April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Remember Photo ID for Voting

Three Polling Places in Newport

With the Democratic and Republican presidential primary set for Tuesday, April 26, Rhode Islanders should make a note to have a photo ID at the polls.  More...

Fleet 413 Ends Regular Season with Record Turnout

For those who missed the Thrilla in Manila, the third and final fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier back in 1975, the Nail Biter in Newport was a worthy substitute. More...

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News Briefs

CIVITAS and Fenian Award Winners

The Board of Directors of the Newport Irish Heritage Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2016 CIVITAS and Fenian Awards. More...

CNA Training

A Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant job skills training program is being offered for Newport County residents beginning May 16 by East Bay Skills Alliance, a program of East Bay Community Action Program.  More...

NBA Skills Challenge

The Newport Recreation Department is hosting the local segment of the all new Junior NBA National Basketball Skills Challenge sponsored by Verizon on Sunday, April 24.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Make Good First Impressions Last

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. There’s a world of truth in that expression. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Suggestions for Compromised Roads  To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

Community Meals

Thursday, April 21 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist (food by Calvary Methodist) 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, April 22 7:30 a.m.– MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Passover Seder   More...

Broadway Construction Updates For This Week

This week, weather permitting, RIDOT anticipates finishing the installation of the parking pavers, from Equality Park to Caleb Earl Street. More...

A Shroud of Improvement

For nearly a month now, the Colony House has been ensconced in a lightweight mesh shroud as craftsmen repoint the façade’s 18th-century bricks and repair and patch the brownstone around the windows. More...

Contract To Hike Tax Rate

The Middletown Town Council has unanimously approved a three-year contract with the teachers union, but not before some councilors delivered a scolding to the School Committee.  More...

 

Around Town

MEN who make a DIFFERENCE

Domestic violence affects people from all walks of life

Chuck, of Middletown, one of the founders of Aquidneck Land Trust in 1990, is now the executive director. More...

Councilor Offers Blunt Marijuana Plan

As Rhode Island lawmakers debate the legalization of marijuana, a Middletown councilor wants the town to be prepared.  More...

Money Smart Week

As part of Money Smart Week®, a home buying workshop will be presented on Thursday, April 28, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library by finance advisor Joe Martins. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. More...

Mainsheet

Swing into Spring Touted as ‘Biggest and Most Successful’

Nearly 400 members of the Aquidneck Island community came out in full swing on Thursday, April 14, to support the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at the 20th annual Swing into Spring fundraiser at the Newport Marriott.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

William L. Armstrong, 93, of Middletown and Florida, passed away April 12, 2016.  More...