July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Assembly Leaves Unfinished Business

In the end, the wingspan of henlaying chickens may have been at least partly responsible for what has widely been described as the unusually “abrupt” finish of this year’s Rhode Island General Assembly's regular session. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Artist William Heydt recently presented his newest addition to the “Newportant People Series” to the Newport Police Department. More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Fourth of July Fun The Officers’ Club will hold a Fourth of July celebration from 4-10 p.m., with live musical entertainment and a barbecue with the traditional favorites. More...

Opinion

Some Things Just Never End Well

Some things just never seem to end well. Take for example, the Rhode Island General Assembly’s “abrupt” adjournment on the evening of Thursday, June 25. More...

A Thank You from Hasbro Children’s Hospital

To the Editor: For families across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a critically important resource for our region—one that cares for the vast majority of ill and injured children in our community More...

Preservation Society is Our Economic Engine

To the Editor: In recent weeks the media has run stories about attacks on the Preservation Society of Newport County. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday July 2 Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Mass on the Grass’ Trinity Church will hold its 10 a.m. service outdoors on the lawn on Sunday, July 12, overlooking Queen Anne Square and Newport harbor. The 8 a.m. worship will still be held in the church. More...

Nature

Hatchlings Spreading Their Wings

There have been many recent developments with the varied species nesting on Aquidneck Island. More...

Project Benefits Wildlife and Public

A group of Rogers High School students recently completed a nine month biology and horticultural project, with the successful planting of 175 spartina plants (a hearty marsh grass species) at the Sachuest Point salt marshes. More...

Photo

A juvenile northern rough-winged swallow calls to its parents for food. More...

School Budget Requires Layoffs

As Many as 19 Teachers May Lose Jobs

One day before the new fiscal year began on July 1, the Newport School Committee passed a balanced budget plan that closed projected deficits largely through teacher layoffs. More...

Newport Ready to Say Bonjour to L’Hermione

Plans are in the air to welcome the French to Newport again, but this time, unlike in 1780 when the colonists were leery following the three year occupation by British forces, they will be met with open arms. More...

 

Around Town

Gulls Still Flying High

The children line up, stretching their white Gull shirts through the chain link fence. The players sign the clothing with Sharpies, giving their first requested autographs. More...

Gallery Night Art Tour

Free guided walking art tours will resume with short, informational tours running as follows: 5 p.m. on Bellevue Avenue meeting inside at C.L. Sherman’s Gallery at the Hotel Viking; 6 p.m. at 141 Spring St. More...

Court Proceedings Present a Different Kind of Marathon

By the time athletes cross the Newport Marathon’s Easton’s Beach finish line this fall, the event organizer may feel that it has already weathered its own marathon in court. More...

Mainsheet

An Irish Mist at 'Summer at the Steps' Benefit

The sixth annual benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, “Summer at the Steps,” was held June 27 at Ochre Court. More...

Save the Date

Night in Provence, July 9, Ochre Court, benefiting the Newport Hospital The Nuit Blanche, July 10, Wyndham benefiting the Island Moving Co. IYRS Summer Gala, July 11, benefiting the International Yacht Restoration School More...

From The Garden

What a Year for Roses

The heavy winter snows made many of the perennials and shrubs come up stronger than ever this year. More...

Garden Club Sustainability Talk

Mary Jo Diem of the Quononoquott Garden Club will present a program called “Garden and Landscaping Sustainability.” She is a Master Gardener and will share her knowledge of safeguarding gardens against natural and everyday challenges like More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Louis A. Bellagamba, 83, of Middletown, passed away June 27, 2015. He was the husband of Mary A. (Lozito) Bellagamba. More...