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Airbnb Seen as Creating Uneven Playing Field

In recent days, a search on airbnb.com for available rooms in Newport returned approximately 300 possibilities for short-term lodging. More...

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News Briefs

Photo Guild Meeting

The next Newport Photo Guild meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Opinion

Coffers Fill as Real Estate Soars

EDITORIAL

Location, location, location. It’s the go-to refrain for sellers of real estate, whether commercial or residential. But it can also have an important, trickle-down effect on the quality of life in a town where the real estate market is active. More...

Don’t Break The Breakers

GUEST VIEW

Over 130 people turned out last week to begin the battle for the historic soul of Newport’s great mansions. More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

DivorceCare   DivorceCare is a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. It meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic for Thursday, Feb. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Valerie and Alexander Cavanagh of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Penelope Rose Cavanagh on Jan. 30, 2017. More...

'Dire Ramifications' for Local Airport if Bill OKd

Middletown officials urging Congress not to privatize air traffic control operations

A proposal to wrench air traffic control operations out of the government’s hands and put them under the control of a private corporation would hurt the Newport State Airport and the local economy, according to Middletown officials. More...

‘A Product of Both my Head and my Heart’

“I look at Newport as a work of urban art,” says John Tschirch. As an architectural historian and former director of museum affairs at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Tschirch knows the city’s streets and buildings better than most. More...

 

Around Town

A New Face on Broadway’s Beat 2

Conversation with Merrie Scott

The Newport Police Department’s newest community policing officer is CPO Merrie Scott. More...

Campus Rallies for Syrian Students

Salve Regina condemns Trump’s immigration policies

As the country continues to wrangle over President Trump’s immigration policies, two Salve Regina University students are handing the campus a bullhorn.  “I want to make sure we aren’t being a silent campus. More...

Carson Introduces Initiatives for Seniors

Rep. Lauren Carson, D-Dist. 75, Newport, is beginning her second term with several proposals focusing on senior citizens.  Carson is the lead sponsor on three bills speaking to the needs of older residents. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 9 Color Club Coloring for adults, materials provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

From The Garden

The Ideal Houseplants

With gardens currently dormant, midwinter is a good time to take a fresh look at some popular houseplants. Among them is the African violet – a simple old-fashioned houseplant that you cannot kill. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Francis Xavier Girr Jr., 86, of Newport, passed away Jan. 26, 2017. A celebration of life will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2-5 p.m., Young Bldg., Salve Regina University.  Thurston L. Gray Sr., 80, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 3, 2017. More...