June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Trees Felled at Breakers

The reverberating din of chain saws and wood chippers at The Breakers prompted a flurry of emails and telephone calls on Tuesday among some Newporters who were apparently surprised at the sight of two large beech trees being removed from the grounds More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Author of ‘The Curse’ at CCACG Meeting   More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

NWC Graduation   The U.S. Naval War College will graduate 1,518 U.S. and international students in a commencement ceremony on Friday, June 20, on Dewey Field at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Adm. John M. More...

NWC President to Lead USNA

President Barack Obama has selected Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., the president of the U.S. Naval War College, to head the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced last week.  More...

Opinion

Getting a Charge at No Charge

We have to admit that we were at first a little skeptical when Governor Lincoln D. More...

Back to the Future – Newport 2015

To the Editor:  There has been considerable writing and discussion about the proposed gambling future for Newport with the plans for full casinos at Newport Grand slots and the renewed interest of the Narragansett Indian Tribe in the surplus nav More...

No Square Deal

To the Editor:  It was a nice, thoughtful editorial piece about revisiting Queen Anne Square, but people always visited and revisited Doris Duke's Queen Anne Square.  More...

Obituaries

Phyllis L. Correia, 83,

of Portsmouth, passed away June 9, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Everett P. Correia. More...

Yvonne Diane Brogden Scott,

83, of Newport, passed away June 1, 2014 at Grand Islander Nursing Home, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Theodore Scott. More...

Bernard Keith Lauder, 84,

of Middletown, passed away June 9, 2014 at home. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Nickerson) Lauder. He served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. More...

Report Outlines Finances

On the eve of the City Council’s first public review of its recent report, Finance Review Committee Chairman Ron Becker warned that councilors would find “no lowhanging fruit” to help them balance Newport’s budget for the curr More...

The Opera House Becomes an 'Organ Donor'

While the Newport Opera House shut its doors some time ago and has long worked to raise funds to support a major restoration, a once-vital facet of the theatre has moved on. More...

 

Around Town

The Great Toy Challenge

Earlier this month, St. Michael's Country Day School third graders participated in an eight-week toy design workshop led by Bobbi Jarvis, a freelance product designer and inventor who has worked for Hasbro Toys, Fisher- Price, and Nike. More...

Get the Whole Family Biking

What better way to celebrate dads and summer than a sweet morning bike ride along Newport’s Ocean Drive? With a range of riding and walking options, there's something for everyone in the family. More...

Fairies and Gnomes

Vickie Mellekas and other Maher Center “architects” have been busy building fairy gardens for Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation’s Summer Solstice celebration on June 21. More...

Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

Thursday  June 12  Clagett Regatta Begins Clinic and regatta for sailors with disabilities, clagettregatta.org.   More...

From The Garden

Gardens in a Pot

Container gardening is a simple solution for those who want a small easy-to-plant collection of herbs, vegetables, flowers or foliage plants.  The width and depth of your pot will dictate what will grow in it. More...

Garden Club Passing the Gavel

Seaside Garden Club incoming President Anne Collins (left) is passed the gavel by outgoing president Jean Wood at the club's installation luncheon held earlier this month at the Spiced Pear at the Ch More...

Growers’ Markets in Full Swing

Island locavores can rejoice: the Aquidneck Growers’ Market is up and running for the summer season, operating at two locations in Newport and Middletown. More...