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Voters Choose Euer for District 13 Senate

Democratic candidate Dawn Euer will carry on former Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed’s legacy in the State Senate District 13 seat after she won every polling location and garnered more than half of the votes during the Aug. 22 special election. More...

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News Briefs

Ice Cream Social

The Middletown Prevention Coalition will host its annual ice cream social from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, in the Middletown High School cafeteria. More...

‘Our Town’ Casting Call for Nov. Show

Auditions to appear in Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize-winning play, “Our Town,” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. More...

Viking Fans

The Rogers Boosters Club will be holding its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Monday, Aug. 28, at O’Brien’s Pub at 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Higher Water Bills Draining Wallets

Many of us are familiar with the old axiom that the only two things certain in life are death and taxes. Well, you can add a third certainty: utility rate increases. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Call for Unity and Understanding To the Editor: More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 24  Redwood Book Sale The sale offers a wide selection of nonfiction, fiction, music CDs and DVDs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through Aug. More...

Nature

Rise of the Quahog

Currently, the Rhode Island shellfish industry benefits hundreds of business owners in the state, from harvesters, to sellers, to restaurateurs. More...

NEWPORT TIDE CHART

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Schools Roll Out New Disciplinary Model

Last year Thompson Middle School, which has 600 students enrolled, recorded some 3,000 dean referrals for disciplinary reasons. Rogers High School, with 640 enrolled students, had around 900 referrals. More...

Study of History Can Heal Racial Divide

There’s more than one way to view the latest issues inciting protests and riots across the country. More...

 

Around Town

'Voice' Star Returns Home for Performance

Conversation with Troy Ramey

In 2003, Troy Ramey was a senior at Rogers High School who never dreamed of singing professionally.  More...

Article

Natalia Harnett (far right), winner of the 2017 Beach Idol Finale, is joined by fellow competitors (shown left to right) Juno Conwell, Ella Oliveira and Cidney Barboza.  Harnett, 9, has been competing for seven years.   More...

Newport Looks to Attract National Hall of Fame

Last week, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop said that discussions were underway with the National Sailing Hall of Fame to relocate to the City by the Sea. More...

Mainsheet

Gala la Bamba Sets Record

Newport Polo Club’s Aug. 4 Gala la Bamba raised more than $32,000 for the Opera House Theater, a new record for its annual black tie charity gala. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Faith Drennon and Michael Bruno of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Macken James Bruno on Aug. 14, 2017.  Emily and Andrew Loftus of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Serafina Rae Loftus on Aug. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Temple Shalom Shabbat Services More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Annette Marie Bosia 79, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 21, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She was the wife of the late Albert H. Silvia and former spouse to the late Henry A. Lacerda Sr.   More...