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News Briefs

Well Owner Workshop

Learn how to protect your well water from pollution, the importance of regular testing, and proper well maintenance on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. More...

Techno Challenge: Bristlebots

A STEAM-inspired program, Techno Challenge: Bristlebots explores how to make a different kind of robot using a few simple supplies on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. More...

Horse Association Meeting, Sept. 21

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW Post in Tiverton on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be planning for the next polo match at the Portsmouth polo grounds. More...

Election News

Finn Cruises to Lopsided Victory

Mendonca Ready for November Contest

Former state Rep. Linda D. Finn’s lopsided victory over James J. Cawley in Tuesday’s House District 72 Democratic primary calls into question the value of a state party endorsement in what is strictly a local contest. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

We have all seen things from time to time that made us stop and wonder: What’s this all about? Perhaps a longstanding line of trees is suddenly eliminated along a roadway, with only stumps and sawdust remaining. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Middletown Councilors, Open Your Eyes To the Editor: I read with interest your editorial exhorting visitors to pick up their trash at local beaches. I could not agree more. More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

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NEW ARRIVALS

Catherina and Timothy Banville of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Joseph Alfred Banville on Sept. 7, 2016. More...

Experiencing the ‘Wonder of the Water’

“Campaign for Blue Space,” Sail Newport’s $5 million vision for expanding its waterfront facility and programs, reached a major milestone earlier this week with a groundbreaking on Sept. 12 at Fort Adams. More...

Learning to Battle Megafires

AIG Offers to Pay for Future Fireboat Training

In recent history, Newport has not experienced a major yacht fire, and the insurance company AIG is footing the bill to preserve that track record for the city and its clients.  More...

 

Around Town

It's Festa Time

Last year, Newport’s Sons of Italy celebrated the 100th year of its founding. But the committee planning this year’s Festa Italiana is not slowing down. More...

Paesanos Meet in Sister City

A delegation from Newport recently returned from a sister city excursion to Imperia, Italy. Above, the group is pictured with some of their Italian hosts. More...

‘Irish Bridget’ Talk

The Museum of Newport Irish History kicks off its 15th annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Author Margaret Lynch-Brennan, Ph.D. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 15 More...

Car Show at The Fort

The Middletown Rotary Club hosts the Fall Car Show at Fort Adams, Sunday, Sept. 25 (rain date, Oct. 2), 9 a.m. Over 200 vehicles will be on display, including cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ramon Isaiah Arroyo, 7, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 5, 2016 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He was the son of Ramon Arroyo and Banghy Morales. Donations to assist his family may be made to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...