October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum Licensing Questioned

A recently-issued city directive is throwing doubt over the ability of museums and tourist attractions to sell food onsite without proper approvals from the City Council.  More...

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Opinion

Breathing Life into US Sailing

I t’s been just over a week since Oracle Team USA pulled off what’s been described as one of the greatest come-from-behind victories ever witnessed in sports. But almost as soon as it was over, it began anew.  More...

Where is Rome Kirby?

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Bridge Funding Solutions Continue

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Newport String Project   More...

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Beasts   More...

Community Meals

Thursday, Oct. 3 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Peter’s Lutheran) 30 Spring St.  Friday, Oct. 4 7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd. More...

Obituaries

Donna L. Compos, 56,

of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 29, 2013 at Newport Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony’s Church, Portsmouth. More...

Timothy J. De May, 55,

of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 29, 2013. Calling hours will be Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 -7 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. His funeral will be Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Connors Funeral Home. More...

Noreen Orilla (O’Callaghan) Flint, 87,

of Middletown, passed away Oct. 1, 2013 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Ralph Flint. She is also survived by her first husband, Captain F.B. Shrake of Portsmouth. Calling hours will be Friday Oct. 4 from 4-7 p.m. More...

Out of STEAM?

A proposal to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Charter School to Aquidneck Island will have to wait.  More...

Offshore Wind Not Without Controversy

They will stretch 660 feet above the waters off Block Island, measuring 24 stories taller than the “Superman building” on Westminster Street in downtown Providence. More...

 

Around Town

Dr. John Clarke Tribute

In honor of the 350th anniversary of the Rhode Island Charter of 1663, two events honoring Dr. More...

Rhody Awards For Historic Preservation

Architectural historian John Tschirch and the Newport Historical Society’s mobile web-based tour were recently honored at the fifth annual Rhode Island Preservation Celebration.  More...

Inaugural Sharkfest Swim

Experienced swimmers took to the water last week for the inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim. More...

Calendar

Eight Bells Lecture

POSTPONED “Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN,” by Andy Jampoler, at the Naval War College Museum, will be rescheduled to a later date, 401-841-2101.
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Shakespeare in Middletown

Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.
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“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare”

Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.
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Nature

Beauty in Motion with Small Wonders

The fall migration cycle reaches its peak in the next week. Dozens of songbird species pass through Aquidneck Island’s varied habitats on their travels south.  More...

A Night at Hibernian Hall

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island will host a fall fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 - 9p.m., at Hibernian Hall with an evening of food, music, raffles, silent auction, and more. More...