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School Committee: Hoops Up, Hours Down

The closing time for the Pell Elementary School playground will remain at sunset after a recent motion to restrict the hours did not receive a second vote in support. More...

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News Briefs

Discover Newport Proposes Taxing District

As reported in Newport This Week last week, Discover Newport is facing a reduction of over $300,000 in annual revenue based on adjustments implemented by the state, relative to hotel room taxes.  More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured cross was offered for sale, with the buyer stating that her mother purchased it on The Ponte Vecchio, believing that it was worth several thousand dollars. Examination revealed no hallmarks or indication of gold content.  More...

October Street Fair Set

Artisan and craft vendors are invited to participate in the second Broadway Street Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7. More...

Election News

Candidates Weigh In on a Few Local Topics

The four candidates were asked to answer the following questions in 750 words or less. Below are the responses. Q1 With the upcoming move and probable closing of Twin Rivers' Newport Grand property, what do you feel is the best use of that site? More...

From The Garden

Summer Fruits and Frangipane

Besides all the glorious vegetables starting to ripen in your garden beds and pots, this is the prime season for summer fruits. Blueberries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and raspberries are all in season.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Mary Agnes “DuPonte” Blair, 94, of Oklahoma and formerly of Newport, passed away on Aug. 2, 2017. She was the wife of Robert Blair. Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m.at Memorial Funeral Home. A service will be held Aug. More...

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson

Mary Stuart Anderson Emerson of 1 Wetmore Avenue, Newport, RI, died on July 10, 2017 after a last bout with pneumonia, valiantly fought. She was born on September 14, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky. More...

Cell Phone Providers Exploring Options

Wireless cell phone signal providers continue to seek alternative ways to establish and expand their signal coverage sites all over the city, but especially in the south end, as some leases have expired and others are about to expire on a cell tower More...

Pyle and His Genre Honored at Vernon Court

“Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration” is a 360-degree exhibition of paintings, works on paper and artifacts currently on exhibit at the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport. More...

 

Around Town

Special Meeting Fee

The Newport City Council was asked on Wednesday, Aug. 2, to consider an amendment to the City Ordinances that will add a $500 fee for any matter requiring a special meeting.  More...

Washington Square Newly Illuminated

There is electricity in the square. With lanterns to match. With the upgrading of Washington Square all but complete, the wait since 2014 for completion of the planned gas-lamp-to-LED conversion in Eisenhower Park is over. More...

Honoring Sea and Sun During the Eclipse

If you walk across Easton’s Beach on Monday, Aug. 21 and see a crowd standing on the sand, facing the water, moving as one in rhythmic unison, you will be witnessing a performance-art celebration of sea and sun.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Fate of Naval Hospital Land to be Determined

This week, city council reviewed a contract to prepare a real estate appraisal for the former Naval Hospital’s 225-acre property on Third Street. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

In Support of Dawn Euer ELECTION 2017 To the Editor: More...

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Nature

Sun and Star ‘Shows’ to Light Up and Darken the August Skies

All of us have looked at the sky and wondered about things. Sometimes, at night, our wonder has drifted to the celestial objects themselves, and in the day, we may have pondered the sun.  More...

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