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Work On Pell Barrier Begins Dec. 1

The road to a safer Pell Bridge got shorter on Wednesday, Nov. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Local Author Helps Nonprofits   Newport author Gail Alofsin will be offering “7 quick productivity tips” from her book “Your Someday Is Now” at a fundraiser scheduled for the Newport Public Library. More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Operation Holiday Cheer   More...

Honoring Those Who Served

James Hogg, 97, of Middletown, a World War ll veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, attended the Veterans Day Observance at Newport City Hall on Nov. More...

U.S. Army Specialist William B. Chilton

Specialist William B. Chilton recently completed Army Basic Combat training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of Rogers High School. He will attend advanced training at the Army Element School of Music in Norfolk, Va. next summer. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  November 13  Newport Restaurant Week  Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.  Nature Story Time   More...

From The Garden

Time to Plant Lilies, Tulips and Hyacinths

There is still time to plant bulbs for springtime bloom. I hope you have all been “Daffy” and planted lots of daffodils. More...

The ‘Daffiness’ Continues

As part of Newport’s Daffodillion project, more than 500 daffodil bulbs were planted on Friday, Nov. More...

‘Daffy’ at Thompson

Broadway and Thompson Middle School will both look a little sunnier this spring when the daffodil bulbs that were planted in the front school burst into bloom. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Jeffery A. Affonso, 57, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 9, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Sandra Affonso. More...

Museum Murder, Mayhem and Masterpieces

Marley Bridges Success is No Mystery

There is something afoot in the Newport Art Museum through December; and it’s a recipe for a truly engaging evening’s entertainment. More...

Council Chooses Mayor

Fresh on the heels of the general election, the newly-minted Newport City Council held a brief caucus on Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, to informally choose its leadership for the next two years. More...

 

Around Town

Middletown Councilors Select Leaders

At an officially posted Middletown Town Council meeting on Sunday, Nov. 9, Robert Sylvia was unofficially chosen as the new council president with newcomer and top vote-getter Robert Kempenaar II named vice president.  More...

Newcomer Joins School Committee

The Nov. 4 election officially secured three open Middletown School Committee seats with newcomer Douglas W. Arnold, who will serve a four-year term along with incumbents Liana Ferreira-Fenton and Chair Theresa Silveira Spengler.  More...

Eastbourne Lodge Plans Revived

After years on the back burner, discussions to develop the Eastbourne Lodge property are once again making the administrative rounds.  More...

Opinion

Making Election Year Sausage

There is a saying, true it seems, that if people knew how sausages were actually made, they probably would not want to eat them.  That timeless pearl comes to mind as we cover and report on the post-election choosing of Newport School Committee More...

Political Cartoon

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Coyote Updates Wanted

To the Editor:  See a coyote? Please report it!  More...

Wellness

VNS Named Top Agency

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of top-performing home health agencies in the country. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs is joining its community partners to sponsor Medicare open enrollment events across the state. Open enrollment began in October and ends on Dec. 7, 2014.  More...

Midwife Joins Birthing Center

Newport Hospital’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center has brought midwifery services to the hospital with the addition of certified nurse midwife Karolyn Zambrotta, RN, CNM.  More...

Nature

Rogers Students ‘Hands On’ at Gooseneck

For the past 11 academic years, Rogers High School biology teacher Scott Dickison has utilized Newport’s Gooseneck Cove salt marshes as a living classroom and laboratory. More...

Rare Bird Appearances Draw Flock of Birdwatchers

Thousands of bird watchers, nature photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts from across New England flocked to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in recent days, with hopes of catching a glimpse of two rare avian visitors.  More...

Project Feederwatch

Learn about Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology in its “Project Feederwatch” citizen science program at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 7 p.m.  More...