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Unofficial Signs Urge Safe Streets

With their bright yellow backgrounds and sharp black lettering, the street signs sprouting up in a few Newport neighborhoods almost appear to be official city admonitions and are difficult to ignore.  “Go Slow, Drive Like Your Family Live More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Grants for Local Writers   Rhode Island writers who dream of spending a year working on their craft have until Aug. 7 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation.  More...

Opinion

Of Road Signs, Tourists, and Safe Streets

EDITORIAL

Of late, the question of safe city streets in Newport, especially during the busy summer tourist season, has focused on speeding motorists and on large trucks and tour buses that often ply this city’s narrow, colonial-era roadways.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Rectifying Discrimination is Everyone's Responsibility

To the Editor:  Most would agree that the recent slaughter at the A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S. C., was shocking and unconscionable. We are especially repulsed when such abhorrent acts violate the sanctity of a place of worship. More...

From The Garden

Montmorency Cherries, Sour But Sweet

The sour cherry season is here and will likely end within the next two weeks. More...

Planting a Montmorency Cherry

Planting and cultivating a Montmorency sour cherry is easy to do, and the tree grows well in our area.  More...

Montmorency Cherry Conserve

Making sauce is quite simple and is lovely spooned over vanilla ice cream. A bit of brandy or red wine added to the conserved cherries makes Sauce Montmorency, a delicious complement to duck, chicken, beef and venison. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Frances G. (Cope) Banks, 93, of Newport, passed away July 14, 2015 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late George H. Banks. She leaves behind her son and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. More...

Overflow Trash Plan Announced

Newport will soon implement a new aspect of the municipal trash program that has been in place since last fall.  Under the city’s five-year agreement with Waste Management, each dwelling was supplied with trash and recycling carts to strea More...

BridgeFest Groups to Rock Around the Clock

Among the 50-plus musical headliners who will play at this year’s expanded BridgeFest, many have tolled for decades to achieve recognition.  More...

 

Around Town

'Revolutionary' Exhibit at Antique Show

“Liberty Forever: Treasures from the Museum of the American Revolution” will offer an intimate look at people and events alongside the popular Newport Antiques Show.  More...

St. Spyridon Celebrates Centennial

The pre-war photograph is the past, the present and the future; it is the beginning of the century and the middle; it is church, social hall, community, neighborhood; it is the history of an entire people in Newport.  More...

Visa Issues Stymie Ballet

The drama involving a ballet company’s visas may have surpassed the drama of the ballet that they staged for an Island Moving Co. performance this weekend.  More...

Mainsheet

Festival Forges Cultural Alliance

This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the annual Black Ships Festival. One of the highlights of the threeday cultural exchange held earlier this month was the gala dinner and dance held at Marble House.  More...

Nature

Second Year for Newport Shark Tournament

For 27 years, Steven Ryan held his Monster Shark Tournament in the fishing waters off of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. More...

Take Me Fishing Day

The annual Take Me Fishing Day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Calling All Fools for August Regatta

Construction of the vessels for the annual Fools’ Rules Regatta begins on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. More...