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Proposed Birth Control Bills Protect Women

Two Rhode Island representatives are standing up for a woman’s access to reproductive health care, in the wake of the current administration’s steps to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More...

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News Briefs

‘Gaelic and Garlic’

Celebrating the day between the Feasts of St. Patrick and St. More...

Rabbit Demonstration

Seaside Rabbits presents a demonstration titled “Happiness and Your House Rabbit” on Monday, March 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

WarGaming at NWC

Capt. Thomas R. Beall, U.S. Navy (Ret.), and Dr. Margaret M. Polski, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College will present “Wargaming at the U.S. More...

Opinion

Editorial

As Important as a Report Card

In the minds of many elementary school children, the day (or evening) a parent visits school for parent-teacher conferences is one of the school year’s anticipated fall events. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RIDOT Meetings a Disappointment To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

William Bloom, 62, of Newport, passed away March 5, 2018 at home after a battle with cancer.  Dr. Elie J. Cohen, 87, of Newport, passed away on March 1, 2018. Dr. Cohen was the first Orthopedic Surgeon in Newport. More...

'Walk-in' Replaces Walkout at MHS

A two-hour school delay, due to Tuesday’s March 13 blizzard, didn’t stop Middletown High School students from sticking to their plan for an assembly-style “walk-in” on Wednesday, March 14, to shine a spotlight on gun violence and school safety. More...

Rogers Made Plans, Canceled Walkout

School shootings have been a constant in America’s collective consciousness in the last two decades, ever since the high school shooting on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. More...

 

Around Town

Rainbow of Gratitude

Pell Elementary held a school-wide assembly on Monday, March 12, to mark the beginning of a two-week “Gratitude Campaign.” The larger initiative, called “Look For The Good Project,” is a Connecticut based non-profit organizati More...

Be Ready for Future Floods

It often takes a Nor’easter like last week to remind people in coastal communities that the beautiful vistas we enjoy can turn dangerous under certain circumstances. More...

Agreement Reached on Conference Schedule

11th Hour Decision After Conflicts and Confusion

After several days of confusion, Newport’s public schools committee and the local teachers’ union came to a last-minute agreement on March 12 to hold parent-teacher conferences from 1-6 p.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 15 Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “Gaudi: A Biography,” by Gijs Van Hensbergen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Kaley Greenberg Davis and Christopher Davis of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Peyton Grace Davis on March 10, 2018. More...