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Sylvia Takes Helm for Second Term

The new Middletown Town Council has appointed Robert Sylvia to serve as Town Council president for a second consecutive term.  “We had a good working group over the past two years. We had a lot of fresh, new ideas. More...

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News Briefs

Traffic Detours

An effort is underway to assemble work crews so Broadway can be paved on Friday, Nov. 18. However, the work may not occur until Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 and 22. Drivers should be prepared for traffic to be rerouted. More...

Kiernans Double MLK Hunger Challenge

Peter and Eaddo Kiernan have doubled the amount of their $25,000 match challenge, created earlier this month, on behalf of the Martin Luther King Center’s food pantry. More...

Boats Needed for Annual Parade

Boaters are wanted for the annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 25. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 17 More...

Illuminated Boat Parade

Sail into the holiday time of the year at the annual Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 25. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Thanksgiving Eve Service More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Haley and Wesley Little of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ainsley Catherine Little on Nov. 9, 2016. More...

Winthrop Returns as the City's Mayor

Following an upset in the 2014 election, former Newport City Councilor and Mayor Henry “Harry” Winthrop demonstrated a commanding comeback in his return to City Hall. More...

Gilded Age Architecture Finds New Purpose

Architecture, like painting and sculpture, has been recognized as a form of art from the time of the Greeks. But unlike painting and sculpture, architecture must serve a practical purpose. More...

Hanos Gets Chair

Strategic Plan, Early Childhood Education Top To-Do List

In a week where transitions of power at the local level were happening earlier – and everywhere – members of the Newport School Committee met for a post-election caucus on Monday, Nov. 14. More...

 

Around Town

‘There Is an Overall Cloud of Fear’

A recent swell of racist crimes reported across the country hit home last week when an 11-year-old black boy was punched and called a “nigger” by a neighborhood friend. More...

School Strategic Plan Will ‘Bring Joy Back into the Classroom’

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Newport School Committee voted to approve the strategic plan, known as OneNewport, that first saw the light of day in November of 2015. The vote was 5-2, with David Carlin and Robert Leary voting against. More...

Airport Noise Issue Defies Solutions

Local officials continue to grapple with the steady growth of the state airport in Middletown as nearby homeowners lament new flight patterns that noisily bring planes closer to their homes when landing and taking off.  More...

Opinion

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

EDITORIAL

Every two years, Rhode Islanders get a chance to rewrite the General Assembly script that has not really changed for many decades. But things never seem to change much. That is, Democrats rule. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Honor Military Families To the Editor: More...

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From The Garden

Herbs for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a perfect holiday for using garden herbs that have been dried. Fresh herbs work just as well, though they are tamer in flavor than dried herbs, which are far more pungent. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Arne Robert Johnson, Esq., 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 10, 2016 after a long illness. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Rodgers) Johnson, and his daughters. More...