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Newport Grand Imperiled

This November, Tiverton voters get a chance to do what Newport voters twice refused to do – give their approval to new gambling in their community.  State Rep. John G. More...

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Opinion

EDITORIAL

Political March Madness

Up until now, college basketball has pretty much owned the phrase “March Madness.” We sincerely wish that the hoopsters still had the phrase all to themselves.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Commit to Future of Schools  To the Editor:   More...

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Senior Savvy

Put Some ‘Spring in Your Step’

Is spring here, or is spring not here? That is the question. I guess we should just enjoy the good weather when we have it and hope that winter is over, but one can never be too sure. More...

City Halts Trash Pickup on the Line

The question “Where do you live?” is typically straightforward, but for a handful of residents that fall on the Newport-Middletown border, it’s not always easy to answer.  More...

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck?

With spring mating season approaching, the pecking sounds of adult male woodpeckers may be heard across Aquidneck Island. Most species use rapid-fire, loud drumming to mark their territories or to attract and communicate with mates. More...

 

Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Remembered

Collecting St. Paddy’s Green

You wouldn’t think the most difficult task on the day that Newport celebrates St. More...

Schools Seek Four Percent Budget Hike

$10 Million Repair Bond Also on Table

Monday, March 21. Tuesday, March 22. More...

Jeans Collection

Rogers High School senior Raven Ferri collected 350 pairs of jeans for youths in need as part of the Teens for Jeans Campaign and dosomething.org while completing her senior project. More...

From The Garden

Spring’s Wake-Up Call

For centuries, Christians celebrating Palm Sunday have used the palm frond (cabbage palmetto) to symbolize the greeting of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Christopher James Adams, 27, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2016 at Morton Hospital, Taunton, Mass. He was the son of Dawn (Adams) Williamson of Portsmouth and Christopher Bates. He leaves behind his son, Christopher James Adams. More...