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Fiscal House Gets Put In Order

With the academic year moving toward its close, the Newport School Committee discussed office staffing, budgets, and graduation rates at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Under Construction   More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi: My family came from Fall River in the early 20th century. We have an old Fall River Atlas dated 1883 from my family. It is in pretty rough shape but all the pages are there, it’s just very loose. What is it worth? — Philip C. More...

Opinion

GUEST EDITORIAL

A Regional School Experience

A ttending a regional school district was a progressive step in my educational growth. In the spring of 2004, I graduated from Chariho High School.  More...

Time to Speak Out on Regionalization

To the Editor:  At the upcoming Middletown Town Council meeting on Monday, May 19, Councilor Robert Sylvia will formally ask for a vote to table the regionalization exploratory committee for the time being and for the council to spend their time More...

Importance of Energy Independence

To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

Newport Day by Day

Thursday May 15 Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Creation of Eve” by Lynn Cullen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org. More...

Nature

Colorful Spring Migration

Local bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts have reported that spring migration is in full swing throughout Newport County. Warm temperatures and favorable southerly winds have brought tens of thousands of avian visitors to our area.  More...

Protecting the Piping Plovers

Recent sightings of six Piping Plovers in the Sachuest Beach and Third Beach areas. Have given hope to local conservationists that a successful nesting season is possible for this endangered species. U.S. More...

Debate on Casino Heats Up

Although the Newport City Council will not turn its full attention to casino gambling until its May 28 meeting, councilors were given a preview at their session on Wednesday, May 14 as to some residents’ strong feelings against the proposal by More...

 

Around Town

Arts and Artists in the Spotlight

At the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) annual meeting at the Newport Art Museum on Monday, May 12, the arts and local artists were in the spotlight.  More...

More than 30,000 Hours of Service in 2014

Newport Hospital recently recognized the commitment of the hospital’s 262 volunteers at an awards luncheon that highlighted their accomplishments. More...

ALN Recaps Busy Year

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its 2014-2015 annual meeting on Tuesday, May 6. More...

Mainsheet

Ceol, Caint Agus Craic – Music, Talk and Fun

A bagpipe greeting and music by Irish singer-songwriter Robbie O’Connell wafted through Ochre Court last Saturday evening, May 10. More...

From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

Where Do I Begin?

At this time of year we are all ready to see beautiful colors in the garden and look forward to the taste of summer fruits and vegetables. However, put a plan together before rushing off to a tree nursery or garden center.  More...

FAITH COMMUNITY

Nepal Presentation   More...

Obituaries

Mary Frances Callaway, 90,

of Portsmouth, passed away May 8, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Captain Steven W. Callaway, USN, (Ret.).   More...

Deborah L. (Vierra) Williams, 64,

of Middletown, passed away May 5, 2014 surrounded by family at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Richard Williams. She also leaves behind her children, Tina Lee, Christopher Vierra, and Richard Loe, all of Newport.   More...

Alexander “Sandy” Austin Cozzens, 78, of Portsmouth, passed

away May 7, 2014, in Florida after a short illness. He was the husband of Mildred Stewart Cozzens. Calling hours will be Friday, May 16 from 4-7 p.m. at Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave., Newport. His funeral will be May 17 at 11 a.m. in St. More...