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Council Finalizes Budget

After weeks of debate and work sessions, the Newport City Council has given its final approval to the city’s budget for the new fiscal year that began on Tuesday, July 1.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

The Sharks Capture 3rd Place   More...

Host Families Wanted

The City of Newport will host four ninth grade students, two boys and two girls, and a teacher from Newport’s Sister City of Shimoda, Japan in town July 17- 23 for the Black Ships Festival.  More...

For What It’s Worth

At the Edward King House Senior Center on appraisal day last week, a lady brought in a pair of scrimshaw whale teeth dating from the mid to late 19th century. More...

Opinion

Revenue Sharing Is a Bad idea

To the Editor:  Some of our legislators recently announced that if gaming is expanded in Newport, the city will receive an increase in the percentage of the revenues. More...

Let's Live in Freedom

To the Editor:  At this commemoration of the results of the "shot heard 'round the world," perhaps we would be wise to review why the shot was fired, its consequences, and its perspectives for the future.  The shot was fired because fundame More...

Hospitality Spans Continents

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

The Best of Basil

The word "summertime" conjures thoughts of the beach, boating, picnics, lots of sun, and, eating outdoors. The point of growing your own food during the summer is to eat it outdoors. More...

Nature

Butterfly Count

Ballard Park became a wild, living classroom for a small but inquisitive group of nature enthusiasts recently, as Newport resident and naturalist Charles Avenengo led a spirited hike through the park in search of butterfly specimens and other gifts o More...

Manager Hunt Begins

Wasting little time reacting to City Manager Jane Howington’s decision to leave Newport for a similar post in Hudson, Ohio, the Newport City Council planned to gather in executive session on Wednesday night, July 2, to discuss finding her inter More...

Newport Casino: Architectural and Tennis Monument

One of the most widely-recognized buildings in Newport is the Newport Casino. More...

 

Around Town

1916

Ernst Voigt and the Home Guard are seen above as part of the 1916 Fourth of July parade marching down Thames Street. More...

ARTS

There are summer treasures to be found at Spring Bull Gallery’s “Les Petites Oeuvres en Été” exhibit. The show begins with a gala reception on Saturday, July 5, from 5 -7 p.m.  More...

ALN Hosts Finance and Charter Panels

The Finance Review Committee (FRC) and Charter Review Commission (CRC) recently discussed their findings in a public forum sponsored by Alliance for a Livable Newport. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Officer Graduations   Officer Training Command will hold two graduations on Friday, July 18, in Kay Hall. Officer Development School will graduate 175 new members of the staff corps at an 8:30 a.m. ceremony. Capt. More...

NWC to Change Hands

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will welcome its 55th president on Tuesday, July 8, when Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieves Rhode Island native Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. in a 10 a.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  July 3  ‘Henna with Heather’ at the Redwood Teens invited to learn about the science and history of henna and create designs, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-0292 x105.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

‘Quarter ‘Til with Bach and Friends’   More...

Obituaries

Paul Coble on

A memorial service will be held for  Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m., at the Jamestown Quaker Meeting House, corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. He passed away Feb. 12, 2014.   More...

Paula A. (Ripa) Kyle, 76,

of Newport, passed away on June 26, 2014 at home. She leaves behind her son Keith Kyle and his wife Liz, and her daughter Arlene Reynolds and her husband Patrick. More...

Flora Theresa (Tougas) Doré, 88,

of Middletown, passed away June 29, 2014 at Blenheim. She was the wife of the late Armand J. “Red” Doré Jr. She leaves behind her children, William Doré of Middletown and Barbara Wright of Little Compton. More...