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Bonfire and Family Day

The Middletown Prevention Coalition is hosting its annual free Family Day, on Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Second Beach. There will be glow in the dark games and a bonfire, so bring chairs, beach towels or blankets. More...

Benson Book Signing

The Newport Art Museum will host an artist talk and book signing with exhibiting artist Christopher W. Benson on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. More...

Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 7 Updates

Pumpkin Painting  Paint mini-pumpkins at Marlborough Park’s Downtown Designs. There will be a gallery opening with music and refreshments too.  Pie-Jousting   More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Maybe Now is the Time for a Zoning Review

Zoning is like the third rail of government: politicians are deathly afraid to touch it, and often with good reason. More...

DMV Computer System Upgrade a Success

OPINION

Rhode Islanders should take pride in our new, modern motor vehicle computer system. More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

The Elusive Mirabelle Plum, Now in Season

Mirabelles are a delicious, heavenly scented miniature plum. They are not much larger than a marble, but have the taste of honey, plum and a special fragrance from the fruit Gods. And now is the season for these European plums.  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Shabbat, Sukkot and Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah at Temple Shalom   More...

Obituaries

Malcom Waterman MacDonald, MD

Malcolm Waterman MacDonald, MD, 74, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 29, 2017, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Dr. MacDonald was born March 28, 1943, in Rutland, VT, the son of the late Dr. John Malcolm and the late Janet (Waterman) MacDonald. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Mary E. (Fay) Casavant Cedrone, 94, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 30, 2017 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Edward V. Casavant, and Louis J. Cedrone.   More...

Newport's Lost Grand Hotels

Newport seems to be in the midst of a building boom with three hotel proposals before various boards and commissions. More...

Lucy’s Hearth Opens Its Doors to Men

Homelessness doesn’t discriminate based on gender. More...

 

Around Town

A Community Connection

Conversation with Brewer Rowe

Brewer Rowe is a man you may recognize around town, but you’re not sure how you know him. Frankly, the possibilities are endless. More...

Local Food Challenge Makes ‘Huge Impact’

By many accounts, this year’s Aquidneck Island Food Challenge was a fun way for participants to challenge themselves by eating local food. More...

Master Gardener of the Year Named

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program recognized its Master Gardener of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Gardening Project of the Year as part of the program’s celebration of its 40th anniversary.  More...

Mainsheet

Reliving Life of the Past

In the summer of 1869, President Ulysses S. Grant met Ida Lewis, the Keeper of Limerock Light and famous as "America's Bravest Woman," in Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 5 Rogue Island Comedy Festival Rhode Island’s only comedy festival, through Oct. 9, various venues and times, rogueislandcomedyfest.com. More...

Senior Savvy

Aging, or Not, Day by Day

Last May, when I turned 87, someone asked me how it felt to be that old. Slightly taken aback, I realized that I didn’t have an answer for them. How was I supposed to feel? More...

Nature

Tracking the Explosive Butterfly Migration

When members of the Fifth Ward Bird Club searched for birds at Brenton Point State Park on Oct. 1, they found the pickings slim. Many of the bird migrants had pushed on to the south. However, the birdwatchers noticed a profusion of butterflies. More...