August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cell Tower Concerns Aired

Abutters Express Cell Tower Health Fears

The Newport School Committee will seek a public forum with three cellular giants renting signal space on a large cell tower on school property that about 30 residents said is adversely impacting their health and quality of life. More...

Comedy Diva Griffin Comes to Newport

Very few are indifferent about comedian Kathy Griffin. She has earned two Emmys, a Grammy and continues her third decade of activism on many social issues. Griffin doesn’t just comment on societal woes and injustices; she fights to correct them. More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Free School Supplies   Free school supplies will be available on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the East Bay Community Action Program, 6 John H. Chafee Blvd. More...

Opinion

Numbers, Not Just Names, Make News

EDITORIAL

There is an old saying in the newspaper business that “names make news.” You make the high school honor roll, your name might get in the paper. You get elected to the City Council, your name will surely be in the paper a lot. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Points to Ponder

To the Editor:  I would like to share the following points:  1. I don't own a smart phone or home computer. Yesterday I needed to speak to someone at an agency in Providence, but didn't have the number.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  August 13  Pell Cup National Court Tennis Association’s signature doubles tournament, 194 Bellevue Ave., through Aug. 16, 401-849-6672, nationaltennisclub.org.   More...

Concert and Bonfire

Come get a good spot at the annual “almost last hurrah” to summer Easton’s Beach concert and bonfire. The last Family Night concert will feature The Playboys at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. More...

A Weekend of Coaching

Enjoy a free viewing of authentic 19th-century horse-drawn coaches as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport mansions. Approximately a dozen coaching teams will celebrate this century-old sporting tradition, Aug. More...

Nature

Summer Birds and Surprises

This is an excellent time of year to view the behaviors of wildlife and to observe avian species which are only present during spring and summer.  More...

Blue Crabs at Peak

If you are considering going trolling for blue crabs, delicacies which are teeming in local waters, you have about two more weeks to do so.  More...

Bay Bustling with Sand Sharks

Organizers in Newport held a tournament to catch the biggest sharks possible three weeks ago. This week they could hold one to catch the smallest. More...

Gateway Upgrades Proposed

City officials and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) hope that a generous federal program tied to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 will pay for 90 percent of a project to rehabilitate the exterior of Newport’s Gateway Ce More...

Washington’s Letter Continues to Resonate

Of all the historic nooks and crannies to be found at George Washington's Mount Vernon, the favorite "secret" spot of the 400- acre plantation home's President and CEO Curt Viebranz is the wide, accommodating porch of what he calls the Mansion, with More...

 

Around Town

Race the State Winner

Middletown resident David Fitzgerald won the inaugural Race the State, the multi-sport event created and organized by Manuka Sports Event Management.  More...

Farm Fresh

Local farmer Tyler Young, of Young Family Farms in Little Compton, visited Stop & Shop in Newport to meet with customers and share his produce, including his freshly-picked summer squash. More...

Memorial Quilt Shows Compassion

An eight-panel AIDS Memorial Quilt is currently being shown at the Newport Public Library in the lower lobby. The display, provided by AIDS Quilt RI, will be in residence for the month of August. More...

Mainsheet

A Beaux Arts Ball Benefits Newport Art Museum

More than 280 guests enjoyed the Newport Art Museum's annual summer gala, A Beaux Arts Ball, held in the museum's historic John N.A. Griswold House. More...

From The Garden

Time for Blackberries

Blackberries are a very special fruit. They are rarely all sweet and at times even bitter. However, when just the slightest bit of sugar is added to this berry it is totally transformed.  More...

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Serves 6-8  1/2 cup melted butter (do not let it turn brown) 1¼ cups sugars 2 tbs. sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ tsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. salt 1 cup whole milk 1 tsp. More...

Fresh Veggies at the MLK Pantry

Newport County residents seeking fresh vegetables to help feed their families are invited to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center's Veggie Distribution Program. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Mary Louise Burke, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 6, 2015 at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation, Newport. She worked in the pediatric unit for more than 30 years at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River.   More...