October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Middletown Ponders its Future

Middletown residents will soon get three chances to tell town officials how they feel about matters that could eventually shape the future of their town. More...

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Opinion

Middletown: Don't Squander Your Chance to Be Heard

EDITORIAL

You’re familiar with all the remarks. People love to talk about the section of West Main Road that runs through Middletown. And they usually have nothing kind to say. More...

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Naval Restoration Board Marks 20 Years, Seeks Members

College students, environmentalists, and those who wish to improve the coastline along upper Aquidneck Island are invited to attend the Nov. 18 meeting of the Naval Station Restoration Advisory Board for the U.S. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 29  After School at Ballard Learn about bats and their role in the world, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., children ages 7-12, $5, preregistration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Thomas J. Eagan, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 22, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II. More...

Teachers Ratify Contract

A heated negotiation process over a labor contract came to a close on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28, when 200 members of the Newport Teachers Association (TAN) voted to ratify an agreement with the School Committee.  More...

After-School Program Seeks Support from Community

It’s after school in Middletown, and a group of students run inside, grab a snack and open their backpacks to get started on their homework.  If this sounds a lot like home, that’s because a group of Middletown teachers have devoted More...

 

Around Town

Great Apple Crunch

Pell Elementary School students and faculty recently took part in the Great Apple Crunch on the lawn across from the school. Farm Fresh R.I. helped to facilitate the event, which was held in recognition of Local Food Day. More...

Boy Scouts Annual Food Drive

Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America is preparing for its annual “Scouting for Food Good Turn” drive for the 28th consecutive year. On Saturday, Oct. More...

Ongoing Beach Cleanups

As part of its year-round marine debris efforts, Clean Ocean Access monitors all rights-of-way to protect, preserve and expand public access to the shoreline two times per month, for all 50 rights-of-way in Aquidneck Island. On Oct.  More...

Nature

Spooky Times and New Creatures at the Aquarium

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, is decorated and ready to welcome youngsters and the young-at-heart for a "spooky" visit with the diverse marine life housed there. More...