August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Broadway Street Fair Goes Green This Year

The October Broadway Street Fair has been environmentally friendly and conscious of the impact that thousands of fairgoers might leave on the street the past two years. It has left little behind except good memories of a good time. More...

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News Briefs

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Newport’s Second Ward Voters will be asked to narrow the field of candidates for the Second Ward City Council seat in the primary election on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Keith Stokes to Give Lecture

American Irony Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport lecture and exhibit by Keith Stokes, 1696 Heritage Group will be presented Monday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. More...

Battle of R.I. Ceremony

The annual observance of the anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island with special recognition to the First Rhode Island Regiment, the Black Regiment will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m., at Patriots Park. More...

Opinion

State and City Together

Guest Views

As the very important, and island-changing Pell Bridge project continues to develop we thought it important to share with our readers how our state legislators view the project and how residents can stay informed and be part of the process. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Working Together

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Andrew Abbey, 56, of Newport, passed away Aug. 15, 2018.   More...

Town Looks at 'Putting Back' to Improve

The Middletown Planning Board and the Town Council held a special joint meeting on Aug. More...

‘Peter Pan’ Flies on Tall Ship

It may be the only instance in creative history where the Man Who is Undead (the one with the fangs and the cape) led to the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (the flying one in the green). More...

 

Around Town

Excellence in Preservation

The 12th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, Sept. More...

Sunset League Celebrates 100 Years

On the day after finishing the playoffs, the George Donnelly Sunset League will hold an Old-Timer’s Game on Aug. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

HDC Approves Boys & Girls Club Expansion

The Historic District Commission unanimously approved a plan for a second-floor addition for The Boys & Girls Club at Church Street at its Aug. 21 meeting. The expansion will add two classroom spaces for an expanded teen center.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 23 JPL Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Corazon and Ryan Ferris of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Skye Lydiane Ferris on Aug. 19, 2018.  Jeanna & Keith Freeman of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Maximus Kale Freeman on Aug. More...

Quarter Concerts to Fund Organ Restoration

There is something satisfying about seeing vintage musical instruments still in use. Many local musicians own at least one old axe, which they use on special occasions and about which they enjoy talking. The Hook and Hastings organ at St. More...

Community Yard Sale

Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 401-683- 4005, pumcri.org.   More...