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Newport Approves Hydroponics Business

The Newport City Council accepted a proposal to allow a Canadian company to build and operate a two-level hydroponic greenhouse in the city’s North End. More...

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News Briefs

Celebrating 60 Years

If you ask many local residents where they learned to swim, play basketball or what they did after school when they were young, you might receive a common answer. It’s the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.  More...

Models Sought for Prom Fundraiser

Locals can walk the runway for a good cause in a La Fille Collettecreated design as part of a fundraiser to benefit this year’s Rogers High prom. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group for people with diabetes and their families, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 1-2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Butting Heads

Now that plastic bags are on the way out, it appears that cigarette butts are on the way in. The business end of a good smoke has recently become the newest lightning rod of civic concern. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Headline Councilor Ceglie To the Editor: More...

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Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Emily and Alastair Cairns of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Wren Arthur Cairns on Feb. 24, 2017.  Cassandra Lovely of Newport is proud to announce the birth of her son Nahziah Anthony Lovely on Feb. 25, 2017.   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Men’s Bible Study   On Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m., a small group of men meet at Seamen’s Institute, 18 Market Square, to discuss and debate the relevance of the Bible for the 21st-century, postmodern man. 401-871-3229. More...

Newport Closes in on New City Fireboat

Newport appears on the way to purchasing a new $964,500 fireboat that city officials maintain will not cost taxpayers a dime.  More...

City Tears Down Skatepark

When one door closes, another door opens.  Local skaters are hoping that adage proves true after Newport demolished the Easton’s Beach skatepark last week.  “The park had gotten old,” said Cheyne Cousens, manager of Elemen More...

 

Around Town

Track Star Makes Run to Race Down Under

Conversation with Duwuan Edwards

In the grandeur of Yale Stadium in New Haven, Connecticut earlier this season, Duwuan Edwards stretched his tendons, adjusted his black-and-green Ray-Ban sunglasses, tuned out the noise and won a silver medal in the 400 meters for Bishop Hendricken H More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade is Always on Their Bucket List

You wouldn’t think that the most difficult task surrounding Newport's St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be finding a little green. More...

Scully on Screen

Movies are like architecture in that they depend on the fourth dimension: time. They unfold and reveal their secrets through a slow interaction with the person experiencing them.  More...

From The Garden

New Vegetables for 2017

March is the month to select seeds for indoor planting that will be transplanted outdoors by the end of April.  What is exciting for any gardener is seeing what's new for the coming season. More...

Nature

The Binoculars Have Been Passed

This week the pen is passed–along with the binoculars–from Newport This Week’s nature writer Jack Kelly, who passed away last October, to a fellow reporter who was familiar with Jack, his work and his fan base. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ronald W. Atkins, 77, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 22, 2017. He was the husband of the late Linda Susanne (Norris).  Katherine Elizabeth Browner, 66, of Newport, passed away Feb. 22, 2017. She was the wife of Michael N. Browner, Sr.   More...