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School District Pleads with Parents for Federal Forms

In recent years, the Newport School District has experienced a steady downward trend in receiving forms and applications from families whose students are eligible to receive federal funds.  More...

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News Briefs

Mosaic Club Meeting

Mosaic Club of Newport County will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served about 7 p.m., at the Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport.  More...

Cal Ripken Registration and Whiffle Ball Game

Registration for Jamestown Cal Ripken is now open at jamestown. siplay.com. The annual whiffle ball game will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

NYC Frostbite Results

Newport Frostbite sailing was held on Sunday, Feb. 4 under wet conditions with temperatures in the 40s and winds building as the day progressed. 23 sailors raced, but Super Bowl fever won out and racing ended after four races. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Staying Open

Once again, as you will see, the editorial is “condensed,” so our readers have space to share their comments, concerns, ideas and questions. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Who Is Responsible? To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Valentine Flowers Can Speak Your Love

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and with its approach come thoughts of flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Most of us associate the holiday with love and romance. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Julius Jesse Borges Jr., 88, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 3, 2018. He was the husband of Kathryn Frances Sullivan. Calling hours will be Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. His funeral will be Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. at St. More...

Tour Reveals Rogers Unsafe

No longer warm, safe and dry, Rogers High School is not able to operate effectively. The aging infrastructure, outdated mechanical systems and unsafe conditions were highlighted during a public tour of the 160,000-square-foot campus on Feb. More...

Behind Closed Doors

Citizens Clash Over Council Process

At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Newport City Council held lengthy public discussions about talking buses and a citywide bike-share proposal. More...

 

Around Town

Council Keeps Campground, Ditches Zoning Proposal

The Middletown Town Council spent a majority of its Monday, Feb.  More...

NEWPORT Board Approves Demolition Project

Melissa Pattavina was elected chair of the Newport Planning Board at its January meeting, replacing Kim Salerno, and her first order of business at the Feb. More...

Cupid-Shmoopid

SLICE OF LIFE

Lonely hearts, take note. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 8 Jamestown LEGO Club Children of all ages build with LEGO bricks, children 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Newport Winter Festival Calendar

For Complete Calendar of Events and Updates Visit NewportWinterFestival.com or Call 401-847-7666

Friday, Feb. 16 9:30am: Story Time at The Breakers Stable, 53 Coggeshall Ave., children must be accompanied by an adult, free, advanced reservations required, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org/learn. More...

Faith Community

Bereavement Support Group

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, in partnership with Atria Aquidneck Place, is offering a drop-in Bereavement Support Group on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Journey Dance   Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, the priest at St. Mary's Church, 324 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth will lead a journey of healing through dance on Friday, Feb 9, from 6-7 p.m. Offered in partnership with The Sacred Center. More...