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Islander as Trump's Veep-Mate?

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who grew up playing football and other sports on the athletic fields of Middletown, is widely reported to be on Republican Donald J. More...

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News Briefs

Ram Loses Bid for Back-to-Back Tennis Titles

On Monday, July 11, defending Hall of Fame champion Rajeev Ram enjoyed a welcome return to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport with a 6-2, 6-3 win against American wild card Mackenzie McDonald. More...

Thompson Basketball Camp, July 18-22

Boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grades are welcome to participate in the Thompson Middle School Basketball Camp from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

Gleaner Crew Needed

In cooperation with the Aquidneck Growers Market and the Aquidneck Community Table, the Martin Luther King Center is looking for volunteers to help with the new gleaning/food rescue program. More...

Election News

Declared Candidates

Newport Council At-Large (4 seats) Jamie P. Bova John Florez Benjamin S. Kessler Claude Andrews Lavarre Justin S. McLaughlin Jeanne-Marie Napolitano Kimberly L. More...

Winthrop Launches Comeback Bid

Hoping to put 2014’s election loss behind him, former Newport Mayor Henry F. “Harry” Winthrop is hoping that voters will grant him a sixth City Council term this November. More...

Finn Snubbed by State Democratic Party

Before candidates even turned in their required voter signatures to be placed on the ballot, a political newcomer has found himself in the middle of a political melee.  More...

Mainsheet

‘Casablanca’ Raises Nearly $400,000

A passing spate of seasonal showers couldn’t dampen the festivities as nearly 350 friends and supporters of Newport Hospital arrived at Ochre Court on Thursday, July 7, for the hospital’s 2016 summer gala, “Casablanca.” In an atmosphere reminiscent o More...

Senior Savvy

A ‘Chance Thought’ Blooms for 40 Years

In 1976 I was working for a small precious metals firm which had an office on the corner of Spring and Touro streets. The parking lot fronted Spring Street. More...

Nature

Joy and Agony in Nature

According to Ryan Kleinert, wildlife biologist and piping plover coordinator for the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, there have been major developments for the nesting piping plover pairs on Sachuest and Third beaches in recent days. More...

REEL REPORT

For Anglers, the Ugly Clam Belly is a Thing of Beauty

Consider the clam belly – not as a fried appetizer, but as bait. Bellies are gross to handle, yes, and a gallon of them melted during a day of fishing can be about as messy and rank as anything you can imagine. More...

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Courting the Title

Dudi Sela focuses on the shot at hand as he defeated defending champion Rajeev Ram of the United States Wednesday to advance to the final rounds of the Newport International Hall of Fame Championships for the Van Alen Cup. More...

History Still Resonates for Former Ball Boy

“Grass is for cows.” More...

 

Around Town

'Launching Life’s Adventure'

Held in memory of Vice Adm. Thomas R. Weschler (Dec. 21, 1917 – April 3, 2016), the fourth annual summer fundraising party for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) on July 1 raised more than $100,000. More...

Looking Back and Forward

In 1966, the Children’s Home of Newport (Child & Family) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the agency. Two open houses were held, one in August and one in November. Guests included then- Gov. John H. Chafee. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Music at The Shops at Long Wharf

While this column typically highlights local musicians who perform in local venues, we occasionally like to feature some of those venues that support live music. This week, we want to tell you a little about The Shops at Long Wharf.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Here's What Matters

Disbelief. Hurt. Grieving. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Prioritize Preventive Maintenance To the Editor: Item 14 on the July 13 Newport City Council’s agenda would add another $423K for further repairs to Bellevue Avenue. More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 14 Black Ships Festival A variety of events that emphasize Japanese art and culture, through July 17, 401-847-7666, newportevents.com/Blackships. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Summer Fair St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold its summer fair on Saturday, July 16. 401-423-1762. Child & Family Community Day Celebration More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Stephanie and Stephen Andrea of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Braxton Joseph Andrea on July 5, 2016. Lajaalma Lipscomb and Earl Smith Jr. of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Legend Smith on July 7, 2016. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Barbara J. (Orkins) Card, 89, passed away July 6, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman G. Card. She leaves behind her daughter and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, Newport. More...