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Green Eggs and Ham is a Grand Slam

“Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam I Am. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse.” Dr. Seuss  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Newport Fire Incident Run Report   During the period from Monday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 16, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 137 calls. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture   The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 27 with Prof. More...

Opinion

Trust and Verify

There’s a famous adage that defines insanity as the habit of doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome.  For at least the last six years, Newport’s budget process has been plagued by something quite More...

Town Process Flawed

To the Editor:  The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) would like to formally state its objection to the Portsmouth Town Council’s decision to award a contract without giving local businesses an opportunity to bid.  More...

Second Amendment Guards Public Safety

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Winter Vegetables are Time-Tested Favorites

While some may consider winter vegetables to be rather dull, they taste great. More...

Senior Savvy

The Games People Play

When you get to be my age and have as many children, grandchildren and greats as I do, you see how the games kids play have changed through the years. More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Cinotti, 75,

of Middletown, passed away Feb. 18, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Wilma (Sylvia) Cinotti. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Calling hours will be on Feb. 20 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. More...

Byron E. Franklin, 84,

of Newport, passed away Feb. 12, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Roberta (Johnsen) Franklin. He joined the Navy in 1947 and had a career as a Navigator for over 28 years, retiring as Master Chief. More...

Ian J. Johnson (Capt. USN, ret.),

87, of Middletown, passed away, Feb. 11 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Carolyn (Hall) Johnson. He retired as a U.S. Navy Captain after 26 years of dedicated service. More...

Mooring Fee Hike Approved

The cost to lease one of the city’s prime mooring spots in Newport Harbor just got more expensive.  Following up on a recommendation by the city’s harbormaster to better account for the costs associated with mooring maintenance, coun More...

Dancing Kicks Off Irish Celebrations

To mark the opening of the 37th annual Newport Irish Heritage Month, the Irish Heritage Association is hosting its annual Dancing at the Forty Steps event at the east end of Narragansett Avenue on Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. More...

Interest in Unification Lukewarm

The idea of unifying school districts on Aquidneck Island has been an on-again, off-again topic of discussion for many years. More...

 

Around Town

Happy Centurion

Born Newporter Ann De- Cotis Martellino, recently celebrated her 106th birthday with her family, including her daughter Diane Smyth, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More...

Scout Awarded Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport recently celebrated the achievements of their newest Eagle Scout, Hunter Dustin Veeck. More...

Science Fair Winners

The advance placement science classes at Rogers High School recently held a science fair. Avianna Guerrero was the overall winner for her project investigating the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the bacterial growth on produce. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 20  Winter Festival Newport celebrates its 26th Winter Festival through Feb. 23.   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.  Thursday, Feb. 20   More...

Nature

A Natural Retrospective

Aquidneck Island boasts an incredible bounty of species to be explored. Depending on the season, its fields, forests, wetlands, beaches, and scrublands are both host and home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. More...

The Final Frontier

In the popular imagination, space is the final frontier.  More...