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Rental Workshop Falls Short

A long-anticipated workshop to discuss short-term rentals in Newport was not as productive as some council members had hoped. More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Fireworks to Launch at Naval Concert The Annual Salute to Summer concert and fireworks show returns to the Naval Station Newport Base on Saturday, Aug. 29. More...

Naval Community

Groundbreaking, Literally and Figuratively

With shovels at the ready, construction will begin on Friday, Aug. 28, on a spacious $48 million, 200-room Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) facility intended for military personnel traveling through Newport. More...

Fireworks to Launch at Naval Concert

The Annual Salute to Summer concert and fireworks show returns to the Naval Station Newport Base on Saturday, Aug. 29. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Sing with the Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers are actively seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the upcoming 2015 musical season. It is open to all members of the Newport Navy community. Rehearsals start on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Mainsheet

Literacy Blooms

The lingering heat of an August night did not prevent 200 guests from enjoying “Literacy Blooms at a Novel Evening,” the Newport Public Library’s annual August fundraiser, which this year was a delightful evening under a tent, with More...

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Thursday August 27 ‘Road to Independence' Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the Revolution, 10-11 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org. More...

Nature

August is the Time to Tinker with Mackerel

If you are going to fish this month from the Newport causeway or surrounding piers, your goal will have to be wholly mackerel; as in tinker mackerel. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Lawsuit Names Uber

For the two years since ridehailing company Uber launched in Newport, Daniel Moriarty of Newport’s Orange Cab and Warwick’s Airport Taxi vocally expressed concern that the company is operating illegal taxi carriers in the state. More...

Lighthouse Museum Honors Shipwreck Researcher

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association is recognizing Newport native Jim Jenney for his five decades of meticulous maritime disaster research that has been compiled as the Rhode Island Shipwreck Database. More...

 

Around Town

'Wings and Wheels' Sets Fundraising Record for NBS

You couldn’t beat the setting: under the stars on a beautiful night at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown for the tenth annual Bird Ball. More...

City Manager Search Quietly Proceeds

With another executive session on the calendar for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, Newport councilors are scheduled to continue their deliberations on the choice for the city’s next manager. More...

Newport Teachers Still Have No Deal

As Newport students prepare to re-enter classrooms for the new school year, their teachers will be entering their second year of work with no contract. Superintendent Colleen Jermain confirmed Wednesday, Aug. More...

Opinion

Caveat Emptor

In Latin, we say, “Caveat emptor.” In English, “Let the buyer beware.” The admonition was once applied to such things as used cars or to the wares hawked out of a suitcase by old-fashioned traveling salesmen. Today, technology has changed everything. More...

Political Cartoon

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Students Need Digital Classrooms

To the Editor: The start of a new school year is always an exciting time in our community. This year, when we open our doors to students on Sept. More...

From The Garden

Sweet and Savory Tomato Tatin

Many have heard of the glorious tarte Tatin, the upside-down French apple pie. A tomato Tatin is an equal match, if not better tasting. Tomatoes, technically classified as fruit, are both sweet and acidic—similar to apples and peaches. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francoise L. Donovan (LaRue), 88, of Newport, passed away Aug. 18, 2015 at the Village House, Newport. She leaves behind her husband, Charles Donovan; her children, Dr. C. More...