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Localities Mulling Meals Tax

Newport and Middletown are coordinating strategies in finding revenues to help meet their ever increasing outlays for sewage treatment, stormwater collection, road improvements, and other infrastructure demands. More...

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News Briefs

Everyone Loves a Parade!

At the recent St. Patrick’s Day award ceremony held at Newport Storm more than 50 plaques and certificates were presented to marchers in 30 categories.  More...

Newport Spring

The Newport Spring Leadership Committee has announced that the next public meeting on the Newport Spring project has been postponed. The meeting originally scheduled for May 12 is expected to be held in late July.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, April 25, through Sunday, May 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 652 calls. Of those, 166 were motor vehicle related; there were 124 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Accomplishments Galore

While the calendar pushes us ever closer to “accomplishment season” when traditional graduations garner congratulations, we think there are accomplishments that should be acknowledged for this week.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bring Food Truck to Washington Square To the Editor: More...

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Nature

Crossing the Bar

The body of the male yearling humpback whale that had washed ashore in a shallow, narrow cove along Newport’s Ocean Drive last week presented local, state and federal agencies with a major disposal problem. More...

Abney Chairs Finance

State Rep. Marvin L. More...

All Saints Students to Quiz Astronaut

If you were a student and had a link to a NASA astronaut as he flew overhead, what would you ask him?  “How do you calm yourself if you feel a little claustrophobic?”  “Do diseases travel faster in zero gravity?  &ldq More...

 

Around Town

High Heels & Hot Wheels for Women's Health

Newport Hospital’s spring fundraiser, High Heels & Hot Wheels, was held at the Audrain Automobile Museum on April 28. More...

Laser Fleet Honors Moose

Prior to the ceremony that would honor his dedication to Newport’s Laser Fleet 413 as its stellar, beloved, race committee chief, things were not going Moose McClintock’s way. More...

Around the Track, Around the Clock

The American Cancer Society’s Aquidneck Island Relay for Life fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m -10 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday May 5 Photo Exhibit The Newport Photographers’ Guild presents “Celebrating Newport’s Architecture,” Newport Public Library’s Spring St. Gallery, 300 Spring St., May 5-31, newportphotoguild.org. More...

From The Garden

Exciting New Annuals and Perennials

This is a great year for new releases of annuals and perennials. In 2016 there are numerous new hybrids available for your gardens and flowerpots. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Marjorie Kazin Boyce, 68, of Jamestown, died April 30, 2016. Her memorial service will be Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Newport.   More...