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Proposal May Save $3 Million

An idea of Middletown Councilor Paul Rodrigues may save the town $3 million in interest and avoid the need for a $5 million road bond on the November ballot. At the council's meeting on Tuesday, Jan. More...

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News Briefs

Little League Softball Workouts Begin

Newport Softball is offering several indoor workouts at the Rogers High School gym. They will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 27 and March 5.  More...

Jeans for Teens

As of Jan. 1, 2016 , it is estimated that Newport has 10 homeless students who attend Thompson Middle School and 10 at Rogers High School. More...

Creating a Vision for Newport’s Open Spaces

Newport Plays. Newport Bikes. Newport Surfs. Newport Walks. What do you want to do in Newport? Every resident of Newport is impacted by the Open Space Master Plan. Everyone enjoys the city’s parks, public space, streets, beaches, and scenic walks. More...

Opinion

General Assembly Highlights

. John Pagliarini sworn in Sen. John A. Pagliarini Jr., (R-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol and Tiverton) was formally sworn into office by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stop Tolls in Rhode Island

To the Editor: To the people of Jamestown, Newport, and the State of Rhode Island: Questions to Jamestown and Newport residents: 1. Would you like to bring back the ferry to replace the Newport Bridge and its toll? 2. More...

Senior Savvy

Reflections Upon Reaching 85

When I turned 85 last year, someone asked me how it felt to be 85 years old. I thought for a moment and told them I really didn’t know how I was supposed to feel. More...

Nature

Backyard Birding Offers Window to Nature

Windows into the mysteries and majesty of the natural world are as close as your favorite neighborhood park, local wildlife sanctuaries and refuges, or even your own backyard. More...

Broadway Merchants on Edge

City and RIDOT officials met with concerned merchants on Wednesday, Jan. More...

NAPS M­­entor Joe Cardona Long Snaps for Pats

Joe Cardona splits his week between NAPS and snaps. More...

 

Around Town

A Heartwarming Fundraiser

The Potter League for Animals, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals, is holding its 43rd annual Have A Heart cocktail party and auction fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 5, at OceanCliff from 6 - 9 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Carrie Davis-Boyer and Dennis Boyer of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Bryant Davis-Boyer on Jan. 18, 2016. Anne-Marie and Robert Geisser of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Robert Steven Geisser Jr. More...

Scout Earns Eagle

Portsmouth Troop 82 presented Boy Scout's highest rank achievement, Eagle Scout, to Adam Carceller on Oct. 30, at an Eagle Court of Honor held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. More...

From The Garden

New Tomatoes for 2016

Tomatoes are among the most versatile vegetables of summer, and the time to start planning for them is now. More...

Faith Community

Faith Community Bulletin Board

Community Blood Drive The Knights of Columbus Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, 3-8 p.m., at 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 401-846-8800. Teaching Series Continues More...

Community Meals

Thursday, January 21 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul's Methodist (food by Calvary Methodist) 12 Marlborough St. Friday, January 22 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

James D. Berry Jr., 98, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 11, 2016 at Mary Immaculate Health Care Service, Lawrence, Mass. He was the husband of the late Myrtle (Peckham) Berry. More...