June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Next Run of Volvo Hangs in the Balance

Unlike 2015, when the Newport stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race was blessed with 10 days of sunshine, cool breezes and blue skies, this year’s event, held May 8-20, faced the challenge of rainy days and cloudy cover. More...

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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Friends Reign, in ‘Love Handle’

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a group of friends who form a band for the sheer joy of playing their own music. That’s the case with the local group, Love Handle.  More...

NIMFest Continues

The Newport Independent Music Festival (NIMFest) kicks off its 12th season on Sunday, July 1 at the King Park gazebo on Wellington Avenue. The free concert series, which runs every Sunday afternoon until Aug. More...

Music Around the Island

Thursday, June 28 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sean Connell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 10 p.m., The Pogs, $10 Norey’s: 8-11 p.m., More...

Around Town

WASHINGTON SQUARE 4th of JULY FESTIVITIES

9 a.m. Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence 9:30 a.m. Common Burial Ground Gravesite Tribute to William Ellery More...

Zoning Board Approves Fifth Element Hotel

After months of testimony, the Newport Zoning Board of Review voted 4-1 on June 25 to approve a plan to build a 40-room hotel with an indoor garage above the Fifth Element Restaurant.  The hotel will convert a former gas station into guest rooms More...

Unanimous Budget Approval for Council

The Newport City Council unanimously approved the 2018-2019 operating budget on Wednesday, June 27, with a 1.5 percent increase in school funding  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday June 28 Process Art Children 2-11 enjoy an art experience with balloons that is about the process, not the product, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., seating limited, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Robert O. “Jake” Beattie, 85, of Newport, passed away June 24, 2018 at the Village House Nursing Center, Newport. He was the husband of the late Anita R. (Parris) Beattie. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Pamela Lee King

Pamela Lee King, 51, died June 16, 2018, from metastatic breast cancer, nearly three years after her initial diagnosis. More...

No Appointment for Thompson Principal

The Newport School Committee held a special meeting on June 21 to decide on a principal for Thompson Middle School, but declined to act on School Superintendent Colleen Jermain’s recommendation that Laurie Sullivan be appointed to the position. More...

City Fort Re-labeled, Town Charter Displayed

A landmark Revolutionary War fortification that was misidentified for a century will be re-marked, thanks to the efforts of Kenneth Walsh and Christina Alvernas of the Middletown Historical Society Research Team.  More...

 

News Briefs

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30 p.m. RR Legion vs Westcott Saturday, June 23 @ 12 p.m. Town Dock vs Rathskeller Westcott vs RR Construction @ 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 @7:30 p.m. Westcott vs Town Dock   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 18 through Monday, June 25 the Newport Police Department responded to 714 calls. Of those, 155 were motor vehicle related; there were 123 motor vehicle violations issued and 33 accident reports. More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured implement was recently brought in questioning its purpose, age and value. Marked “Made in Sweden” from the early cocktail era, 1920’s, its an olive picker! More...

Election News

Candidate Update

. . ELECTION NEWS . . .

Candidate names below are as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, the final day to file Declarations of Candidacy. More...

Opinion

Calendar Rounds the Half

Let us lift up our glass, or several, and swoon, In the throes of the sun-soaked bounty of June, Weather so fine on an island setting so prosperous You’d think the beaches were covered in phosphorous. [Well, mostly]. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Carson Announces Bid for Re-Election To the Editor: I have declared that I am seeking re-election to a third term for House District 75 Representative. My campaign is called “Continuing to Put Newport First.” More...

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Nature

Airborne Seeds Invade in Untold Numbers

While sitting on a bench at Aquidneck Park earlier this week, attempting to enjoy what little warmth available, I noticed the air was alive with movement. Because the day was sunny and windy, a number of objects were in flight. More...