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The Business of Running Around the Island

Although Newport’s best-known seasonal attractions are its musical festivals and high-profile sailing events, a less broadcasted lure brings in tens of thousands of tourists annually, stretching beyond the peak summer season.  More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A rare photo came my way recently, half of a stereopticon image depicting “The Garden of Arthur Curtis James-Ocean Drive.” The image shows a portly man (presumably, James) in formal clothing, wearing a top hat and greeting visitors who ha More...

Summer Series Sponsors Needed

The Family Night Concert Series and Children’s Night performances scheduled for the 2017 summer season at Easton’s Beach are in need of additional sponsors. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. The 60-minute film “Emergence,” the sequel to “Under Our Skin,” will be shown. More...

Election News

Candidate Forums

Four democratic candidates will vie for the 13th District Senate seat in the primary to be held July 19.  Monday, June 19, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, hosted by the Newport Democratic City Committee   More...

Opinion

Being An Educated Voter

EDITORIAL

A s the June 9 filing deadline neared for the August 22 special election to fill Teresa Paiva Weed’s vacated District 13 seat, speculation abounded as to who else might be waiting in the wings. And indeed, two more hopefuls surfaced.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELECTION 2017 Experience Counts To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Pots, Container Gardening!

Pots are for the moveable feast in your garden. If you garden in pots, or any other type of garden box, it is called container gardening. More...

Organic Solutions for Garden Bugs

The soil is warm and we’ve had rain, so there are plenty of damp leaves and the grass is growing. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Barbara Ann Churchill, 70, of Middletown, passed away June 10, 2017, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph R. Churchill. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 15, from 4-7 p.m., at the Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Behavior Crises at Local Schools

During Tuesday night’s Newport School Committee meeting, a group of frustrated teachers spoke to a standing-room only crowd about the behavioral issues that have escalated throughout the district this year, likely stemming from what some believ More...

Bike Polo the New Game on the Court

The first time that Tyson Bottenus and his girlfriend, Liza Burkin, posted on social media earlier this spring about gathering folks together to play hardcourt bike polo, there was enough interest to play a full 3-on-3 match. More...

 

Around Town

This Week's Conversation with Erin Parete

Erin Parete, a Newport resident, has taken on an unusual mission: she’s walking across the country. Having been a distance hiker for 20 years and driven across the country seven times, she figured it was time to walk across. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 p.m. Brothers Oven vs Rathskeller Saturday, June 17 @ 12:15 p.m. Rathskeller vs RR Legion Town Dock vs RR Construction @3p.m. Sunday, June 18 @ 7 p.m. Brothers Oven vs RR Legion Thursda More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls,  Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team,  401-845-6832.  Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

Mainsheet

Ballard Park Fundraiser Celebrates First Decade

The Ballard family hosted the 10th annual fundraiser for Friends of Ballard Park on Saturday, June 3 under a tent at their Newport estate, Edgehill. Nearly 230 guests enjoyed wines served by Mr. Ballard and food by McGrath Clambakes, Inc. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  June 15  Jamestown LEGO Club Children create according to a theme, 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Emmanuel Movie Night   “The African Queen” will be screened on Friday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Open to the public. Donations will be accepted. 401- 847-0675.  Church Yard Sale   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kerry and Kevin Bulk of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Charles Sullivan Bulk on June 5, 2017. More...

Nature

Local Hotel’s Rooftop Beehive a Unique Venture

Unbeknownst to pedestrians strolling along bustling Lower Thames Street, a legion of honeybees zip back and forth just yards above their heads. They are headed to the boutique hotel, Forty 1° North, located at the foot of Christie’s Landing. More...

Celebrate Bees

June 19-26 is “National Pollinator’s Week.”  In 2007, the U.S. More...