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For What It’s Worth

It is time once again to show a photo of a painting depicting The Old Stone Mill, which hung in Newport City Hall, painted by local artist Helena Sturtevant. More...

NBS Beach Bash

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is hosting a summer party for the whole family on Third Beach on Thursday, Aug. 3. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Team Standings Wins Losses Westcott 8 4 Brothers Oven 8 5 Rathskeller 6 5 Town Dock 5 5 More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Time for a Master Development Plan

The developers of the former Newport Yachting Center property passed the first of many critical tests with the Newport Planning Board recently, voting its support of the project.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sharrows a Guide for Safety  To the Editor:  Over the weekend, the full length of Broadway was painted with much-anticipated “sharrows,” or road markings indicating shared use by cars and bicycles. But wait. More...

Nature

Aquidneck Island Haven for Turtles

Beyond the myth of the tortoise and the hare, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dr. Seuss' Yertle the Turtle, there are actually wild turtles on Aquidneck Island. Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonia. More...

Save the Bay Turtle Exhibit

At the Save the Bay Exploration Center, there are eight Rhode Island native turtles on display from five different species including an endangered Northern Diamondback terrapin. More...

Newport to Upgrade Surveillance Cameras

The Newport City Council approved a major upgrade to the city’s video surveillance system that will assist the Newport Police Department in monitoring activities inside the station and in the busiest areas of the city. More...

Euer Earns Convincing Democratic Primary Win

Democratic candidate Dawn Euer earned a convincing victory Tuesday night, July 18, according to the preliminary results of the Democratic Primary for the State Senate District 13 seat.  More...

 

Around Town

Newport AOH Band in Providence

The Newport AOH Pipe and Drum band was invited to participate in the recent Governor’s conference held in Providence last week. Gov. More...

Scout Troop Invites Boys to Join

Boy Scout Troop 77 Middletown recently attended Camp Yawgoog in Rockville for a week of summer camp. Scouts participated in activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, riflery, ropes course, fishing and a bake-off competition.  More...

RISD Students Imagine Sea-Level Rise

Sea levels are rising, whether we like it or not. More...

Mainsheet

Experience, Education, Exploration

The fifth annual summer fundraising party for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island raised more than $100,000 for its education-at-sea programs. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Julia Ward Howe Talk   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kirby and Shane Arsenault of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Ronan William Arsenault on July 12, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

James Leo Corr Sr., 89, of Middletown, passed away July 14, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Florence Vivian (Zerbus) Corr. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.   More...