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Federal Grant to Fund Coyote Research

Rhode Island will receive a $1.1 million grant for a five-year study of coyotes to be conducted by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey and The Conservation Agency. More...

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News Briefs

Innovate Newport Joining Workbar Network

The effort to convert Newport’s former Sheffield School into a hub for entrepreneurs and high tech businesses took a major step forward this week as Innovate Newport announced a partnership with Workbar, a trailblazing coworking provider that o More...

Rec Reunion

“Soul Food Dinners” will be presented to benefit the Rec Reunion scholarship fund. A full fried or baked chicken or pulled pork meal with sides including collard greens, cornbread and dessert will be served on Thursday, Nov. More...

National Hoop Shoot Competition

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 will host the Elks Annual National Hoop Shoot Competition at the St. George’s gymnasium on Sunday, Nov. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m.  More...

Opinion

Small Space, Big Message

EDITORIAL

For the past several weeks readers may have noticed that this upper corner, typically designated for an editorial, has been absent. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Defeat Hate – Get Involved

To the Editor:  Sometimes, for many people, it seems like the world has turned upside down. When we look at the political scene, it can be disheartening. So, some people decide that voting isn’t worth the effort.  More...

Mainsheet

Fall for Lucy’s Hearth Bigger and Better

The Board of Directors and Friends of Lucy’s Hearth hosted the seventh annual Fall for Lucy’s Hearth fall fundraiser on Oct. More...

Faith Community

Service for Peace

In memory of the victims in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, Temple Shalom is holding a service on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. People of all faiths, colors and sexual identities are invited to attend a service for peace and unity in America.   More...

New Arrivals

Carissa DeMello and Mark Brousseau of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Everleigh Ruth Brousseau on Oct. 23, 2018. More...

Inspiring Story and Song: Ordinary Miracles

St. Paul’s Methodist Church will host life coach and cabaret singer Patrice McKinley, Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the church hall, 12 Marlborough St. More...

Student Survey to Collect Vaping Data

The annual Health and Wellness Survey given to Middletown High and Gaudet Middle School students, which includes questions on substance use, has been updated to include questions involving the use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping.”& More...

String Project Hosts Toe-Tapping Barn Dance

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once correctly observed that, without music, life would be a mistake. More...

 

Around Town

City Council Approves Funds to Reduce School Debt

Using funds from a city surplus, the City Council unanimously agreed at their Oct. More...

Reopening Long Wharf

The council accepted a communication from attorney Peter Regan, representing Elmwal Associates, LLC and Mortgage Acquisition Associates, LLC, owners of the Shops at Long Wharf Mall, discussing the idea of reopening the mall to vehicular traffic, show More...

Parents, Teachers At Odds Over Staff Cuts at Thompson

Heated Power Hour Discussion Ensued

A special School Committee meeting on Oct. More...

Election News

Ready for the Election

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Nov. 6th, Newport’s Canvassing Department has been busy making sure the City’s contingent of poll workers are well trained and ready to serve on Election Day.  More...

Justin McLaughlin

Candidate Endorsement

I urge my fellow Newport voters to place Mr. Justin McLaughlin back on the city council. More...

Lynn Ceglie

Candidate Endorsement

In Newport, Lynn Underwood Ceglie won 56 percent of the votes in the Second Ward primary. The big winner in the three person race is proof she has accomplished things for the good of the people as a member of the City Council.  More...

From The Garden

Fall is Green Bean and Potato Season

We will soon be saying goodbye to autumn, which is such a beautiful time of year on Aquidneck Island. We have such a variety of specimen trees, and to be surrounded by the color is splendid. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joanne Catherine Adyanthaya, née Shea, 73, of Houston, formerly of Newport passed away Oct. 28, 2018. She was the wife of Ajit Adyanthaya. Calling hours are Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the O’Neill- Hayes Funeral Home. More...