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Accounting Concerns at AIPC

The Town of Middletown has joined the Town of Portsmouth in delaying a portion of their annual $18,000 appropriations to the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) amid concerns over the group’s accounting practices. More...

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News Briefs

Sharkfest Swim

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, a benefit for Clean Ocean Access. The event, scheduled for Sept. 18, is presented by Enviro Sports and will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport. More...

Beach Idol Continues

On Thursdays (July 21 and 28, and Aug. 4 and 11), immediately following the Children’s Night performances, there is a non-judged open mic for children younger than six who wish to sing a tune. More...

Gleaner Crew Needed

In cooperation with the Aquidneck Growers Market and the Aquidneck Community Table, the Martin Luther King Center is looking for volunteers to help with the new gleaning/food rescue program. More...

Election News

No Primary Contests in Newport

September Legislative Matches in Middletown

With five declared candidates for Newport School Committee not gathering the 100 required voter signatures to move their names to this fall’s ballot, there will be no need for a September primary to narrow down the slate.  More...

Mainsheet

Great Strides Ahead for IYRS

Earlier this month, 670 supporters gathered for the 19th annual IYRS Summer Gala.  “It was a game-changing weekend for IYRS,” says Terry Nathan, executive director. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 21 Flying Scot Nationals North American Championships, sailnewport.org. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Music on the Lawn   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Dorrance and Daniel Benson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Bridger Edward Hazard Benson on July 12, 2016. More...

Nature

Norman Bird Sanctuary Butterfly Count

The Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) will host an educational program about butterflies on Sunday, July 24, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants will submit observations to the North American Butterfly Association. More...

Island Habitats Bustling with New Life

Aquidneck Island is teeming with new avian life as thousands of nesting birds of many different species have realized the hatching of their eggs in recent weeks. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Runners Encounter Coyotes

Early morning runners along Newport’s Eustis Avenue have recently been involved in at least two “close encounters” with coyotes. More...

New Doors, New Future for Lucy’s Hearth

Following Jennifer Barrera around the gutted interior of the former headquarters of Child & Family at 19 Valley Road in Middletown – stripped down to a skeletal shell of two-by-fours, coils of HVAC tubing, and exposed pipes, cables, and wires – o More...

 

Around Town

Antique Show Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Newport Antiques Show features over 40 of the country’s leading antiques dealers and takes place July 22-24 at the St. George’s School Ice Rink. More...

Middletown Joins Support for Plastic Bag Ban

Middletown joined Newport in considering the ban of single-use plastic bags from retail stores. A motion to draft an ordinance quickly passed 6-0 at the July 18 Middletown Town Council meeting, with Councilor Antone Viveiros absent. More...

Residents Complain About Beachfront Fence

A newly constructed fence that stands over six-feet tall and spans the parking lot at Newport Beach House in Middletown has residents up in arms that it blocks the ocean view and disconnects Purgatory Road from the beach. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

‘Trumping’ Common Sense?

With Rhode Island’s near-monolithic domination by the Democratic Party, it may be that you cross political leadership at your own peril. Early developments in an Aquidneck Island House race seem to illustrate that premise.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dogs Matter Too To the Editor: I would like to speak on behalf of our furry canine companions. More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Raspberries Beat the Summer Heat

Raspberries, the small red berries that look like frosted jewels, are among the most celebrated fruits and found in the most elegant desserts. More...

Summer’s Non-fat Milkshakes

A cold garden smoothie is a great way to start your day as breakfast, or to drink as an afternoon pickme up. They’re easy to make and if you do not add sugar, they’re nutritious and taste good too! More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Barbara Eugenia (Plociennik) Agostinelli, 79, of Portsmouth, passed away July 15, 2016. She leaves behind her husband, Anthony J. (Tony) Agostinelli, four children and five grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to St. More...