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News Briefs

Veterans Memories Wanted

Relatives and friends who have any information or memorabilia about the following Newport World War I veterans may contact Matt McCoy at RIWWICC@gmail.com or call 401-447-0984. More...

Frostbite Results

Twenty seven sailors participated in five races in the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series on Sunday, March 18. The sun was out but it was a pretty chilly day especially with the winds out of the Northwest at 15-22 knots. More...

Chamber Job Fair

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Career Event and Job Fair, planned for Friday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Newport Campus.This event is free and open to the public.  More...

Opinion

Editorial

A Family Friendly Message

If you happen to glance at this week’s Police Log, you’ll notice a dramatic spike in the arrests made over the past week, 129 to be precise. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Special Nod to Teachers To the Editor: Wouldn’t it be a pleasant surprise to open the paper one day and find a letter to the editor from a parent who wanted to recognize one of their child’s teachers for all of the “extra” things they do, things th More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Beatrice A. Edward (Cotta), 79, passed away March 16, 2018 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Horton N. Edward.   More...

School Converts to Rentals

The Newport City Council approved the Purchase and Sale Agreement for $1 million of the vacant Cranston-Calvert School to BCM Realty Partners and the Newport Project Development Corporation, LLC, at its March 14 meeting. More...

Middletown Student to March on DC

For some, the youth-led national movement to reform gun laws and put an end to school shootings may have seemed like just part of another news cycle that national attention would swiftly move away from. More...

 

Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Parade Memories

Parade Award Winners and Honorable Mention

Best Bagpipe Band R.I. Highlanders Pipe Band New London Firefighters Bagpipe Band (Honorable Mention)  Best Marching Band Thomspon Middle School Portsmouth Marching Band (Honorable Mention)   More...

Council Reviews Senior Exemptions

Privatizes Streetlights

The Middletown Town Council meeting on March 19 had a senior theme that centered on young and older “seniors.” A proposal to amend the current ordinance involving senior exemptions was addressed, as was support for the Middletown High School Senior a More...

School Committee Takes on Budget, Firearms

During the last scheduled Middletown School Committee Budget Workshop, which preceded the regular meeting on Thursday March 15, Middletown School Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger and the five-member school committee hashed out budgetary priorities fo More...

Nature

Woodpeckers: Carpenters of Hard Knocks

As Aquidneck Island residents dream wistfully about warmer weather, some types of birds, like owls, don’t care about the dreary temperatures. Their nesting season is already underway.  More...