April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

AIPC Seeks New Director

A planning body that works to build consensus across Aquidneck Island will soon be looking for a new director.  More...

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Opinion

April Means It’s Crunch Time

Ah, April and its deadlines. While high school seniors rush to polish scholarship applications for the fall semester, the April 15 tax deadline is foremost in the minds of many. More...

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All Residents Should Share Tax Burden

To the Editor:  The second home tax offered by Governor Gina Raimondo begs the question, “Who is not paying their fair share of taxes in Rhode Island?” Unfortunately, the governor’s proposal does not answer that question in a s More...

From The Garden

Spring Flowers Sure to Arrive

With the vestiges of winter finally disappearing and the spring holidays upon us, many are wondering where the flowers are. Fear not, they may be slow in coming after a particularly grueling season, but they will be here in due time. More...

Free Soil Analysis Offered

URI Master Gardeners are now offering free soil analysis and gardening information on Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon at Prescott Farm in Portsmouth. Saturday testing will begin in Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park on April 11, from 11 a.m. More...

Celebrate Annual Daffodil Festival

Newport is getting ready to celebrate its second annual Daffodil Days Festival April 17-19. The bright yellow flowers, planted in fall, are starting to come to life. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alfred A. Almeida Sr., 74, of Portsmouth, passed away March 30, 2015 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Cecilia (Nascimento) Almeida. He also leaves behind his children, Alfred Almeida, Jr. More...

AARP Offers Free Tax Assistance Through April 15

Over the past five years, Bob Lobecker has seen tears of frustration but even more sighs of relief and gratitude as April 15 rolls around.  More...

Broadway Work Imminent

Newporters will begin to notice a steady uptick in activity along Broadway with the arrival of warmer weather.  Director of Public Services William Riccio provided an update for the streetscape project at a meeting of the Off Broadway Neighborho More...

 

Around Town

Combined Dance Gets Glowing Reviews

Sometimes Aquidneck Island’s most challenging issues, such as how to share services across school districts, are best left to the students. More...

Prom Dress Giveaway Hopes for 'Groovy' Results

Sometimes the best part of attending a formal event is picking out the perfect dress. But many girls in Rhode Island may not be able to have that experience. More...

Council Eyes Entrepreneurs

Newport City Councilor John Florez wants to make the City by the Sea a top choice for entrepreneurs whose ideas and energy have the potential to power the area’s economic engine.  “Everyone talks about job growth, but these are just More...

Faith Community

Easter Schedule

Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, Easter Sunday pancake breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. 401-847-6181. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Festival of Passover 5775   More...

Nature

Feathered Friends Back in Town

Despite the recent unseasonably cool temperatures across Newport County, nature is displaying signs that better days are on the way. More...