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Fort Adams Trust Works Hard to Expand

The Fort Adams Trust has been hard at work this past year. More...

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News Briefs

Sidewalks to Get a Clean Sweep

As part of an ongoing effort to clean up Newport’s sidewalks, officials recently purchased The Billy Goat Vacuum from All Outdoors in Wakefield at a cost of $2,400. The tool was picked up on Friday, June 16.  More...

Pickleball in July

Pickleball 101 is open to anyone interested in learning to play the fastest growing sport among adults of all ages. A free clinic will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 9 a.m. at the Hunter Park courts. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to Rose Island on Monday through Friday, from the first week of July through August. Help is also needed with the gardens, grounds and keeping the overnight accommodations tidy. More...

Opinion

Newport Rounds the Half Turn

EDITORIAL

Let us lift up our glass, now that summer’s in full bloom, Tourists descend, seeking views (with a room).  Here’s a mid-year report, unlike any you’ve seen, With newsmakers and shakers on the rise in 2017. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  June 29  Jamestown LEGO Club Children create according to a theme, 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Erin Johnson and Ryan Goudey of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Walker Johnson Reynolds Goudey on June 20, 2017. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Emmanuel Church Intergenerational Supper Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold an intergenerational supper on Thursday, June 29, from 5:30-8 p.m. Bring an Italian dish to share. Everyone is welcome. 401- 847-0675. More...

Vacation Bible School

Community Baptist Church July 17-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., to register, call 401-846-3086.  Crosspoint Church July 24-28, 14 Rhode Island Ave., to register, call 401-846-3064.   More...

Celebrate Independence

The Fourth of July festivities in Washington Square are a hometown celebration that rivals anything else in the state. More...

Basketball Hoops to Come Down

After more than a year of attempting to resolve the issue of children and young adults using the Pell Elementary School playground and basketball courts after hours by using camera surveillance and heightened police presence, the school committee and More...

State Senate Candidates Debate Issues at Forum

Six candidates vying for voter support in the state Senate District 13 special election race debated the issues at a forum held Tuesday, June 27 at Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. More...

 

Around Town

Bike Friendly Business of the Year

For the fifth year, Bike Newport used the occasion of “National Bike to Work Day” to present the annual Bike Friendly Business of the Year Award. More...

Two Nonprofits Merge to Serve Those with Disabilities

Looking Upwards, Inc., based in Middletown, and Bridges, Inc. of Jamestown have announced a merger.  This is the merger of two organizations that share the same values and have worked closely together for decades. More...

Flag Day Recognized at Installation

The Portsmouth Garden Club met on June 14 for its annual luncheon at the Lobster Pot in Bristol, with a Flag Day theme. The meeting included the installation of new officers.  More...

Mainsheet

‘A Novel Evening’ Fundraiser was a Festive Event

In a word, "festive" is a perfect way to describe the Newport Public Library’s recent fundraiser “A Novel Evening at the Beach.” Guests were encouraged to wear flip flops, dress casually, and give a salute to the event’s honor More...

SAVE the DATE

June  30  7th ANNUAL SUMMER SOIREE, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, jamestownartcenter.org  30  SUMMER PARTY 2017, Oliver Hazard Perry, Newport Shipyard, ohpri.org  JuLY   More...

From The Garden

Getting the Butterflies

Who doesn’t like butterflies? They are gentle, fly as well as float, and hover over our gardens, adding a touch of magic. Rhode Island is fortunate to be on the migration route and to serve as a breeding ground for the Monarch butterfly. More...

Nature

Fair-weather Fans

Butterflies represent the sunny side of life. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Rita Doris Appleby, 80, of Portsmouth, passed away June 20, 2017, at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Jack Appleby.   More...