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Newport Schools Lay Off Seven Teachers

At a brief meeting held on May 25, the Newport School Committee voted 3-2 to approve Superintendent Colleen Jermain’s recommendation to lay off seven educators in the Alternative Learning Program (ALP) and the Behavioral Support Program (BSP) a More...

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News Briefs

School Budget Workshop Rescheduled

The joint session with the Newport School Committee and the Newport City Council to discuss the school budget has been rescheduled to Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers. More...

Family Health and Safety Day

East Bay Community Action Program’s (EBCAP) division of Head Start is hosting a Family Health and Safety Day on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its Newport Center, 8 John H. Chafee Blvd.  More...

Volunteers Needed

Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation is looking for volunteers for the 2018 summer season. Retirees, educators and students over 18 are encouraged to apply. A commitment of one day a week starting June 18 until Aug. 31, is requested. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

This was the title of a “Sesame Street” song from 1971 that bears repeating in our City by the Sea.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Salve Dorm Plan Ill-conceived To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Nature

Larger Bass, Fluke Filling Warmer Waters

According to Greg Vespe of the Aquidneck Island Striper Team, striped bass fishing has really picked up this week with larger bass to 20 pounds mixing in with the schoolie-sized bass, which are under 28 inches, that have spread throughout the bay and More...

Pedicabs Already in Gear for Summer

As the daffodils bloom and the summer tourists flock to Newport, expect to see another annual return to the city. Pedicab season has begun. More...

First Annual Pride Event Revs Up

Preparations are in full swing for the first annual Newport Pride event in the city, the weekend of June 23. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Hank Lawler

Coffee Shop Serves Daily Kindness

Every morning, for more than 30 years, Hank Lawler has left his apartment and driven to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway before 6 a.m. to help set up for another busy day of serving coffee, donuts, muffins, croissants and joy. More...

Time to Rein in the ‘Promposal’

SLICE OF LIFE

Now that prom season is coming to a close I would like to bring the subject of the “promposal” some much needed adult attention. More...

Town and City See Wide Divide in Liquor Licenses

Although they share a common slice of Atlantic Ocean waterfront, there is a wide gulf between Middletown and Newport when it comes to the cost of a liquor license. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday May 31 Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

From The Garden

Geranium Brilliance for Summer

Pelargonium, which we commonly call geraniums, are no longer simply clusters of red flowers with scalloped round green leaves; they are now bursting with outrageously colored leaves and are the easiest of summer flowers to grow. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Donald “Duck” F. Beattie, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away May 23, 2018 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Annabelle “Sis” (Harvey) Beattie.   More...