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Pact Cuts OPEB in Half

The Newport School Committee promised taxpayers significant savings on Monday, Nov. 2, as they ratified a three-year labor union contract with the Teacher’s Association of Newport (TAN) with a 6-1 vote. More...

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Opinion

Bustling Times

EDITORIAL

If you live along or near West Main Road (also known as R.I. Rte. 114) in Middletown, or routinely travel north or south on that road, you don’t need devotees of the late Mister Rogers to tell you that these are busy days in the neighborhood. More...

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Train Ride Hospitality

To the Editor:  I would like to thank the new owner of the Newport Dinner Train, Eric Moffett and his assistant, Cindy Brown, for the unusual hospitality that they showed on Friday evening, Oct. More...

From The Garden

Green Thumb Autumn To-Do List

Fall cleanup is always a chore, made only more unpleasant by dropping temperatures. More...

Nature

Change of View for Bird Watchers

The change of seasons across Newport County also brings a change in the avian species occupying the richly diverse habitats of the region. More...

‘Big Box’ Debate Put Off

Middletown residents opposed to new large commercial developments in town will have to wait until at least Nov. More...

Leaping to the Finals

Members of the Middletown High School girls’ soccer team demonstrate with unconstrained joy after beating Johnston 2-0 in the Division III-A semifinals of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagu More...

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Around Town

McCullough Honored as Cultural Icon

When Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough comes to town next week at the invitation of Redwood Library and Athenaeum, he will be speaking to a packed room about his most recent book, “The Wright Brothers,” which has been on The More...

Filipino Day Signing

Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano signed a "Filipino American Day" proclamation on Oct. 26 at City Hall. Jose L. Cuisia's visit was the first time a sitting Philippine ambassador visited Rhode Island. More...

Storm Drain Project

Gaudet Middle School sixth-grade students, (L to R) Yuhan Zhang, Kaleigh de Meideros, and Walker McCauley prepare a placard with strong epoxy for placement on a curb over a storm drain on school property. More...

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Thursday November 5 LEGO Thursdays LEGO bricks are provided, creations are dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Manuel Alves, 80, of Middletown, passed away Oct. 30, 2015 at Newport Hospital. More...