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Incumbents Rule Out Rerun

With the end of the candidate filing period on Wednesday, June 29, two incumbent Newport City Councilors announced they will not be seeking re-election in 2016.  More...

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News Briefs

Library Summer Sale

The Friends Book Store, located in the lower level of the Newport Public Library, invites the public to a special book sale and to celebrate the new “Lobby Look” including new furniture, a new doorway, and new planters with live plants.&n More...

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program “is looking for a few good tax preparers” for training for the 2017 season. The free nine-week training covers U.S. and state tax codes necessary to prepare most returns, ending with official IRS certification. More...

Protect Newport from Flooding

The Coastal Resources Center at URI has organized a public workshop “Protecting Newport’s Historic and Cultural Coastal Assets from Flooding Caused by Sea Level Rise” on Thursday, July 14, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

‘Complete Streets' Means Safe Streets

We are, among other things, a popular international tourist community–especially during these summer months. That means a plethora of motorists driving in what for them is unfamiliar territory, or reading signs that may be in a foreign language. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Control Over the Weather To the Editor: Please thank Barry Bridges for reporting on the latest idea to pick our pockets in Newport (“Stormwater Charges Considered,” June 30). More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Planting Now Yields Labor Day Bounty

For those of you who are late bloomers, there is still time to plant a few vegetable crops and flowers to brighten your landscape. More...

Tree Lab

Salve Regina’s 19th century urban arboretum will be used to explore past and present tree collections to help make the greater Newport and  Rhode Island community aware of this important living legacy.  Contact newporttreesociety@gmai 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...

Nature

Avian Wonders of the Island

It is estimated that approximately 200 species of birds breed and nest across the islands of Narragansett Bay and other regions of our state. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Land May Be Resold to Town

Concerns Raised About Contamination

Less than a year after local investors agreed to purchase 71 acres of farmland on West Main Road, the Town of Middletown is considering acquiring the site. More...

A Major Endeavor to Clean Oceans of Microfibers

Vessel Collects Invisible Threats in New England Waters

We may be eating our bicycle pants. More...

 

Around Town

A Quick Trip to France and Back

Note to self: The next time you are about to insert yourself into a crowd of people – bright and chatty and worldly people – united by their enthusiasm for all things French, and who gather on a regular basis for the pure joy of sharing their experie More...

Summer Solstice Event Best Yet

Under a large tent on the north lawn with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, the Forts Adams Trust Summer Solstice event held on June 24 was a great success on multiple fronts. More...

Assembly Loosens Reins on Microbreweries

The 2016 General Assembly approved legislation that would enable visitors to Rhode Island microbreweries, distilleries and wineries to sample the local products as well as to buy them in limited quantities for consumption elsewhere. More...

Mainsheet

Record Turnout at Annual Beaux Arts Ball

Nearly 400 guests attended the Newport Art Museum’s annual Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, July 2. More...

SAVE the DATE

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 7 Baby Bookworms Children birth-2 enjoy read-alouds, nursery rhymes, board books and play, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org. More...

Black Ships Coming July 14-17

Now in its 33rd year, the Black Ships Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, July 14-17. It was begun to commemorate the historic success, in 1854, of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, U.S. More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Mary McQuaide and Andrew Beauchemin of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Samuel David Beauchemin on June 30, 2106. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joseph Richard Brady, 63, of Newport, passed away July 2, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ellen S. Brady (Caswell).  More...