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Mooring Slip Fees Increased

The Newport City Council unanimously approved an amendment to harbor ordinances on Nov. More...

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Pie Run Nov. 23

The annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run hosted by the YMCA will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23. More...

Theater Anniversary

In November of 1997 the Portsmouth Community Theater presented its first production of “Lovers and other strangers” at the Common Fence Point hall. More...

MEC Grants

More than $13,000 in funding will be awarded to Middletown Public Schools to support creative and resourceful educational opportunities in the town’s public schools through the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) Fall 2017-18 Grants Cycle. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

It’s All Been Said Before: Now What?

Any of us in attendance at the Tuesday, Nov. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Military Appreciation Month To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Herbs, the Taste of Thanksgiving

The aroma of turkey roasting in the oven permeates the house on Thanksgiving morning, as does the aroma of the herbs used to flavor the bird and the stuffing. This delicious wafting is a most sensational American tradition.  More...

Sweet Squash: Fall’s Technicolor Bounty

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are preparing lists for their holiday feast. What is Thanksgiving without squash? Squash can take the form of a pie, tarts, a side-dish or a vegetarian entree. More...

Nature

River Otters Make Great Neighbors

While coyotes have been unwelcome neighbors since moving onto Aquidneck Island, another formidable carnivore, the river otter, has been quietly rubbing shoulders with islanders for decades, possibly even centuries, without creating a stir.  More...

Cell Carriers Pitch Taller City Tower

At a workshop with the Newport City Council on Wednesday night, three cellular companies trying to remain signal-viable on the existing tower at Rogers High School proposed building a taller tower on the other end of the campus.  More...

STEM Program Offers Employable Skills

It may be hidden, but Arnell Milhouse, believes that every person in the world has an interest in science and technology, even if it’s just the slightest bit. More...

 

Around Town

The Importance of Shopping Local

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 Shop Small • Shop Local • Shop Independent

Online shopping is often convenient; pajama shopping, I call it. But as comfortable as pajamas are, it’s important to understand that shopping local is necessary not only for our community merchants, but for our well-being too.  More...

Update: Salve Proposed Dormitories Delayed

Salve Regina University’s proposed plans to construct two dormitories, each housing 200 undergraduate students, hit a snag when the Newport Planning Board continued the matter to Dec. More...

Board Deadlocked on Subdivision

On Nov. 13, the Middletown Planning Board heard a Motion for Reconsideration on the request for Master Plan approval for a proposed subdivision off Mitchell’s Lane. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  November 16  Read/Eat/Chat Discussion of “The Art of the Con,” by Anthony M. Amore, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Emmanuel Church, Holiday fair preview Night, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m., music and meal (eat in or take out); fair, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 42 Dearborn St., 401-847- 0675.  Calvary United Methodist Church, Nov. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Operation Christmas Child   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

April Conley and Christopher Dugan of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Violet Mae Dugan on Nov. 6, 2017. More...

Obituaries

Philip George Eklund

Philip George Eklund, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 9, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.  More...

RECENT DEATHS

James R. Chapman Jr., 67 of Newport, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustin’s Church.  Charles W. Donovan, 88, of Newport, passed away on Nov. 12, 2017 at home. More...