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Teacher Contract Questioned

Although Middletown teachers and the School Committee broke through a yearlong impasse last month by reaching an agreement on a labor contract, some councilors are not celebrating. More...

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News Briefs

Swing Into Spring

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is holding its annual fundraiser, Swing Into Spring, on Thursday, April 14, from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Newport Marriott. More...

Seniors Rock! Campaign

May is Older Americans Month. in an effort to advocate for the needs of the senior population, the Edward King House Senior Center is conducting the Seniors Rock! More...

Navy Seeks Public Comment on Land Use

The public is invited to review, comment and provide input regarding the use and disposal of 158 acres of surplus property at Naval Station Newport. Two open houses will be held for input, the first on Thursday, April 14, from 4 - 8 p.m. More...

Opinion

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EDITORIAL

Presidential Politics Stir in Rhode Island

The newspaper that now has your attention was published on Thursday, April 7. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Disabilities Service System in Need of Repair To the Editor: More...

Faith Community

Community Meals

Thursday, April 7  5 p.m.–Crosspoint 14 Rhode Island Ave.Friday, April 8 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.5 p.m. –Salvation Army  51 Memorial Blvd.Saturday, April 9  4:30 p.m. Community Baptist More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Concert at Trinity   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Mary (Roberts) Arruda, 90, of Newport, passed away March 29, 2016 at the Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. More...

Alexander Settimo

Alexander Settimo, 24 of Linden, Michigan passed away March 14, 2016. Services were held at the Rock Church in Fenton. He was the oldest son of Sallyn Wardlow Settimo. He graduated from Kensington Woods high school in 2009. More...

Pact Pays $178,500 Per Year

Veteran Newport City Solicitor Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. More...

Newport Arboretum Week: The Story and Glory of Trees

You can read a tree. If you know what to look for, big trees are like history lessons, with scars and Mother Nature’s tattoos up and down their immense trunks, all with their own stories to tell. More...

 

Around Town

Bike Newport on the Move

This story has many moving parts. But that’s OK, because it’s about bikes.  Butch Murray, owner of the Fastnet Pub, has generously lent the pub’s adjacent property at 29 Spring St. More...

Town Unveils New Fire Station

Standing on gleaming floors encased by freshly painted walls, Middletown leaders officially opened the newly-constructed Middletown fire station and public works building on Wyatt Road on Monday night, April 4.  More...

Introspective Nicholson Looks Ahead

In a wide-ranging talk hitting on several aspects of municipal affairs, interim City Manager Joseph Nicholson took the helm as guest speaker at the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s annual meeting on Monday, April 4.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday April 7 Eight Bells Lecture “The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944,” with Ian Toll, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 40 More...

From The Garden

Dinghy Planters Showcase Native Species

The old adage that “clothes make the man” supports the notion that image, whether good or bad, is often determined by appearance. More...

Nature

NATURE

Spring Visitors Seek Mates

Spring migration along the Atlantic Flyway has begun despite recent unseasonable weather events, and early migrants to our region have piqued the interests of local birders and nature enthusiasts.  More...