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Concerns Over Faded Crosswalks

Dangerously faded crosswalks on Broadway are the most frequently cited concern among Newport citizens, according to an online survey by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission conducted this May. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Gulls Game Rescheduled Due to heavy rain last week, the Raytheon Military Appreciation Night at the Newport Gulls game has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 31. The team will face off against the Laconia Muskrats at 6:35 p.m. More...

Opinion

A Legacy to Build Upon

A fter two-and-a-half years on the job, City Manager Jane Howington bids farewell to Newport this week. Her administration, while brief, has been constructive and we certainly wish her well. More...

Host Community Agreement Would Balance Interests

To the Editor: I have been thinking a lot about the casino issue. My position is that, by all means, we should encourage rejection of the casino extension ballot in November. More...

The Road to Recovery

To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Heavenly Hydrangeas

What is summer in Rhode Island without dreamy bouquets of hydrangeas? Whether placed in an elegant crystal vase or an antique watering can, the flower spells charm. The hydrangea is a signature shrub that is so versatile. More...

Nature

Early Migrants Passing Through

The early migration of adult shorebirds through Newport County is under way and many species are being reported across our region. This early onset usually involves adults that failed to mate or lost their nests, eggs, or young to predators. More...

Avian Tracking

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a temporary avian tracking station. The radio tower is part of a scientific collaboration between the U.S. More...

Take Me Fishing Day

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will host its annual Take Me Fishing Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., rain or shine. Loaner saltwater fishing poles and free bait will be provided to all those attending. More...

Breakers Lawsuit Dismissed

The legal maneuverings surrounding the proposed welcome center at The Breakers took another turn on Friday, July 18, when Superior Court Associate Justice Bennett R. More...

Fifty Objects Highlight History at Antique Show

The long-anticipated Newport Antiques Show, running Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, is offering serious collectors as well as casual browsers much more than a leisurely stroll around more than 42 well-appointed booths. More...

Artie Lange to Kick Off Comedy Series

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The Newport Summer Comedy Series launches its jam-packed 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. More...

 

Around Town

Preservation Honorees Announced

The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards is a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation. More...

Fifteen Artists on Jamestown Gallery Tour

A tour of artists’ studios and galleries will be held in Jamestown on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artists will be displaying their work and techniques throughout the island at 15 different locations. More...

City Ponders Elevator Options

Newport officials learned in early June that meetings held in City Hall’s second-floor council chambers violate Rhode Island’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) because the building’s outdated elevator is not large enough to allow for the phy More...

Mainsheet

A Parisian Evening at Island Moving Company's Evocative ‘Nuit Blanche’

Dancers dove into the pool for an aquatic ballet, an opera singer trilled in the pergolas, and New York's Tin Pan Band led 400 guests through the spectacular grounds of Ronald Lee Fleming’s Bellevue House, from performance to exciting performan More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 24 Newport Music Festival Classical music in spectacular settings through July 27. For full schedule/ticketing call 401-849- 0700 or newportmusic.org. More...

Obituaries

Doris “Dolly” Hope CinqMars,

101, of Middletown, passed away July 19, 2014. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Community Meal at Trinity Church, 1 Queen Anne Square, Newport, R.I., 02840. More...

James A. Davison, 85,

of Middletown, passed away July 12, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Kurtis) Davison. His memorial service will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 36 Hillside Ave., Newport on Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m. More...

Ollie R. DeVaughn, 63,

of Newport, passed away July 15, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. More...