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Welcome Center Proposal Heads to Zoning

By a vote of five to three, the Newport Planning Board has recommended to the Zoning Board of Review that issuing a special use permit for the proposed welcome center at The Breakers would be consistent with the goals and purposes of the city’s More...

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Opinion

Board, Commission Members True CIVIL Servants

One day, when the philosophers, critics—whatever you want to call them—sit down to write about the times we live in, we doubt whether anyone will refer to these days as an age of civility. More...

Reddest of Red Flags

To the Editor: Once again the gambling interests in Newport have taken a page from Greek mythology. In 1976 the Trojan horse was jai alai. Hidden inside were simulcast wagering and slot machines. More...

Blinded by Ambition

To the Editor: Mr. Vaillancourt’s recent letter to the editor was long overdue. (NTW Aug. 21 issue) Mr. More...

From The Garden

Summer Veggie Cook Off

It is hard to believe, but Labor Day has come and gone. This had to be one of the quickest summers in history, as we were waiting for the heat wave that never arrived. This time of year finds us prowling the produce aisles for inspiration. More...

Obituaries

Mary (Mae) Rose (Nowak) Bally,

of Newport, passed away Sept. 8, 2014 in her sleep at the John Clarke Nursing Home, Middletown. She was the wife of Fred D. Bally. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Soup Kitchen, 5 Mann Ave., Newport, RI 02840. More...

Sally Patricia (Oxx) Bloomfield,

84, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 6, 2014 at Newport Hospital. Her funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at noon at Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown. More...

Charles Paul LaMond, 77, of Middletown,

passed away Sept. 8, 2014 at home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Catherine (Fitzgerald) LaMond. He was a founding member of the Middletown Tree Commission. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. More...

Carson Ousts Martin

Lauren H. Carson marked her first run for political office with a victory over three-term incumbent Peter F. Martin in Tuesday’s Democratic primary contest for the Rhode Island House of Representatives District 75 seat. More...

Public Mural Uses Art to Create Community

The Point district will become the site of Newport’s first community based mural on public property. More...

 

Around Town

Spring Bull Gallery

Spring Bull Gallery’s current exhibit is “Mary Winkes One Person Show,” running through Sept. 30 at 55 Bellevue Ave. More...

Hunter Gallery

“Gilded,” a month-long exhibition of oil and gold leaf paintings on panels by artist Isabelle Lirakis, kicks off with a reception to meet the painter at the Hunter Gallery for the Arts at More...

DeBlois Gallery

DeBlois Gallery's new show “Uncommon Women” features artists Karen Nash, Judi Israel and Izabella Casselman. Their works include assemblages, ceramics and mixed-media on paper. More...

Mainsheet

Excellence in Preservation Celebrated

The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards were presented Sept. 5 at Duke’s Rough Point. The eighth annual awards recognized three projects and their contributions to Newport’s historic landscape and commitment to preservation. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 11 Newport International Boat Show 44th annual boat show featuring sailboats, powerboats, products, and services, Newport Yachting Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., newportboatshow.com. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Columba’s Chapel will present “Misgivings,” an evening of “divine” comedy on Thursday, Sept. 18. More...

Nature

Surprise Swimmers

The Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, has welcomed a number of locally caught tropical fish to its exhibit tanks. More...

Bird Banding Draws Large Group of Volunteers

The Aquidneck Island Land Trust recently conducted a bird-banding exhibition at the Sweet Flag parcel, a vital natural filter essential to the Bailey Brook buffer zone. More...

Loggerhead Turtle’s Demise

The sea turtle that washed up at Newport’s Easton’s Beach recently has been identified. More...