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Rogers Alum Brings Duct Tape Glam to Fundraiser

“Oh God, prom,” says Hayley Pires, when asked about her high school prom dress experiences. More...

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News Briefs

Kiwanis Comedy Fundraiser

Members of Newport Kiwanis International will host a comedy fundraiser on Thursday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island. More...

Broadway Merchants Unite

Alternative parking plans and city-financed marketing efforts were offered by Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano as solace to Broadway business owners who gathered on Tuesday, March 8, at Corner Café.  More...

Library Spring Sale

The Friends Bookstore will hold a book sale in the Newport Public Library lower lobby beginning on Friday, March 18, and continuing through Wednesday, March 23. The sale will be held during the library’s regular hours. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

The Responsibilities of Being Irish

For the next week or so, Newport belongs to the Irish and to those who wish they were Irish. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is next Thursday. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

School Proceedings Need Transparency

To the Editor:  At the Feb. 25 Middletown School Committee meeting, the committee voted unanimously to extend the employment of four administrators, including the Middletown superintendent.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Leopold N. “Leo” Ayotte, 89, of Newport, passed away March 3, 2016 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. He was the husband of the late Shirley Jane (Roberts) Ayotte. He leaves behind his son, Michael Ayotte of Newport.  More...

City Sewer Rate Hike Is Likely

Under proposed rate increases that could be necessary to fund continued improvements in the city’s wastewater and stormwater collection system, the average residential customer in Newport could see sewer fees increase to over $1,000 annually be More...

Schools Capital Plan Questioned

In a split becoming familiar to followers of Newport schools, the School Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday, March 8, to authorize up to $65,000 in additional spending on architectural services associated with the new roof scheduled for construction this More...

 

Around Town

School Start Times Under Discussion

There are many issues that would have to be resolved before the start time at Rogers High School could shift from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. More...

Purim Parody is Over the Rainbow

Lisa Kotlen has a lion costume on her couch, green shower curtains draped over her furniture, and the Land of Oz sitting in her bedroom. More...

Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center Getting a Facelift

Construction at the Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center and parking lot has begun and plans call for completion in June.  More...

Calendar

Newport This Week

Thursday March 10 Historic Homes Lecture “Maintaining Your Old House,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue, noon, $5- $10, registration required, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Barnabas Special Music Guest More...

A Tale of Purim Joy

Whether from ancient text, the Internet, or the commentary of practicing Jews, the story of Purim is portrayed as one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar. More...

New Arrivals

Christina Lorusso of Middletown is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Maya Isabelle Lorusso on March 2, 2016.  Rebecca Hurd and Soane Lui of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Paulo John Lui on March 1, 2016.   More...