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Pell Bridge Median Job to Begin

Spurred by a double fatality in 2011 and another crash that seriously injured two people on Christmas Eve, 2013, work on the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s (RITBA) long-anticipated concrete median barrier on the Newport Pell Bridg More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Kinsale Reception   The public is invited to a reception welcoming a delegation from Newport’s sister city, Kinsale, Ireland, on Thursday, March 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Gateway Center.  More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Great Decisions Seminars   The Newport Council for International Visitors will host the next Great Decisions seminar on Wednesday, March 18, at the Newport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Lt. Col. More...

Opinion

Little League a Sign of Spring

EDITORIAL

The snow and ice have begun to melt away, and hopefully we will see more signs of spring soon. One sure sign is that Little League and other baseball and softball registration has begun. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Event Recycling Needed

To the Editor:  On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Newport County, I would like to voice our support for the proposal from Newport’s Energy and Environment Commission for mandatory recycling at public events.  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Masses to Honor St. Patrick   Before the parade steps off on Saturday, March 14, a special Mass will be said at St. Joseph’s Church, at the corner of Mann Avenue and Broadway, at 9 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dorothea Louisa Blackman, 91, of Portsmouth, passed away March 3, 2015. She leaves a son, Robert K. MacFarlane of Portsmouth, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. More...

Parade Honor in Ireland ‘Tops’

There are two dozen videos of Kinsale, Ireland, on YouTube, depicting everything from children dancing to pubs to tourism to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – both on land and in the water.  More...

City Eyes $19 M Capital Plan

Newport councilors have been undertaking their annual review of a recommended capital improvement program (CIP) that identifies potential infrastructure and facilities projects and funding sources over the next five years. More...

 

Around Town

Florence Gray Under New Management

The Newport Boys and Girls Club and the Newport Housing Authority recently entered into a partnership, which not only strengthens their 60-year relationship, but will also benefit their local clients.  More...

Newport’s Homeless Weather the Cold

Newport is different things to different people, and sometimes local conversations can begin to sound almost Dickensian, a real tale of two cities.  Especially when it comes to homeless people.  More...

School Budget Talks Outline Challenges

With Newport’s Fiscal 2016 budget soon to appear on the agenda for City Council discussions and public workshops, school finances are again a topic of conversation.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  March 12  Youth Art Month Opening Opening reception for Youth Art Month exhibition at Newport Art Museum, featuring artwork by students K–8, 76 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

Nature

Evening with Raptors

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is offering a special fireside Evening with Raptors on Friday, March 20, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. More...