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Workshop Offers Insights

Readying for the upcoming academic year, members of the Newport School Committee entered a classroom last week ready to learn. More...

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News Briefs

2016 Beach Idol Winner

After five weeks of competition, the Beach Idol finals were held Aug. 16 at Easton’s Beach. Five finalists vied for the title of Beach Idol 2016.  More...

Sign Language Classes

An American Sign Language beginner’s class will be offered at the Jamestown Library on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 7-8 p.m. by Gemma Guinguing. There are 10 weekly sessions, class size is limited. Register online at jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Choristers Welcome New Voices

The Newport Navy Choristers will open its 2016-2017 season under a new director and welcomes new members.  Rehearsals for the Christmas season will begin Sept. 6 at Perry Hall, Room 100, NAVSTA Newport at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Firestorm of Conversation

A lively discourse has arisen, and not just by the regular naysayers, around Newport’s opportunity to obtain a federal Homeland Security grant that would cover three-fourths of the near-million-dollar cost of a new fire and rescue boat for the Fire D More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Be Proactive in Supporting Defense Economy To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

The Plusses of Pesto

Pesto and balsamic vinegar have been at the top of the taste charts for the past 20 years and do not seem to be moving down the ladder of popularity. Why is pesto so good? Because it has a taste made from leaves that are pungent, tangy and sweet. More...

Faith Community

Colonial Jewish Burying Ground Opens

The public is invited to a once-a-year opportunity to walk the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground located at the intersection of Kay, Touro and Bellevue, on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Music on the Lawn St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will continue its Music on the Lawn series on Thurs., Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. Mike Warner and the Ubiquitones will perform music from Johnny Cash to The Clash, George Jones to the Ramones. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Amanda Byam and Mark Butler of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Caydon Kenneth Butler on Aug. 8, 2016. More...

Middletown OKs Police Purchases

The Town of Middletown is upgrading its inventory. Town Councilors approved several purchases at their Aug. 15 meeting to replace police cars, handguns and message boards, along with a new car for the town engineer. More...

Revamped Triage Cuts ER Wait Time

If summer in Newport means greater numbers of people in the city’s restaurants, bars, streets and beaches, it should follow that numbers should also show a spike for the staff at the emergency room at Newport Hospital. More...

 

Around Town

FILM Fundraiser Ensures Year-round Film Presence

Just two days following the outdoor screening of “Bill Cunningham New York” at OceanCliff, where people set up for the picnic contest and listened to live music prior to the screening, newportFILM held its seventh annual summer cocktail p More...

‘Fools’ Throw Caution to the Wind

Brian Brazil adjusted the coconut shells across his chest and screwed in another blue bin that would serve as his seat. More...

Gen. Flynn Sets Local Book Signing

Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the former Middletown resident whose alliance with Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump as a national security adviser has gained national attention, will sign copies of his new book from 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Mainsheet

Decade Milestone for Rock the Docks Fun and Fundraiser

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s 10th annual Rock the Docks fundraiser took place at Newport Shipyard Aug. 14. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 18 Pell Cup Doubles round robin for pros and multiple amateur levels, Aug. 18- 21, National Tennis Club, 401-849- 6672, nationaltennisclub.org. More...

Salute to Summer

Free concert and fireworks, open to the public, Saturday, Aug. 27, at Dewey Field, 4 p.m. Music performances by The Driftwoods at 5 p.m., followed by the Navy Band Northeast at 7 p.m., fireworks, 9:15 p.m. More...

Nature

Glimpsing the Future of the Bay

Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, has opened a dynamic and thought-provoking display entitled, “The Bay of the Future: What Will Narragansett Bay Look Like in 1,000 Years?”  More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Daniel J. Condry, 81, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 15, 2016 at Newport Hospital. More...