March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sports Complex Strikes Out

62 Acres of Tibbetts Farm To Remain Open Space

The youth of Middletown will have to look elsewhere for their fields of dreams.  By a resounding 7-0, the Middletown Town Council voted down a plan that would have built four or more athletic fields, parking areas, and trails on 62 acres of open More...

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NEWS BRIEFS

Scholarships  KVH Industries   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 9, through Monday, March 16, the Newport Police Department responded to 625 calls. More...

Opinion

Ups and Downs at City Hall

For years, comedians and others who just think they are funny have incorporated the terms “ups and downs” and “elevator” into their comedic (or, let’s face it, their less-than-funny) routines.  The temptation is gre More...

Political Cartoon

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Roundabouts Back on the Table

¬≠Middletown strives to make things safer along Aquidneck Avenue.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Marion A. Cowell, 75, of Middletown, passed away March 17, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind five children, seven grandchildren, and nine greatgrandchildren. Calling hours will be Sunday, March 22, from 10 -11 a.m. More...

Two Local Lobstermen Rescued

It takes a lot to shake a lobsterman, but when the boat More Misery began sinking into the freezing water, Captain Paul Roussell of Tiverton and Eddy Kettner of Newport admitted they were scared. More...

Students Handle Heat in the Kitchen

A bell rings at 11 a.m. It’s lunchtime at Rogers High School, but one group will not be lining up in the cafeteria with the rest of the students. More...

Marathon Crosses Finish Line

Seven months before the 2015 Newport Marathon is scheduled to host thousands of athletes on Columbus Day weekend, there has already been a spirited contest between the two event management companies that vied to produce the annual run.  More...

 

Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Remembered

2015 Parade Awards Best Police Dept.Newport Police Dept. Best Fire Dept.Warwick Fire Dept. Best Honor/Color GuardProvidence Police Honor Guard More...

Second-Home Tax Plan Assailed in Newport

Some Newporters, especially those in real estate, are casting a wary eye at Gov. Gina M. More...

Rain Dampens Crowds, Not Spirits

A half-dozen freckled boys from County Cork set the marker and the tone, their cheeks even ruddier in the 40-degree driving rain, their wavy brown and umber hair soaked.  More...

Nature

Mating and Migration

The heavy snows and constant freezing temperatures that besieged Aquidneck Island from late January through the early part of March have abated at last. More...