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Neighbors Vie for House Seat

Two neighbors who live just five doors apart on Willow Street in Newport’s Point neighborhood will oppose each other in what will likely become a spirited primary battle for the Democratic Party nomination for the District 75 House seat.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

375th Anniversary Parade Under way   More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi I found this pair of old eyeglasses while going through a jewelry box that belonged to my mother. Are they worth anything? I think that they are pretty old. Edward N. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Going for the Challenge   Eight teams from Naval Health Clinic New England Newport battled it out at Camp Fogarty last weekend for the honor of representing the clinic at the annual Corpsman Challenge in Portsmouth, N.H., on June 20.  More...

Opinion

House Tour Well Received

To the Editor:  On behalf of the Parents Association of St. More...

Nothing Less – Nothing More

To the Editor:  More...

America’s Favorite Pastime

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Nature

Osprey Return for the Season

Of all North American birds of prey, one of the most captivating species may be the Osprey. More...

Jamestown Bird Count

The 32nd annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 6:30 a.m.–noon. All local birders are welcome and should meet in the conference room of the Jamestown Police Department.  More...

Casino Plans Detailed

Developers behind the plan to spend $40 million to transform the Newport Grand slots parlor into a “boutique” casino with table games say they will take their message to the people of Newport in an effort to gain necessary statewide and l More...

New Firefighting Equipment Enhances Safety

The Newport Fire Department recently took delivery of critically necessary lifesaving equipment.  More...

 

Around Town

Jump Champs Leap Forward

The local Double Dutch jump roping team. The Sharks, will represent the Ocean State for the second straight year at the World Double Dutch Tournament in June in Sumter, S.C. More...

A March of Honor

Local law enforcement units were joined by other police departments from as far away as New York and by the Philadelphia Police and NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipers bands on May 4 for the annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, which honored th More...

Casino Plan 'Needs Serious Consideration'

Although he cautions that he does not yet have a ”complete pulse” of the City Council on developers' latest proposal to add table games and spend $40 million to upgrade the Newport Grand slots parlor, Mayor Henry F. More...

Calendar

Newport Day by Day

Thursday May 8 Critter Glitter Sale Begins Sequin fashion jewelry sale to benefit The Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 401-846-0596, runs through May 12. More...

Obituaries

Manuel Joseph Baptista, 95,

passed away May 2, 2014, at the Heatherwood Nursing Home, Newport. He was the husband of the late Marion Rose Baptista. More...

Joseph F. DeCosta, 89,

of Middletown, passed away April 30, 2014 at Charlton Hospital in Fall River, Mass. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to the Vasco Da Gama Holy Ghost Society, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport, RI 02840. More...

Brenda Lee (Davis) Lawrence, 72,

of Portsmouth, passed away May 2, 2014, at home. She was the wife of Kenneth Lawrence. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society of Rhode Island, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.   More...