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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Following a Son’s Footsteps

There’s really nothing new about sons following in their fathers’ musical footsteps. The sons of Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Hank Williams are all now famous musicians. More...

Music Around the Island

Thursday, July 5 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m.,TBA 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., Dead ‘til Friday, $10 newportFILM, O’H More...

Around Town

Beatles Animator Comes to Jane Pickens

Ron Campbell, one of the animators of the Beatles classic animated film, “Yellow Submarine,” can attribute his start and long career in commercial animation to a complicated insect.  More...

Expansion of Emergency Department Underway

Newport Hospital recently launched a campaign to expand its emergency department with a $3 million gift from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. More...

New Budget Reflects Increase in School Budget

When the Newport City Council unanimously approved the 2018- 2019 municipal/school budget on deadline on June 27, figures were released but there was no public discussion as to the reasoning behind the approval.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 5 Newport Music Festival Classical music by international musicians held in unique, intimate and historic venues, daily through July 22, times and prices vary, 401- 849-0700, newportmusic.org. More...

Return to Camelot

Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, and Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters’ impressions of what happened behind the scen More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Mark Film Fest More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Jessica Perez and Linnen Boulden of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Gabriel Adonis Boulden on June 24, 2018. More...

Food Truck Bill Passes

Newport is not a complete stranger to food trucks, those mobile versions of local, brick and mortar restaurants. More...

Principal Appointed at Thompson

Laurie Sullivan, who has worked in the Newport School District for three decades, was appointed principal of Thompson Middle School at a special meeting of the Newport School Committee on June 28. More...

 

News Briefs

Shimoda Welcome Reception

The public is invited to a welcoming reception to greet the visiting sister city delegation from Shimoda, Japan at the Edward King House on Thursday, July 12, at 5p.m. More...

‘From Farm to Table’

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, July 9, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. There will be a presentation titled “From Farm to Table “ beginning around 7 p.m. More...

Fishing Outing

All fishing gear will be provided and no prior fishing experience is required to join the next Newport Police Department summer outreach event to the Carolina Fish Hatchery for freshwater fishing on Wednesday, July 11. More...

Election News

Candidate Update

. . ELECTION NEWS . . .

In a random drawing on July 3 by Board of Canvassing Authority committee member Maxine Shaver, the order of the three candidates for the Ward 2 Sept. 12 primary ballot was determined.  More...

School Committee Challenges Superintendent

Some Call for Resignation

Newport School Superintendent Colleen Jermain came under scrutiny by several members of the Newport School Committee, at its meeting on June 28.  More...

Opinion

GUEST VIEW

To the Citizens of Newport

It has been my great honor to serve as Newport’s Mayor and I’m very proud with what we have accomplished as a community. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Newport’s Character in Jeopardy  To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

A Bevy of Beans!

When thinking of green beans, the ubiquitous green bean casserole for Thanksgiving dinner comes to mind. No more! This legume has become as “gourmet” as almost every other vegetable on the planet. More...

Nature

Salt Marsh Sparrows in Trouble

The long days currently filled with sunshine mark the height of nesting season. More...

Obituaries

Donald Anthony McCarthy Jr.

Donald Anthony McCarthy Jr. of Portsmouth passed away peacefully on June 27, 2018 after a valiant year long struggle with cancer. Born in Boston on June 19, 1948, he recently celebrated his 70th birthday surrounded by family and friends. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Catherine (Davis) Alves, 94, of Middletown, passed away July 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late John F. Alves. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be July 6, at 8:30 a.m. More...