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Breakers Awaits High Court

In the 20 months since the Newport Zoning Board of Review approved a special use permit for the Preservation Society of Newport County to construct a welcome center at The Breakers, attorneys for both PSNC and the Bellevue-Ochre Point Neighborhood As More...

Expanded Wooden Boat Show Promises Nautical Lovefest

When the 46th annual Newport International Boat Show gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Newport Yachting Center, it promises to attract the usual throngs of boat owners and owner-wannabes who will gather– through Sunday, Sept. More...

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News Briefs

Hot Wheels for Newport Hospital

The Audrain Auto Museum is lending a rare 2013 Ferrari 458 Spyder to serve as the pace car for Newport Hospital’s upcoming “Fall into Fitness” 5K race/walk and kids’ fun run, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18. More...

Witherbee School Open House

The Middletown Historical Society will be opening Witherbee School for the last time this summer on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 - 4 p.m. More...

Nutcracker Auditions

Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff,” on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Island Moving Co.’s studios, 3 Charles St. Auditions will be at 1:30 p.m. More...

Election News

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ELECTION NEWS

New Voting Machines in Place

They may look like “trash cans,” but new voting machines to be used for the first time in Newport and the rest of Rhode Island for the Tuesday, Sept. 13, primary elections will represent a giant leap forward for voters and elections officials. More...

Mainsheet

New Bill for Bettering Families

The second annual fundraiser to benefit the Baby Steps program was held at the Chinese Tea House on the grounds of Marble House on Sept. 1. The cocktail party included Chinese canapes, a seafood buffet, and a live performance by Abbey Rhode.  More...

From The Garden

Onions, Nothing to Cry About

If you have ever looked through favorite cookbooks or sifted through your stacks of saved recipes from magazines or newspapers, onions are usually in every dish, except for desserts, obviously. Onions are here to stay.  More...

Faith Community

Harris Takes Up Mantle of Holy Cross

During the turbulent 1970s, the Rev. Marsue Harris, not yet a priest, cut her pastoral teeth on the gristle fed to her by inmates at Soledad and San Quentin prisons in California. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Chanting Group On Saturday, Sept. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., the Chanting Group will meet in Emmanuel Church’s All Saints’ Chapel. The group is open to all persons who want to learn the benefit of sound healing. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Elizabeth and David Schuyler of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kylie Grace Eden Schuyler on Aug. 31, 2016.  The above announcements are for births at Newport Hospital.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

George E. Elshant Jr., 65, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 29, 2016 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center, Newport. He leaves behind his wife, Catherine “Cate” E.  More...

Community Mourns Tragedy

In the days following a catastrophic fire that took the life of a seven-year-old Middletown boy on Sept. 5, the community has rallied around the family with an outpouring of support as the fire department continues to look for answers. More...

Ripe for the Pickin'

Salve freshmen Jaqueline Picard (left) and Kelly Belsito pick ripe cucumbers as part of harvest time at God’s Community Garden, a nonprofit charitable group, sponsored by the United Methodist churches of Aquidneck Island. More...

 

Around Town

New Lights for Storer Park

Three new decorative LED lights have been installed in Storer Park to address concerns by neighbors and park users. More...

Middletown Approves Parking Changes

Amid varying concerns from both residents and the Middletown Police Department, Town Council has taken steps to address growing parking issues. “The big problem today is ticketing,” said Payson Fugitt at the Sept. 6 Town Council meeting. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet The Z-Boys

It is often said that the “music gene” is passed from one generation to the next, and this week’s featured band could be a prime example of that phenomenon. The group’s drummer, Ziggy Coffey, is the son of renowned Newport drummer Mike Coffey. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

‘Village’ Responds with Compassion

These are supposed to be happy times as our children, full of youthful anticipation, return to school while the summeronly crowd retreats. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Middletown Assessment Alternatives To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 8 Foiling Week Sailing Races The second event of Foiling Week takes place in Newport, races include the Moth North American Championship and the A Class Catamaran Pre-Nationals, through Sept. 11, foilingweek.com. More...

Corn Maze

Enjoy a fun time getting lost in eight acres of maize. Open Friday 4 p.m.- dusk; Saturday 10 a.m.-dusk; Sunday 11 a.m.-dusk through Nov. 6. Open Columbus Day 10 a.m.-dusk; Grandparent’s Day, Sept. 11; Harry Potter Day, Sept. 17 (raindate Sept. More...

Nature

Fisheries Want Reduction in Fluke Catches

Rhode Island summer flounder fishing – by boat or on rocky shoals – has been incredibly abundant this year; maybe too abundant. More...

Fifth Annual Bird Banding Set for Sept. 18

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) is sponsoring a free family-friendly bird banding exhibition on Sunday, Sept. 18, beginning with a tour of the Sweet Flag preserve, 123 Valley Road, Middletown, at 9 a.m. The event will be conducted by Dr. More...

International Coastal Cleanup

Save The Bay is seeking local volunteers to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at several sites across Aquidneck Island on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.- noon. More...