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Councilors Switch Gears on Manager

After spending much of this year working with an outside recruiting firm to identify and hire Newport’s next city manager, councilors announced on Tuesday, Sept. More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Public Schools Schedule Schools open Tuesday, Sept. 8 More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Homebuyers’ Workshop The Fleet and Family Support Center will hold a homebuyers’ workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. More...

African Alumni Return for Regional Symposium

Last week, 82 representatives from 25 nations and the African Union, many graduates of U.S. Naval War College (NWC), attended the 12th Regional Alumni Symposium at the NWC, as part of the school’s continuing education program. More...

Opinion

As the World Turns

Believe it or not, Newport is still looking for a new city manager; Broadway is a dusty construction site from end to end; and the city’s Gateway Center may soon get an unexpected $6 million from the federal government. More...

Political Cartoon

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Where Are All the Young Newport Professionals?

To the Editor: More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Outdoor Movie Night OceanPointe Christian Church will host a free screening of “The Sandlot” at Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., on Friday, Sept. 4. The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie is at 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Irina Berina, 84 of Middletown, passed away Aug. 30, 2015 at the Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her daughter Alla Berina and her son-in-law Adam Dunstan of Middletown. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. More...

Schools, Union Dig In

Offer Rejected, Arbitration Likely

The week prior to the start of the new academic year proved to be a tumultuous one for Newport teachers, the School Committee, and Superintendent Colleen Jermain. More...

Sandpiper Cottages Sale Leaves Tenants Scrambling

The sale of Middletown’s Sandpiper Cottages has left some long-term tenants scrambling, but a meeting with the new owner gave them a two-week extension to find new housing. Stephen Chapman sold the property for $1 million on Friday, Aug. More...

 

Around Town

What's on the Horizon for the Upcoming School Year?

Some Newport students may be disappointed that summer is coming to a close, but principals say they have a lot to look forward to this school year. Below are a few new programs available to elementary and middle school students. More...

NACTC Students at Work

Twelve local teens recently had the chance to showcase what they learned during a six-week summer boatbuilding program, a collaborative effort put on by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Newport Area Career & Technical Ce More...

Salve Shuttle Ready to Roll

Two 29-passenger mini-buses will soon be running between Salve Regina University and downtown Newport after City Councilors gave their endorsement to a shuttle program that the university is confident will enhance student safety while also helping to More...

Mainsheet

Yacht Hop a Success for Boys & Girls Club

The second annual Newport Yacht Rendezvous an event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, was a resounding success, according to event co-chairs Kim Herrlinger, Stacie Mills, Carol O’Malley and Patti Rakolta-Keith. More...

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Thursday September 3 Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-dusk, free for kids under 5, $6 for ages 5-11, $8 for ages 12 and up, 401- 864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com. More...

Nature

Migration Picks Up Along Flyway

As fall approaches, billions of birds are beginning their southern migration along the Atlantic Flyway to warmer climes and wintering grounds. More...

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