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A Summer for the Records

This season, Newport experienced a record number of visitors who spent more money in restaurants, bars and hotels than any summer over the past 15 years.  After suffering sharp declines after Sept. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Name the Blue Sheep   The blue sheep naming contest kicks off a year of sheep-themed events at the Newport Public Library.  More...

Opinion

Bring on Fall

EDITORIAL

Just as many of us had begun to appreciate the loveliness of summer in Newport, the fickle season began to desert us. More...

Political Cartoon

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Poor Decision Making

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Mainsheet

Rocking the Docks for the Seamen’s Church Institute

About 200 people attended the Seamen’s Church Institute’s ninth annual Rock the Docks fundraiser at Fort Adams on Thursday, Aug. 30. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joseph Azevedo Domingoes Jr., 88, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 11, 2015. He was the husband of Jennie (Ciavarini) Domingoes. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a War Games Specialist after a 35-year career at the Naval War College. More...

Boating Extravaganza

New England’s largest boat show, the 45th annual Newport International Boat Show, Sept. More...

Teachers Move to Arbitration

The Newport School Committee has elected to go to arbitration after negotiations failed to progress with the Teachers Association of Newport (TAN). The teachers have been without a contract for a year, after a three-year contract expired Aug. More...

Airport Hangars Seen as Island Economic Boon

Newport’s Guillaume de Ramel, a recent Democratic candidate for Rhode Island secretary of state, is now behind a project at Newport State Airport that he says could contribute significantly to economic development on Aquidneck Island.  More...

 

Around Town

9/11 Tribute

Chief Engineman (Select) Reginald Pierre-lys renders honors during a ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony, held at the U.S. More...

'Buckets of Self-Esteem' for Boys & Girls Club Campers

As anyone who has ever spent weeks anticipating the first day of school knows—and that includes just about everyone, from kindergarteners to freshmen in college—there is nothing more important than stepping out on that first day feeling g More...

Scarecrow Challenge

This year the 41st annual Harvest Fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary is adding a new challenge to its agenda of activities: "The Designer Scarecrow Challenge.” The contest is open to local organizations, merchants and businesses to sponsor a tea More...

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Thursday  September 17  ‘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

Dolphins Cruise in the Harbor

Chris Papp, Rose Island Property manager, recently had a unique experience on his morning commute across Newport Harbor. A pod of dolphins, numbering about 30, escorted Papp’s vessel as he traversed the route to the island. More...

Gardiner Pond Fish Kill

A large fish kill, affecting thousands of small fish, occurred in recent days at Middletown’s Gardiner Pond, a reservoir for the Newport Water Department. More...

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