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Middletown Considers Senior Development Project

Facing an aging population, Middletown Council President Robert Sylvia is calling for a plan to develop affordable senior housing. “We have discussed this issue for years. We made it a top priority in our comprehensive plan. More...

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News Briefs

A Talk: Gentlemans’ Farms

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s Education and Interpretive Programs specialist, Abigail Stewart, will give a talk on the tradition of gentlemens’ farms on Aquidneck Island and their connection to Newport in the late 18th and More...

Energy & Environment Commission Meeting

The public is invited to attend Newport’s Energy & Environment Commission meeting on Monday, April 10, from 6-8 p.m. in the Program Room, at the Newport Public Library. More...

Marine Trades Exploration Week

Newport Public Schools has partnered with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Herreshoff Marine Museum for an interactive Marine Trades Exploration Week on April 17-21, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Opinion

Hands Across the Water

EDITORIAL

There is no shortage of master plans these days making the rounds in Newport and Middletown. In the past year, Newport has seen the winding down of the two-year, $5.8 million revitalization of the southern end of Broadway. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Florez Declares Candidacy To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Spring Flowers Sure to Arrive

With the vestiges of winter finally disappearing and the spring holidays upon us, many are wondering where the flowers are. Fear not, they may be slow in coming, but they will be here in due time. More...

A Handy Garden Check-List

If you took advantage of the mild days last month and weeded your garden, this handy check-list will help you feel like spring is truly here. . Start applying garden compost. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ronald William Hamilton Barr, 83, of Newport, passed away March 31, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Nancy Scott. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Columba Berkeley Chapel, Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Vikings Batter Panthers in D-II Softball Opener

Rogers High School rode the solid pitching of junior Caeli Palmer and sophomore Shannon Ward to a 10-2 softball win over Johnston High on Monday, April 3, in their Division II season-opener at Toppa Field. More...

Newport Shipyard Expansion Approved

The Newport Shipyard received final approval for a dock expansion on Tuesday, March 28 from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). More...

Burial Walking Tour Shines Light on History

There is nothing common about Newport’s Common Burying Ground. As locals walk their dogs, jog or stretch around the ancient stones, many are oblivious to four centuries of local history that dates to 1666. More...

 

Around Town

Prom Fundraiser Another ‘Night to Remember’

The last time anyone looked, the price of attending a high school prom was anything but cheap. More...

Combining Passion with Helping Others

A seasoned runner with a trio of marathons under her belt, Julie LaFleur, a student at the Naval War College in Newport, says she did not know a spot in the Boston Marathon was a possibility until she was approached about joining a charity team.  More...

Pension Plan in ‘Critical Condition’

Newport’s fire and police department pension plans both remain underfunded, with the fire department’s plan considered to be in “critical condition,” according to state guidelines.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  April 6  Rough Point Exhibit Opens See “Nature Tamed,” about the landscape, gardens and collections of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., through Nov. 5, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.   More...

Cellar Doors Exhibition

Rhode Island artist, Kevin Gilmore will have a solo exhibit of eight new paintings at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design through April 30. The abstract compositions are created with acrylic paint and collage materials on doors. More...

Faith Community

Easter Services

Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown, 401-847-6181. Good Friday, April 14: 7 p.m. Easter, April 16: 6 a.m. sunrise service at Easton’s Beach; 10:30 a.m. worship.   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Lesley and Peter Lambert of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Everett Patrick Lambert on March 30, 2017. More...