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Around Town

Grand Reopening at Tennis Hall of Fame

After three years of planning and a $3 million renovation, the museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame has reopened its doors. More...

Big Events for Bike Newport

Hundreds ditched their cars in favor of two wheels this past weekend to celebrate and attend two local events: Newport Bike to Work Day and the Volvo Ocean Race. More...

Bike Friendly Business of the Year

The Newport County YMCA was named the Bicycle Friendly Business of the Year by Bike Newport for its “consistent and ongoing support and encouragement of bicycling.” In the past year, the Y has promoted biking activities to their membershi More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Charles F. W. Bowman Jr., 78, of Newport, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015 at the Village House Rehabilitation Center, Newport. He retired after 28 years in the U.S. Marines as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. More...

Manager Search on Next Step

The formal list of candidates to become Newport's next city manager, first reduced from about 50 hopefuls to 12–10 of them men–has now been cut to six–all men. More...

Bill Seeks Waitstaff Pay Hike

Despite apparent misgivings among business leaders, General Assembly lawmakers who support a bill increasing the $2.89 minimum hourly wage for tip-earning waitstaff believe that such a bill can be enacted this year. More...

Efforts Underway to Restore Belmont Chapel

It is an outdoor museum, a hallowed ground of the famous interred within their once-social now-marble circle, filled with the works of the best artists of the day. More...

 

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Navy Week Navy Week festivities will kick off at Fort Adams on Monday, May 25, with a day of free family activities running 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Leapfrogs Navy Parachute Team jumps at 2 p.m. More...

Opinion

Not School Committee’s Finest Hour

Of all the municipal committees that one could aspire to serve on in Newport, or anywhere else for that matter, the School Committee may be the one that comes with the most angst. That’s not to dismiss the role of the City Council. More...

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Thank You, Newport

Thanks goes to the crowds who came down and showed their support, the people who put their boats in early, the classrooms that have been following all along, those who joined us for Pro Ams, those who joined us for the In Port Race, those who jumped More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Legion of Mary Renewal The Legion of Mary will hold a ceremony to renew their fealty to Mary, Queen of the Legion, on Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Light refreshments will follow. More...

Nature

Miantonomi Park Explodes with Color

A cacophony of avian calls and songs greeted a score of early morning birdwatchers recently in the wooded reaches of Newport’s Miantonomi Park. More...

Conanicut Island Bird Count Results

The 31st Annual Conanicut Island Bird Count was held recently and the final results were quite revealing. Volunteer spotters reported 85 species on the island, and there were a few surprises sighted as well. More...

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