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Farley Departure Sought

Mayor Henry F. Winthrop has vigorously renewed his call for at-large City Councilor Michael T. More...

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Opinion

Look and Listen

With the summer months humming along all too quickly and the beginning of the school year just around the corner, the realization has set in that election season will soon be galloping in with gusto.  More...

No to Burying Utility Lines

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Recommendations Deserved Public Input

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Calendar

Summer City

Thursday  July 31  Newport BridgeFest Final day of live local music festival, events across the island, newportbridgefest.com.   More...

From The Garden

Tomato Time!

Many people discuss tomato plants and varieties that have produced well for them. That simply makes sense. But what about the losers in your tomato garden? Have you ever planted a tomato you did not like? I have.  More...

Obituaries

Violet M. (Aaron) Alose, 85,

of Middletown, passed away July 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Lucian W. Alose. Donations may be made to the Middletown Public Library, Children's Reading Program, 700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842.   More...

Victor August Badwey, 86,

of Newport, formerly of Fall River, Mass., passed away July 24, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the former husband of the late Viola Badwey and Evelyn Childers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He leaves behind his daughter, Susan A. More...

Susan Blakeley Combs, 65,

of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Teddy Combs. Her funeral was held at the Hambly Funeral Home.   More...

11 Charter Ideas Head to Ballot

After five months of study by the Charter Review Commission (CRC) and weeks of deliberations by City Council, several proposed changes to Newport’s Charter will move forward to the Nov. More...

Run, Swim, Win – Lifeguard Competition

Lifeguards are prepared to run at a moment’s notice to rescue swimmers in danger, but for two days each July they run just for the sake of competition and camaraderie.  More...

Nick Swardson Making His Way to Newport

Stand-up extraordinaire Nick Swardson is bringing his “Taste It Tour” to the waterfront at the Yachting Center on Friday, Aug. 8 as part of the Newport Summer Comedy Series. More...

 

Around Town

Island Initiatives Recognized

More than 50 Aquidneck Island community leaders – including representatives from neighborhood and cultural groups as well as state and municipal officials – joined with board and staff from Grow Smart Rhode Island on July 17 for a “ More...

A Sea of Bicycles

Bike Newport provided bike parking for more than 1,000 cyclists each day at the Newport Folk Festival. The sold-out festival attracted 10,000 attendees. (Photo by Liza Burkin) More...

ARTS

The oldest, continuously-operating art gallery in Newport County welcomes the public to a 30th gala anniversary celebration at DeBlois Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

Mainsheet

IYRS Supporters Raise Record Amount

“IYRS is building support as it experiences growing enrollment and continued extraordinary student outcomes,” said IYRS President Terry Nathan. More...

Nature

Evening Surprises in the Marsh

A recent early evening trip to the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes showcased the diverse wildlife that frequents Newport. The roadway into the marsh was alive with songbirds singing and foraging in the brushy habitat. More...

Mosquito Police Keep Busy

Native Newporter Louis Alves is one of the city’s unsung heroes. Alves, who works for United Water at Newport’s sewage treatment plant, is a one-man mosquito eradication specialist.  More...