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St. George's Scandal Expands

The magnitude of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred at St. George’s School in Middletown during the 1970s and 1980s expanded dramatically during the first week of January. More...

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News Briefs

Free Bryant Bulldogs Clinic

Coach Tim O’Shea and the Bryant University men’s basketball team will give a basketball clinic and demonstration for girls and boys in grades 5 - 8 on Monday, Jan. 11, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at St. More...

College Financial Aid Seminars Offered

Financial aid professionals will be available at Rogers High School, Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. and at Middletown High School Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. More...

Mighty Mights

The Newport YMCA is offering a parent-and-me 3-year-olds class, Mighty Mights, which features a different sport each week such as basketball, baseball, and soccer. The Mighty Mights costs are $55 for a member and $75 for a non-member. More...

Nature

Humpback Whales Make Splash

On a recent December afternoon, stunned onlookers watched a humpback whale swimming and breaching in the waters of Narragansett Bay, off the coast of North Kingstown. More...

Birding Cruise Scheduled

The Rhode Island Audubon Society, in partnership with Save The Bay, is offering a special, two-hour winter birding cruise on the waters of Narragansett Bay aboard a Save The Bay education vessel on Sunday, Jan. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Nuisance Houses Targeted

A Newport City Councilor wants to mark nuisance houses with a yellow sticker. More...

Following the Dots .... Over the Years

On the morning of Sept. 27, 1983, it was business as usual for Rob Marvelle, the head caretaker at Marble House: he received a request to do something slightly unusual. More...

 

Around Town

Photographer Featured Museum Series

Do you have a favorite image of boats sailing in Newport? Can you remember it? There’s a good chance it was taken by Onne van der Wal, whose gallery is on Bannister’s Wharf.  More...

DiPalma Backs Truck Tolls

State Sen. Louis P. More...

Chickens Fine for Now

To the chagrin of objecting neighbors, the Newport Zoning Board of Review has given its continuing approval for a chicken coop at 36 Caswell Ave., at least for a few months. More...

Calendar

Thursday

January 7

LEGO Thursdays All LEGO bricks are provided, creations usually 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...

Friday

January 8

Baby Story Time Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., children ages birth to 24 months with an adult, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org. More...

Saturday

January 9

Winter Rarities Ecotour Hop into the NBS van for a day trip that hits several birding hot spots throughout the region, meet at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $60-$70, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alice P. Daniels, 85, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 29, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. She leaves behind her husband, Harcourt Albert Daniels Jr., and two children. She was the mother of the late Keith A. Daniels. More...