Go Gulls



Newport Gulls player Zach Hogueisson, an Arizona State sophomore, readies for a pitch at a recent home game at Cardines Field. Monday, July 16 kicks off one of two special recognition nights at Cardines, as the Gulls host the Plymouth Pilgrims on American Heroes Night. Free admission will be given to police, fire, and EMT personnel. Wednesday, July 18 is […]

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, site of the former Johnny’s Atlantic Beach Club, was purchased by Boston-based Longwood Venues in 2016. Middletown resident Michael Cunningham […]

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. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a fortress and prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789, which directly led to the French Revolution. A wreath will be laid at 5 […]

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 policies to help the city regulate this form of lodging. An STR is any dwelling or lodging space rented for less than 30 […]

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. The Newport Tree Society is hosting a special opportunity on Tuesday, July 17 to view some of the city’s finest private tree collections and landscapes. […]

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. “We want to honor the legacy of the past while looking to the future,” festival director Pamela Pantos said. Regarding what this golden year’s festival will bring, she continued, “We looked at […]

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. At the annual professional tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame beginning July 15, all three of those will be on prominent display as the eyes of the world are upon Newport during the televised induction of the new Hall of Fame class. […]

Art, Environment Speakers Bring Urgency, Advocacy



Three well-known environmental leaders, including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), recently gathered to speak of the threats to the waters that surround and sustain us. The July 6 symposium, “Art + Environmental Advocacy,” at the Newport Art Museum was moderated by Avory Brookins, the environmental reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio. Whitehouse was joined by Save the Bay executive director Jonathan […]

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. Intake is at the Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Monday, July 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8: 30 p.m. Rules and fees […]

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’ private photos. On June 15, state police arrested George Quintal, store manager of Flint Audio-Video in Middletown. There is a second […]