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Just My Opinion: Celebrating the Fourth of July safely

A U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) study estimated that in 2019 there were an estimated 10,000 fireworks’ related injuries in which individuals were treated at hospital emergency rooms, nearly 75 percent from June 21 through July 21


Gulls edge Waves 2 – 1 in a pitching duel

In the second low-scoring affair between these two rivals this season, Newport (12-8) defeated Ocean State (9-13) winning its fourth in a row, and second in three matchups with the Waves.


British choir to perform at St. John’s on July 15

The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir will join the Christ’s  College Chapel Choir for Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, sung at the 2011  Royal Wedding.  


Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one.

New exhibition at Isaac Bell House revisits the full-length portrait

Curated by Art&Newport’s founder and Artistic Director Dodie Kazanjian and internationally renowned art historian Alison Gingeras, this exhibition of 23 full-length portraits by contemporary artists offers a revisionist look at a pictorial genre formerly reserved for kings, nobles, popes, members of the royal court and clergy with great wealth and power.

Ida Lewis Distance Race pleases veterans and newcomers alike

Now that the Newport to Bermuda Race is in the history books, sailors are setting their sights on the next offshore racing opportunity, the Ida Lewis Distance Race presented by Bluenose Yacht Sales, scheduled to start on Friday, August 18.




‘Harry Benson: Persons of Interest’ exhibition opens at The Redwood Library & Athenaeum

A gathering of nearly forty large-scale photographs drawn from Benson’s private collection, the show spans his more than 60-year career as a photojournalist working for such publications as Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, and Life, yielding a body of work that in its totality cements him as one of the pivotal chroniclers of modern life.