June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School Funding Increased

With only a few weeks remaining before Newport’s budget for the new fiscal year must be complete, the City Council decided on an additional appropriation to the schools during budget negotiations at its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 11.&nb More...

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Opinion

EDITORIAL

Waxing Nostalgic Over Whaling

Just about 68 nautical miles to the south and east from the mouth of Narragansett Bay, the island of Nantucket has long reveled in its ties to the whaling industry. More...

Think Beyond the 'Boutique Casino'

To the Editor:  I write this in response to citizens who have publicly criticized CCACG (Concerned Citizens About Casino Gambling, of which I am a member) for spending money on ads; money, they said, which might have been better spent feeding th More...

Pedestrian Safety Includes Common Sense

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From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

What’s Up?

After all the back-breaking planting and weeding, it is time to start reaping your first harvest; lettuce and radishes are up and ready for the picking. Yes, real lettuce from the earth and not a bag, these first salad days are truly great! More...

Obituaries

Laurence Paul Butler, 86,

of Newport, passed away June 12, 2014 at Newport Hospital surrounded by family. He was the husband of Alberta May (Mendes) Butler. More...

Siobhan Ann (Sennott) McDonnell, 56,

of Portsmouth, lost her courageous struggle with ALS on June 4 at Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Center. She was the wife of Murray J. McDonnell.   More...

Gloria J. (Reynolds) Mitchell, 65,

of Newport, passed away June 12, 2014 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Maurice J. Mitchell. She is also survived by her sons, Maurice J. Mitchell Jr. More...

Council Hopefuls Emerge

With nearly five months to go before Newport voters decide the City Council makeup for the next two years, signs which are impossible to ignore already point to a lively campaign.  More...

All Aboard for ‘Grand Vistas’ at Flower Show

Pack your bags and get ready to set off on a wonderful adventure next weekend at the 19th Annual Newport Flower Show, June 27-29 at Rosecliff. More...

 

Around Town

Newport on Parade

As of press time parade participants included the following: Rhode Island Highlanders Bag Pipes & Drums Band New London Fire Dept. More...

School Committee Hears Recommendations

After concluding its work in studying how Newport officials can better control the costs of running the city and identifying potential areas of increased revenue, the Finance Review Committee (FRC) recently presented its school recommendations to Sch More...

New Group Formed To Boost City's Future

Local residents and business owners have formed a new group, Residents for Economic Vitality (REV), to effect change and work on issues in Newport. More...

Mainsheet

Ballard Begins Season with a Friendraiser

For the seventh year, Carol and Les Ballard hosted a fundraiser for the Friends of Ballard Park. This year the party was held under a tent on their Edgehill estate.  More...

Save The Date

“Underway!” the fundraising gala for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be held July 5 at the Newport Shipyard. Throughout the evening, guests can tour the ship which will be dockside. For tickets, call 401-841-0080.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Chesapeake Youth Symphony Flute Ensemble   More...

Nature

Wading Birds Add Color to the Marshes

Migratory wading birds are being sighted across Aquidneck Island as they seek mates and forage for sustenance. Many of the varied species are displaying high breeding colors and specialized plumage. More...

Evening with Raptors

Rachel Hobart, Norman Bird Sanctuary’s educator and raptor specialist, will give a talk titled “Evening with Raptors” on Friday, June 27, from 7–8:30 p.m. More...