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City Mulls Sidewalk Laws

As crews mix the last batches of cement for the new Broadway sidewalks, Newport is taking a closer look at how businesses will optimally share the new walkways with pedestrians. More...

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News Briefs

Two Mile Construction Project Meeting

A public informational meeting on the Two Mile Intersection construction project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall.  More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

On Projects, Plans and Patience

Patience, as they say, is a virtue. And nowhere is it more important to hold that thought than right here in Newport. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Untie Hands of School Principals

To the Editor:  Imagine this scenario: You’re offered a job with good pay and great benefits, lots of responsibility and accountability, which should give you incentive to outperform expectations.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday June 16 More...

Outdoor Film Series to Begin

newportFILM will begin its outdoor film series on Thursday, June 23, with a screening of “Sonic Sea” at sunset, approximately 8:40 p.m. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Week of Fasting and Prayer   CrossPoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., will continue its week of prayer and fasting for our community through Friday, June 17. The sanctuary will be open at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for prayer. 401-846-3064. More...

Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps

Evangelical Friends Church, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-12, Kickin’ Sports Camp, 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown, to register call 401- 847-1490.   More...

New Arrivals

Sarah and Kerry Grimm of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Vale Olivea Grimm on June 12, 2016. More...

Change-up of School Leaders

After the Newport School Committee’s approval of an unusual resolution that restructures several administrative roles, Committee Chair Jo Eva Gaines said on Wednesday, June 15, that she would ask state education officials to rule on the action& More...

'It's Just a Joyous Experience'

‘Gilded – Artful Living,’ a tribute to decorative excess, is this year’s theme for the Newport Flower Show

“Class 14 – à la Russe Terrace (4 entries) The height of formality in the Gilded era was dining ‘à la Russe,’ in the Russian style. This meant each course was served sequentially in individual portions. More...

 

Around Town

Successes Celebrated at Senior Center

The Edward King House hosted its annual meeting and spring luncheon on Tuesday, June 14, honoring those dedicated to the organization. More...

Hospital Welcomes New Physician

Newport Hospital announced that Susanne Patrick-MacKinnon, M.D., has joined the hospital medical staff as part of Newport Neurology, a Lifespan Physician Group practice. More...

NPEF Awards

This year’s Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) Unsung Hero Award recipient was Rebekah Rosen Gomes, left. More...

Mainsheet

Ballard Park Marks Milestones

Friends of Ballard Park celebrated several milestones at the group’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 4, including the 25th anniversary of the donation of Ballard Park to the City of Newport by Carol C. Ballard.  More...

Save the Date

{Jun e}  24  NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY, The Preservation Society of New port, Rosecliff, newportmansions.org  24   More...

Wellness

Start the Summer Healthy

Celebrate the last day of school with a free summer kick-off party at the Florence Gray Center on Wednesday, June 29, from 3 – 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

James T. DeCosta, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away June 11, 2016. More...

Bud Collins Memorial Service

On June 17, what would have been Arthur “Bud” Collins’ 87th birthday, his family is holding a memorial service in his honor, according to his official Facebook page.  More...