June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Stormwater Charges Considered

Facing ever-rising infrastructure costs, the Newport City Council has directed the administration to research the feasibility of establishing a stormwater utility to manage the costs of maintaining and upgrading the city’s stormwater drainage s More...

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News Briefs

Duck Race and Party

The 2016 MEC Third Beach Duck Race and Family Beach Party is set for Thursday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. More...

KVH Technology Scholarship Recipient

Bailey Driscoll of Portsmouth has been awarded the 2016 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship. A 2016 graduate of Portsmouth High School, Driscoll will enter Brown University in the fall as a major in neuroscience/pre-medicine. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to Rose Island for the months of June to August, Monday through Friday. Come spend the day at beautiful Rose Island and help maintain a historic and environmental site in Narragansett Bay. More...

Election News

Editor's Clarification

Winthrop Announces

In the June 23 edition of NTW, the notice of former Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop announcing his candidacy for the Newport City Council At-Large appeared as a letter to the editor. More...

Bova Announces

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Carson Announces

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Mainsheet

Library Honors a Best Friend and Offers ‘New Look’ at a Summer Evening

Friends of the Newport Public Library held its annual summer gala, “A New Look @ A Novel Evening,” on Sunday, June 26, at the library. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday U.S. 29er Regatta National Championship Regatta, sailnewport.org. More...

Play Around the Shanty

The widely traveled “Shifty Sailors” will give two limited performances, Friday, July 1, 1-4 p.m. at Bowen’s Wharf and Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. at Common Fence Point Community Hall in Portsmouth. More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Katrina and Jacob Bartley of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Grace Alena Bartley on June 26, 2016. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Bradley P. Barlow, 89, of Middletown, passed away June 28, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of the late Emily (Schwarz) Barlow. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. More...

Ballot Takes Shape

Rhode Island’s three-day candidate declaration period ended with a bevy of local hopefuls filing to run for office. More...

Time to Give Your Regards to Broadway

Broadway Merchants Can’t Wait For Construction to Finish

The Fourth of July may mark a different kind of independence for merchants along Broadway. More...

 

Around Town

MLK Center: A ‘Place of Hope and Help’

At the annual meeting of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center on Monday, June 20, a quartet of local heroes were recognized for their “essential” contributions to the life and mission of the center. More...

End of School Surprise

Author Paige Kane presented signed copies of her book “Howie in Newport” as an end-of-the-school-year gift to the kindergarteners at Pell Elementary School and each pre-K student at the JFK School in Middletown. More...

Creatures Great and Small: Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen

“The Brooklyn-based painter Hunt Slonem,” we reported last November in Newport This Week, “is a high-profile, highly prolific, slightly quirky artist whose favorite subjects include rabbits, doves, and parrots.” Besides being More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Why We Don’t Endorse Political Hopefuls

Whatever your political point of view, Election 2016 formally began locally this week with the three-day filing period ending Wednesday, June 29, when hopeful officeholders throw their hats into the ring by formally declaring their candidacies.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Schools Need to Use Tax Dollars Wisely  To the Editor:  More...

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From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

Short (but Sweet) Season for Strawberries

It’s now the perfect time of the summer to get to the strawberry fields and pick some baskets of these tiny red jewels. But hurry – they have a short season that lasts for only a few weeks. More...

NEWPORT IN BLOOM

Garden Competition

Help create an inviting Newport. To be eligible for the 2016 Newport in Bloom Garden Competition, entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 20. More...

Flower Show Awards Announced

The following awards were handed out at the 21st annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff last weekend. All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County. BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISION More...

Nature

Children’s Programming at Sachuest

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will offer an educational and fun series of family-friendly, child-oriented nature programs every Tuesday during the month of July, beginning on Tuesday, July 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Nesting Notes:

Ryan Kleinert, USFWS piping plover coordinator for the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, announced that the piping plover pair that nested near the concession stand at Sachuest Beach and lost their chicks to attacks by house sparrows hav More...

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