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Can Culture Have Role in Charter?

Amid a polite but intensive discussion on Feb. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, Feb. 03 through Sunday, Feb. 09, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 118 calls. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Base Training Exercise   Naval Station Newport will conduct an active shooter training exercise on Thursday, Feb. 20 as part of the Navy’s annual Solid Curtain/ Citadel Shield exercise. More...

Opinion

The Silence is Deafening

The thermometer on the dashboard read 11 degrees on Wednesday morning. It was a cold day, but it heated up quickly.  More...

Do No Harm

To the Editor:  More...

Committee

Co-Chairs: Hon. John J. Trifero and Steve Waluk; Lynn Ceglie, Jennifer Hanson,  Hon. Colleen McGrath,  Patrick Murphy,  Hon. More...

From The Garden

Gardening Optimism

The photographs in garden catalogs always add cheer to bleak February days. With this winter’s seemingly never-ending snow, it is nice to cozy up with a stack of the new arrivals filling your mailbox.  More...

Nature

Snowy Owls’ Appearance Continues to Delight Birders

During the winter months as many as four juvenile Snowy Owls have taken up residence at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and thousands of bird enthusiasts have enjoyed the opportunity to see these large, agile, and diurnal (daytime) raptors.& More...

Youth to Speak on Protect Seals Campaign

The need to speak out against what one believes is wrong knows no age. Martin Welych-Flanagan, 13, of Syracuse, New York is just such an example. More...

Newport in Mix for Cup Events

Negotiations between the America’s Cup defender Oracle Team USA and the city of San Francisco have stalled, and Newport is once again being bandied about as a potential alternative to host the next America’s Cup.  More...

Keeper of Newport and America’s Past

As Newport’s observance of its 375th anniversary gets underway, it is only fitting to note the importance of the local repository of our history, the Newport Historical Society.  More...

 

Around Town

Making History Come Alive at Rogers

The gym at Rogers High School was a flurry of activity Wednesday morning as the entire junior class quieted the butterflies in their stomachs and prepared to meet a panel of judges – judges from the community who would evaluate their projects o More...

Pier Improvement Project Commences

The crane piercing the horizon just off Perrotti Park arrived late last month and work to improve the piers surrounding the Newport Yacht Club is now officially under way.  Through the snow and cold temperatures, workers have been busy over the More...

No Sakonnet Toll Bill Proposed

Three local lawmakers submitted a bill at the General Assembly this week that would prohibit tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge while funding maintenance costs on both local and statewide spans through a new 10-year, $1 billion fund.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 13   More...

Winter Festival 2014

Below is a sampling of events featured at Newport’s 10 day celebration of winter fun.  For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.  Friday, Feb. 14   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

‘This Is My Story’   In observance of Black History Month, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church will present “This is My Story: A Celebration of African American Heritage” on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Peter Paul Dymerski, 67,

of Newport, passed away Feb. 10, 2014 at home. Donations in his memory may be made to Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Elda (Plante) Ferretti, 92,

of Middletown, passed away Feb. 5, 2014, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Antonio Giovanni Ferretti. Calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. More...

John Cyril “Jack” Gainey, 77,

of Newport, passed away Feb. 4, 2014 at home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Mary (Bolhouse) Gainey. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and received the Bronze Star with Valor for his service in Vietnam. More...