July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Parishioners Raise Funds for Steeple

Every weekend, two octogenarians park cars in the lot of St. Paul’s Church, collecting $10 or $20 apiece to raise the approximately $20,000 still needed to finish rebuilding the historic tower steeple in front of the church. More...

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News Briefs

Santa Visits

The Newport Gulls hosted their first “Christmas in July” on July 3 and collected more than 200 toys for Lucy’s Hearth. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, July 3 through Monday, July 10, the Newport Police Department responded to 1143 calls. Of those, 198 were motor vehicle related; there were 156 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports. More...

48 Hours in the Life of Newport

The Newport Photo Guild invites the photography community and those who have a love for photography to join in a weekend of capturing the essence of Newport. More...

Election News

What You Need to Know to Vote in Primary

Newport and Jamestown canvassers are doing everything possible to ensure that those who have registered to vote in the District 13 Special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, July 18, and the subsequent Special Election on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Mainsheet

‘A Salute to Health,’ Newport Hospital’s Summer Soiree

Enjoying picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, more than 400 friends of Newport Hospital gathered at the historic Eisenhower House on Thursday, July 6, for the hospital’s 2017 summer soirée, “A Salute to Health.” More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 13 Black Ships Festival A celebration of Japanese culture at various venues through July 16, 401-846-2720, blackshipsfestival.com. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Amanda St. Laurent and David Bowley of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Riley Elizabeth Bowley on June 27, 2017. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Four Faiths Walking Tour   More...

Vacation Bible School

Community Baptist Church July 17-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., to register, call 401-846-3086.  Crosspoint Church July 24-28, 14 Rhode Island Ave., to register, call 401-846-3064.   More...

Merry Market All Summer

The North Side Community Market, located at Pell Elementary School, was launched on Tuesday, July 11. Every week, rain or shine, the market will feature two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs. More...

New Principal Brings Passion to Leadership

The Newport School Committee unanimously appointed Jared Vance, former principal at Kickemuit Middle School in the Bristol Warren Regional School District, the new principal at Rogers High School during their meeting on Monday, July 10. More...

Police Vote Put Council in a ‘Difficult Position’

After Middletown police voted to break away from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Lodge 534 (IBPO) as their collective bargaining unit, councilors said they were put in a difficult position when it came to defining benefits such as co More...

 

Around Town

Bikes and Beers Across America

On July 6, Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, came rolling back into Newport after a 3,600-mile ride across the country to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  More...

Pickleball: A Perfect Mix of Ping-Pong and Tennis

Pickleball can best be described as ping-pong on the floor. Sound fun? The Newport Recreation Department has indoor and outdoor pickleball courts along with beginner and intermediate clinics for players of experience levels.  More...

Peregrine Hotel Passes Planning Board Hurdle

In the most anticipated agenda item at the Tuesday, July 4 meeting, the Planning Board voted 5-1 to make a positive recommendation to the Zoning Board of Review on a proposal by the owners of the former Newport Yachting Center to create a mixed-use p More...

Opinion

Construction Break Brings Gratitude

EDITORIAL

The work “on” the Newport Pell Bridge is done. At least, for now. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELECTION 2017 What to Expect with Euer  Letter to the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

New Potatoes are Not So New

Did you know that Rhode Island is a leading state for growing commercial potatoes? It’s because we have the right soil, which is crucial for anything to grow. More...

Nature

Bluebirds Bring Happiness Back to Aquidneck Island

“Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.” Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz.” More...

Obituaries

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson of Wetmore Avenue, Newport, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 after a last bout with pneumonia, valiantly fought. She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Marlene Hubbard, 82, of Middletown, passed away July 6, 2017 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. She was the wife of Luther B. Hubbard. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. More...