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City Council Approves Laptop Purchase

Newport public school officials are purchasing 900 laptops for students and teachers and over 50 projectors for classrooms after the Newport City Council approved a one-time $600,000 expense at the Wednesday, July 26 meeting. More...

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News Briefs

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the seventh race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The following are the top finishers in the four classes:  More...

October Street Fair Set

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oc. 7 for the second Broadway Street Fair. Based on last year’s successful event, the Broadway Business & Merchants Association has chosen the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1-2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St. No appointment or referral is needed. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

The World Comes to City by the Sea

So much goes on during the summer months that it’s easy to overlook that Newport is a destination to more than New Englanders, East Coasters, or even Americans. We are an international destination, maybe more than we realize.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote Smith Aug. 22 ELECTION 2017 To the Editor: As a young professional in Newport, I am voting for Michael Smith for Senate on Aug. 22. I came to my decision because Mike is the only candidate who is laser-focused on the economy. More...

From The Garden

Tomatoes, Cukes and Cold Soups

Vegetable gardens pop by the end of July, when the first tomatoes and cucumbers have arrived. These vegetables are an invitation to summer days and nights with the best tastes a garden can offer. More...

Nature

Grammy Winner Also Avid Bird Watcher

Many notable celebrities are birdwatchers. More...

Hot Weather Drove Large Fish to Deep Water

We say goodbye to July and the doldrums of summer shore fishing. It is no secret among local anglers that last month’s hot weather drove the big fish, such as striped bass, most large blues and other species, into deeper, cooler water.  More...

Amateur Photo Competition

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of R.I. are sponsoring a photo competition and encouraging amateur photographers to enter their favorite wildlife or landscape refuge photos. More...

Tourism Revenue Takes Hit

As the summer season churns on and tourists from near and far stream into the City by the Sea and surrounding towns, the area's largest proponent for tourism is facing a significant reduction in revenue on two fronts. More...

Pell Art Designed to Keep Broadway Cleaner

The new look of old Broadway goes beyond the unveiled three-year construction project and the wide shiny stone sidewalks. More...

 

Around Town

For the Newest, Hottest Art, Buy Wet Paint

The Newport Art Museum invites artists and the general public to participate in its annual public art making and auction weekend, Wet Paint, on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13. More...

J/Fest Regatta Aug. 11-13

The second annual New England J/Fest Regatta on Aug. 11-13 at Ft. Adams State Park will kick off with a sail around the island commemorating the 40th anniversary of the J/24.  More...

When the J's Come to Town

Six majestic yachts that can't help but catch your eye are coming to the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound on Aug. 21-26 for 2017 J Class World Championship Regatta. More...

Mainsheet

Au Courant Celebrates 5th Year of Supporting Families

Unseasonably cool weather didn’t stop 200 guests from gathering at historic Fort Adams on Friday, July 14 for Au Courant, a celebration of the mission of Child & Family, featuring a production of StyleWeek SWIM. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 3  Bridgefest Celebrate jazz, folk and Newport’s musical community at different venues and times, newportbridgefest.com.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Royal School of Church Music Performances   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Hannah and Kyle Daniels of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Claire Kennedy Daniels on July 26, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Linda C. Byers, 77, of Blenheim Senior Living Community, passed away July 31, 2017. She was the wife of the late Roger Byers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.   More...