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Middletown Proposes Septic System Regulations

Middletown property owners with septic systems, or 22 percent of the town’s commercial and residential buildings, may soon be subject to local regulation. More...

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News Briefs

Cluny Commemorates National Catholic Schools Week

Cluny School will commemorate National Catholic Schools Week, from Jan. 29 - Feb. More...

Troop 82 Eagle Scout

In an Eagle Court of Honor, Boy Scout’s highest rank was bestowed upon Portsmouth High School senior James Hook. He is the son of Terrence and Kathleen Hook of Portsmouth. More...

New Director at Potter

The Potter League board of directors has selected Connie Howard to be its next Executive Director. Howard will fill the vacancy created by longtime director Christie Smith’s departure in January. More...

Opinion

Local Heroes

Of the myriad learning points from last weekend’s marches nationwide, one that particularly resonates is the power of the group effort. More...

Islanders Committed

GUEST EDITORIAL

To the Editor:  January 2017 marks the fifth year for Project Purple celebrations Portsmouth, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Newport and Jamestown are all turning Purple for the week. So what is Project Purple?  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let's Work to Become One Newport To the Editor: I am a veteran with a disability. I am an activist, poet and new abolitionist. I am a mother of two children in the public school system. I am also very frustrated with my city. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Vanessa Brusewitz and Marcus Browner of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Dereck Russell-Dwyane Browner on Jan. 22, 2017. More...

Abney Heads Up Work on State Budget

With Gov. Gina Raimondo’s $9.2 billion 2017-2018 state budget proposal now in the hands of the Rhode Island General Assembly, it will be up to the House Finance Committee, chaired by Newport Democratic Rep. Marvin L. More...

City Employees Recognized for Service

At the City of Newport’s annual employee service awards ceremony held recently at the Mainstay Inn, city officials took the time to acknowledge 65 municipal employees who reached service anniversaries in 2016, as well as 13 employees who retire More...

 

Around Town

They Marched in D.C.

Concerned with proposed policies during the presidential election that impact women and families, dozens of Aquidneck Islanders traveled to the nations capital the day after the presidential inauguration to participate in the Women's March on Washing More...

PROJECT PURPLE

In recognition of Project Purple, listed below are some of the events. Newport Substance abuse prevention messages will be made in school announcements and halls will be decorated with student messages. More...

‘Each One of You Could Be the Next Malala’

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the full count of sixth-graders from Thompson Middle School attended a screening at the Jane Pickens Theater of “He Named Me Malala,” hosted in part by Newport Rotary. More...

From The Garden

Homegrown Beans for Hearty Soup

The feel of winter wind is upon us, making it a perfect time to dive into a bowl of hot, hearty vegetable soup.  Legumes are the family of vegetables that go into a great bowl of soup, stews, or vegetable chili. More...

Good Mother Stallard Bean Soup

½ lb. Good Mother Stallard dried beans, or dried beans of your choice 3 slices of uncured, chemical-free bacon, diced 1 carrot, chopped 1 medium Spanish onion, chopped 1 tbsp. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ronald Dario Bacchiocchi, 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 20, 2017. He leaves behind his daughter, Alixandra Gifford (Tucker), of Newport and a granddaughter. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at St. More...