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Newport Eyes New State Aid

Although Newport officials won’t gather until late January to officially decide the city's requests from the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2014, a growing list of municipal and regional concerns emerged from interviews this week.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group   The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi: We purchased this chandelier in France a number of years ago. It was sold to us asfixture made in the 1930’s. The metal looks like silver. Can you verify its age and its value? — Clarence D. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Flu Clinics   In light of the recent spike in flu cases, the Naval Health Clinic New England is offering a Saturday flu clinic on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. The clinic will offer FluMist nasal spray, flu vaccine injections, and Fluzone HD. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 9  Business Before Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Train with Jane Athletics and Pilates, 699 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 8-9 a.m., members free, non-members $25, 401-847-1608 or newportch More...

From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

New Year, New Garden

Once I had handed out the last of the jam and the candied orange rinds and took down the Christmas tree, it was time to reflect on what went well in the garden in 2013 and what did not.  More...

Nature

Winter Walks Yield Nature's Wonders

For many folks in Newport County, the very thought of a winter beach walk is enough to bring goosebumps and chills. However, there are some who celebrate this season and seek the stark, natural beauty of local beaches and shorelines. More...

Conanicut Island Bird Count Results

The 31st annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count was conducted on Sunday, Jan. 5. Originally scheduled for Saturday, it was postponed due to sub-zero temperatures and wind chills. More...

Board Prolongs Decision

With the evening’s most sensitive issue on hold for a future date, the city’s Zoning Board of Review made quick work of a relatively light docket on Monday, Jan. 6.  More...

Rogers Teacher Takes A Real Polar Plunge

While a few hundred New Year’s revelers dove into local waters to usher in 2014, at least one island resident really did take a polar plunge, leaping into the waters at the South Pole. More...

 

Around Town

Deep Freeze in Newport

The recent storm and frigid climes left this King Park bench encased in salt and ice. (Photo by Angela Varacalli) More...

Shark Tournament Update

The organizer of a monster shark tournament who had planned to bring the popular event to Newport this summer died during a morning fishing accident this week on the Westport River.  Steven James, 53, of Marshfield, Mass. More...

Council Looks to Accelerate North End Innovation

The city’s efforts to redevelop the North End into a centerpiece for high-tech innovation is poised to take a significant step forward.  More...

Opinion

HDC Needs to Reconsider Stance

To the Editor:  As someone who actually works at The Breakers I want to explain why the Preservation Society's plans for the welcome center are important.  More...

Website Revisited

To the Editor:  More...

Partnership Works to Reduce Gun Violence

To the Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Rose Beatrice Cowan, 92,

of Middletown, passed away Jan. 2, 2014 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She leaves behind her daughter, Rose Marie Roderick of Middletown.   More...

Carolyn M. Flood, 99,

formerly of Pawtucket, R.I. and Atria Aquidneck Place, Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 1, 2014 at St. Clare Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Flood. She leaves behind her sons, Joseph J. More...

Russell T. Lacey, 86,

of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 31, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of Phyllis R. (Wilson) Lacey. At the request of the family, all services are private.   More...