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Fair Winds for 'Sara'

Newport said goodbye to one of its most imposing friends last week. The USS Saratoga, the hulking decommissioned aircraft carrier that has been a fixture along Burma Road for years now, set out for sea one last time on Aug. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Race to Remember   Naval Station Newport will sponsor A Race to Remember, a tribute to remember fallen heroes, on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 a.m. The event is open to all personnel with base access. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Questions Abound

Questions abound in the aftermath of this week’s furor over whether voters in November should cast a local as well as a statewide ballot on the question of Newport Grand adding table games to its slots menu.  More...

Vote NO on Casino

To the Editor:  This whole casino proposal not only disgusts me, but also makes me afraid.  More...

Time to Rein It In

To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 28  ‘Seine and Discover’ Use seine nets to learn about marine life, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.   More...

Senior Savvy

'I Heard That'

Do you have to ask your friends and family to repeat what they have said? Do they tell you that you need hearing aids? This happened to me, but my reply was always that people shouldn’t speak so softly. More...

Two Circles of Scholars

Newport now boasts two opportunities for intellectually curious seniors with the addition of a second Circle of Scholars program at the Edward King House Senior Center. More...

Cake, Coffee and Politics

The Edward King House Senior Center will host a pre-primary meet and greet for Newport residents at the center, 35 King St, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to meet local and state candidates in an informal setting. More...

Obituaries

Annunziata “Tina” (DeVirgilio) Belden, 84,

of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late Allan F. Belden. Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 28 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. More...

Dorothy (Schmidt) Burnette, 92,

of Middletown, passed away Aug. 23, 2014 at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Ray Burnette.   More...

William “Cub” Costello, 86, passed

away Aug. 24, 2014 in Middletown. He was the husband of the late Dolores (DeCosta) Costello. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had a long career with the Newport Police Department, retiring as a Captain in 1983. More...

Ballot Surprise Surfaces

In a development that has opponents of the proposed casino expansion up in arms, it was announced that the referendum to approve table games at Newport Grand will not appear on the local portion of November’s ballot.  More...

Former Saratoga Crew Members Bid Farewell

Former crew members, family members and veterans held a poignant ceremony at Fort Adams recently as the USS Saratoga began cruising to her final destination: a recycling shipyard in Texas.  More...

Obama Newport Bound

As Fridays go, this year’s final Friday before Labor Day is shaping up to be more memorable than most.  Besides being an annual signal of summer’s imminent swan song, the day is also different because President Barack Obama is schedu More...

 

Around Town

Hands-On Safety Lesson

All 54 Salve Regina University dormitory resident assistants were recently given a hands-on lesson in campus fire prevention in preparation for student movein over the weekend.  More...

Sunset League Champs and Top Players

R&R Construction's 12-6 record garnerd firt place this season in Newport's George Donnelly Sunset League for baseball. More...

Martin Confident of His Re-election Chances

After winning re-election two years ago without opposition, Peter F. Martin, Newport’s three-term member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from District 75, faces a stiff challenge in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary.  More...

Mainsheet

Rock the Docks Raises the Roof

This year's Seamen's Church Institute annual lobster fundraising dinner was the 'Rockin - est' yet with more than 240 in attendance.The theme was Rockin' the Docks and Raisin' the Roof and did they ever.  Folks enjoyed the lobsterfest, casual fu More...

From The Garden

Island Corn Report 2014

We all wait with much anticipation for the first crunchy, sweet bites of island-grown corn. Usually it is worth waiting for after a long winter, however, this summer is different. The hot sun, is what makes island corn special. More...

Nature

Fiddler Crab Explosion Indicates Healthy Marsh

The Gooseneck Cove restoration project, begun nearly six years ago, is a continuing work in progress. As the health and water quality of these vital wetlands improve new discoveries are made on an almost daily basis. More...

Third Season for Bird Banding Program

The Aquidneck Island Land Trust will host a free lecture and demonstration of bird banding on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Sweet Flag property, 123 Valley Road, Middletown. Dr. More...