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Peregrine Outlines Plans

When the real estate development firm Peregrine Group LLC announced last September that it was purchasing the 3.5 acres of harborfront land comprising the Newport Yachting Center, the company was rather circumspect in revealing its future plans for t More...

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Opinion

Crunch Time at the Statehouse

Every year at this time, we begin to hear from one news source or another that it’s “crunch time” at the Rhode Island General Assembly.  The term “crunch time,” of course, may mean different things to different peop More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Body Cameras Protect Police and Public To the Editor: More...

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Thursday  May 14  Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-7 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, practice race 1 p.m., pro-am race 3 p.m., concert 6 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.   More...

Around the World

The grand re-opening of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum will be on Wednesday, May 20 with a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m., followed by tours and refreshments. Register at tennisfame.com. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Agnes Amtower, 94, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Portsmouth passed away April 30, 2015. She was the wife of the late James Frederick Amtower Sr., U.S. Navy Ret. She leaves behind two children, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter. More...

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Newport School Committee, May 12, 2015

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More Roadwork on Tap

Broadway, America’s Cup Avenue and Memorial Boulevard are not the only Newport thoroughfares due for upgrades this summer.  Ayrault, Calvert, and Pleasant streets top this year’s list of those to be rehabilitated through the city&rsq More...

It’s ‘Bean’ 13 Years, But Collection Finished

When you visit Custom House Coffee in Middletown, don’t just look around; look up. A fantastic collection of vintage coffee tins fills the ledge that circles the perimeter of the store. More...

 

Around Town

Newport Teacher of the Year

Newport Public Schools has announced that Thompson Middle School librarian Jennifer Robinson is the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. More...

Middletown Teacher of the Year

Kim D'Arpino was named the 2015 Middletown Teacher of the Year by Middletown Education Collaborative. She is a grade 8 Social Studies Teacher at Gaudet Middle School. D'Arpino taught French in grades 5–8 from 1990-2012. More...

Pell Family Legacy Honors Students for Excellence in U.S. History

The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced it will continue to administer the Herbert Pell and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History.  More...

Mainsheet

A Run for the Roses

It was off to the races at the Edward King House Senior Center as they celebrated the opening of the spring season with their second annual “Run for the Roses” spring gala on May 2.  More...

Men Who Make a Difference

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) held its annual Men Who Make a Difference Gala on May 1 at Hotel Viking. More...

Nature

Backyards Offer Ideal Birding Perch

A journey into the beauty and majesty of the natural world can be as easy as hanging a birdfeeder near one’s home. Feeders can be hung from porches, fire escapes, trees, or just about anywhere. More...

Anglers Can Grab Big Money with Big Bass

The fourth annual Pabst Blue Ribbon Striped Bass, Bluefish and Fluke Tournament kicks off Friday, May 15, and runs through Oct. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its first race on May 12 in three classes. The top finishers in the A Class were Jake and Ben Jacobsen, A. and J. Kallfelz, and in third place was Michael Brown. B Class: Ed Adams, C. Brown and S. More...