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Navy Surplus Land Ready for Transfer

Middletown Officials Foresee Mixed Use for West Main Road Property

After 12 years of environmental cleanups and careful planning, the U.S. Navy is ready to transfer a valuable piece of land to the Town of Middletown. More...

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News Briefs

Ruggiero Offers Office Hours on Feb. 4

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero invites the public to stop by her “office hours” at the Middletown Library on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. to discuss any legislative issues that are on your mind. More...

Meeting on National Grid Substation

Residents will have an opportunity this week to weigh in on a strongly debated National Grid initiative designed to improve Aquidneck Island’s electrical capacity and reliability. More...

Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission

The next meeting of the Newport Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m., at the Bike Newport Office, 62 Broadway, across from City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. More...

Opinion

Conversations Continue

EDITORIAL

We do not recall there being such a heated level of public discourse since the 2014 referendum on casino table games. As evidenced by these two pages of letters, our readers have a lot on their minds.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Protect Free Speech for All To the Editor: Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are bedrock principles and among our most cherished rights as Americans. They set us apart from most of the world. More...

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Nicholas J. Giordano, 95, passed away Jan. 25, 2017 at Newport Hospital.  Jeremiah “Jay” Q. Nippert, 40, of Newport, passed away Jan. 25, 2017. He was the husband of Regina M. LaChance. A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. More...

Newport’s Bilden to Head U.S. Navy

With a presidential mandate to “expand and modernize” the nation’s fleet of naval warships, Philip M. Bilden, a Newport resident and retired venture capitalist, has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be the 76th secretary of the Navy. More...

NRF 'Leader and Influencer' Moves On

The Newport Restoration Foundation announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, that Wendy Nicholas, a Boston-based nonprofit administrator, had been appointed interim executive director at the NRF. More...

Hurley Leads Off Double Headliner Comedy Show

Christine Hurley is a Boston screamer and fashion maven who draws her comedy from the antics of her five children and her firefighter husband, who is also her career-launching manager and the vodka to her SlimFast (her staple drink). More...

 

Around Town

Project Purple Initiative

The Dean of Students at Middletown High School, Dennis Soares, is joined by officer John Patterson and MHS student Madi Holden at one of the many Project Purple activities last week. More...

V Rings Heading to Sail Newport

On Friday, Jan. More...

Newport Advances Toward ‘Virtual City Hall’

Municipal tasks such as paying a fee or applying for a permit are completed at Newport City Hall today, but these functions will eventually be a click away. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 2  ‘Chamber 101’ Members and nonmembers learn how to fully benefit from Newport County Chamber of Commerce membership, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., RSVP, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Community Barn Dance   In partnership with Common Fence Music and the Newport String Project, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold its third annual community barn dance on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. 401-847- 0675.  DivorceCare   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kathryn and Joseph Fayton of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Benjamin Charles Fayton on Jan. 25, 2017. More...