June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Music in the Park

The 10th annual Newport Independent Music Festival, or NIMFest, begins this Sunday, June 26, and will continue on Sundays throughout the summer, from 3-6 p.m. A variety of jazz, rock, and folk artists from the region are lined up. More...

Decision on Principal Revisited

Following a June 14 vote that reassigned Rogers High School Principal Jeffrey Goss to be the district’s assistant superintendent and named Assistant Principal Christianne Fisher as interim principal at Rogers, the Newport School Committee has r More...

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News Briefs

U.S. Navy Presents Public Service Award

Former Newport Mayor David Gordon was presented with the Department of the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award by Rear Admiral P. Gardner Howe III, USN, the 55th President of the Naval War College, on June 14 at a dinner held at Rosecliff. More...

Carnival Owner Spreads Joy to Children

The Adams Experience, a new YMCA summer camp at Fort Adams, recently received a sponsorship donation from Rockwell Amusements. More...

Local Kids Score Big at Jr. NBA Hoops

Seven qualifiers representing the Newport Recreation Department competed this month at the Jr. NBA National Skills Challenge Regional Competition in Stamford, Conn. More...

Mainsheet

Collaborative Show at Redwood Honors Tennis Icons

There was a lively turnout on Wednesday, June 15, at the opening reception for “Tennis in Newport: The Casino and Jimmy Van Alen,” the current show in the Peirce Prince gallery at the Redwood Library & Athanaeum. More...

SAVE the DATE

{June} 24 ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE FUNDRAISER, Fort Adams Trust, Fort Adams State Park, fortadams.org 26 A NEW LOOK AT A NOVEL EVENING, Newport Public Library, newportlibraryri.org {July} More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday June 23 Pre-K Spring Story and Stroll Series Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 per program for one child and one parent, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org. More...

Independence Day Celebration

Newport’s red, white and blue celebration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 4, with the Newport Artillery Company of Newport marching to the gravesite of William Ellery, Rhode Island’s signer of the Declaration of Independence. More...

Nature

Unleashed Dogs Pose Danger to Nesting Birds

Despite the best efforts of the Middletown Police Department, town officials, and the beach staffs of Sachuest and Third beaches, nuisance dogs continue to run loose on the beaches, counter to a town ordinance. More...

Nesting Notes:

The pair of piping plovers at Third Beach provide a lesson in the ability of this species to survive if left alone. The pair has made three unsuccessful attempts to nest. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Candidate Deadline Wed. June 29

Monday, June 27, 2016–circle your calendars. On that day, state and local candidates can begin to formally file the necessary paperwork with their local canvassing boards to officially jump into the race for state or local offices. More...

Candidate Deadline Wed. June 29

Monday, June 27, 2016–circle your calendars. On that day, state and local candidates can begin to formally file the necessary paperwork with their local canvassing boards to officially jump into the race for state or local offices. More...

Booze Allowed on Beach

Wedding Venue Can Serve Alcohol on Beach

After nearly two hours of discussion, Middletown Town Council gave a cautious nod to the recently unveiled Newport Beach House and granted the new wedding venue permission to serve alcohol and provide live music on the beach. More...

Bigelow Gives an Assist to Fisheries Research

It is 209 feet long, cost $54 million, can trawl nets at depths of 1,000 fathoms, can study our marine ecosystem from the largest pod of sperm whales to microscopic plankton, and works to protect, manage, and preserve our natural resources. More...

 

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Around Town

Preservation Society Bestows Awards

The Preservation Society of Newport County elected a new chairman and four new trustees at its annual meeting on June 16, and also bestowed special awards on several members of the community, including its outgoing chairman. More...

Surfers Say Broken Pipe Stinks

As a group of surfers watched the incoming swells come in on Wednesday, June 15, they noticed a fecal smell and a crack in an old pipe that led to the water from The Breakers. More...

Council Increases 2017 Funding to Schools

Included in the $92 million general fund city budget that Newport Councilors adopted on Wednesday, June 22, is a four percent increase in the city’s appropriation to the School Department. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

New Hats for an Old Ring

Monday, June 27, 2016–circle your calendars. On that day, state and local candidates can begin to formally file the necessary paperwork with their local canvassing boards to officially jump into the race for state or local offices. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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From The Garden

It’s a Toss-Up!

It’s summer salad time, which means we can stop eating lettuce out of bags and plastic containers. Treat yourself to the fresh lettuces and arugula at the farmer’s markets. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘The Power of Song’ Concert Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 31-33 Van Zandt Ave., will present “The Power of Song,” featuring the sounds of old school Gospel and the music of Stevie Wonder on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. More...

Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps

Evangelical Friends Church, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-12, Kickin’ Sports Camp, 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown, to register call 401-847-1490. More...

New Arrivals

Ashley Breitenstein and Kyle Kluth of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Amelia Elizabeth Kluth on June 13, 2016. Johnna Mitchell and Thomas Morrison Jr. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Maud M. Emanuel, 93, of Newport, passed away June 16, 2016 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Myron L. Emanuel. She leaves behind four daughters, four grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. More...