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Bridge Realignment Speaker

A representative from RIDOT will be the featured speaker and make a presentation on the Pell Bridge realignment project at the next OBNA (Off Broadway Neighborhood Association) meeting on Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at The Parlor. More...

For What It’s Worth

Recently brought in, a paper back book titled: “Early Concert Life in America 1731-1800” This interesting volume by O.G. Sonneck was written in 1907 in Germany. Colonial Newport is notated in this volume. More...

History of the Newport Bridge

James Ricci, author of the recently published "The Newport Bridge," will be the guest speaker at the Jamestown Historical Society annual meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. More...

Opinion

All Hands On Deck

This time of year, hearing the words “Newport is the just the greatest place... More...

Political Cartoon

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Beware Property Tax Freeze

To the Editor:  Recently you may have noticed Middletown Councilors Antone Viveiros and Dennis Turano soliciting signatures to place a referendum on the November ballot to impose a property tax freeze similar to the one enacted by California in More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 26 Rose Island Family Fun Join the Naval War College Museum for free family programs at Rose Island Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, 401-841-7266, museumeducator@usnwc.edu, trip information roseisland.org. More...

From The Garden

Perfection...Raspberry Selection

I wait for this month all year, because it’s when my summer raspberry crop is in. The good news is there will be a second crop, which is always larger, beginning at the end of August and early September.  More...

King Park Waterfront Aflutter with Activities

Over the last two months, Friends of the Waterfront and URI Master Gardeners have been offering free educational gardening chats and concerts in an innovative series along the waterfront. At King Park on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Joanne Marie Bidon

Joanne Marie Bidon, 84, of Warwick, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Portland, Maine on January 11, 1934. She was the wife of the late Richard Bidon. More...

RECENT DEATHS

James Alexander, 62, formerly of Newport, passed away July 20, 2018. He was the husband of the late Barbara Alexander. Calling hours will be Friday, July 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. More...

Antiques and Art Abound at 'The Newport Show'

Among the bevy of summer arts and antiques shows across the country, Newport’s event is highly acclaimed. More...

 

Around Town

Program Brings Food and Fun

Public parks around Newport are a little more crowded this summer, thanks to the Summer Meals Program that provides free, healthy meals to children under age 18, regardless of the family’s income level.  More...

New Pell Ramp Proposal Threatens Dog Park

It doesn’t look like much. Sunburned grass and mulch, divots, no water source, uneven ground, a dozen assorted lawn chairs of various sizes, colors and quality in a circle. More...

School Committee to Request Shortfall Help

Accepts Cuts, Projections

The Newport School Committee, meeting for the first time since discovering that it faced deficits for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, voted to wait until they had a final number for the 2018 deficit before asking the City Council to make up the differenc More...

Mainsheet

Luncheon Raises $55,000 for Child & Family

More than 100 Rhode Islanders gathered last month at Ocean- Cliff in Newport for the fourth Annual Townsend Luncheon, a benefit for the social service agency, Child & Family. More...

Artists’ Ball a Colorful Success

More than 400 guests danced the night away at the Newport Art Museum’s colorful Artists’ Ball on July 20. More...

Upcoming Summer Fundraisers

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Beach Bash, Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Third Beach. Bring a picnic or choose a meal from various food vendors, for dessert gather around the campfire for s’mores. More...

Faith Community

Pathway to Hope

The Women’s Resource Center is hosting a “Pathway to Hope” celebration on Thursday, July 26, at 5 p.m. at 11 Touro St. to honor the 20-year anniversary of its commemorative brick walkway and to unveil its new porch. More...

Summer Bazaar

Jesus Saviour Church will hold its summer bazaar July 26-28, from 7-11 p.m. on the Vernon Avenue grounds. It will include games, Bingo, white elephants, food and more. Thursday and Friday evenings there will be a raffle drawing for $250. More...

Dharma Bloom Community Gathering

A free community gathering to connect with like-spirited members of the community will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m., at the Firehouse Community Studio, 4 Equality Park Place. More...