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Jermain Named Superintendent

Newport Public Schools will have a new superintendent starting in January. More...

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MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

Council Supports USS Kennedy Concept

On Sept. 3, at its regular Tuesday meeting, the Middletown Town Council voted 6-1 in favor of bringing the retired aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy, to Newport County. Council President Christopher T. More...

Chickens Get Cluck of Approval

Urban farmers rejoice: It’s no longer a criminal act to keep backyard chickens in Newport.  After months of rewrites and revisions, City Council members last week voted to allow by right the raising and keeping of chickens on certain resid More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

September Swan Song

With September upon us, many are finding reasons to start anew. For island school children and their parents, the past few weeks have brought on a new school year.  More...

Pell School Success is Critical

To the Editor:  More...

Heed Public Opinion

To the Editor:  With regard to The Breakers proposed visitors centre, where my brother and I spent the war years living with my grandmother, Countess Szechenyi, I believe that she would be spinning in her grave if she had any idea about the curr More...

Senior Savvy

Grandparents Day and Beyond

Sunday, Sept. 8, is being celebrated as Grandparents Day and rightly so, since grandparents can be an important part of our lives and a great influence on us.  More...

Stroke Support Group

Newport Hospital offers a stroke support group on the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Gudoian Conference Room at the hospital. More...

Faith Community

Naval Community Briefs

Veterans Honored   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Touro High Holiday Services   Touro Synagogue will hold Rosh Hashanah Services Thursday Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., with Tashlich at 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 7, Regular Shabbat Services at 8:45 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Natalie Vicencia (Rosa) Alexander, 95,

of Newport, passed away Aug. 29, 2013. She was the wife of the late Delbert Alexander. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research or Sickle Cell Foundation.   More...

Ronald J. “Sticks” Costic, 76,

of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 25, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital Providence, RI. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Silva) Costic. He was a retired firefighter and a Special Police officer for the town of Portsmouth. More...

Jane L. Floyd, 60,

of Middletown, passed away Aug. 30, 2013 at home surrounded by family. A gathering for family and friends will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the home of her mother, Anne Floyd, at 108 Kay Blvd., Newport. More...

Breaking News - 9/9/2013 3:08 PM

Judge Rules EDC Can Proceed Against Stokes

Motion to dismiss EDC suit on basis of immunity is rejected

Last Wednesday, Aug. More...

City Seeks Balance on Noise

When the Pier Restaurant recently reopened after an extended legal dispute over the management of the popular waterfront restaurant, the owners set about charting a new course, with new staff, new menu items, and a slightly new look. More...

Sport of Kings and Tailgaters

Listening to the roar of the crowd and smelling the hotdogs and hamburgers from the grills set up near vehicles ringing the field, a passerby might be forgiven for not realizing what kind of sporting event was actually taking place in Portsmouth last More...

 

Around Town

Winged Beauties Bring Luck

There's something magical about a butterfly fluttering by as you stroll through a garden. When the butterfly settles on a flower, it's as though life stands still for a moment and the chaos of daily life slips into the shadows. More...

Boys & Girls Club Beach Day

Members of the Newport Boys & Girls Club had a beach day on Aug. 29. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP will have its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 16 at Fenner Hall, Fenner Ave., Newport at 1:30p.m. James Garman will be the featured speaker, talking about Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary celebration. More...

Calendar

Newport Day by Day

Thursday September 5 Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Museum of Yachting, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 8-9 a.m., register at 847-1608. More...

From The Garden

A Century of Bountiful Fruit

The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association (RIFGA), founded in 1913, is celebrating 100 years of providing our state with fresh apples, peaches, plums, and berries. More...

Apple Picking Weekend

The following list is of participating farms celebrating the Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association’s 100th anniversary. Events start Friday, Sept. More...

Nature

Blue Shark Caught in Local Waters

We were fully expecting poor fishing conditions this week due to the weak tide and currents of the last quarter of the moon. The opposite occurred. The bite this week was excellent with a variety of species taken on each trip this week. More...

Walk and Talk Tours Showcase ALT Efforts

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) is continuing its “Land Matters– Walk and Talk Tours” across its various preserved spaces in conjunction with other land trusts across the state during September. More...

Photo Contest Deadline

The deadline for the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of R.I. Amateur Photo Contest is Sept. 6; entries may be dropped off at Sachuest Point NWR Visitor’s Center up until 4 p.m. on that day. For more information call 401-847-5511. More...