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Authentic Kennedys in Appealing 'Return to Camelot'

It’s not so much a return to Camelot as it is, for a brief shining moment, a total embrace. More...

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News Briefs

Sprucing Up

The Edward King House will be closed for maintenance until Monday, Sept. 5, and will re-open on Sept. 6. The Newport Circle of Scholars meet the instructor night is still scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. More...

Star Kids Ride

Run or walk a 3K or 5K, or bike your choice of routes from 3 to 45 miles on Sunday, Sept. 11, to benefit the Star Kids Scholarship Program. To register, visit starride.net.   More...

Rec Department Tennis Tournaments

The Newport Recreation Department late summer/fall tennis tournaments continue on Saturday, Sept. 10, with the 60 years and better Men’s Doubles. On Sept. 17 is the “100 years total combined ages” mixed doubles. More...

Election News

Two Seats Up for Grabs in Primary Races

Senate District 12 Heats Up By Tom Walsh With campaign coffers being filled and an entrenched four-term Democratic incumbent poised to pounce on the winner, two unheralded candidates are competing to win the Sept. More...

Mainsheet

Bird Ball Moves to the Beach

“Moonlight Over Paradise” surely created lasting memories for the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 11th anniversary Bird Ball at Third Beach on Aug. 20.  More...

Much to Celebrate

The sold-out “Shamrocks & Seashells” to benefit the Museum of Newport Irish History’s Interpretive Center also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the museum’s founding. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 1 Eight Bells Lecture “War Against All Nations: Piracy and the Fight Against Global Terror,” by Douglas Burgess, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu. More...

Secret Garden Tour

The “On and Off the Avenue” fall Secret Garden Tour will feature about a dozen of the most beautiful, prestigious gardens and historic properties “on and off” Bellevue Avenue, Historic Hill and the Kay/Catherine neighborhoods. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Virginia C. (Elshant) Carrellas, 93, of Newport, passed away Aug. 27, 2016 at St. Clare Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Carrellas Sr. She leaves behind six children, 16 grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren. More...

Anne G. Floyd

Anne G. Floyd, 88, of Newport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at home, cared for by her daughter, loving friends and relatives, and the wonderful staff of Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties.  Mrs. Floyd was born Nov. More...

Back to Backpacks

Middletown parents don’t need a calendar to tell them that Wednesday, Aug. 31, was the first day of school; an equally as reliable, sure-fire indicator is the appearance of school buses. More...

Student Test Scores Alarming

Aquidneck Island students, along with their peers across the state, are still not making the grade in a statewide assessment that measures against Common Core Standards in math and English language arts. More...

Harbor Chief Gets New Boat

The City of Newport is welcoming a new addition to its marine fleet this week.  The 23-foot vessel is manufactured by SAFE Boats International, which specializes in boats designed for military, law enforcement, and first responder agencies. More...

 

Around Town

Lifesaving Messages in a Bottle

When someone moves into a new home, neighbors often greet them with fresh baked cookies or a plant as a sign of hospitality. More...

City Looks at Dam Repairs

The City of Newport has inked a $113,916 contract for engineering and inspection services to address safety violations at city-owned dams. With no discussion at their meeting on Wednesday, Aug. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Joe Potenza

Families can be funny. After seeing The Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” it took several months of begging my parents before they got me a rented guitar. In comparison, this week’s featured musician had it easy. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Beachgoers, Pick Up Your Trash

While summer officially stays with us until the third week of September, the reality is quite different. That’s especially so for families with school-aged children. Labor Day weekend, now almost upon us, has always seemed like summer’s swan song. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Do Business Principles Work in Schools? To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Music on the Lawn   On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 61 Poplar St., will present the Toe Jam Puppet Band for an interactive show for all ages. Food is available for purchase. This free event is open to all. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Theresa and Stephen Furtado of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Vincent Anthony Furtado on Aug. 25, 2016. Christine and Kevin Gross of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son John Robert Gross on Aug. 27, 2016. More...