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Honor Flights Connect Veterans to D.C. Memorials

Usually when a mutual aid fire chief shows up at 3:30 a.m. at the home of a 90-year-old man, it is, at best, a crisis; at worst, it’s a tragedy.  More...

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News Briefs

A Busy Biking Day

Butch Murray, owner of the Fastnet Pub, receives the Bike Friendly Business of the Year award from Bike Newport Director Bari Freeman, joined by Newport sculptor Howard Newman, who fabricated the annual award with his wife and partner Mary Newman. More...

ACT Food Rescue

The Aquidneck Community Table is initiating a food gleaning/ rescue program that will distribute locally-grown, fresh produce and other market goods to those in need.  More...

An ‘Evening for Education’

An “Evening for Education,” a fundraiser for the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) and Newport public schools is set for Friday, June 10, at 6 p.m. at the Edward King House.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Next Up: Thames and Spring Streets

As the long-running Broadway streetscape project nears completion, the applause that you hear in response to that news may be drowned out soon by a new wave of concerned Newport residents. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Help Teens Make Safe Choices

To the Editor:  With prom and graduation season upon us, we are approaching a fun and exciting time for students and their families. We want to urge you to do all that you can to make it a happy and safe time for our youth.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

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Visit Prescott Farm Windmill

Prescott Farm and its windmill is open for tours on the first Sunday of the month and on Windmill Wednesdays June 29, July 27, and Aug. 31, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. These events include live music and great family programming. More...

GULLS ACTION RETURNS

Soon crowds will roar, wooden bats will crack, and balls will fly at Cardines Field as the Newport Gulls take to the diamond in their home opener Friday, June 10. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Children’s Clothing Resale   Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold a children’s clothing resale on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Emmanuel Day School. 401-847- 0675. More...

Nature

Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series

“Belugas in the Bay” will be the season’s inaugural presentation of Wildlife Wednesdays, the summer lecture series of the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island. More...

Watchful Eyes on Piping Plovers

The pair of endangered Piping Plovers nesting on the eastern end of Sachuest Beach have overseen the hatching of their eggs. Three chicks were sighted last week accompanying their parents to the water’s edge to feed. More...

Wildlife Photo Contest

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island has announced its 16th Annual Amateur Photo Competition.  More...

Keeping Our Guards Up

Lifeguards Matt Violet (white hat), Clayton Hawes, and Kate Fisher remain vigilant from the main guard tower for any emergencies along Sachuest Beach’s mile-long stretch of sand in Middletown. More...

38 Studios Probe Stalled

Jolted by an unusual mid-session leadership change, the Rhode Island House Oversight Committee, which had begun what seemed to be productive hearings on the 2012 38 Studios debacle, now appears to have run aground on the issue. More...

Newport Restaurants Flourishing

As Newport enters another tourist season, the economic forecast remains strong after a record-breaking 2015 – yet one sector’s explosive growth is exceeding even optimistic predictions. More...

 

Around Town

Senior Centers Defend Funding

State Grants Critical at EKH

With state grants in the headlines and under the microscope at the General Assembly after instances of alleged mismanagement, officials from recipient organizations appeared at the Statehouse throughout May to give legislators a better sense of how t More...

Newport Teacher of the Year Named

Tricia Donnelly, a fourth-grade teacher at Pell Elementary School, was honored on Tuesday, May 31, as the Newport Teacher of the Year. More...

New Arrivals

Kara and Bryant Donovan of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Elle Ann Donovan on May 23, 2016.  Jesse and Richard Geer of Milton, Mass. More...

Mainsheet

A Real Tennis Champion is Crowned

It would be an understatement to say that, with 48 major open titles and as holder of the world championship crown for an extraordinary 22 years, Rob Fahey is no stranger to high stakes moments in the game of real tennis. More...

SAVE the DATE

{June} 4 THE BIG NIGHT OUT: CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hyatt Regency Newport, bbbsos.org 4 ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, Friends of Ballard Park, Edgehill Estate, ballardpark.org More...

From The Garden

The Sweet Taste of Summer

“To taste a watermelon is to know what the angels eat.” –Mark Twain  Angels have a varied menu; many of their desserts involve cake or evoke the lightness of clouds. But watermelon is not a new item on their list. More...

Goldenrod to the Rescue, Help Save the Monarchs

Botanist Hope Leeson will speak on Rhode Island’s native plants at the Newport Maritime Center (Ann Street Pier on Thames Street) on Sunday, June 5. More...

Senior Savvy

Dining Days Gone By

The news that three of Aquidneck Island’s favorite restaurants were closing prompted me to realize that over the 50 years I have lived in Newport I have watched many restaurants (both good and not so good) close. More...

Local Delegation’s Legislative Grants

Senior centers are among many Rhode Island organizations that receive legislative grants. The Senate and House split an allotment of $2.2 million roughly equally, so that $1.1 million is available for each chamber to make awards.. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Betty Jean Archer, 70, of Portsmouth, passed away May 21, 2016, at home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband, John Archer, two sons, Anthony Amaio (Jennifer) of Portsmouth, Albert Amaio, Jr., and five grandchildren. More...