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Middletown Tightens Short-Term Rental Law

Middletown landlords are now subject to stricter regulations for rentals of six months or less.  More...

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News Briefs

Stormwater Presentation

Clean Ocean Access is hosting a stormwater presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Newport Public Library from 6 - 7 p.m. More...

Indoor Football

Indoor football at the Hut. League play runs through mid- March! Open to boys and girls in grades 4-7. Games are played on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 for residents, $25 non-residents. More...

French for All

Whether because you are planning a vacation to France, want to brush up on French, or trying to fulfill a lifelong promise to learn French, members of the Alliance Française of Newport can help. More...

Opinion

The Spirit of Washington

EDITORIAL

Whether you’ll be wearing a smile or a frown after Friday’s inauguration, for better or for worse, the die, as they say, will be cast. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keep Spruce Acres as Open Space To the Editor: The Aquidneck Land Trust is in the process of raising approximately $2.2 million to purchase Spruce Acres as open space. More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Community Blood Drive The Knights of Columbus - Council #256 will host a community blood drive at 7 Valley Road, Middletown, on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3-8 p.m. Donors will receive a free steak dinner and $5 Dunkin Donuts coupon. St. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Saralynn and Jonathan Bixby of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Rayland Baylor Bixby on Jan. 4, 2017.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Catherine Lois Cayer, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 14, 2017 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her life partner, Anthony G. Tobben, BMC, USN (Ret), two children and two grandchildren. More...

Legislators Weigh in on Recreational Marijuana

State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, says she has “significant concerns” with soon-to-be-submitted legislation that would make Rhode Island the nation’s ninth state to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. More...

Brew-Ha-Ha in Portsmouth

When the 2016 General Assembly approved legislation last July easing restrictions for Rhode Island microbreweries, distilleries and wineries, it was a heady day for a group of six good friends who had long been waiting for the opportunity to take the More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Tai Chi Instructor Jesse Harding

If you’ve ever enrolled in a local tai chi class, it may be that Jesse Harding has impacted your life. More...

Middletown School Enrollment Down

Although there are fewer students in Middletown Public Schools this year, officials are predicting a 2 percent tax hike in the next fiscal year, according to preliminary budget discussions. More...

Hotels Questioning Property Tax Assessments

The City of Newport is facing tax assessment challenges from the owners of several local hotels.  The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina at 49 America’s Cup Ave., OceanCliff at 65 Ridge Road, and the Vanderbilt Grace at 41 Mary St. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 19  Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Stolen Masterpiece,” by Nora Agostini, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

From The Garden

Celeriac, a Simple but Noble Vegetable

Celeriac, or celery root, is an ugly vegetable. Disregard its looks, however, and you will be pleasantly surprised. This big old knobby root, as large as a turnip, is in the supermarkets now. More...

Winter Moths Are Here in Force

The winter moth is a devastating insect which has been living in Rhode Island for quite a few years, having migrated from Cape Cod, though originally from Nova Scotia. 2015 saw infestations on Aquidneck Island in great numbers. More...