July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Remembering Newport’s Role in the ‘Middle Passage’

When we think of slavery in the United States, Newport does not readily come to mind. But it does to Newporters. More...

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News Briefs

Newport’s Finest

The Newport Fire Department’s Shift-4 firefighters quickly responded to a house fire on Broadway on July 15. More...

Newport Firsts

Newport was the site of one of the most famous early acts of defiance by American colonists against England, known as “The Liberty Affair,” which took place July 19, 1769.  More...

Edward King House Honorees

Florence Archambault will be honored as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year at an awards ceremony July 26, 6 p.m., for the Edward King House Annual Meeting. More...

Opinion

Battling Our Way Uphill

Readers beware. This is your city. In this issue, you’ll learn of a group of significant decisions facing the Newport community that have been or could be uphill battles. Tune in. Show up. Take part.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Raising Newport’s Cultural 'Barre'

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Herb Always a Dill-light!

Dill is a refreshing summer annual herb. Used in small amounts, it is crisp in taste and adds zest to an ordinary salad or delicious green sauce. But use too much and it becomes bitter very quickly. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Jean L. Allan, 87, of Newport passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.   More...

School Budget Deficit Announced

Possible Solutions to Shortfal Proposed

The Finance Advisory and Audit Subcommittee of the Newport School Committee presented possible solutions to resolve a $465,000 deficit for the past fiscal year, which ended on June 30, at their July 17 meeting.  More...

Shuttle Transports Bicyclists Across Bridges

Rhode Island bicyclists are skilled at avoiding summer traffic. More...

 

Around Town

Tennis Only Part of the Allure

Most professional tennis tournaments are predominantly about the tennis. More...

With Summer Comes Childhood

SLICE OF LIFE

I used to make s’mores during the summer as a child. The perfect s’mores sandwich requires patience. More...

New Short-Term Rentals Categories Set

Newport’s zoning code, and how it defines properties that are rented for 30 days or less, is outdated, according to city officials, especially regarding the growth of short-term rentals. More...

Election News

Election Update

Since the July 16 nomination paper filing of required signatures prospective school committee candidates Francis Landry and Veronica Ryan have withdrawn. Peter Harty, candidate for Ward 3, also withdrew.   More...

Mainsheet

‘Experience, Education, Exploration’

OHPRI’s Summer Party

The sixth annual summer fundraising party for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) raised more than $50,000 for the nonprofit organization’s education-at-sea programs. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  July 19  Tennis Hall of Fame Open Professional men’s tennis played on grass courts, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., through July 22, 401-849-6053, tennisfame.com.   More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Alison and Ronald Batherwich III of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Ronald Edward Batherwich IV on July 12, 2018. More...

Vasco de Gama Event

A concert on the lawn featuring Timeless and food for purchase, July 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music is performed 6:30-8 p.m. Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 401-847-1267.   More...

Worship on the Beach

Portsmouth United Methodist Church and Calvary United Methodist Church are holding worship at Third Beach, Third Beach Road, Middletown, on Sundays through Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. Bring a beach chair. More...