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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

House of Music, Life of Music

When you come from a musical family, the real-life music education you get is priceless. Well-known local pianist David Manuel grew up in a house full of music and that made all the difference. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, June 7Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., TBAGrace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m.,MSD Jazz TrioMidtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12a.m., John EriksonNorey’s: 8-11 p.m., Alan BernsteinJazz Quartet:Alan Bernstein, Carl Gerhard,Chris Taylor, Mike CoffeyPour Jud More...

Around Town

Middletown Ups Budget 1 Percent

In the last of two public hearings on the town budget on May 30, the Middletown Town Council bumped school spending by only one percent as it unanimously approved a $71.3 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. More...

Newport Schools Request Funding

Superintendent Colleen Jermain presented the latest projected budget at a joint meeting with the City Council on June 4, framing the basis for a request in increased funding.  "This is an opportunity to present what your needs are and difference More...

A Monument to Perseverance: Building the Newport Bridge

A talk on the struggle to build the Newport Bridge from its original momentum following World War II to its opening in 1969, the technological innovations employed in its construction, and its emergence as a cultural icon will be given on Thursday, J More...

Mainsheet

Sail Into Summer

One hundred and eighty guests gathered at the Atlantic Resort Newport to celebrate the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. More...

Aces for Rhode Island Fundraiser for Local Charities

When the ATP World Tour comes to Newport this July, every ace fired off on stadium court will mean more than just a point on the scoreboard, it will also result in raising funds to support local charities.  More...

Nature

State Not Immune to Natural Disasters

Earlier this week, all eyes were on Tropical Storm Alberto, which struck the Gulf Coast. More...

Islanders Repeat as D-II Lacrosse Champions

The Middletown High School boys lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals to begin the second half, and then held off a fierce Mt. More...

Pathways Presented for New Schools

Solutions for Condition, Capacity Issues

At a meeting of the Ad Hoc Building Committee of the Newport School Committee, held on the evening of June 5, two consultants from StudioJaed, the company the committee has hired to develop plans for addressing current and future facility questions, More...

 

News Briefs

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Thursday, June 7 @ 7 p.m. Brothers vs RR Construction Saturday, June 9 @ 12 p.m. Rathskeller vs Brothers RR Construction vs Town Dock @ 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 @ 6 p.m. Westcott vs RR Legion Tuesday, June 12 @ 7 More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 28 through Monday, June 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 752 calls. Of those, 181 were motor vehicle related; there were 138 motor vehicle violations issued and 43 accident reports. More...

For What It’s Worth

An elderly Newporter recently brought in a miniature funnel saying that they were allowed to play with it as a kid. They wondered if its real purpose was other than a child’s toy. In fact, it had a very adult purpose: to fill a liquor flask! More...

Opinion

Editorial

Important Times Call for Care-full Actions

This past weekend, while readying this week’s edition, we heard from our sports team, Meri Keller, James Merolla, and Kirby Varacalli who went to Brown University to cover the lacrosse state final matches for Rogers and Middletown high schools More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Is Status Quo in Everyone’s Best Interests? To the Editor: More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday June 7 Eight Bells Lecture “Finding a Pirate Ship,” by Bob Cembrola, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, donations welcome, 401-841-7276. More...

From The Garden

Daffodillion a Bloomin’ Success

John Hirschboeck, organizer of Daffodillion, looks back at this year’s event and looks ahead to Newport reaching one million daffodils.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Gloria E. (Enos) Goulet, 92, of Newport, passed away May 30, 2018. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bertrand Goulet.   More...