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Planning Board Debates Ownership of Street

When is a street legally considered a street? Sunnyside Place, located in the Old Beach neighborhood, is paved. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A Casino Theater program from 1944 passed across my desk recently advertising “Guest in the House” Week of July 17 – 22. Sara Stamm was the manager with local actors in this production. More...

Spruce Countdown

The deadline to save Spruce Acres Farm is just a few weeks away. To date, the Aquidneck Land Trust has raised more than $1.8 million of the $2.1 million needed to purchase the property, which still leaves a big gap to close. More...

Ecological Garden Talk

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to attend “Ecological Gardening with Rhode Island Native Plants” on Monday, June 12, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Opinion

Newport al Fresco

Newport is becoming a city of sidewalks. When the weather is warm it is becoming increasingly possible, in various parts of town, to enjoy a meal, a cocktail, or a cup of coffee or tea, in the open air. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELECTION 2017  Community Vigilance is Critical  To the Editor:  More...

Nature

What Happened to Rose Island's Colonial Birds?

The great egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. It represents a conservation success story for the powerful environmental group, whose very existence was a result of the egret and other colonial nesting bird species. More...

New Tobacco Products Fire Up Residents

In local convenience stores, it is difficult to miss the flood of marketing by the tobacco industry, pushing new products such as e-cigarettes, cigarillos and vapes. More...

Community Garden Rousing Success

It takes vision and a green thumb to look at a swatch of grass and see a farm. Or, for that matter, a classroom.  More...

 

Around Town

Community Service Encouraged

Chloe Frost-Pennfield School, Maryn Olinger-Pennfield School, Aggie Howell-Pennfield School, Nola Haynes- Cluny School, Evelyn Button-Gaudet School, Daisy Bistline-Pennfield School The Pennfield School Girls On The Run Team participated in an end-of- More...

Prince Memorial Funds Awarded

Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund has awarded $83,125 to 20 local organizations that enhance the lives of children and families throughout Newport County.  More...

Middletown Fire Chief to Retire

For 35 years, Middletown Fire Chief Ronald Doire’s job was saving lives. “Being on call 24/7 is hard on me and my family. It was time for a change,” said Doire, 55. More...

Mainsheet

Clagett Fundraiser Continues Boat Grant Program

On a beautiful summer's evening, guests gathered at Belle Mer to celebrate the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta at the annual Sail into Summer fundraiser. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Wendy and Jeffery Affonso II of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Emma Rose Affonso on May 31, 2017.   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

English Garden Party   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Captain John P. Davis Jr., USN (Ret.), 79, of Newport, passed away May 31, 2017. He was the husband to Patricia F. McGinn Davis.  Raymond J. Henriques Sr, 80, of Middletown, passed away June 2, 2017. More...