August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents Face 'Indy' Challenges

Two unaffiliated, or “independent,” candidates seeking local General Assembly seats in November offer different reasons for challenging two formidable Democratic incumbents without being aligned with the Republican or Democratic parties. More...

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News Briefs

Rock the Docks

Seamen’s Church Institute will be hosting its 10th annual Rock the Docks fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Newport Shipyard. The evening will include a lobster dinner, raw bar, open bar and steel drum band. More...

‘Shamrocks & Seashells’

The annual benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish History’s Interpretive Center, “Shamrocks & Seashells,” will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom. More...

Bird Ball

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Norman Bird Sanctuary will host its annual Bird Ball. The event will be held at Third Beach with entrance at Peabody’s Beach. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. More...

Election News

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Seeks Re-Election

Representative Ruggiero, a Democrat, was first elected in 2008 as the representative from District 74in Jamestown and Middletown. A Deputy Majority Leader, this year she became the chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee. More...

Ceglie Seeks 2nd Ward Re-Election

Lynn U. Ceglie is announcing her intention to run for re-election to the Newport City Council representing the 2nd Ward. More...

Rep. Lauren Carson Makes Re-Election Bid for District 75

Rep. Lauren Carson announced she will seek re-election to the House of Representatives. Ms. Carson represents District 75, Newport. Representative Carson was first elected in 2014 and is completing her first term. More...

Mainsheet

Annual Fiesta Verde a Success for Conservation

More than 350 people attended Fiesta Verde in support of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) on July 23. The fundraiser, held at Sweet Berry Farm, raised close to $200,000, of which $100,000 is earmarked for its new Spruce Acres Farm project. More...

From The Garden

Tasty, Tangy Tomatoes

This is the week many wait for all winter long, when the larger tomatoes begin to ripen. Due to the craze of planting heirloom tomatoes, we have them in every shape, size, and color. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Ferre Dick

Sept. 1, 1928 – April 26, 2016 Memorial Service August 10, 2016

Ronald Ferree Dick of Newport, R.I. passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife Lilly and with his family around him on Tuesday April 26, 2016. Ronnie was born on September 1, 1928, in Washington D.C., the second son of C. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Joseph “Joe Vinnie” F. Barbarow Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly July 25, 2016 in Bucksport, Maine. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth (Burns) Barbarow, two children, and four grandchildren. More...

Orange Cab Considers Uber Model

In response to recently passed legislation aimed at creating a regulatory framework in Rhode Island for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, Newport-based Orange Cab is dropping a lawsuit against Uber and may add a similar service to its tra More...

Gold Star Teens Adventure in Newport

A special group of young people, Gold Star Youths, has arrived in Newport for a week of sailing, fun and adventure. More...

 

Around Town

Seaside Sensations Fashion Show

The Preservation Society of Newport County partnered up last month with nationally known designer Angela Moore to host Moore's annual champagne brunch fashion show at Rosecliff. More...

Wet Paint at NAM

The Newport Art Museum will be holding its annual Wet Paint Weekend next Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14. More...

New Eagle Scout

Keith Francis was awarded Boy Scouts' highest rank, Eagle Scout, at Portsmouth Troop 82’s Court of Honor ceremony led by Scoutmaster Emeritus Justin Mostert on July 23 at Holy Angels Church in Barrington. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Clear Curb Markings Needed

This time of year, Newporters compete with out-of-town tourists and day trippers for parking spaces on many residential streets. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Preventing Another 38 Studios  To the Editor:  Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Col. More...

Candidate Announcements

To the Editor: I am a candidate for the Middletown School Committee because I believe in public education and I believe I can make a real contribution to public education in Middletown. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 4 Redwood Library Book Sale Annual summer library sale through Saturday, Aug. 6 with the $5 per bag special, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292. More...

ART AFTER DARK

The Newport Art Museum continues to engage and inspire with Art After Dark, its popular late night event held monthly on Newport Gallery Night. More...