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City Leaders Consider Post-Grand Future

With political insiders more certain than ever that voters in both Tiverton and the rest of Rhode Island will approve Twin River Management Group’s (TRMG) plan to develop a full-service casino in that town by 2018, city officials have begun to ponder More...

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News Briefs

District 75 Forum

The League of Women Voters, Newport County is hosting a forum for R.I. House District 75 candidates, Lauren Carson (D. Incumbent) and Michael Smith (unaffiliated) on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Pell School, 35 Dexter St.  More...

Learn About Question 2

Common Cause Director John Marion will address Question 2 and related questions about ethics reform at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. More...

NAACP Annual Dinner

The Newport County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 96th Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Atlantic Beach Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.  Olivia Kachingwe will receive the Role Model Award. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Forum for the People

In light of the high volume of letters this week, we are dedicating this space – typically reserved for our editorial – to the letter-writers, who clearly wish to be heard. Their efforts express an array of opinions. More...

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Nature

Use Caution During Breeding Season

With mid-October comes the breeding season for white-tailed deer, one of the hallmarks of autumn across Newport County. Known colloquially as “the rut,” it lasts well into December. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Cheryl Ruth Dame, 60, of Portsmouth, unexpectedly passed away Oct. 13, 2016 at Newport Hospital. She leaves behind her son, Jared N. Dame, of Portsmouth. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. More...

Foot in the Playoff Door?

Rogers sophomore Tyler Miller, #9, beats two Scituate defenders to the ball on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at a home game against the Spartans. More...

Newport’s Mystical Subculture

October brings out stories of ghosts and ghouls, but for a small but growing community in Newport, the practice of magic is a year-round craft. More...

 

Around Town

Maher Center Appeals Probationary Designation

The James L. Maher Center is appealing a decision of the Executive Office of Health & Human Services to downgrade the center’s license status from “full” to “conditional.”  More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Michaela Wood and Jaylon Butler of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kenadi Faith-Elaine Butler on Oct. 10, 2016. More...

'Support in a Continuum of Care'

The sentiment, etched in stone on a granite bench at the top of Queen Anne Square, is so powerful that it stops the reader in his tracks: “There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

PUMC Pumpkin Patch The Portsmouth United Methodist Church pumpkin patch is open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 29. Proceeds from this yearly fundraiser support the church’s mission projects. More...

Pastors Pray for Country

Praying for the nation is nothing new. Patriots have been doing it since before the states of America became, well, “United.” More...