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Lynch Hopes to Present Fresh Face

Lead machine gunner Cormick Lynch, his eyes peeled for danger on the turret of a U.S. More...

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 1  Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Middletown Historical Society, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, Middletown, 8-9 a.m., register at 401-847- 1608 or newportchamber.com.   More...

From The Garden

Peas, Please!

Peas are an amazing summer treat that are easy to grow and quickly give results in 60 to 70 days.  More...

Newport In Bloom Plant Sale

The annual Newport In Bloom plant sale will be held Saturday, May 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at 138 Old Beach Road. More...

Quononoquott Garden Club

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – noon at the East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown. More...

Nature

Powerful Birds of Prey are Back

Birders across Newport County have reported that a number of avian species have completed their courtship and breeding rituals and are now actively nesting and incubating eggs. More...

Nesting and Migration Notes

Anecdotal evidence has recently emerged of new Osprey nests located in southern Portsmouth along the Sakonnet River. More...

Sticker Plan Parked

With the high turnout at the Newport City Council’s regular session on Wednesday, April 23, comments offered at the meeting by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin seemed especially accurate. More...

­Coyote Issues Growing on Aquidneck Island

One of the truly emotional issues that has surfaced on Aquidneck Island in the past 10 years concerns the local coyote population and the potential public safety issues the animals present. More...

 

Around Town

St. Pat's Parade Winners Honored

Newporters love a the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and those who participate are appreciated. Awards were presented in more than a dozen categories at the Extreme Brewing Co. on Thursday, April 24.  More...

Former Gull Garcia Gets the Call

Greg Garcia, key player in the Newport Gull’s 2009 New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship run, has been called to the 25-man roster of the St. Louis Cardinals, defending National League champions.  More...

Photo

HopArts Studio Trail Artists are featured this month at Spring Bull Gallery, starting with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

William P. Burns, 87,

of Middletown, passed away April 25, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Constance (DaPonte) Burns. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later joined the U.S. Army. He was injured in Korea and awarded the Purple Heart. More...

Marguerite J. Davis, 84,

of Tiverton, and formerly of Newport, passed away April 25, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late James E. Davis, USN (Ret.). More...

Francis (Frank) A. Forgue, 66,

passed away unexpectedly April 26, 2014 surrounded by family. He was the husband of DeDe (Pilotte) Forgue. He was a mathematics educator and football coach in the Middletown Public Schools for more than 30 years. More...