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Fort Adams Ousts Director

The Fort Adams Trust plans to launch a nationwide search for a new leader in light of its recent decision to “part ways” with its executive director, Richard Nagele.  After notifying Nagele on Friday, July 10, the trust’s board More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Sister City Welcome   Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and the Newport City Council invite the public to join them at a reception on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. More...

Naval Community

Re-enlistment

Navy Community

Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III, president, U.S. Naval War College, reenlists Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Chris Valdez and Chief Yeoman Kat Kurtz onboard the NWC command cutter while underway in Narragansett Bay.  More...

Opinion

Boaters Take Heed–Use Caution in Harbor

We have never been bashful about suggesting ways to make roadways in and around Newport safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.  And now, with summer fully upon us, we’d like to raise some similar— but different—concerns abo More...

Political Cartoon

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Led Astray by Incomplete Reporting

To the Editor:  For the first time in several years, I found this year that I would be able to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday in Newport. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  July 16  Tennis Championships Ladies runway show, 9-11 a.m., play begins at 11 a.m., 401-849- 3990, tennisfame.com.   More...

Obituaries

Linda H. Brodin

Linda H. (Hull) Brodin, 73, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 10, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Bertil W. Brodin. Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Arthur G. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Marie Horgan Bove, a lifelong resident of Newport, passed away June 27, 2015. She leaves behind her sons, Michael J. Bove IV of Middletown and Patrick H. Bove of Jupiter, Fla. She is also survived by her brother, Patrick H. More...

Berkeley Scholars Breathe Life into Whitehall

George Berkeley was a renowned philosopher, mathematician and economist, Irish born and educated, whose ponderings paired him with such intellectual heavyweights as contemporaries John Locke and Sir Isaac Newton. More...

Cell Tower Creating a Buzz

At the height of summer’s foliage, the cell tower on the grounds of Rogers High School may go largely unnoticed by motorists passing through on Old Fort Road or Ruggles Avenue. More...

 

Around Town

Broadway Phase Two

At the end of May the top layer of pavement on the east side of Broadway was removed beginning at Courthouse Way near the Fastnet Pub. More...

Windmill Wednesday

Enjoy a family-friendly event with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill on Wednesday, July 29. More...

Surf Fest V

A Rat Boy, a Christian, Nikey Mikey, yeah, that’s right: Surf Fest V was held July 11 at Fort Adams with another vintage collection of surfboards scattered on the hillsides to be examined, studied, admired and shared.  More...

Mainsheet

Philanthropists Honored at Hospital Gala

Newport Hospital held its 2015 summer gala, “A Night in Provence,” at Ochre Court on the evening of July 9. More...

From The Garden

The Hardy Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are trouble-free shrubs that deliver buckets of huge blooms for your front hall bouquet or for a dinner party arrangement. They have a tremendous range of colors from which to choose, and little to no fragrance. More...

Nature

Top Water Lures Entice Stripers

ROD & REEL

The warmth of July waters has amped local fishing activity into summertime mode. Water temperatures around 72 degrees make surf abundantly active with such forage fish as pogies and sand eels. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Fiddler Crabs Are Vital to Salt Marshes

Of all of the creatures that occupy Aquidneck Island’s salt marshes, the most unique and curious may be the semi-terrestrial Atlantic marsh fiddler crab. More...