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For What It’s Worth

There is Wedgwood and then, there is Wedgwood. Pictured is a piece of not very old, sort of mass produced and modestly valued Wedgewood. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Team Standings Wins Losses Brothers Oven 9 5 Westcott 9 5 Town Dock 6 5 RR Construction 7 8 More...

Beach Idol Singing Competition

Beach Idol will take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Easton’s Beach through Aug. 17. Performers must be 6-16 years old. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Rules of the Road Apply to All

With the launch of a fresh “Newport Waves” safety campaign this week, we are reminded that the responsibility of safety on our streets is a shared one. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Looking to a Future Run  To the Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

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Nature

Shorebirds are Already on the Move South

It seems like yesterday the birds were pushing north to their migration grounds. More...

Amateur Photo Competition

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of R.I. are sponsoring a photo competition and encouraging amateur photographers to enter their favorite wildlife or landscape refuge photos. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Peter D. Gibson, 67, of Middletown passed away suddenly July 17, 2017 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was husband of Suzanne (Harpin) Gibson.  Robert W. Irvine, 70, of Middletown, passed away July 21, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was a U.S. More...

School Committee Approves $39 Million Budget

The Newport School Committee unanimously approved a $39.38 million budget for fiscal year 2017- 18 during a special meeting on Monday, July 24. The new budget represents a 2-percent, or $1 million, increase over last year’s budget. More...

When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

“My brother was the last person you’d picture with a needle in his arm, and yet they were all dying as junkies. More...

 

Around Town

Doris Duke Preservation Awards Announced

The Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport have announced the winners of the 2017 Doris Duke Preservation Awards, which are presented each year to three recently completed projects that exemplify excellence in the preservation of Newp More...

Merritt Fund Grants Awarded

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $2,000.  More...

A Simple Gesture That Could Save a Life

It’s a simple gesture, just a wave. But it could save a life by acknowledging that drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists have been seen. More...

Mainsheet

A Marquee Night for IYRS and Friends

On the evening of July 8, more than 650 supporters gathered for the 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored by State Street. The school raised $875,000 between sponsorships, tickets, donations and auction items. More...

Faith Community

A Conversation with Rev. John Afendoulis

Last year, only days removed from his arrival in Newport, the bearded Rev. John E. Afendoulis, saw facial hair approaching that has reached near legendary status around these parts. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Emmanuel Church Intergenerational Supper   Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold an intergenerational supper on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30-8 p.m. The theme is American food. Bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome. 401-847-0675. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Maureen Booth and Wilberson Bernavil of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Kane Booth Bernavil on July 22, 2017. More...