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Contract Extension Rebuffed

The Middletown Town Council voted down a six-month extension of its teacher contract on Monday, Sept. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Two Dead in Isolated Shooting   Stephen J. Jemo Jr., 35, of Newport and Christopher C. Smith, 48, of Middletown died early Tuesday morning after an apparent murdersuicide. More...

Opinion

Tone Down Tower Rhetoric

EDITORIAL

These days as we listen to the incendiary rhetoric that now seems inevitable any time the Rogers High School cell tower becomes a topic of conversation, we would like to say, “Enough!”  It seems to us that those who remain in opposit More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

School Committee Reconciles Previous Budget

Over two months after the close of the fiscal year, the Middletown School Committee tweaked the 2014-15 budget. The committee unanimously approved a reduction of $153,373, at their regularly scheduled committee meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 17. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  September 24  Toddler Time Stories, songs and a simple craft for children ages 11 months-2 years, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10- 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. More...

Senior Savvy

Celebrate National Lobster Day

Several weeks ago an item in the "Political Scene" column in The Providence Journal caught my eye. It stated that Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse had joined together with other colleagues in New England (namely, Maine Sens. More...

Will the Lobster Have Its Day in Newport?

We checked with two of the island’s busiest fishmongers— Aquidneck Lobster Company in Newport and Anthony’s Seafood in Middletown — to ask if either establishment had heard about the upcoming National Lobster Day and if anythi More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Florence R. Beaver, 81, of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 17, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold Beaver. She leaves her daughter, Colleen Beaver, and a grandson. More...

Manager Search Revived

The Newport City Council informally agreed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, to hire a permanent city manager by year’s end and each member agreed to name a candidate for a seven-member screening committee by week’s end.  More...

Touro Outcome in Hands of Federal Judge

Amid the Jewish high holidays, attorneys in the Touro Synagogue lawsuit made their closing arguments to U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell on Friday, Sept. 18, in a federal courtroom in Providence.  More...

 

Around Town

Tennis World Honors Mark Stenning

In a special ceremony earlier this month at the U.S. Open, former International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO Mark L. Stenning was recognized by both the Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with the 2015 Golden Achievement Award. More...

Newport String Project's Season Opener

The Newport String Project will hold its third season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7p.m. The vibrant and high-energy program of works for strings will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Hawes Room at Trinity Church. More...

City Donates $200K to Pell Endowment

The Newport City Council has approved a $200,000 donation for a school technology endowment. In a 5-2 vote, councilors approved the resolution at their meeting on Wednesday, Sept.  More...

Mainsheet

NRF Preserving History for the Present and Future

The ninth annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport, took place on Sept. 11 at Rough Point. More...

From The Garden

Time to Plant Your Winter Garden

Before the September air turns crisp, a spell of high humidity can produce noteworthy quantities of mold in the garden. More...

Nature

Bird Banding at Bailey Brook

As a juvenile red-tailed hawk perched on a pole and watched with interest, Salve Regina University biology and environmental sciences professor Jameson Chace recently conducted a bird-banding demonstration along Middletown’s Bailey Brook buffer More...