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Smaller Dorm Buildings Proposed

Salve Regina University recently completed three informational sessions to show neighbors new plans to build two dormitories that offer smaller buildings, parking lots with fewer spaces and tighter security. More...

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News Briefs

Winning Hoopster

This year’s Newport Elks Lodge Annual National Hoop Shoot Competition was held on Nov. 11 at the St. George’s Gymnasium in Middletown, and was chaired by Lenny Bucci, a Past Exalted Ruler of the Newport Lodge. More...

City to Mark Planting of 1,000,000 Daffodils

Newport’s Daffodillion is living up to its name. On Monday, Nov. 19, City leaders will join with organizers of the Newport Daffodil Project to officially plant Newport’s 1 millionth daffodil bulb outside of City Hall.  More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:45 to 7 p.m., at the Middletown Police Station. The public is welcome. More...

Opinion

A Model for Building Informed Communities

Politics, both on national and local levels, are still playing out. We still don’t know who won and who did not in some contests.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Coyotes: Don’t Study, Eliminate

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Take a Pass on Brussel Sprouts

While voting last week, I decided to take a poll on what people really want for Thanksgiving dinner. What I learned is what they don’t want. The two ladies checking me in to vote told me in no uncertain terms not to serve Brussel sprouts.  More...

Cranberries Take Center Stage

For cranberries, Thanksgiving is their time to shine. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

George Smith Allen, Capt. (U.S. Navy Ret), 83, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 6, 2018. He was the husband of Sandra Lee (Roberts) Allen.  George C. Condon, 101, passed away Nov. 8, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. More...

School Committee Bids Farewell

The Newport School Committee held its final meeting on Nov. 12 with Jo Eva Gaines and David Carlin, who won’t be back in December when the newly elected members take their seats.  More...

Newport Lions Club Focused on Vision

The Newport Lions Club (NLC) held its annual vision screenings for Thompson Middle School students on Nov. More...

 

Around Town

YMCA Reaches Deal to Purchase Land

Some people may be surprised to learn that the Newport County YMCA, which sits on a prominent 8-acre parcel on Valley Road in Middletown, does not currently own the land on which it sits.  More...

33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run

Originally founded by the Newport Running Club, YMCA’s 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run on Nov. 22 collects food donations for the Martin Luther King Center and raises money for the Y and local charities.  More...

NPEF Grants Awarded

The Newport Public Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $20,000 in teacher and community enrichment grants to Newport Public School teachers and local organizations. More...

Mainsheet

Masked Ball Raises Funds for the Future

Celebrating Halloween took on a grown-up look at this year’s Mayor’s Masked Ball on Oct. 30 at the Atlantic Resort in Middletown to benefit the Edward King House Senior Center.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  November 15  Read/Eat/Chat All are welcome to bring lunch and discuss “The Muralist,” a novel by B.A. More...

Faith Community

Chanting Group Presentation

The Newport Community Chanting Group will present Rosie Warburton, sound therapist, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., Nov. 17, from 10-11:15 a.m., with a suggested donation of $10. More...

Philosophy Talk

“Is Life Worth Living?” with John Kaag, PhD., Channing Church Learning Center, 135 Pelham St., will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. Wine and cheese reception will follow. A $5 donation is requested. 401-846-0643.   More...

Canned Food Drive

United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, is having a canned food drive through Nov. 18. 401-849-5444.   More...