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Finale for Square's Gaslights

The days of gaslights in Washington Square’s Eisenhower Park are limited, as they will soon be replaced with “historically appropriate” LED lighting similar to those previously installed in Queen Anne Square.  More...

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Opinion

EDITORIAL

'BigBelly' Trash Collection

They are called “BigBelly” solar trash and recycling receptacles. More...

Late Night Decisions Cost Voters

To the Editor:  More...

Broadway Fails to Impress

To the Editor:  We vacation in Newport every year and always stop here on trips to Cape Cod or Boston. Several of our favorite restaurants are on Broadway and we try to visit them when in town. More...

From The Garden

Plum Season is Short – Buy Now

Plums of many varieties are now abundant in supermarkets; however, the Italian prune-plum has a very short season of only about a month. They are now available at farmers' markets, local orchards, and some supermarkets. More...

Estate Gardener Talk

The Garden Club of Middletown invites members and guests to attend a presentation about estate gardeners of Newport by Harry J. Eudenbach on Tuesday, Sept. 9. More...

Finding Fall Wildflowers

Long before the first leaves turn, the first signs of fall start showing along the field edges at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. In the fall wildflower program, offered Saturday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lee Crudup, 92,

of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 30, 2014. He was the husband of the late Kathleen Crudup. After 35 years of service, he retired from the Portsmouth School Department where he was the principal and administrator for many of the schools. More...

Capt. David Charles Foley, USN,

Ret., 49, of Newport, passed away Aug. 31, 2014. He was the husband of Jennifer Foley. He also leaves behind his daughters, Taylor Louise and Rose Riley. Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 5, from 4 -7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. More...

James A Glover, 64,

of Newport, passed away Aug. 29, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Conchita Noka- Glover. His funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church. More...

Bill Drafting Examined

Misunderstanding May Have Fueled Ballot Change

One week after it was revealed that a local ballot question concerning the proposed casino was eliminated through a law passed in the waning hours of the 2014 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, it appears that the change in the anticipated More...

A New Addition to the National Register

This column has often fondly called Newport the "Metropolitan Museum of Architecture" for the breadth and depth of its collection of important buildings from the colonial times through the early part of the 19th century. More...

 

Around Town

Local Scouts Honored

The Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America held its annual Gathering of Eagles event at the Rhode Island State House on Sept. 3. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee recognized the group’s hard work and accomplishments. More...

More 'BigBellies' Arrive to Combat Newport Trash

As a city that depends heavily on tourism to maintain its fiscal wellbeing, Newport needs clean, trashand litter-free streets – especially in the downtown areas so heavily traveled by visitors.  “It’s a constant balancing act o More...

Newport Ready for Primaries

The Newport Canvassing Authority, comprised of Chair David F. Roderick, Canvassing Clerk Richard E. O’Neill, and David W. Rogers, is busy finalizing the details for the Democratic and Republican primaries that will be held on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Temple Shalom   Temple Shalom will offer Leil Shabbat Worship on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and an Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The temple will also hold an open house on Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m. More...

Nature

Migrations Continue to Surprise

As the fall migration cycle continues, wildlife surprises can be found in habitats across Aquidneck Island. More...

Beached Sea Turtle

A large sea turtle was found washed up on the sand at Easton’s Beach recently. The top shell of the turtle measured at approximately 3.5 feet by 3 feet and was covered in marine growth including barnacles and algae. More...