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Master Lever Bill Still Alive in the Senate

Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, a Newport Democrat, insists that a bill to scrap the so-called “master lever” voting option is not dead.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Lucky Star Soiree   The 12th Annual Lucky Star Soiree to benefit the Star Kids Scholarship Program will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 7-10 p.m. at the Canfield House. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

USSVI Meeting   More...

Whites on the Horizon

Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Benjamin Pierson, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Naval War College, performs a service dress white uniform inspection for sailors assigned to the school. More...

May Eight Bells Lectures

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will continue through May each Thursday at noon at the museum. Reservations are required two business days in advance for those without DoD access. More...

Mainsheet

Daffodillion Honors Donors

A happy, “daffy” time was had by all at The Chanler reception honoring contributors to the Daffodillion planting project. More...

Senior Savvy

Savvy Seniors Get Out and Enjoy Springtime

As I write this on Easter Sunday and the pace of the holiday winds down, I can finally see the light at the end of that long winter tunnel. It really feels like spring! More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Israeli Independence Day Concert   Congregation Jeshuat Israel of Touro Synagogue will celebrate Israeli Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, with a free public concert by Heifetz on Tour on Tuesday, May 6, at the synagogue, 85 Touro St., at More...

Cliff Walk Finish In Sight

The Cliff Walk reconstruction is heading into its final phases as the expected June re-opening of the trail draws closer.  More...

Newport Founders Devise a Plan

A Look Back

375th Anniversary   More...

 

Around Town

For Weaver, Photography is a Passionate Vocation

Newport resident Robert “Bob” Weaver is a well-known and highly respected photographer. More...

AIPCommission Seeks New Board Members

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is expanding its board of directors and is reaching out to island residents to generate interest in filling new board positions.  More...

Community Development Block

Middletown can apply for $250,000 in federal funding this year through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Local non-profit organizations have already expressed interest in the grants, which come through the U.S. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Uncertainty the Only Certainty

For two long-time, local Newport retailers, cruel April marked the end of an era. More...

Preservation Society Obfuscates Facts

To the Editor:  I am writing in response to the letter from Don Ross with regard to the Preservation Society’s desire to obtain food service licenses for The Elms and Marble House. I am not interested in rumors, only facts. Mr. More...

Reach Out to Representatives

To the Editor:  The anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva Weed's and Representative Martin's positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing for their constituents. More...

From The Garden

Divine Vines Offer Beauty All Season

Growing colorful, floriferous vines is somewhat foolproof and gives lasting summer color to gardens, outside walls, or trellises.  More...

Spring Pruning Talk

Jim Normann will give a spring pruning presentation covering tools, techniques and a live demonstration on Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd.  More...

Obituaries

Robert A. “Brownie” Brown, 56,

of Newport, passed away April 15, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Smith) Brown. He was employed by Newport Grand for more than 30 years. More...

Dr. Mercedes Santos Coulombe, Suzann Alexandra Harris, 54,

80, of Newport, passed away April 19, 2014. She was the wife of Robert R. Coulombe Sr. She had a lifelong career with the Newport School Department and was selected as the first female superintendent in 1998. More...

Clare (Dowd) Hayes, 91,

of Portsmouth, passed away April 15, 2014 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Capt. Edward F. Hayes USN (Ret.) She leaves behind her children, Edward F. Hayes Jr. More...