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Duke Preservation Awards to be Presented

Newport is fortunate to have one of the most intact collections of important 18th, 19th, and early 20th century buildings anywhere in America. More...

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News Briefs

Newport and the National Grid Big Dig

Newport’s version of the Big Dig, with its many cavernous holes, circuitous detours, and clouds of dirt and dust, is seemingly ubiquitous this summer. More...

Prince Grant Workshop

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, will host a grant development workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital. More...

Fall Seining and Campfire

An evening of fun-filled exploration is planned using seine nets to catch fish and other animals found along the coast on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary from 6 - 7:30 p.m. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Labor Day on the Deck   More...

‘Re-Upping’ on the Bay

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Benedict Nkrumah recently re-enlisted for four more years in an outdoor ceremony overlooking Narragansett Bay. More...

Concert of Honor

The Wounded Warrior Project is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors from our nation’s recent and present conflicts. Monday, Sept. More...

From The Garden

Late Summer Favorites

As summer winds down and the first cool evenings of autumn approach, we are still at the height of sunflower and dahlia season. It is also the peak of blackberry and fall raspberry season. More...

Obituaries

Roberta Croce

Roberta Croce, 72, of Middletown, passed away Oct. 2, 2013. More...

Warren I. Beckwith, 90,

of Middletown, passed away Aug. 24, 2013 at Newport Hospital after a brief battle with pneumonia. Services will be held in Oxford, Penn. Ronald J. “Sticks” Costic, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. More...

Robert E. Geasey, 86,

of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 21, 2013 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. He was the husband of Caroline (Reeves) Geasey. He was a U.S. Army veteran.   More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2013 9:52 AM

Newport Chooses New Superintendent of Schools

"Hometown Girl" Selected

Colleen Jermain, a current resident of Middletown and a graduate of Rogers High School, has been selected by the Newport School Committee to follow John Ambrogi, Newport's current superintendent, when he retires in January.Jermain's island knowled More...

Breakers Center Denied

A Preservation Society plan to construct a welcome center at The Breakers was denied on Tuesday after members of the Historic District Commission (HDC) voted 4-3 to deny an application that for over a year has been the subject of countless letters to More...

City Manager Gets Raise

City Manager Jane Howington is getting a raise.  After just about 18 months on the job, City Council members on Wednesday voted to give Newport’s chief management officer a 3.65 percent raise.  More...

 

Around Town

Elementary Entrepreneur

It was a summer of brisk business according to young entrepreneur Rylan Barbato, 6, of Middletown. The Corey Lane resident, seen here manning his lemonade stand near his home on Aug. More...

Fire and Police Collaborate to Help Save Lives

The public is welcome to join in the first friendly blood drive competition between the Newport police and fire departments on Saturday, Aug. 31. More...

Backpacks and Books Distributed

A Back to School Celebration backpack distribution event was held at the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) Health Center on Aug. 17. More...

Opinion

Vote was Divided and Quick

There's something to be said for historic purity. The historic houses that line our streets are homes. More...

Pell School Reflects Advocacy for Education

To the Editor:  More...

League Coverage Appreciated

To the Editor  More...

Mainsheet

Institute’s Lobsterfest Rock-the-Docks

The Newport Shipyard was the place to be on Sunday, Aug. 27, as a sell-out crowd of 200 contributed to the seventh annual Rock-the-Docks Lobsterfest, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Health Insurance Forum   Central Baptist Church will host a forum for the Jamestown community on affordable health insurance 0ptions, featuring Christine Ferguson, HealthSourceRI director, on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. More...

Nature

Birds of Brenton Point

Local wildlife enthusiasts are reporting an increase in the number of southern bound avian species that are passing through our region of the Atlantic Flyway. More...