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Camacho and Taylor Spar in the First Ward

The election season is heating up with the arrival of October, as candidates for local office are intensifying their campaigns and sharing their views on topics of interest with Newport voters. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Salvation Army Readies for Holidays The Salvation Army is accepting family applications for Thanksgiving food baskets and toys for Christmas on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their 51 Memorial Blvd. location. More...

Election News

ELECTION 2016

MORE LETTERS

Carson Supporter To the Editor, I am a Newport resident and property owner. I also own businesses in the marine trades and sit on the Rhode Island Marine trades Board. More...

Opinion

Embracing Gov 2.0

EDITORIAL

No consensus exists on how to define democracy, but history demonstrates a healthy system depends on an open, transparent process.  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Newport Institutions   When we think of Newport institutions, places like the mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Touro Synagogue are first to come to mind. They are all historic.  More...

2016 Ballot Questions

Newporters will find seven statewide questions on the ballot when they head to the polls on Nov. 8. QUESTION 1: Shall a state-operated gambling facility be authorized to offer video lottery games and casino gaming in the Town of Tiverton? More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

St. Peter’s Soup Suppers   St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, will hold two soup supper meals in October: Thursday, Oct. 6, and Tuesday, Oct. 25. 401-846- 9567 or stpetersri@coxmail.com.  Grace Note Singers   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Robert L. Barrows, 87, of Newport, passed away Sept. 28, 2016 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. He leaves behind his wife, Janice Marion (Sharples) Barrows; a son, David Barrows (Valerie); a grandson; and four great-grandchildren. More...

R.I. Kids Count 2016: Stats and High Hopes

When it comes to children in Rhode Island – their needs, their plight, their families, their homes, their battle with poverty as it threatens any hopes of a bright future – Stephanie Geller has an arsenal of facts, and she knows how to use them. More...

'Fortress of Nightmares' Darker Than Ever

Around Halloween, the Adams family has taken on a whole new meaning – the Fort Adams family, a nonprofit trust with 150 volunteers who have been working for months to build things that go bump in the night, designed to scare the sheer soldier o More...

 

Around Town

Big Month for Lucy’s Hearth

BankNewport recently presented a check for $50,000 to Lucy’s Hearth–a significant financial contribution which helped the Hearth surpass the $1.6 million fundraising goal needed to renovate its new building and grounds at 19 Valley Road i More...

Redwood Happenings

The historic grounds of Redwood Library were the site of the 2016 Garden Party, a festive annual tradition that combines music, hors d’oeuvres, and fellowship for the library’s members and friends. More...

Surprise Gift for City of Newport

As Newport continues to vet the options for a fire and rescue boat that could be purchased with the aid of a federal grant, the city administration can proceed with the knowledge that significant additional funds are available.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 6 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...

Celebrazione!

The 61st annual Festa Italiana, a celebration of Italian culture, will culminate Columbus Day weekend. Touro Park will be the setting for the Festival in the Park on Saturday, Oct. More...