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For What It’s Worth

A friend brought in a crystal and silver decanter that had been living in a safety deposit box for the last 32 years. The owner claimed a provenance to a Colonial, family patriot of note. More...

Garden Club Welcomes New Members

The Garden Club of Middletown will hold its annual membership luncheon Tuesday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Tickets Bar and Grill, 15 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Those interested in becoming a new member are welcome to attend. More...

‘Embracing the Cure’ Craft Fair

“Embracing the Cure” is having its sixth annual vendor craft fair fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Saturday May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St Lucy’s Parish Hall, 909 W. Main Rd, Middletown. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 4  Eight Bells Lecture “Cassandra in Oz: Counterinsurgency and Future War,” by Conrad Crane, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841- 7276, usnwc.edu.   More...

From The Garden

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, April 21 through Monday, May 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 609 calls. Of those, 118 were motor vehicle related; there were 100 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accident reports. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Neighborhood Breakfast   The Emmanuel Church’s monthly neighborhood breakfast will be Saturday, May 6, at 8:30 a.m. at 42 Dearborn St. 401-847-0675.  ‘Embracing the Cure’ Fair   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Christina & Justin Cerenzia of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Matteo Alexander Cerenzia on April 25, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Cole Livingston Adams, 90, of Portsmouth, passed away April 28, 2017, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Gilda (Carvalho) Adams and the late Esther Mudd. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.   More...

Tough Fiscal Road Ahead for Newport

Winthrop says discussions on regionalized high school will begin again

Newport taxpayers should prepare for two consecutive years of tax hikes and long-term fiscal challenges with school and water infrastructure, officials claim.  Residents are facing a proposed 3.11 and 3.64 percent increase to their tax bill, for More...

Learning About Their Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Over the past few months, about a dozen green card holders have been studying two nights a week to become American citizens through the Newport Community School’s Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center program, held at Thompson Middle School. More...

 

Around Town

Spring into Fashion

The ballroom was filled with fun and fashion at the Newport Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Spring into Fashion” May Day celebration held at the newly renovated Atlantic Resort. More...

Council to Reconsider Polo Center Zoning Change

A decision by Middletown Town Council to rezone a parcel of land next to the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown will be reconsidered, again. More...

Middletown Bans Plastic Bags

Beginning this fall, plastic bags will no longer be offered for carry-out purchases in Newport and Middletown stores. Middletown Town Council unanimously approved a ban on single-use plastic bags at the May 1 Town Council meeting. More...

Opinion

Aquidneck Island Blue Bloods

EDITORIAL

Rain or shine, this weekend we celebrate the men and women in blue, and honor the fallen. The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, as it is officially tagged, gets underway at 11:50 a.m. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Smith Announces Candidacy To the Editor: I am excited to announce my candidacy for Senate District 13 for Newport and Jamestown. I would like to thank former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed for her work and devotion to Newport and Jamestown. More...

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Nature

Poisonous Snakes Rare on Island

For openers, there haven’t been any sighting of poisonous snakes on Aquidneck Island or anywhere in Rhode Island in three decades. More...