March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New Beach House Taxes Criticized

Nine months after the Rhode Island Department of Revenue began collecting the state’s seven percent sales tax and one percent local hotel taxes on short-term vacation rental properties, there remains a sense of unease about the law’s reac More...

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News Briefs

The Genesis of Child & Family

In 1866, the attention of the ladies of Newport was drawn to the great need of shelter for orphans and children of destitute parents. More...

New Family 5K and Run

To help celebrate the beginning of Frosty Freez's 60th season, the shop is raising funds for two worthy causes, the Middletown High School Cross Country team, which has to completely fund itself, and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. More...

ALN Annual Meeting

The Alliance for a Livable Newport will hold its 2016 annual meeting on Monday, April 4, at the Salvation Café, 140 Broadway. The meeting, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., is open to any that would like to learn more about ALN and to all members. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Springtime Begets Fiscal Concerns

Daffodils spring up from their wintry slumber, a warmer sun promises another baseball season—and newspaper headlines warn of state and local spending needs that, as usual, warn of bigger municipal and state responsibilities that steadily drive up bud More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Celebrate Hockey's Success

To the Editor:  As a parent of a player on the local Rogers/Middletown/ Rocky Hill (RMR) co-op varsity hockey team, I am still depressed 48 hours after their game three overtime defeat at the hands of crosstown rival Portsmouth.  More...

From The Garden

Dandelions for Dinner

FROM THE GARDEN

Spring has almost sprung! The pussy willows are out, the crocuses are peeking from the soil, and emerging next will be the yellow flower of spring – not the daffodil, but the dandelion. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francoise (Devinck) Helme, 82, of Newport, passed away March 24, 2016 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Ernest C. Helme, Jr. She leaves behind her son, Ernest C. More...

$10M School Repair Bond Advances

Middletown officials have given a tentative nod to placing a $10 million school facilities bond before voters this November. More...

Middletown Recruit Works Like a Dog

A year after a Middletown officer asked council to throw the town a bone by approving a new K-9 unit, a friendly, albeit furry, new recruit was officially sworn into the police department ranks. More...

 

Around Town

‘Any Time is the Right Time to Do This Play’

“A rat slept in my shoe … transport into the new ghetto, into the unknown. 1,500 children will arrive tonight. They are from Poland … None of the children can speak Czech. More...

He Made Them Laugh, He Made Them Cry

Opening night is one step closer for the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, which this week received a check for $1,016,800, the first infusion of funds under the portioned awarding of an eventual $4.2 million from the Rhode Isla More...

Tentative Agreement Reached with Teachers

After protests, student pleas and over a year of negotiations, the members of National Education Association Middletown (NEAM) and the Middletown School Committee have reached agreement on a new labor contract. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 24 The Color Club Adult coloring program, coloring books and pencils provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Easter Egg Hunts

March 25 & 26   More...

Faith Community

Easter Services

Calvary United Methodist, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown, will hold Good Friday service at 7 p.m. An Easter Sunday sunrise service at Easton’s Beach Rotunda begins at 6 a.m. Worship at the church at 10:30 a.m. 401-847-6181. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Weekly ‘Finding Hope’ Support Group   More...