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City Prepares to Market Vacant Schools

For decades, the three stood proudly at their posts in Newport. Thousands of children came and went. More...

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Opinion

Ah—Spring!

I n Newport, it is a saga of the good, the bad, and to some extent, sad to say, the downright ugly. All over the city, thousands of daffodils bloom. More...

Casino is Unsound Economic Option

To the Editor:  More...

Take an Island-Wide Perspective

To the Editor:  All residents of Aquidneck Island should take deep, deep cleansing breaths.  More...

Mainsheet

Swing Into Spring a Rollicking Success

Spring’s arrival may have seemed a little late this year, but you never would have known it by the outpouring of smiles, sunshine, and warmth at the Swing Into Spring benefit for the Martin Luther King Jr. More...

From The Garden

Easter Eggs Au Naturel

Dyeing Easter eggs in natural food coloring is a fun spring tradition. Not only is this “how to” project simple, but it also creates shimmering hues far superior to anything purchased at the supermarket.  More...

Obituaries

Catherine C. “Mima” Waradzin, 81, of Middletown

 Catherine C. “Mima” Waradzin, 81, of Middletown, passed away March 27, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held May 4 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at her daughter’s home in Saunderstown.  More...

Dr. Frederick Arthur Peirce Jr.

Dr. Frederick Arthur Peirce Jr., 89, of Newport, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forest Farm Health Care Center. He was the husband of Jeanne (Cournoyer) Peirce. He was born in Hackensack, N.J. on Dec. More...

Felix A. Petrarca Jr., 70, of Portsmouth

Felix A. Petrarca Jr., 70, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home on March 30, 2014 after a long illness. He was the owner and founder of the New Bedford Antiques Company prior to his retirement. More...

Howington Eyes New Post

Newport City Manager Jane Howington is one of several candidates being considered for a city manager job in Brunswick, Ohio.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported this week that Howington had submitted her application for the post over the winter More...

House Tour Showcases Architectural Gems

As a repository of significant works by some of this country’s most important architects, Newport could rightfully be considered the “Metropolitan Museum of American Architecture.” The city is also the home of many buildings from ea More...

 

Around Town

Eagle Award

U.S. Senator Jack Reed was among the dignitaries, friends and family who recently celebrated the achievements of Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport’s newest Eagle Scout, Sean C. King. More...

April Newport Gallery Night

Join the Newport Gallery Organization in celebrating its 14th season by attending Gallery Night on Thursday, April 10 from 5 – 8 -.m. More...

Best of Show

Joel Dunn’s pencil drawing of a mallard duck captured the “Best of Show” in the recent Rhode Island Junior Duck Stamp Contest. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  April 10  Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Passover   Touro Synagogue will hold Pesach services on Monday, April 14 and Sunday, April 20 at 7 p.m. They will also be held Tuesday, April 15; Wednesday, April 16; Monday, April 21; and Tuesday, April 22 at 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Nature

Duck Stamp Winners Announced

Award ceremonies for the 22nd annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for Rhode Island were recently held at the Exeter-West Greenwich High School in Exeter. More...

Snowy Owls Still Being Sighted

Dear Jack:  Why are the snowy owls still here? I see one in the marsh behind Third Beach in Middletown on a daily basis. I hope he is not injured or is not getting enough food. More...