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Vance to Reshape How Rogers is Perceived

For New Rogers High Principal, Perception and Consistency Key

It’s only a couple of weeks into the school year, and Jared Vance, the new principal at Rogers High School, is already working hard to reshape the perception of the institution. More...

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News Briefs

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award.  Joan Arnold was a longtime member of the league and served in many other community organizations. More...

Eco-Depot

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be running an Eco-Depot for household hazardous waste and Indie Cycle will be collecting electronic waste on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. More...

Tutors Needed

Many adult residents need help with the basics including reading, writing, math, English conversation, basic computer skills, citizenship, career coaching and more. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

What was intended to be a seven-month project looks like it might stretch to 10, but the finish line is in sight.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

New Hotel Won’t Benefit Neighbors To the Editor: After months of keeping their plans close to the vest, the owners of The Fifth Element on Broadway have finally announced their plans for the old Foley gas station located next door to the restaurant. More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Temple Shalom High Holy Days   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Marisa and Amit Anand of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Julian Anand on Sept. 13, 2017. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn W. Redmond

Redmond, Carolyn W. (Wilson), 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017.  Born in Boston, MA she was the daughter of the late James S. and Muriel C. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Christine M. Dunbar, 73, of Prudence Island, passed away Sept. 12, 2017 at Newport Hospital.   More...

'Antiques Roadshow' Big Hit at Rosecliff

Of the estimated 7,000 items appraised at the taping of “Antiques Roadshow” on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the rainproof tents might have been the most valuable.  More...

Local Businesses Oppose Potential Cuts to J-1 Visas

As summer winds down, college students across the country are back in the classroom. This leaves many businesses, specifically those in destination holiday hubs like Newport, to rely on foreign exchange students to do the heavy lifting. More...

 

Around Town

Local Coyotes Bolder, Feeding at Fault

Cliff the Coyote isn’t back, but some of his buddies are.  More...

Decision on Yachting Center Hotel to Come Next Week

A planned hotel and mixed-use development at the location of the former Yachting Center entertainment complex came before the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals on September 18 for a special meeting.  More...

Brief Agenda for Council

The Newport City Council addressed a light agenda in less than 30 minutes at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 21 Newport Wine and Food Fest Includes a two-day grand tasting, celebrity chef appearances, cooking demos, brunch, dinner and seminars, Marble House, Rosecliff and The Elms, through Sept. 24, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org. More...

Celebrazione!

The 23rd annual Festa Italiana, a celebration of Italian culture, will run Sept. 22 through Oct. 9. Steven Palumbo will pay a tribute to Dean Martin on Sunday, Oct. 8 at The Pier Restaurant at 7 p.m., tickets $45. More...

From The Garden

Harvesting Your Own Delicious Table Grapes

Not all fruit of the grapevine is for wine. The varieties of table grapes that can be grown on a fence, wall, trellis or arch are endless. If you are tired of eating the bland-tasting seedless grapes from the supermarket, there are choices.  More...

Nature

Storm-Tossed Birds Endangered by Hurricanes

When the worst hurricanes descend upon us, while thousands of people’s homes are still underwater and the death toll of human beings continues to climb, it can seem inappropriate to consider the impact of the hurricane on birds and other wildlife, bu More...

Photo Contest Winners

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) of Rhode Island announced the winners of their 17th annual amateur photo competition. Contestants were asked to submit photos taken on one of the five National Wildlife Refuges in Rhode Island. More...