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Beach Idol Finale and Bonfire Aug. 16

Emilie Martin, of Portsmouth, was the fourth week Beach Idol winner. The last night of competition is Aug. 11. On Tuesday, Aug. More...

‘Under the Petticoats’ at Founders Day

Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial ancestors? Were the good old days really that good? Exactly how did one use a chamber pot? How many skirts did one woman wear at a time? How often did they bathe?  More...

‘Working Cities’ Grant

Newport is among seven Rhode Island cities and towns to have been awarded a “Working City” design grant to further initiatives on behalf of low-to-moderate income residents. More...

Election News

First Ward Challenge

ELECTION NEWS

Newport has seen relatively little competition for City Council ward seats in recent elections. In 2014, there were two contenders for each of the Second Ward and Third Ward seats. More...

Mainsheet

Jazz in the Gardens Inspires Donor Support

Island Moving Company’s Nuit Blanche moved for the first time to the gardens of The Elms on July 8. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 11 Youth Regatta Opti New England Championship, 300 boats expected, sailors around the world compete, sailnewport.org. More...

A Sight to See

The Middletown Historical Society invites the public to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Paradise Park when the Boyds Windmill will be running with all the sails from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will music be and lots of food. More...

Faith Community

Rabbi Jagolinzer Steps Down

After more than four decades, Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer will retire from Temple Shalom. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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Bishop to Install Father Humphrey

The Right Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, 13th Bishop of Rhode Island, will institute Nathan Humphrey as the 14th Rector of St. John the Evangelist Church on Sunday, Aug. 14. The bishop will take part in a celebratory mass and installation ceremony of Fr. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lucia M. (Amaral) Arruda, 63, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 7, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her husband, Edmond J. More...

‘What Would You Say to a Terrorist?’

Soon-to-be seventh-graders at Thompson Middle School, Camrynn Marvelle and Malak Mohamed are best friends. More...

Councilors Debate Parking

A resolution recently brought forth by Newport City Councilors John Florez and Kathryn Leonard that proposed using the Easton’s Beach lots for summertime evening parking morphed into a larger discussion about the city’s continuing traffic More...

 

Around Town

Mad Hatter Soirée for Migraine Research

The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) hosted its second annual Mad Hatter Soirée at Fort Adams State Park on Aug. 7 to support migraine research. More...

Miantonomi Exploration Days

The Miantonomi Park tower will be open on Sundays, Aug. 14, 21, and 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of the second annual Miantonomi Exploration Days. More...

Behan Named to District Post

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, members of the Newport School Committee elevated Pell Elementary School principal Dr. Kimberly Behan to be the district’s assistant superintendent. The position was recently vacated by Dr. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Prevent Summer Slide

Lazy afternoons on the beach, surfing, catching fireflies – summer vacation is the footing of childhood memories. With Sept. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Elect Leaders to Tackle Big Issues To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

The Ubiquitous Summer Squash

It’s just not summer without zucchini or squash on the table, and August is the prime month for harvesting these excellent vegetables. However they’re sliced, summer squashes are so delicious and good for you. More...

Master Gardeners Open House

The public is invited to attend the URI Master Gardeners first open house along the Newport Harbor Walk on Saturday, Aug. 20. The free guided walks are approximately 1 1/2 miles long and will leave from Perrotti Park at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  More...

Nature

Nests Aren’t Just for Birds

Depending on the time of year, nests can offer an insight into the life cycle of avian species. Resident adult birds nest earlier in the spring, while migrant adults nest later in the spring and early summer. More...

Warwick Coyote Attack

According to published reports, a Warwick woman who is a resident of the Cowesett Hills apartment complex was bitten on both legs by a coyote during the early evening hours of Sunday, August 7, while walking her two pet Pugs. More...

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