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Booth Announces Retirement

Jennifer Booth, who has served in virtually every capacity as an educator and school administrator in Newport, surprised her colleagues this week when she announced her retirement as assistant superintendent. More...

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News Briefs

Teacher NewsPort

Math Madness at TMS March Madness at Thompson Middle School looked a little different this year! More...

Basket of Blooms Time

Newport in Bloom, the group responsible for the design, planting and maintenance of baskets on display along Bellevue Avenue, Long Wharf and Washington Square, (something they have done for 34 years), is asking for help to continue the impressive flo More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Script for Sidewalk Cafes

Newport’s Broadway, its “streetscape” project notwithstanding, is a long, long way from Paris, France, where the world’s oldest sidewalk céafe, known as the Café Procope, first opened for business at 13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comedie in 1686. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Modified Decree Will Pay Dividends  To the Editor:  More...

CORRECTION:

Last week's cover photo caption incorrectly identified David Spencer's business affiliation. He is with the Newport Lobster Shack.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Sacred Nourishment’   More...

Community Meals

Thursday, April 14 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, April 15 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.   More...

Generous Support

For the second year in a row, Stop and Shop generously supported Trinity Episcopal Church’s Community Meal program. Edward Hunt (center), manager of Stop & Shop #701 on Bellevue Avenue presents a check for $2,500 to Rev. More...

Sidewalk Cafes Are Discussed

With the city set to celebrate its urban forest during the upcoming Newport Arboretum Week, trees are causing concerns for some Broadway restaurateurs who are worried that they could impact alfresco dining. More...

Historic Cemeteries Give Rare Glimpse into the Past

Newport has often lavishly feted its live wires. Soon, it will honor its dead. More...

 

Around Town

Children's Library Programs

Friday, April 15 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

A Commanding Visit

The National Commander of the American Legion recently visited Rhode Island Artillery Company of Newport. Above are Arthur Perry, Artillery Company of Newport & American Legion Post 18; Dale Barnett, National Commander, The American Legion; Col. More...

Foghorn Speakers Win

Two members of the Middletown-based Island Foghorn Toastmasters competed in the Area International Speech contest and Table Topics contest recently. Linda Hall won the speech contest and Adrienne Haylor won the table topics contest. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, April 14 Eight Bells Lecture “Sailor in the White House” explores Franklin D. More...

From The Garden

Planting for Bees and Butterflies

Not all gardens are meant to produce food. Some are filled with flowers, plants, and herbs that draw insects or butterflies, and you can even cultivate a garden that repels mosquitoes! More...

Nature

Volunteers Purge Bailey Brook

A group of volunteers recently soldiered through heavy rain and chilly temperatures in an effort to protect a local watershed. More...

Piping Plovers Get a Helping Hand

Aquidneck Island’s diverse wildlife habitats provide a rich environment for breeding and nesting birds of all types. Spring migration has brought two pairs of piping plovers back to the Middletown beaches where they successfully nested last year. More...

Eyes on Amphibians

Enjoy an evening of nature exploration at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, April 15, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. More...