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Middletown Seniors Get Breakdown of New Assessments

Since the completion of the town’s revaluation project, Middletown residents have started to receive notices of the change in the assessed value of their property. More...

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News Briefs

Painting the Town

Retailers, restaurant owners, innkeepers and downtown businesses are invited to a Volvo Ocean Race kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Marriott. More...

On the Big Screen

Sail Newport will host an action packed evening on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Jane Pickens Theater. See the latest Volvo Ocean Race videos on the big screen. More...

Volunteer Summit

If you are interested in volunteering during the 12-day Newport stopover, a volunteer summit will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.  To follow the race, visit volvooceanrace.com. More...

Opinion

GUEST VIEW

A Call To Action For Newport Public Schools

Present State Of Affairs: Test scores on the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) indicate that the number of Newport students meeting or exceeding expectations in literacy and math are well below where they ne More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Stop Selling My Newport To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Early Planning Gets You Garden Success

Since many of our plants and trees are dormant, so are our gardening chores, and that means that this is the perfect time for us to take stock of our yards and garden beds, make lists for either repairing or replacing fences, trellises, arches and ra More...

Nature

Fishers on Aquidneck Island?

We know coyotes, otters and mink are present on Aquidneck Island, but what about fishers?  Some residents in Portsmouth swear they have seen the medium sized member of the weasel family. More...

Hospital, Book Nonprofit Partner for Literacy

Books from Birth Can Improve Educational Outcomes

Dr. Lauren Goddard, family medicine physician with Jamestown Family Practice, wheeled her 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, perched in her stroller, into Newport Hospital’s launch of its “Reading is Healthy” program on Feb. 6. More...

City Weighs Pros, Cons of Bike Share

Proponents say a bike share program in Newport could expand tourism opportunities and decrease traffic, while offering residents without transportation a chance for greater mobility. More...

 

Around Town

Night to Shine Prom

OceanPointe Christian Church served as one of more than 450 churches around the world that simultaneously hosted Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, Feb. 9. More...

February Brings the Year of the Dog

This month, on the 16th, we will bid farewell to the Chinese Year of the Rooster, and welcome the friendly and reliable Year of the Dog.  More...

Mayor and Panel to Speak at ALN Forum

“The State of the City, Newport, Rhode Island,” a public forum presented by the Alliance for a Livable Newport, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pell Elementary School. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

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NEWPORT Winter Festival

FEBRUARY 16-25

ICE SCULPTING  WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  WHERE: Long Wharf Mall  For complete event listing see newportwinterfestival.com   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Outreach Lenten Project   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Ingrid and William Bagley of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Finn Christopher Bagley on Feb. 6, 2018.  Larysa and Antonio Colon of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ariana Teodora Colon on Feb. More...

Obituaries

Eric Bulmer

Eric Bulmer died unexpectedly on January 27, 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island at the age of 48. Eric is survived by his mother, Maggie Bulmer, of Middletown, RI; wife, Hema Bulmer; daughter, Khatima; sister Cathy Anderson, (m. More...

Audrey J. Casey

Audrey J. Casey (Barton) of Newport, died peacefully at Newport Hospital Sunday, February, 11, 2018 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born in Hong Kong November 19, 1925 to Alexander L. Barton and Esther M. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Alice D. Augustus, 88, of Newport, passed away Feb. 8, 2018 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Augustus.  Nathan Richard Bruno, 15, of Portsmouth passed away Feb. 7, 2018 at his home in Portsmouth. More...