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'Now I Can Walk to School Without Fear'

Two years ago, Araz Khajarian risked her life every day she commuted to school in war-torn Damascus, Syria. More...

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News Briefs

Question 7 Forum on Nov. 1 at Seaman’s

A “yes” vote on Question #7 on Nov. 8 will approve a $50 million Housing Opportunity bond that will create affordable, accessible, and safe housing for Rhode Islanders and Newport County residents.  More...

Scouting for Food

Local Boy Scouts will be placing Scouting for Food door hangers on homes on Saturday morning, Oct. 29, about the annual food drive. Scouts will return Saturday, Nov. 5, by 9 a.m. to collect donations. More...

Seaside Garden Club Welcomes Guests

The Seaside Garden Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Fenner Ave. Hall at 6 p.m. The guest presenter will be Barbara Gee, a certified yoga instructor. More...

Election News

Middletown Town Council Candidates

To assist Middletown voters in preparing for the upcoming election on Nov. 8, we have provided a short profile of each candidate based on a two-question survey. More...

Middletown School Committee Candidates

The school committee candidates were asked to respond to two questions: #1) In your opinion, what is the most pressing issue facing Middletown schools? More...

Middletown Ballot Questions

In addition to seven statewide questions, Middletown residents will be asked to answer three local ballot questions on Nov. 8: Municipal improvements  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 27 Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

DivorceCare   All are welcome to attend DivorceCare, a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, which meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The topic for Thursday, Oct. 27, is the effects of divorce on children. More...

St. Clare Ribbon-Cutting

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, state and local dignitaries, including Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, will cut the ribbon St. Clare- Newport's new 122,000-square foot expansion at 309 Spring St., on Tuesday, Nov. 1.  More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Caroline and Andrew Lytle of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Vincent Arlo Cassian Lytle on Oct. 9, 2016 at Newport Hospital.   More...

School Candidates Discuss the Issues

In the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s final forum of the 2016 election cycle, the contenders vying for the seven Newport School Committee seats convened at Pell Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to share their views on issues facing the district. More...

High Court Hears Welcome Center Case

Attorneys for the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Bellevue-Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, and the City of Newport appeared before the five justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. More...

 

Around Town

Neighbors Purchase Foley’s Service Station

After a 60-year run in the family, brothers Bill and Michael Foley handed over the keys to their historic Newport service station to Brad Cherevaty and Frank Doyle, owners of a neighboring business, The Fifth Element.  More...

Restaurateur Constructing ‘Giant Playground’

Around 15 years ago, Middletown resident Jim Long began playing hockey. Along with learning the rules of the game, he acquired a business tip – ice time is in high demand. More...

Her Heart Belongs to Pell

The outcome came as no surprise, but there was a celebratory mood nonetheless in the library at Pell Elementary School on Monday, Oct. More...

Opinion

Forum for the People

Due to the numerous letters we have received in the weeks leading up to the election, we are once again dedicating this space–typically reserved for our own opinions–to the letter-writers, who clearly have a lot to say. More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

Halloween, Bewitching Treats!

Cooking with pumpkins is a real treat! Pumpkins are adaptable to many recipes. More...

Nature

A Tribute to Jack Kelly – Nature Lover

For nearly seven years, Jack Kelly has filled this page with his photos and his words revealing a vast store of knowledge about birds, the outdoors, and nature. It was a shock this week, when on Monday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

John A. Kelly

June 20, 1952–Oct. 24, 2016

John A. (Jack) Kelly, 64, of Newport and Portsmouth, passed away on Oct. 24, 2016 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center in Providence. Jack was born in Newport on June 20, 1952.  More...

RECENT DEATHS

Louise E. Adams (Armstrong), 91, formerly of Newport, passed away Oct. 22, 2016 in Haddam, Conn. She was the wife of the late Dr. Henry Adams. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mary’s Church, Newport. More...