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Flynn ‘Is an All-American Boy’

A Middletown native described by his friends and family as “intense, competitive and athletic” has been named a senior aide to President-elect Donald Trump.  More...

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News Briefs

Joint Eagle Court of Honor

Late this summer marked the first joint Troop 1 and Troop 82 Eagle Court of Honor to honor Joshua David Raymo and Daniel Francis Matthews with Boy Scouts highest rank achievement. More...

Shop Small Soirée

In honor of Small Business Saturday, the shops at the Memorial Building will be celebrating with gift boxes and holiday specials on Saturday, Nov. More...

Winter Coat Exchange

For the 20th time, Rhode Islanders from all walks of life will gather at locations statewide for the Winter Coat Exchange. In Newport, the distribution site will be St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Stay Thankful, Newport

Don’t look now, but here comes the hell in a handbasket Thanksgiving. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Honored to Serve in Middletown To the Editor: I want to thank the people of Middletown for granting me the honor and privilege to serve you once again. I promise I will work every day to be your voice on the Town Council. More...

From The Garden

Gifts for Our Feathered Friends

In Memory of Jack Kelly

Our gardens give us many gifts, and this time of year the weather forces them to slow down to revitalize. The flowers are gone, as are the buckets of zucchini and sweet cherry tomatoes. What is left are the seeds. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Hat and Mitten Drive St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s Catholic churches are sponsoring a hat and mitten drive throughout November for children from kindergarten through fourth grade attending the Pell School. St. Mary’s: 401-847-0475. St. More...

Nature

A Wild Turkey Tale

Editor’s Note: In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and our columnist Jack Kelly, who passed away just a month ago, we are running this article which first ran many years ago. It was one of his favorites. More...

Sheffield Incubator Gains Critical Financing

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday, Nov. 21, approved the final piece of a financing package needed to transform the former Sheffield Elementary School on Broadway in the city’s North End into the Innovate- Newport business incubator. More...

Beaming at the Opera House

A blustery morning was not enough to halt the momentum of construction at the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, where a small group gathered on Monday morning, Nov. More...

 

Around Town

A Newport Life in Politics

Forty-one years ago, lifelong Newport resident Christopher Boyle walked into the Senate chamber at the Rhode Island Statehouse and began a political journey that shows no sign of ending any time soon. More...

Boyle Unfazed by Trump Lobbying Ban

Christopher Boyle, the veteran Statehouse lobbyist and lifelong Newport resident, believes that President-elect Donald J. More...

Lending a Helping Hand

Lisa McWilliams, left, and Barbara Roberts, right, add fresh vegetables to the holiday meal bags distributed at the Martin Luther King Center. More...

Mainsheet

Philanthropist Fleming Honored by Opera House Theater

If there’s a public spot in Newport or Middletown that seems to have recently been enhanced or nicely upgraded and landscaped, chances are that Ronald Lee Fleming is behind it – somehow.  More...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 1  Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6 p.m., Washington Square, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, proclamation from the mayor, live entertainment, free, 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org.   More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday  November 23  Thanksgiving Eve Service Interfaith service where the community comes together in thanks and praise, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m.   More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale, Friday, Nov. 25, 3-8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., gifts made by faculty and students of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401- 848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Susan Gately Benton, 76, of Virginia, formerly of Newport, passed away Nov. 16, 2016. She leaves behind her husband, Michael Benton, two sons, and two grandsons. Donations may be made in her memory to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. More...