October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Class Size Remains An Issue

As the school year moves into its second month, the Teachers Association of Newport (TAN) and the district have been unable to reach an agreement on a new teachers contract. Arbitration has been scheduled for Oct. 19.  More...

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Opinion

Time to Step Up the Pace

In the effort to eventually discover a suitable permanent successor to Newport’s erstwhile City Manager Jane Howington, the final sprint to the finish line should be shorter than the route thus far. More...

Political Cartoon

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Put Cell Carriers on Notice

To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Touro Pizza Party   An open house and “Pizza-inthe Hut” Sukkah Party will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Touro Synagogue. Music by the Touro Band will add to the festivities. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Elizabeth (O’Neill) Champagne, 84, of Newport, passed away Sept. 26, 2015. She was the wife of the late Maurice Champagne. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.   More...

Council Screening Panelists

In its search for a new city manager, the Newport City Council is still working to name members of a steering committee to evaluate potential candidates for the job.  More...

Project to Map Revolutionary Fortifications

A little-known battle is about to get on the map.  Salve Regina University students, working in partnership with the Middletown Historical Society, will soon begin researching and mapping one of the largest military operations of the Revolutiona More...

 

Around Town

Turning Heads at Gillette Stadium

New England sports fans had a great day on Sunday, Sept. 27, with the decisive Patriots win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 51-17 at Gillette Stadium.  More...

Author Signing

Back in print and with a new foreword by Tim Gunn, the 40th anniversary edition of "CHEAP CHIC: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look" was one of the first fashion books to show photographs of "street style" intermixed with cou More...

'MoonGate 2015, the Astral Obsession'

Hundreds of people who went to Third Beach on Sunday, Sept. 27, to view the supermoon blood-red eclipse encountered a special surprise. More...

From The Garden

It May Be Fall, But Think Spring!

We may want to hang on to the last moments of Indian summer before launching into fall, but the cooler weather is nearing. I have found a safety valve for these chilly nights: I think about spring.  More...

Nature

Biologists Work to Save Sparrow Species

The saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow has one of the most restricted breeding and nesting regions of any North American songbird. From Virginia to Maine this species nests on narrow strips of coastal salt marshes, which contain smooth cordgrass. More...

Migration Notes

The American golden plover makes one of the longest migrations of any shorebird species. More...

Resiliency Project Seeks Comments

The public is invited to provide any comments related to the implementation of the Sachuest Bay Resiliency Project in Middletown. More...