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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Far East and U.S. Foreign Policy Talk   The public is invited to attend a lecture, “Syria, Iraq, Islamist Fundamentalism and U.S. Foreign Policy” by George Kassis. More...

Opinion

A Warm Newport Welcome

EDITORIAL

The Dutch people say “welkom.” In Turkey, the greeting is “hos geldin.” In Spain, the word you’re most likely to hear when encountering a friend is “bienvenido.” In China, at least in Cantonese, a warm greeti More...

Political Cartoon

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Memory Lane

To the Editor:  More...

Senior Savvy

Childhood Forged in War

Seventy years ago on May 7, 1945, Germany and the United States signed an unconditional surrender and the war in Europe came to a standstill. However, Victory Over Europe (VE) Day wasn’t declared until May 8. More...

Nature

May Heralds Angling Saltwater Season

The month of May is when the local saltwater sport fishing season really kicks off. More...

Grass Planting Aids Dune Restoration

Rogers High School biology and horticultural teacher Scott Dickison recently led a group of student volunteers to Hazard's Beach to continue the dune restoration project. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Police Cameras Proposed

Amid rising tensions between communities and police departments across the country, a Newport City Councilor would like to explore the idea of placing cameras on local officers.  More...

Schools Directed to Cut $144K

On the surface, it doesn’t sound like much – $144,000 out of a proposed $38.4 million school budget – but the Middletown Town Council is adamant that the School Committee make that cut for the next fiscal year.  More...

 

Around Town

Unexpected Trunk Show

An unidentified driver crashed a small SUV through the east facing outside wall of the Andria Bird Bride Shop, 225 Spring St., at approximately 1:30 a.m., on Sunday morning, May 3. More...

New Home for Comedy

The Newport Comedy Series has announced that the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island will be the new venue for the series’ 2015 season. More...

Pitches of a Different Sort

Some 36 male and female adult rugby teams descended on Fort Adams for the New England Rugby Football Club’s annual spring tourney last weekend, May 2 and 3.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 7  Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN

Mother’s Day Music   The Choristers of the Newport County Choir School will sing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Spring Street, at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Jane Mary Clarke, 72, of Tiverton, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away April 26, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center of Providence. She was the wife of the late William A. Clarke Sr. She leaves behind her children, Stephanie St.  More...