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Drugs in Newport: New Data From Youth Surveyed

A troublesome number of Newport students use recreational drugs, according to preliminary data from the 2016-17 school year. The number of students who reported drug use was minimal in middle school, but usage increased rapidly as they got older. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an object seldom in use today, a wax seal. The metal is silver but the purple stone is glass. It sold to a collector for $225. I asked how many seals they had in their collection? More...

‘From Slaves to Soldiers’

The Middletown Historical Society will host a talk by Robert Geake titled, “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the Revolutionary War” as part of its winter lecture series on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. More...

Cal Ripken Skills Day

The Jamestown Baseball Association changed its skills assessment day to Saturday, April 8, for players ages 7-12 who did not play on a major league team last year. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

All This in the First 90 Days?

Let us lift up our glass, now that winter has roared,We survived a March colder than any fjord.Winters are so very harsh when they are boreal.(Almost as pointed as this timely editorial).The New Year’s first quarter, unlike any yet seen,Newsmakers, B More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Newport’s Future Is In Good Hands  To the Editor:  Recently, my wife and I became involved with the Pell Elementary School, and from what we observed, the community is very fortunate to have such an innovative institution with dedicat More...

Zoning Board Update

The Newport Zoning Board of Review approved the conversion of the former Long Wharf Steakhouse restaurant, located at 142 Long Wharf, into a single-family dwelling at its meeting on Thursday, March 23. More...

From The Garden

Making a Blood Orange Sorbet

Winter is hanging around as temperatures continue to fluctuate. If you want to spice up an end-of-winter dinner, start with a bag of California blood oranges that are sold by the dozen or eight to a bag at local supermarkets. More...

Nature

From Hunted to Put on a Pedestal

Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a law last July that established the harbor seal as the official state marine mammal. More...

Protecting the Plovers

The rare, migratory piping plovers have returned to Rhode Island and will spend the next several weeks establishing territories and beginning to nest on the state’s beaches.  More...

Town Mulls New Tax Program for Easton’s

The long discussed idea to give Middletown’s Easton’s Point neighborhood a facelift is gaining traction at Town Hall. A recent surge in development may present an opportunity to dedicate the new tax revenue back into the area. More...

'Helping Children be Part of a Family'

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a foster parent? If you had the opportunity to provide a young child or adolescent with the chance for a more secure and stable life, would you take it on? More...

 

Around Town

Getting Their Kicks from Kickball

Since 2011, adults from the Newport area have been engaging in something childlike that harkens back to elementary school recess.  They’ve been playing kickball.  Not since Mrs. More...

Bikes and Beers Across America

Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, will lead a group of cyclists across the country to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. More...

Can Anyone Replace Paiva Weed’s Clout?

Outgoing State Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed’s decision to resign after serving since 1993, including the past eight years as the chamber’s leader, leaves an important question unanswered for Newport’s city leaders. More...

Mainsheet

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

A neighborhood celebration of nearly 300 people gathered to say hello to old friends, swap stories, share memories, and honor the principles and guidance that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County provide to youth.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday March 30 Dinner Theater “The Foursome,” Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., dates and times vary, through May 13, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mid-Lent Evensong   The community is invited to attend a mid-Lent evensong at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Sunday, April 2, at 5 p.m., with an organ prelude at 4:50 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Elyse and Daniel Foster of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Tenzing Marie Foster on March 27, 2017 at Newport Hospital.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Edward W. Eichelberger, 89, of Newport, passed away March 18, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. He was the husband of the late Judith C. Razza. Funeral services were private. More...