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New School Design Should Engage

Traditional Buildings ‘Flawed Platform’

At a meeting of the Ad Hoc Building Committee of the Newport School Committee on June 11, 30 teachers, administrators, concerned citizens and city personnel workshopped to imagine, in the words of the evening’s presenter, “your aspirational vision fo More...

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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Roots Reaction Casts Reggae Spell

Local reggae band Roots Reaction lives and breathes reggae and loves sharing it with everyone.  Founded by drummer Mervin Brathwaite, Roots Reaction includes Angel Rosario on keyboards, Roger Vaughan on bass, Matt Maloney on percussion and Tom P More...

Music Around the Island

Thursday, June 14 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sean Connell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Playhouse, Newport to Nashville: 6 p.m.: Norey’s: 8-11 More...

Around Town

Conversation with Braden Leonard The 'Hand Made' Journey

If you are in the mood for an inspiring story of overcoming adversity against incredible odds from someone who also uses words like “supination” and “centrifugal clutch,” look no further than Braden Leonard, a self-taught mechanical designer who is t More...

Summer Brings Showdowns

SLICE OF LIFE

Particular signs alert me to the arrival of Newport summers: lush green trees, colorful blooms, folks’ translucent white legs in shorts, and nearly being killed by a bright yellow scoot coupe. More...

Abutters Oppose ‘Better Weather’ Diner

A restaurant developer faced vocal opposition to his proposed original 1927 diner on the vacant lot located at 47 Valley Road during the June 6 Middletown Planning Board meeting.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

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Flower Show Countdown

Horticultural exhibits, garden displays, moonlight movie, lectures and demonstrations, children’s activities, champagne and jazz brunch, afternoon tea, Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24 at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., times and prices vary, 4 More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

May Elizabeth (Howard) Albro, 94, of Middletown, passed away June 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late George Hazard Albro Jr. A memorial service will be held on July 7, at 10 a.m. More...

Home Brewing Secrets Shared

Sanne Kure-Jensen raises hopes for amateur beer brewers who want to raise hops. More...

Casino Property’s Owner Talks Plans

‘Homework’ To Do

The next chapter in the long and controversial history of 150 Admiral Kalbfus, the current home of Newport Grand Casino and former home of Newport Jai Alai, began on May 2 when the Johnston-based Carpionato Group, a large-scale real estate developmen More...

 

News Briefs

Young Adult ARC Book Club

Advanced Readers Copies Book Club (or ARC, for short) at the Newport Public Library is not like any book club you’ve been to before. ARC gives teens access to the hottest young adult titles before they’re published. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served following the meeting. Prospective members are welcome to attend. More...

Book Launch

The public is invited to a book launch party for "Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame" by local historian Brian Stinson. It will be held June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Out with the Old?

In case you hadn’t realized it yet or missed one of the first dates in the 2018 election season, June 14 was the deadline for voters to disaffiliate from their current party affiliation in order to vote in a different party’s primary elec More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fix Our Schools  To the Editor:   More...

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From The Garden

Presto! Lemon Pesto!

What is a summer meal without fresh basil? This herb, native to Turkey and the Mediterranean, is classic summer fare.  More...

Labor of Love in Private Gardens

More than a dozen private gardens typically hidden from view in the historic Point district will be opened for self-guided tours from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19 during Newport’s annual Spring Secret Garden Tour. More...