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Aquarium Welcomes New Resident

The Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, at Easton’s Beach, has a new resident that is drawing a lot of attention. Save The Bay aquarist and educational specialist Adam Kovarsky explained, “This little fish is known as a cobia. More...

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News Briefs

2015 Beach Idol Winner

After five weeks of competition, 12-year-old Lucia Katz, of Newport, was chosen as the 2015 Easton’s Beach Idol winner on Aug. 18 at the annual end of summer concert and bonfire. She sang “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.  More...

For What It’s Worth

In the Aug. 6 edition, I misstated the potential value of a mobile attributed to Alexander Calder. Instead of $5,000 to $6,000, I meant to state $50,000 to $60,000! More...

VNS Golf Tournament

The Visiting Nurse Services’ Annual Edna Open Golf Tournament, rained out in July, will be played on Monday, Aug. 31 at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in Middletown. Golfer foursomes and singles are still available. More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Annual Salute to Summer   Naval Station Newport Commanding Officer invites the public to hear the Navy Band Northeast and watch fireworks on Dewey Field Saturday, Aug. 29. More...

Mainsheet

Event Supports Dynamic Documentaries

newportFILM's sixth annual summer benefit took place on Aug. 8 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Calendar

‘Votes for Women’ Anniversary

The Preservation Society of Newport County and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island will celebrate 95 years of women and the vote at Marble House, the Newport home of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, noted suffragist. More...

CALENDAR

Thursday August 20   More...

Stamp Act Re-enactment

On Aug. 29, Newport’s rich colonial history comes to life during the Newport Historical Society’s Stamp Act Protest. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Arthur M. Hines, 90, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 15, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marie Elizabeth (Antone) Hines. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. More...

Hot and Heavy Hitting

As summer vacation draws to a close, Rogers High School varsity football players Franklin Antoine and Andre Quiroa practice one-on-one blocking drills under the keen eye of offensive and defensive line coach Chris Lewia. More...

Shuttle Dialogue Continues

Several days after outlining the details of a proposed university/ city shuttle loop to the Newport City Council, representatives of Salve Regina followed up with about two dozen neighbors who are complaining that the service could have a detrimental More...

Town Targets 'Body Works'

Officials in Middletown want to make sure that if someone hangs a shingle advertising "body works," they are talking strictly about car repairs. More...

 

Around Town

Casper Roos: A Man for All Seasons

Broadway Actor Lives Over the Fence of Cardines Field

You never know who or what you will find when you chase a baseball over a center field fence.  As the Newport Gulls ended their latest summer season and the fading echoes of the cheering throngs were scattered about the shadows of Cardines Field More...

Newport in Bloom 2015 Awards

Nearly 115 entries were judged citywide for the return of this year’s Newport in Bloom competition. At the awards ceremony on Aug. 19 the winners in the various categories were recognized. More...

Name That Sheep

There’s a visitor in town who wants to get a library card, but can’t without a name. Literary name suggestions for the visiting blue sheep will be accepted Aug. More...

Opinion

A Deal You Can’t Ignore

EDITORIAL

Newport residents, it seems to us, get most excited over events that take place–right in their own neighborhoods. One of the most recent examples concerns those folks who live in the Fifth Ward close to Rogers High School. More...

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Inappropriate Commercial Venture at Rogers

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

August: A Sweet and Sour Time

This is the time of year for two special pieces of produce from your garden: one is the sweet August apple and the other is the pickling cucumber. Prepared separately, they are two of the biggest treats from your garden or farmer’s market this month. More...

Nature

Adventure Campers Go Batty at Ballard Park

Children from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s Summer Adventure Camp have been visiting Ballard Park for the past 10 years to explore the 13- acre preserve and learn about nature. This year one of the themes explored bats. More...

Forensic Tracking of Coyotes

In 2011, Middletown became the first Aquidneck Island community to adopt a wildlife nofeeding ordinance in response to residents’ concerns about the growing presence of coyotes. More...

Migration Notes

Shorebird migration continues across Aquidneck Island with the sightings of new migrants daily. More...