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Naval Community

Navy Hospital Topic of Executive Session

The future use of, and how best to develop, the former Navy Hospital property located just north of the Pell Bridge was the topic of an executive session this week held by City Council members following their regular monthly meeting on Sept. More...

Naval Community Briefs

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting   More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Reflections  T hose who turned out last week for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Claiborne Pell Elementary School were greeted with a picture perfect day, complete with blue skies overhead and nary a cloud in the sky.  More...

Enabling Cities to Control Their Streetlights

Streetlights may not sound exciting, but the Municipal Streetlight Investment Act, which I championed this legislative session and is now law in Rhode Island, can save our cities and towns about $3 million a year.  More...

Clarifying Chicken Keeping

When City Councilors approved an ordinance revision last month to allow residential chicken keeping, we reported that they opened the door to the practice "by right." However, as Melissa Stolhammer, the city's new planner pointed out, a use “by More...

Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

Thursday  September 12  Newport International Boat Show 43rd annual boat show featuring sailboats, powerboats, products, and services, America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.   More...

Portsmouth Labyrinth

Kids of all ages are getting lost in Escobar’s Corn Maze, a sure sign that fall will soon be here. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Touro High Holiday Services   Touro Synagogue will hold Yom Kippur services on Friday, Sept. 13, 6:45 p.m., Kol Nidre; and Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., 5:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  More...

Nature

Avian ‘Snowbird’ Journeys

The Osprey pair that nests at Freebody Park/Toppa Field had a successful breeding season and produced two healthy juveniles. More...

Guided Bird Walk

Jay Manning will lead a free guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m. Please meet in the parking lot and bring tour own binoculars. For latest bird sightings visit: www.asri.org or www.ribirds.org   More...

Understanding Bats

Enjoy an evening of discovery of one of our most misunderstood animals, bats, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Festival Field Under Fire

When a parcel of real estate sells for the first time in more than a decade, oftentimes the value that the city assigns to it might not align with what the market dictates. More...

Cannabis Center Seeks Expansion of Medical Services

Acupuncturist Dr. Seth Bock had a dream four years ago–literally. In the dream, he was opening a center for compassionate care, to provide cannabis to people suffering from cancer and other debilitating illnesses. More...

 

Around Town

Providence Mayor Visits Aquidneck Island

“When we work together there is nothing that we can’t accomplish,” said Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to a crowd of Aquidneck Island officials last Wednesday during a meet and greet session at the Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Cl More...

Middletown’s Annual Windmill Day

The sun and the wind cooperated last weekend for the once-a-year running of Boyd’s Windmill, and this testament to 19th century Yankee engineering was able to operate in full glory, with sails billowing all afternoon. More...

Oracle Team Faces Stiff Challenge

Newporter Larry Ellison and his Oracle Team USA, the defending America's Cup champions, are facing stiff competition against the Emirates Team New Zealand. Oracle Team USA was so badly beaten by the Kiwis in Race 5, on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Mainsheet

Celebrating Preservation

Excellence in historic preservation was celebrated last week at the seventh annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, held, most fittingly, at Rough Point. More...

From The Garden

Medley of Roasted Fall Vegetables

While your dahlias are blooming full force in your flower garden, a fall vegetable is growing profusely in your vegetable garden. More...

Extending the Growing Season

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of R.I. (NOFA/RI) will hold its next workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Island Community Farms, Elizabeth Lane, Middletown at 5 p.m. More...

Roasted Hand Cut Kennebec French Fries

Six large Kennebec potatoes sliced into large wedges 1 tsp. coarse sea salt Freshly ground pepper ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or substitute oil spray on the foil  More...

Obituaries

Mary Beth (Hughes) Borden, 66,

of Portsmouth passed away Sept. 6, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Edward R. Borden. She was a school aide for the Portsmouth school system for 21 years, retiring in 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. More...

Peter R. Calise, 57,

of Newport, passed away Sept. 6, 2013 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Calise. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran. A funeral service with military honors was held at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.   More...

Cmdr. Richard F. Dugan Jr.

USN (retired), 81, of Little Compton, formerly of Newport and Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 4, 2013. He was the husband of Patricia Ann (McGill) Dugan. He received the Bronze Star with “Combat V” for his service in Vietnam. More...