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Panel Mulls Power of Words

Never underestimate the power of words–especially when it comes to revising Newport’s city charter.  Little noticed so far among higher profile city and school committee matters before the Charter Review Commission is the question of More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Prom Dress Giveaway   With the help of the community, Groovy Girls would like to make sure no girl is left out this prom season. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture   The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, March 27 with Kyle Longley presenting “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War” at noon.&n More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Election Season is Upon Us

A t the state level, things are already beginning to heat up in the race for governor, as a trio of Democrats and a pair of Republican candidates vie for their respective party nominations.  More...

Special Thanks from Special Olympics

To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Tonic for the Early Spring Blues

One day you can smell spring in the air and the next we are back to snow flurries. March comes in like a lion, but like all of you I am sure, I am more than ready for the lamb. More...

Plant Some Memories with a Child

Gardening with children is a joy. The garden is a marvelous educational tool, incorporating a bit of work, dirty hands fun, plant and seed selection, and lots of anticipation. More...

Marina Plans Advance

At its meeting on Wednesday, March 12, the Newport City Council discussed an application by the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) to reconfigure its marina and an accompanying request to lift a limitation allowing only historic yachts to More...

Amphibians Herald Arrival of Spring

Many significant signs in nature herald the coming of spring. One of the more unique passages into this long-awaited season is the awakening of the region’s amphibian populations from their winter hibernation. More...

 

Around Town

St. Patrick’s Day Remembered

Winners 2014 Parade  Best Color Guard Cranston Fire Dept.  Best Police Dept. Fall River Police Dept. Newport Police (Honorable Mention)  Most Green Unit Worlds Biggest Leprechaun Warwick AOH (Honorable Mention)   More...

Residents Caution Against Regionalization

With the notion of a regionalized Newport County high school system already playing to mixed reviews, several skeptical Middletown residents gave the Town Council an earful about the idea at the panel’s regular meeting on Monday, March 17. More...

State Leaders Talk Tolls

Lawmakers will have more time to mull a proposal that would eliminate the need for tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and restructure the state’s transportation funding mechanisms after a pair of legislative panels extended the tolling authorit More...

Senior Savvy

Almost a Free Lunch

It has been said that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but the meals served at noon in Aquidneck Island’s senior centers come pretty darn close.  More...

Obituaries

Gerhard “Gerry” F. Busche, 84,

of Middletown, passed away March 12, 2014, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Services will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, RI Chapter, P.O. More...

Theodore George Czech, 98,

of Portsmouth, passed away March 15, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Mona Lee Blake. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor (Pacocha) Czech, who passed away in 2004. He also leaves behind his son Theodore T. More...

Elsa M. Jones, 86,

passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at John Clarke Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Michael H. Jones, Jr. Funeral services are private.   More...