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Growth of Short-Term Rentals Remains Concern

City Fire Marshall and State to Meet

Newport and Rhode Island state officials are beginning to come to grips with how to regulate short-term rentals (or STRs), but there is a long way to go and multiple issues to tackle. One issue is fire suppressing sprinklers and the state fire code. More...

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News Briefs

An Evening for Education

The Newport Public Education Foundation will celebrate the great things happening in Newport’s public schools and honor the recipients of the Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards on Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

Gulls Seeking Host Families

The Newport Gulls are actively seeking local families to join their Host Family Program for the 2018 Season.  The family program is the foundation on which the Newport Gulls family is built. More...

Ice Cream and STEAM

The East Bay Met School, a public career and technical high school is hosting a STEAM night on Wednesday, May 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will showcase internship and project work that students are doing in various STEAM fields. More...

Opinion

Guest View

Sad Actions

A t the April meeting of the Newport School Committee, representatives from RI Student Assistance Services (an amazing student substance abuse prevention program) and Project Success, as well as the substance abuse counselor who works with young peop More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Armory Process Erodes Public Trust  To the Editor:  In response to the May 10 letter to the editor, “Did Armory Vote Meet Requirement,” the process so far has failed to meet even a basic requirement to honor the public trust.&nb More...

Senior Savvy

Nonagenarian Keeps Moving, Keeps Giving

If one were keeping a list of Aquidneck Island’s most kinetic nonagenarians, then Serafina DeAscentis would have to be near the top. More...

Annual Mayor’s Luncheon Held

Volunteers Honored

The Annual Mayor’s Luncheon held at the Atlantic Resort on May 10 kicked of this year’s Newport Senior Week. Mayor Harry Winthrop honored the 29 year-long volunteers serving the Edward King House Senior Center. More...

Membership Renewal

The annual membership fee of $30 to the Edward King House has many perks. It’s only $25 if membership is renewed by June 30. For more information, contact Carmela Geer at 401-846-7426 or carmela@edwardkinghouse.org, or visit edwardkinghouse.org. More...

Nature

Birds Come North in ‘Frenzied Affair’

Similar to the Volvo Ocean racers who blasted north this past week to arrive in Newport, another wave is heading toward us. A surge of migration has reached our shores in staggering numbers.  A surge of birds, that is.  More...

Saltwater Fishing Heats Up

What a difference a week makes in spring saltwater fishing, whether it’s from a boat or the shore.  Throughout April and through the first week of May, you couldn’t lift a striped bass or bluefish out of Narragansett Bay with a stick More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Don't Miss the Grand Finale

The Newport Volvo Stopover Race Village will be open through Sunday, May 20. Spectators can line the shoreline to watch inport and team races through Sunday, also.

Bluewater, a global water technology leader and advocacy brand, installed three types of public hydration stations at the Newport Volvo Ocean Race Village. More...

Schools Request Budget Increase

The Newport School Committee voted 6-1 at its May 14 meeting to approve a nearly $41 million budget, which would represent a 3.9 percent increase over last year.  More...

 

Around Town

Aquidneck Island Police Parade

The annual parade honoring fallen police officers held on May 5 brought units from all over the east coast to the Broadway parade route.   More...

Military Grave Flagging

The annual flagging and cleaning of military stones located in the Braman Cemetery on Farewell Street will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in preparation for Memorial Day. More...

First Bicycle Society Met in Newport

Now that spring is here and cyclists are out and about, it’s worth noting that bike riding was once a novel activity and that Newport helped bring it into fashion.  More...

Mainsheet

Men Who Make A Difference Gala

The 2018 Men Who Make a Difference Gala raised more than $40,000 for the Women's Resource Center. The event supports the center’s domestic violence prevention advocacy, education, and support services. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday May 17 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover race village through May 20, volvooceanracenewport.com. More...

From The Garden

Update Old Annuals, Make a Splash!

There are several annuals that we see in pots every summer, such as marigolds, petunias, geraniums, violas, salvia and zinnias. Boring! More...

Don't Mow the Daffys!

Nearly 900,000 daffodils bloomed in Newport over the past few weeks. But what comes after the blossoms fade and shrivel? One thing to not do is to cut or mow the daffodils to the ground. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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NEW ARRIVALS

Sondra Heos and Thomas Blank of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sabrina Karen Blank on May 1, 2018. More...

Obituaries

Donald P. Boucher Dec. 26, 1961 – May 7, 2018

Donald P. Boucher, 56, of Newport, passed away May 7, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was the son of the late Joseph and Eugenie Boucher.  He was the husband of Esther (Sowalsky) Boucher. More...

RECENT DEATHS

William F. Alsheimer Jr., 78, of Portsmouth, passed away May 7, 2018. He was the husband of Maryanne E. Tavares.   More...