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Education Bond Could Benefit City's North End

Election Day 2016 will task Rhode Island voters with deciding seven statewide ballot questions in addition to the array of candidates seeking public offices. More...

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News Briefs

Trees from Seed

Whether you’d like to plant native trees in your own yard, or help propagate seedlings to be planted in Newport’s parks and along our streets, your help is needed. More...

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. Nominees must be a resident of or work in Newport County. More...

Eco-Depot Oct. 1

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be hosting an Eco- Depot for household hazardous and electronic waste on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. More...

Election News

ELECTION NEWS

MORE LETTERS

Candidate Statement To the Editor: My name is Rebecca Schiff and I am seeking election to the House District 74 seat representing Jamestown and Middletown. My message is simple: Make government work for the people. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 29 Color Club Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Harvest Fair

The Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, is hosting its 42nd annual Harvest Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Blessing of the Animals

St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. . People are invited to bring pets or stuffed animals for a blessing at any of the services. 401-846-9700.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis Thomas Best Jr., 83, of Bristol, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 27, 2016 at Newport Hospital. He leaves behind his wife Mary Anne (Mac- Donald) Best and daughter, Kathryn Anne Best, of Portsmouth. More...

Local Bridges Are Among State's Best

RITBA Launches 10-year Construction Plan This Week

Although Rhode Island recently scored on the bottom of a national survey that studied highway infrastructure, bridges in Newport County are in relatively good shape and will soon improve even more.  More...

Broadway Merchants Celebrate with Street Fair

Street Fair Show of Fun, Solidarity, Opportunity

Merchants along Broadway have not had much to celebrate over the last four years as dust, dust-ups, digging, detours, and delays have become a way of life during a DOT construction project that has stunted their growth while beautifying their domain. More...

 

Around Town

Forums to Feature City Candidates

In the next few weeks, Newporters will have the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of local candidates as they deliberate issues facing the city. More...

Bag Ban 101: ‘No Two Bag Bans Are Alike’

Even before they’ve been officially banned, the bags are back.  In the past 50 years, plastic bag production worldwide has increased 20-fold. By 2050, there will be as many plastic particles floating in the ocean as there are fish. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

A Paternity Suit Designed for Darcy and McDreamy

The opening scenes of “Bridget Jones’s Baby” make the singles life of the lead character look like a never-ending circuit of disco. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

The Power of the Pen

Americans have few fealties stronger than that for animals. In fact, almost a third of Americans believe animals should be awarded similar rights as people, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fight for NCCMHC  To the Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Dance Ministry   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Jennifer and Christopher Burgo of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Christopher Daniel Burgo on Sept. 21, 2016. More...

Nature

Wildlife Refuges Photo Competition Winners

In the 16th annual amateur photo competition of the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island, contestants submitted photos taken at Ninigret NWR, Trustom Pond NWR, Block Island NWR, Chafee NWR at Pettaquamscutt Cove, or Middletown&rsq More...

Avian Wonder Draws Hundreds of Birders

A rare and remarkable bird known as a northern wheatear recently took up temporary residence in Bristol’s Colt State Park. First observed by Rhode Island birder Mike McBrien on Tuesday, Sept. More...