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Schools Set Meeting on Cell Tower

Workshop on Sept. 22 to Air Community Concerns

Despite vehement opposition from neighbors and three out of seven members, the Newport School Committee will meet with representatives from three cellular communications giants to discuss community concerns at an informational workshop set for Tuesda More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

New Staff On Board at Newport Hospital   Newport Hospital announced that Josef Fields, D.O., has joined the hospital medical staff as part of Newport Physiatry. More...

Opinion

Silence is Golden

As Newport’s summer visitors begin to find their way out of town and September ambles toward October, we are tempted to cautiously proclaim that our city seems no worse off for wear. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Committee Should Do the Right Thing

To the Editor:  More...

Mainsheet

A Gathering of 'Top-Notch Straw Hats' for Redwood Library

Straw hats for the ladies and boaters for the men were out in force on Sunday, Aug. 30, when Newport’s Redwood Library & Athenæum held its annual garden party.  More...

From The Garden

End of Summer Supper

It is almost autumn in the vegetable garden. The tomatoes have, indeed, run their course except for a few green hangers-on, but the beets are finally fattening up and the eggplant is perfect for picking. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Vicki Anne Blakeley Schmidt, 59, of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 4, 2015 at home, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Deken Schmidt, and her three children, Andrew, Blakeley, and Benjamin.  More...

Zoning Change Debated

Middletown residents say a proposed zoning change will impact their quality of life and diminish their property values.  Two undeveloped lots, directly behind the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue, are currently zoned as medium density residential More...

'A Chance to Highlight Rosecliff'

There are numerous items that contribute, both visually and historically, to the impressive tableau of “Newport and her Southern Sisters,” the current exhibit of the Newport Preservation Society now on view at Rosecliff through Jan. 3. More...

 

Around Town

ALT Golf Tournament

Each summer, the Aquidneck Land Trust holds a golf tournament at the Newport National Golf Club, an ALT-conserved property. This year, the event drew 90 golfers and $30,000 was raised for the Aquidneck Land Trust. More...

New Director Welcomed

Supporters of the Newport Opera House and Performing Arts Center gathered late last month for a welcome reception honoring Brenda Nienhouse, the new executive director for the Opera House at the recently-restored Seaweed carriage house.  Dancers More...

Seen in 'Martha Stewart Weddings 2015'

Brothers Jordan and Evan Carbotti are carrying on the legacy of their father Richard Carbotti with his Perfect Surroundings Int’l. event design company. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  September 10  ‘Road to Independence’ Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the Revolution, 10-11 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistor More...

Nature

Match the Hatch for Biggest Catch

There is a universal mantra spoken at bait and tackle shops throughout Rhode Island and beyond: “Match the hatch.”  More...

Sachuest Point Happenings

There are some big changes underway at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Electrical workers are installing 24 new solar panels to the existing array located just south of the Visitors’ Center.  More...

Bird Banding Day

The public is invited to hear about Salve Regina University professor Jim Chace and his students' migratory bird research on Bailey Brook and watch the bird banding process on Sunday, Sept. 13. More...