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Court Rules on Touro Synagogue Ownership

An appellate court in Massachusetts recently overturned a U.S. District Court ruling about who ultimately owns the oldest synagogue in America. More...

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News Briefs

New Voices Welcome to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the 2018 musical season. More...

Civic Chorale Auditions

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will hold new singer auditions for its 2017-2018 concert season, on Wednesday, Aug. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 500 Hope St., Providence. More...

‘Evolution of the Urban Forest’

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to a presentation on Monday, Aug. 21 titled “Evolution of the Urban Forest” by arborist Chris Fletcher. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Classic Case of NIMBY?

Removal of the cell towers at Rogers High School and plans to replace existing antennas at St. Augustin’s Church in the Fifth Ward has generated much controversy, confusion and debate. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Endorsement for Mike Smith ELECTION 2017 To the Editor: The taxpayers of Newport and Jamestown have a clear choice for the best candidate to fill the vacant Senate District 13 seat on Aug. 22. More...

Nature

What Those ‘Tropical Travelers’ Tell Us About the Future

Narragansett Bay is rich with hundreds of species of flora and fauna, and late summer is the perfect time to explore some of those that aren’t actually supposed to be here. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Cynthia T. (Trull) Barrett, 91, of Holyoke, Mass., formerly of Middletown, passed away Aug. 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late George Barrett. Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 18, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Local Rally Against White Supremacy

With the nation anxiously eyeing the unrest unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday, where clashes between white nationalists and counter demonstrators continued through the weekend, dozens of local people rallied in Washington Square o More...

What it Takes to Hold the J Class World Championship

In less than one week, the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound will be busy with six J Class boats racing for the J Class World Championship title. These sailing thoroughbreds will begin five days of racing on Tuesday, Aug. 22. More...

 

Around Town

Books on the Beach

Hadassah Rhode Island celebrated its seventh annual Books on the Beach, an author luncheon on Aug. 11. More...

Beach Idol and Bonfire at Easton’s

The last week of Beach Idol competition will be Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the five winners of the weekly contests will compete in the finals for a recording session at Stable Sound in Portsmouth. More...

Posh Porsches

Visitors check out a historic 1958 356A Speedster. The SoBo Porsche Club brought prized automobile possessions to Newport Car Museum on Aug. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 17 Whitehall Tours Visiting philosophers on hand for tours and conversation, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27, admission by donation, whitehallmuseumhouse.org. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Music on the Lawn’   St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will hold three “Music on the Lawn” concerts, from 6-7:45 p.m. Appearing on Tuesday, Aug. 22, will be the Matsiko World Orphan Choir; on Thursday, Aug. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Amy and Andrew Beeman of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Aria Lynn Beeman on August 6, 2017. More...