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Debate on Fields Continues

Last year, a controversial proposal to convert 60 acres of farmland into recreational fields on the corner of East Main Road and Mitchell’s Lane in Middletown was eventually rejected by Town Council, amid a flurry of concerns over traffic, noise poll More...

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News Briefs

AARP May Meeting and Upcoming Trips

The next Newport AARP Chapter 207 meeting will be a luncheon on Monday, May 16, at the Green Valley Country Club. The AARP Chapter has two upcoming outings. More...

Summer Earn & Learn Boatbuilding Program

The Newport Area Career and Tech Center (NACTC), in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Governors Workforce Board, brings back its popular, “Earn While You Learn” program this summer from July 11-Aug. 18. More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport County YMCA will be offering a Red Cross lifeguard recertification class on Saturday, May 21. For more information, contact Jim Farrell, Aquatics Director, Newport County YMCA, 401-847-9200 x 108, jimf@newportymca.org.   More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Order More Courts

There were nothing but smiles, hugs and handshakes all around that happy day last August when friends and family of Newport’s well-regarded Slom family gathered outside the Claiborne Pell Elementary School. More...

Political Cartoon

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Thanks for Going Daffy

To the Editor:  More...

Nature

Songbirds’ Spring Migration Nears Peak

In an annual rite that began in March and will proceed through late May, millions of birds are transiting from southern latitude wintering grounds to northern breeding and nesting sites. More...

Schools Examine Budget

With upcoming budget sessions scheduled with City Councilors, the Newport School Committee addressed the upcoming fiscal year at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10. More...

Is Cook’s Ship or Mere Ghost Hidden in the Harbor?

Experts are optimistic, but the fact remains that some uncertainly surrounds the question of whether the HMS Endeavour is in Newport Harbor. More...

 

Around Town

Boys Town New England Silver Anniversary

2016 marks the 25th year that Boys Town New England has been part of the Newport County community, serving at-risk children and families throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. More...

The Push for Mandatory Kindergarten

Although some may be surprised to learn that Rhode Island parents are not legally required to send their kids to kindergarten, educators say the law on the subject is outdated. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, May 1, through Sunday, May 8, the Newport Police Department responded to 487 calls. Of those, 122 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday May 12 Eight Bells Lecture A look at Paul Revere and his responsibility for the disastrous Penobscot Expedition, the worst naval disaster for the U.S. More...

From The Garden

Bugs! The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Bugs seem to be everywhere in the garden. Some are good, some are definitely bad, and most are ugly. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John Anthony Corr, 91, of Newport, passed away May 4, 2016. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. A Mass of Christian burial was held for him at St. Mary’s Church, Newport. More...