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Big Box Restrictions on Agenda

The question of whether officials will restrict big box development in Middletown may soon be answered. “I believe we have more than enough big boxes in this community,” said Council President Robert Sylvia. More...

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News Briefs

Newport Little League Fundraiser

Members of the community and parents are invited to attend the Newport Little League’s annual baseball and softball fundraiser at O’Brien’s Pub on Friday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. More...

Island Rugby Opens

Children under the age of 19 are invited to safely learn rugby with the Island Rugby Football Club. There is a non-contact Rookie Rugby for all 2nd - 6th graders. Practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. More...

National Grid Tree Trimming Begins

National Grid is beginning its routine maintenance tree trimming program starting the first week of April in Newport. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Cooler and Warmer Rhode Island?

Sometimes it seems as though Rhode Island can barely take two complete strides without tripping, falling or otherwise stumbling along the same path that other states manage to negotiate without incident.  The latest example of that: the hullabal More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Speak Up on Over-development

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Senior Savvy

Satisfying Coming-of-Age Story

The title of Arliss Ryan’s new novel, “The Coloring Scroll,” is a little misleading. It is not a children’s book: It is the tale of three young siblings and their journey from childhood to adulthood. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Albert Antone, 85, of Middletown, passed away March 27, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army and then in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In 1958, he began a 25-year career in the United States Postal Service. More...

Our Maritime History Grows More Complicated

Newport has long been known as the City by the Sea. From the earliest days of its settlement in 1639, the town has been dependent on its deep water harbor adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. More...

City Labor Contract Inked

After months of negotiations, the Newport City Council has approved a new multi-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for members of Local 911, Council 94, of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). More...

 

Around Town

'Night to Remember' Was Unforgettable

Nearly 200 people came out to the Newport Art Museum on Thursday, March 24, to support “A Night to Remember,” a fundraiser to help lower the cost of this year’s prom for students at Rogers High School. More...

Toll Upgrades Begin on Pell Bridge

Motorists coming in and out of Newport over the Claiborne Pell Bridge experienced delays of 10 minutes or so on Monday morning, March 28, as work began on a $3.5 million project to modernize the span’s tolling apparatus.  More...

‘We’ll Come Back Better Than Ever’

The owners of Mama Leone’s say they are working around the clock after a 33-year-old driver smashed his car into their dining room.  “He’s lucky to be alive. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 31  Eight Bells Lecture “Militant Irish Nationalists Invade Canada in 1866,” with Bill McCone, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seatin More...

From The Garden

Pop-Up Structures Bolster Young Plants

The 2016 planting season has some terrific new products for the active gardener.  More...

Nature

NATURE

Familiar Friends Return

The osprey pair that has nested on the cell tower at Toppa Field for the past 10 years has returned for another season. The female arrived first on March 18, and the male followed on March 25.  More...