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15 Minutes with Gov. Gina Raimondo

Being governor isn’t easy but it keeps you on your toes. Just ask Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo. At 9:30 a.m. on Aug. More...

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News Briefs

Secret Garden Call for Volunteers

The Newport Secret Garden Tour is seeking volunteers for the “On and Off the Avenue Tours,” which will take place Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

New Voices Welcome to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the 2018 musical season. More...

For What It’s Worth

Toys are not just for children. Pictured is a plastic-and-tin windup toy from the 1950s of a cowboy sitting in a car. It is unmarked and does not have a box. The original box is really important for toy collectors. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Back to the Future for Broadway Project

We think most people, especially the merchants and those who live in the area along Broadway, are excited and relieved that the Broadway project is almost completed. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Taking a New Look at Tax Models  To the Editor:  At the suggestion of Dennis Turano, I proposed to my colleagues on the Town Council, and they agreed, to establish the Middletown Tax Exploratory Committee to examine and recommend options to More...

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From The Garden

The Best Sweet Corn Flipping Fritters

Aquidneck Island and most of southern Rhode Island is known for butter and sugar varieties of sweet corn. It is difficult to grow corn in a backyard because wind is necessary for the tassels to pollinate, and you need quite a few tassels.  More...

Evening of the Arboreta

Celebrate the city of arboreta with the Newport Tree Society and friends on Thursday, Sept. 14. It is an evening honoring Newport's newly accredited arboreta with proceeds to benefit the Newport Arboretum Heritage Tree Nursery at Rogers High School. More...

A Gardener’s History of Bellevue Landscapes

The well-manicured lawns and carefully cultivated gardens of Newport’s Gilded Age estates were as important as the famous “cottages." Join Frank Amaral, Newport Restoration Foundation Head Landscaper, and Steve Casey, arborist and owner o More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Tony Mark Clarke, 55, of North Kingstown, formerly of Middletown and Newport, passed away Aug. 25, 2017. He was the former husband of Patti Potter. Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5-8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. More...

School Committee Approves Change to Pell School’s Hours

In a 4-2 vote during a special meeting Aug. 28, the Newport School Committee approved a last-minute change to school hours at Pell Elementary School that could affect parents who arrange babysitters and work schedules around school hours. More...

Newport's Tree Society Reaches New Status

It’s been a big year for Newport’s community-wide arboretum, and it’s not over yet. More...

 

Around Town

A Fresh Face at Newport Public Library

Conversation with Joe Logue

Joe Logue has worked in a lot of places but his favorite so far is a library. Although the 59-yearold has always wanted to become a librarian, and took the long way there, he says he doesn’t regret a single minute of the journey.  More...

Fifth Element Owners Present Proposal

At the monthly meeting of the Off-Broadway Neighborhood Association (ONBA) on Tuesday, Aug. 29, owners of the Fifth Element received support from residential and business neighbors regarding their proposal to build a 40-room boutique hotel.  More...

Bridge Segment To Be Done by Thanksgiving

After a nice respite this summer, the Newport Pell Bridge deck-repair project will be getting underway again in mid-September. More...

Mainsheet

Ideal Setting for 'Rock the Docks' Fundraiser

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s 11th annual Rock the Docks fundraiser took place at Newport Shipyard earlier. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

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Secret Garden Tour

The Newport Secret Garden Tour will take place Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10. More...

Senior Savvy

Senior Center Buzzes with Newport Circle of Scholars

If you were at the Edward King House Senior Center a couple of weeks ago, a hum of activity would have greeted you. Almost every room had some sort of class taking place in it. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Music on the Lawn’   St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will hold a “Music on the Lawn” concert on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6-7:45 p.m. The performance will feature trumpet player Doug Woolverton and friends. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Brittany and Alexander Fernandez of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Penelope Mae Fernandez on Aug. 21, 2017. More...