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Manager Interviews to Begin

Determined to fill the position before the end of March, Newport City Councilors will interview two candidates for the long-available city manager’s job on Friday, Jan. 29. More...

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News Briefs

Yuks with Yannetty During Festival

Comedian Joe Yannetty is a bit thinner these days, but his humor is still loud and large. “I live in New Hampshire. It’s a nice place to live…if you are a tick.” More...

The Check’s in the Mail (Almost)

Brenda Neinhouse, executive director of the Newport Opera House and Performing Arts Center, spoke at the Jan. More...

Israeli Business Seminar

The Newport Chamber of Commerce, in affiliation with Israeli business partners, invites local groups to an informational seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., to learn how U.S. More...

Opinion

Give Police Cameras a Look

Seventy years after Dick Tracy debuted his two-way wrist radio, it seems that our age of ever-advancing technology can create unanticipated scenarios.  And so it is that interim City Manager Joseph Nicholson's recommendation of a pilot police ca More...

Political Cartoon

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Lions Clubs Complete Eye Screening

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Faith Community

Annual St. Brigid’s Mass and Ceili Night

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians invites all to attend their annual St. Brigid’s Mass and Ceili Night on Saturday, Jan. 30. A 4 p.m. Mass at St. More...

Empty Bowls Hunger Banquet

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m., Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold its “Empty Bowls” hunger banquet, which is open to the public. More...

Open House

Touro Synagogue, located at 85 Touro St., will hold an open house for its entry level Sunday school class on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Emma I. “Mickey” Birdy, 93, of Middletown, passed away Jan. 18, 2016 at John Clarke Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Birdy Sr. She leaves behind four children. She served in the U.S. More...

Teachers File for Arbitration

After a year of negotiations, Middletown teachers are still “very far off” from reaching an agreement on their labor contract, according to their lawyers. More...

New Leaders Rock School Bands

On a sweltering afternoon in the Louisiana bayou, little Don Chilton unfolded his orange and white record player and floated to the ceiling of his ­bedroom, lifted by the raspy vocals and brassy intonations of Louis Armstrong’s legendary horn. More...

 

Around Town

Portsmouth's Controversial Icon Disappears

Between circling helicopters (curiosity factor) and the arrival of cranes and backhoes, the ill-fated windmill located at Portsmouth High School is going out in a blaze of glory. More...

Director to Retire

“I love the Potter League,” said Christie Smith. “I love it for the staff and volunteers who every day put their hearts on the line to help animals and their people. I love how 'Enriching Lives' has become our mantra.” More...

Troop 82 Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Portsmouth Boy Scout Troop 82 celebrated 50 years of scouting at a special anniversary dinner on Jan. 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tiverton. More...

Calendar

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Newport Winter Festival

Experience a 10-day festival full of food, music and fun, Feb. 12 – 21. Visit newportwinterfestival.com for complete listings by date to see what’s happening during the festival.   More...

From The Garden

Time for a Houseplant Checkup

From now until the end of February, you may start finding insects settled on the leaves and stems of your houseplants. If you put them outdoors during the summer months, they are bound to bring insects inside that will hatch during the winter. More...

Nature

Geese Gathering on the Island

Most local residents are accustomed to seeing large flocks of migratory Canada geese foraging in the fields, meadows, and along any number of grassy stretches on Aquidneck Island. More...

Surprise Visitor

A surprise for local winter birders is continued sightings of this female Baltimore oriole in the Fort Adams boat launch area. She is feeding on sumac seeds near the boat ramp and in an adjacent picnic area in the field above that area.   More...