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Elevator Begins to Move

The city will soon know its available options in rectifying the issues being caused by the small elevator at City Hall.  At their regular session on Wednesday, Aug. More...

New Arrivals

Jason and Erika Koohy of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Owen Richard Koohy on Aug. 11, 2014. Justin Tarducci and Christy Amlicke are proud to announce the birth of their son Alexander James Tarducci on Aug. 9, 2014.   More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Pell Cup Doubles National Tennis Club, Newport hosts the Pell Cup Doubles. This is the club’s flagship event and attracts players from all over the country. It will be run Aug. 14 - 17. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Let the Words Fly   More...

Cliff Walk Is Better Than Ever

To the Editor:  On behalf of Newport’s Cliff Walk Commission, we would like to express our appreciation to our city, state and federal officials, Riccio Construction and especially the Road Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for t More...

Vote No on #8

To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Housing Hotline Yard Sale   A yard sale to benefit the Housing Hotline will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 16 Heath St. The sale will begin at 7:30 a.m. More...

Nature

Shoreline Visitors

An immature Bald Eagle was recently observed in Newport’s Ocean Drive area. The large, powerful raptor was dining on a fish, possibly a schoolie bass, on an offshore rock. More...

Rogers Principal Resigns

Assistant Principal Also Named at Pell

Newport Schools Superintendent Colleen Jermain has announced that James Nelson, the principal of Rogers High School for the last two-and-a-half years, has submitted his resignation. Nelson provided a two-week notice, with a departure date of Aug. More...

Stamp Act Rebellion to Hit Streets – 249 Years Later

Newport, long the pariah of colonial New England, will once again serve as a hotbed of unruly activity on Saturday, Aug. 23, when dozens of historical interpreters take to the streets to bring the Stamp Act Rebellion of 1765 to life.  More...

Comedy Series Presents Jim Jefferies

Stand-up crackerjack Jim Jefferies is due to make his mark in this season’s lineup of comic geniuses taking the Newport stage when he appears under the tent at the Yachting Center on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. More...

 

Around Town

Griswold House Marks Sesquicentennial

Newport is the repository of many treasures of American architectural history. More...

GRISWOLD HOUSE

Richard Morris Hunt’s Griswold House was originally built for John Griswold, heir to a China trade fortune. Through his well-born wife Catherine Howland, Hunt met the Griswolds while traveling in Europe. More...

To Debate or Not to Debate

As election years go, 2014 is not shaping up as a good year for political debates in Newport.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 14  ‘Seine and Discover’ Use seine nets to learn about marine life, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.   More...

From The Garden

Blueberry Season is Here

Although I consider Maine to be the home of blueberries, they grow abundantly throughout Rhode Island and are now available for sale and picking in many areas. More...

Rose Hips are Ripe

What are those red balls growing on the dunes of beaches?  More...

Obituaries

Michelle M. Estrella, 45,

of Middletown, passed away Aug. 6, 2014 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, after a two-year battle with cancer. She leaves behind her children, Jamie Estrella of Newport, Jody Lancaster Jr. More...

Eileen Mary Horan, 87,

of Middletown, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away at home surrounded by family on Aug. 10, 2014. She was the wife of the late Roy Horan Jr.  More...

Ernest G. Jones, 62,

of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2014. He leaves behind his son Ernest E. Simmons of Newport, and his daughter Pamela G. Woods of Norfolk, Va. His funeral was held at Community Baptist Church.   More...