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Later Start Considered for Rogers

“It’s no secret that teenagers like to sleep in the morning,” said Newport School Committee member Robert Leary. More...

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News Briefs

A Grievous Legacy

The Newport branch of the English Speaking Union will be presenting “Toward a Vision of Racial Reconciliation” on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at The Pier Restaurant, 10 Howard Wharf. The featured speaker will be W.  More...

Potter Pet U

The next Potter Pet University will discuss veterinary dental care. It will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League, Middletown.  More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. More...

Opinion

A Tough Act to Follow

As the Rhode Island General Assembly slowly acquires its sea legs for 2016, we look back on its 2015 effort with, dare we say, a modicum of admiration. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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The General Assembly convenes 2016 session More...

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Nature

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), will be held Feb.12-15. This is a joint project between the American Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University. More...

Historic Adams Bust Relocated Inside the Fort

After standing bare to rain, sleet and snow for 81 years, a bronze bust of John Adams, the second president of the United States, has been moved inside Fort Adams. More...

Mgr. Backs Police Cameras

The Newport city manager has given a potential police camera pilot program a nod of approval.  In an eight-page memo sent to council on Jan. More...

 

Around Town

Sail Newport Hopes to 'Lift All Boats'

It’s winter and there isn’t a single boat moored in Newport Harbor. But Brad Read can’t talk for a couple of hours. He’s too busy taking meetings and making plans for the future.  More...

Abney Looks Ahead to 2016 Session

As his fourth year as a Rhode Island lawmaker gets underway, District 73 Rep. Marvin L. More...

Changes Ahead for Substance Abuse Task Force

A group dedicated to tackling youth substance abuse in Newport is preparing for a transformation as they head into 2016.  More...

Calendar

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Thursday January 14 LEGO Thursdays All LEGO bricks are provided, creations usually dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Faith Community

BULLETIN BOARD

Honoring Dr. King   More...

Community Meals

Thursday, January 14 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul's Methodist (food by St. Mary's Episcopal) 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, January 15 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

David Gregory Cabral, 54, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 7, 2016 at home. He was the husband of Debra Lee (Gomes) Cabral. He also leaves behind his daughter, Erin Yarbough, of Bristol, two step-daughters, and five grandchildren. More...