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Jermain Makes Case for Budget

Citing the district’s special education tuitions, the need for more teachers and paraprofessionals to accommodate growing enrollments, and contractually-obligated staff raises, Newport Schools Superintendent Colleen Jermain has presented city officia More...

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News Briefs

‘Spring Forth Festival’

Join in the “Spring Forth Festival” celebration of Newport’s newest community garden, the Island Community Garden, a project of Aquidneck Community Table, at the Great Friends Meeting House on Friday, May 27. More...

Mastering the Craft

IYRS will kick off its fourth annual Mastering the Craft Roundtable series on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Pre-K for Four-Year-Olds

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is currently accepting applications for its RI Department of Education (RIDE) pre-kindergarten program with classrooms located at 8 John H Chafee Blvd. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

To Stripe or Not to Stripe?

A s the Broadway “Streetscape” project ambles on toward summer, we have to admit that we like having a “box seat” in our newsroom perch as workers install tri-colored gray paving bricks in a 17-foot-wide area at the rate of 10 More...

Reflections on Building Smarter

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Try Simple Solutions First

To the Editor: In response to Rep. Carson’s recent letter (“Rhode Island Must Build Smarter,” May 19), I offer that during the Sandy storm, the sea wall in my area was never breached. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday May 26 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...

Walk for the Animals

Join the Potter League for the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals which will be held at Glen Park on Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Make a difference in the lives of homeless and neglected animals in the community. More...

‘Sport of Kings’

The Rotary Club of Newport will be the host of the season’s first polo match Saturday, May 28, at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. Play begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Admission for the annual benefit match is $10. More...

Nature

June Brings Hurricane Season and a King Tide

Hurricane season begins June 1. Most everyone has a Hurricane Bob story and many city residents even have a Hurricane Carol story. StormReporter training is a great opportunity to learn how to safely observe and document storm damage (see sidebar). More...

StormReporter Training

Save The Bay, in partnership with the Coastal Resource Management Council, Rhode Island Sea Grant, and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, will host training for community volunteers interested in becoming StormReporters who go o More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Council Supports Bag Ban

Newport City Councilors have given a preliminary nod to phase out disposable plastic bags. More...

The Need for Speed

Hosted by Sail Newport, the World Match Racing Tour is in town, and everybody, from now until Saturday, June 4, will be wanting a piece of the action—whether as spectator or competitor. More...

Community Conversation Upon Entering Newport

Experts in varied fields joined residents in an exchange of ideas on Saturday, May 21, at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum regarding the “sense of arrival and discovery” as one enters into Newport. More...

 

Around Town

Super Students

A Star Kids scholarship student, graduating this spring from Portsmouth Abbey, spoke to a large crowd of Star Kids supporters at the organization’s annual gala, held Saturday, April 30, at Ochre Court. She is standing with Dr. More...

Then There Were Two

Following the funeral for the aged beech tree at the Newport Art Museum, another giant on Bellevue succumbed to disease and old age. The Redwood Library assures us that the remaining beeches are in good health. More...

Hospital Recognizes Volunteers

More than 130 volunteers, staff and administration at Newport Hospital recently gathered to honor area volunteers and students who gave over 28,600 hours of service to the hospital over the last year. More...

Mainsheet

What a Happening!

The “Hard Hat Happening” at the Opera House Theater was a huge success. More...

SAVE the DATE

{June} 2 SAIL INTO SUMMER, C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, Belle Mer, clagettregatta.org 4 More...

From The Garden

Asparagus Time!

It’s time to celebrate asparagus. White, green, purple, pencil-thin, or thick stalks are waiting to be harvested. The word asparagus is derived from the Persian “asparag,” meaning spear. Asparagus is referred to as spears to this very day. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Well Coffeehouse More...

Silver Anniversary for Church Garden Party

A Devonshire cream tea, the Westerly Morris Men, a classic British car parade (weather permitting), and games are among the day’s offerings for St. Columba’s 25th annual Garden Party on Saturday, June 4, from 1 - 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Manuel “Manny” Laureanno, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2016. He leaves behind his children, Lisa Davis (Kenneth) and Robert Laureanno, a grandson, Mitchell Laureanno Lopes, and a former spouse, Chee Laureanno. He was a U.S. More...