporter

Newport resident Braden Leonard has spent a year looking for something he never thought he would lose — a hand. More...

 

Around Town

A Look Back at the Fourth

Newport celebrated the Fourth of July in fine fashion. More...

Water Show Gets Wet Reviews

The water, light and laser show held on the North Lawn of Fort Adams on Friday, July 3, left some Newport officials feeling high and dry.  More...

Town Council Approves K9 Unit

MIDDLETOWN TOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown Police Department is going to the dogs and they couldn’t be happier.  The Town Council voted 7-0 to allow police to reintroduce a new one-dog K9 unit, a once successful program that has been missing for years.  More...

Mainsheet

Build It and They Will Come

After six years of planning, passionate fundraising, and construction, Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dockside at the Newport Shipyard for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s “Homeport Rh More...

From The Garden

Four Must-Have Herbs for the Summer Garden

We have some time to go before we see a tomato or an eggplant. But even if you planted basil only last week, the leaves should already be large enough to harvest and call your own. More...

Garden Competition

Newport in Bloom is accepting entries for the 2015 Garden Competition. First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be presented in each one of the four residential districts and in large and small business and bed and breakfasts. More...

Vegetable Bouquet with Dill Pesto and Italian Parsley

Cut the carrots into 3 inch sticks. Seed the peppers and cut into strips. Cut the celery stalks into 3 inch sticks, removing all leaves. Cut off the leaves from the radishes, but leave 1/4 inch of stem for easy handling. More...

Nature

Large Fish of Every Kind Being Landed On and Offshore

It seems that the long cold spring has finally left us, and with the warm weather has come great fishing.  The inshore and near shore striped bass bite is hot, both in the bay as well as "out front" on Brenton Reef and Elbow Ledge, with fish up More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Walk on the Quiet Side in the Valley

Middletown’s Kempenaar Valley and the adjacent Bailey Brook buffer zone contain lush and fertile nesting and foraging grounds for a number of avian species, as well as other creatures. More...