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Short-Term Rentals Subcommittee Meets

The Newport Planning Board’s subcommittee, the Short-Term Rental Investigatory Group, held its first workshop on June 28, with the mission of exploring the challenges Newport faces with the growth of short-term rentals (or STRs), and to recommend pol More...

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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Newest Music Festival Takes Root

In summer, the words “Newport” and “festival” are practically synonymous. NIMFest is 12 years old, the Newport Music Festival just started its 50th season and the storied Newport Folk and Jazz festivals are both in their sixth decade. More...

Music Around the Island

Thursday, July 12 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Bill Gannon Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson newportFILM, Elms Lawn: 7:20 p.m., Julio Amaro Newport Playhouse, New More...

Around Town

Summer Arboreta Tour

In addition to our famous mansions, Newport is home to a legendary urban forest. Gilded Age tree hunters, landscape architects and estate gardeners cultivated a dizzying array of specimen trees that are still here today.  More...

Golden Year for the Music Festival

The Newport Music Festival has 42 performances scheduled into a variety of settings and venues for its 50th year celebration this summer from July 4 through July 22. More...

Newport Casino Hosts Tennis Tournament

First WTA Exhibition in 25 Years

Newport is notable for many things, including its sporting traditions, its architecture and its storied history. More...

Faith Community

Hellenic Fest

Enjoy a taste of Greek culture at this annual festival put on by St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, 390 Thames St. Dates are Friday, July 20, 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, July 21, noon-2 a.m., and Sunday, July 22, noon-6 p.m. 401- 846-0555. More...

Church Fair

St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will have its summer fair on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Food, raffle, silent auction, gently-used household items 401-423-1762.   More...

Vegan Potluck

Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold a vegan potluck on Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. 401-846-0643.   More...

Council Looks for Line in the Sand

After being alerted by residents who are concerned with public access and rights of way at Easton’s Beach in front of the Newport Beach House wedding and event venue, the Middletown Town Council is looking for a resolution.  The property, More...

Rochambeau Gets Royal Treatment

The Alliance Française of Newport is celebrating Bastille Day and its 65th anniversary by rebuilding the pyramid base of the Rochambeau statue in King Park on Wellington Avenue. More...

 

News Briefs

Call for Artists

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is sponsoring a Juried All-Photography Show Aug. 3 to Sept. 9. All may enter. Cash prizes will be awarded. There is no set theme. More...

Audio-Video Store Under Investigation

In what has become a story garnering national interest, Rhode Island State Police continue an ongoing investigation that has seen six men arrested with ties to the same video store on various charges of illegally procuring and sharing customers' priv More...

Whitehall Reception

Philosophers from the International Berkeley Society will give an informal talk about their work, their relationship to Bishop George Berkeley and his relevance today at a reception at the Whitehall Museum House on Thursday, July 19, from 4:30 to 6 p More...

Election News

Election Update: Candidate Harty Withdraws

In a letter to the Newport Canvassing Authority, Peter Harty, candidate for Ward 3, wrote, “It is with regret that I will be withdrawing from the 2018 City Council race.  More...

Opinion

A Star-Studded Summer

There may be a red-carpet lineup in Hollywood for the Oscars, but Newport has its own star-studded lineup this. They come from all walks of life, from diverse disciplines, and from all over the world.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

New Development Review Process Possible

The Newport Planning Board voted 6-0 on July 9 to further change a previous request to amend the city’s existing development plan review process.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday July 12 Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Nature

Damselflies, Jewels of Nature

Dragonflies have long fascinated humans. They are exceptionally charismatic and colorful. Few groups of animals are as iconic as the iridescent-winged insects, commonly found in art, jewelry, tattoos, and general bric-a-brac.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Jean L. Allan, of Newport, passed away July 8, 2018 at Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, followed by a reception in the parish house.   More...