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Middletown Nitrates at All Time High

Toxins in wells may prompt entry of public water from Newport

Nitrate levels are so high in well water for families in many homes along the east side of Middletown that the City of Newport may be required to introduce, manage and oversee the piping in of public water to these and other as–yet identified n More...

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Opinion

Casino Crossroads

The wait staff was huddled together for their pre-dinner meeting when a pair of youngish 20-somethings passed by the window carrying campaign literature.  One of the staff paused and asked how the others were going to vote in the election.  More...

A Tale of Two Cities – With Apologies to Dickens

To the Editor:  Atlantic City has salt water taffy. The City of Newport has Del’s Lemonade. What do these two cities have in common? They are both vacation destinations, attracting visitors from near and far. More...

BigBelly Clarifications

Regarding the Sept. 4 article on the “BigBelly” solar trash compactors and the accompanying editorial, the City of Newport previously had 225 litter barrels. More...

Faith Community

BULLETIN BOARD

Jewish High Holy Days   Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah at sundown Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, and culminate with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Saturday, Oct. 4.  More...

Nature

Cooler Weather Propels Fall Migrations

Recent cold fronts sweeping through our region have brought a large number of avian visitors to Aquidneck Island. Migratory movements are dependent on many factors including temperature, weather conditions and wind direction. More...

Deed Adds to Dispute

Reverter interest in Newport Grand land cited

While there is no shortage of opinions on the proposal to introduce table games in Newport, other questions are percolating around a 40-year-old deed to the land adjacent to the existing slot parlor and whether language in that document means that th More...

At Redwood, Shakespeare Comes Alive

Mid-week, in a room filled with globes, maps, oil-dipped portraits of noble figures, tomes, and thick volumes, a curious few perch reading glasses on the tips of their noses. More...

 

Around Town

Scholarships Awarded

During last month’s George Washington letter reading at Touro Synagogue, Rita and Peter Slom presented the Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship awards. More...

Landmark Unveiling

The Newport Congregational Church held a public unveiling of its newly- installed National Historic Landmark plaque. More...

Tennis Tournaments

The City of Newport’s "Century Mixed Doubles - 100 years plus total combined" will be played Sept. 20 and the mixed doubles open tennis tournament will be played Oct. 4 - 5 at the Aquidneck Park Pop Flack courts. The fee to play is $15. More...

Mainsheet

Good Weather, Good Cheer, Great Hats

In what many consider to be the swan song soiree of the summer, the annual Redwood Library and Anthenaeum garden party held the week after Labor Day was a glorious day with good weather good cheer as nearly 200 guests chatted about their busy summer. More...

From The Garden

Beets–Can't Be Beat

The beet harvest began at the end of August. These large red jewels, which taste like the earth they are planted in, are filled with everything good for you at this time of year. More...

Superfood Harvest Here in Autumn

Sept. 22 is the first day of fall – a great time to renew, rethink and rejuvenate.  Newport Hospital’s video library series features health news on a variety of subjects. One is on autumn foods. More...

Obituaries

Mary (Mae) Rose (Nowak) Bally,

of Newport passed away Sept. 8, 2014 at the John Clarke Nursing Home, Middletown. She was the wife of Fred Bally. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Soup Kitchen, 5 Mann Ave., Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Walter Louis Carnevale, 90,

of Warwick, passed away Sept. 10, 2014. He was the owner and pharmacist of Cote Pharmacy on Broadway. He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Cheryl Ann (Chamberlain) Melnyk,

of Little Compton, formerly of Newport, passed away Sept. 9, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. She was the wife of the late Fred Melnyk. She worked for 26 years at the James L. Maher Center until her retirement in 2010. More...