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Newport Art Museum Fundraiser, Saturday, June 3; Potter League’s annual Heart & Sole Walk, Sunday, June 4; Clarence Darrow: A One-Man Play; and Sidewalk Litter Law Gets Initial Nod More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A local resident recently brought in a map of Narragansett Bay, inquiring about its rarity and value. I recognized it as one from a late 19th-century paperback titled “Newport Illustrated” by C. H. Hammett. More...

Seaside Garden Club Welcomes Guests

The Seaside Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at Fenner Hall. The guest speaker will be Johanne Vietry, president of Newport Friends of the Waterfront and a URI Master gardener. More...

Garden Workshop

For the first time, volunteer gardeners with the Aquidneck Community Table will host a series of workshops on various aspects of growing. The next session, “Planting for Fall Crops” is Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Making Space for Summer Visitors

The Memorial Day weekend typically serves as the unofficial start of summer and, hopefully a successful, busy season. However, with the construction on the Pell and Mount Hope bridges, the summer of 2017 will not be without challenges.  More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Zoning Burdens Homeowners To the Editor: More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Peace Circle   Join hands on Easton's Beach, Memorial Blvd., on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m., to stand side-by-side in silence, meditate or say a silent prayer for world peace.  Festival of Pipes   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kimberly and Kevin DeMello of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their twins Marly Alice and Colby Eloise DeMello on May 17, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Linda Priscilla Cook, 72, of Portsmouth, passed away May 24, 2017. Calling hours are Friday, June 2, from 11 a.m.-noon, at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be June 2, at noon, at the Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at St. More...

‘Painful’ Budget Decisions Ahead

NEWPORT

In the midst of what has been described as the “most difficult budget cycle in 20 years,” Newport school officials presented more problematic news to the City Council.  More...

Taxpayers to See No Increase

MIDDLETOWN

A decision by Middletown Town Council to level-fund the schools has left the district scrambling to make ends meet, but the result has provided residents a year reprieve from tax hikes. More...

Coyote Saga Inspires Local Novelist

When coyotes became problematic in Newport and Middletown, one island nature lover did the only responsible thing in his repertoire: he wrote a novel about it.  More...

 

Around Town

Stars in Education

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has announced the recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2017. Each year awards are presented in three categories: Friend of Education, Partner in Education and Unsung Hero. More...

Troop #3 Celebration

BSA Troop #3 Newport invites former scout families and scouting supporters to a 70th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Sanford-Covill Villa Marina, 72 Washington St. More...

A Year of Success

On May 17, the Newport County YMCA held its annual meeting and awards ceremony at Newport Vineyards to celebrate the past year’s successes, outstanding volunteers and community supporters.  More...

From The Garden

It's Strawberry and Rhubarb Season

There is no better combination of fruit and vegetable flavors in late spring or early summer than freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb. It is an age-old favorite and a popular filling for pies. More...

Nature

The Cursed Shipment of Silk

The details have been obscured over time, but around 1869, a square-rigger pulled out of a French harbor, bound for the New World.  More...

Finding Right Bait for Catching Bass

It’s a test for shore anglers these days, and I’m not speaking about the tensile strength of mono-filament line. Three weeks ago, schools of striped bass roared through Narragansett Bay. More...

The Importance of Pollinators

Wildlife biologist, Gary Casabona, a leading expert on the subject of pollination, will give a free talk and walking tour of Prescott Farm on Sunday, June 4 at 11 a.m.  More...