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'Surging Shores' Takes on Rising Tides

With the remnants of Hurricane Florence gathered outside, thought leaders from across a variety of disciplines assembled inside Newport’s City Hall last Tuesday, Sept. More...

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News Briefs

ALN Candidate Forums and Responses

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) has posted responses to numerous questions candidates for both the Newport City Council and School Committee. More...

Public Access Talk

Mike Rubin, retired R.I. Assistant Attorney General and a member of the Friends of the Waterfront Board, will give a talk on public access on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

Portsmouth Candidates’ Nights

The Portsmouth Concerned Citizens will conduct two pre-election events for Portsmouth candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 11.  The Oct. 10 Candidates’ Night for Council candidates will begin at 6:45 p.m. More...

Opinion

60 Things to Ponder

Editorial

While an incredulous nation sits in stunned aweAt the lunacy hearings of Judge Kavanaugh, Let us lift up our glass, now that summer is fleeing,And consider this ode based on WHAT ARE WE SEEING? More...

Political Cartoon

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Forums to Inform Newport Voters

To the Editor:  As we’ve seen in the past week, the old shibboleth, “elections have consequences,” holds true. And as Thomas Jefferson said, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.”  More...

Faith Community

Trinity Pumpkin Patch

Trinity Church patch in Queen Anne Square begins on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with music, vendors and food, also open weekends and holidays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and weekdays from noon-6 p.m. through Oct. 31, 401-846-0660.   More...

Blessing of the Animals

The blessings will be bestowed at several locations on various dates, and participants are asked to restrain or cage their animals.  St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. More...

Watoto Children’s Choir Performs

The First Presbyterian Church, 6 Everett St., invites the community to a concert by the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Day One, YMCA Tackle Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse (the umbrella term for all types of sexual violations) knows no bounds in those it affects: females, males, children, old, young. The impact can be devastating, life-altering and, in many cases, hushed. More...

'Haunts for Homeless' Changed His Life

Jef Benson was once a homeless addict who lost everything. He lived in a van in a used car lot, and in a shed behind a friend’s house in the middle of winter.  More...

 

Around Town

Opera House Regroups with New Plan

Dispelling rumors that the nearly $26 million plan to renovate the former Newport Opera House into the Newport Performing Arts Center was in financial trouble, organizers have announced that new talent is steering the massive project through turbulen More...

Council Approves Agreement with Sailing Hall of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame edged one step closer to relocating to Newport when the City Council passed a condominium agreement on Sept. More...

Planning Board Rejects Peckham Lane Subdivision

The Middletown Planning Board voted down an application for master plan approval for a proposed 24-lot subdivision on Peckham Lane at a Sept. 26 special meeting. More...

Mainsheet

Third Annual Culinary Adventure

The Newport Historical Society creates an edible history experience each fall. This year, on Sept. 22, the event evoked a community-wide celebration held in 1918 to salute the end of World War I. More...

From The Garden

Color… Not Just for Summer

Welcome to fall! Many of your garden flowers have become, leggy, unsightly, or simply gone to seed. This does not mean your beautiful garden is finished for the season, however. More...

Winners at the Fair

At the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 44th annual Harvest Fair, the fields were mowed, the tents were up and everything screamed country fair!  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lillian T. Chaves, 98, of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Frank Chaves.   More...