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Get Ready to Wait for a Mooring Rental

As warm weather looms and boats begin to appear in and around Newport Harbor, you might be thinking about purchasing a boat. No need to rush into the decision. It could be a long time before you can rent a mooring.  More...

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News Briefs

Newport Daffodil Festival Raises $33,000

Three fund-raising events during the fourth annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival raised more than $33,000 for Daffodillion’s annual free bulb give-away at Easton’s Beach on Oct. 14 and for planting by the city and volunteers this fall. More...

Seamen’s Recognition

Jim Gibson was recently honored by Rebecca Northup, the new director of the Seaman's Church Institute of Newport for his more than 10 years of service on the organization’s board. More...

AARP Meeting

The next meeting of Newport AARP Chapter #207 will be a luncheon meeting on Monday, May 15 at OceanCliff. Upcoming programs include a trip to see the musical “Oklahoma” on Aug. 24. More...

Opinion

The Unification Factor

EDITORIAL

There has been a quiet resurrection of the conversation about merging two of Aquidneck Island’s three high schools, Newport and Middletown, into one regional campus.  More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Place to Always Be Proud Of To the Editor: More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘What Christians Believe and Why’ Series More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Ashley and Douglas Philcox of Jamestown are proud to announce the birth of their son Hayes Dalton on May 3, 2017.  Kellie and Alexander Simeone of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Peter Charles Simeone on May 4, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lois (Neifert) Abromitis, 91, of Middletown, passed away May 5, 2017 at Newport Hospital.  Fay M. Kerins, 90, of Middletown, passed away May 5, 2017. She was a Rogers High School teacher for more than 20 years.   More...

New Bike Path to Connect the Community

Thanks to the state’s Greenway Economy Bond and the continuing advocacy of local stakeholders, a long-anticipated bike path connecting Newport’s north and south ends will become a reality in the next few years. More...

‘Monumental’ Pell Bridge Project Begins

Lane closures are planned through June and into the fall

Crews will soon begin work on a major deck repair project for the Newport Pell Bridge, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced Monday, May 8. More...

 

Around Town

A Tribute to Our Law Enforcement

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Earth Day Projects Continue

Volunteers from National Grid supported Earth Day 2017 and the City of Newport on May 3 by mulching, planting and pruning the gardens of the Edward King House, painting the rails around Aquidneck Park and fluffing the mulch around the playground in t More...

Biking Bonanza

Next Friday, May 19 is national Bike to Work day and Bike Newport is encouraging folks to ditch their car for the day and hop on a bicycle for the commute to and from work.  More...

Mainsheet

History Illuminated

The Newport Opera House & Performing Arts Center celebrated the history and future of Washington Square on Friday, May 5 with an event for supporters, entitled “A Theater Happening in Washington Square!” The happening drew more than 3 More...

Nature

The Remarkable Resurgence of the Osprey

Rhode Islanders love their ospreys.  We have the Osprey Rowing Club, Osprey Builders, Osprey Seafoods, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures and Osprey Fishing Charters. More...

A Peek at Spring Bird Migration

May is the peak month for the spring bird migration. The photos shown here were taken at Sachuest Point and Gooseberry Cove in Newport.  Best Birding Spots   More...