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Store Owners Charged with Counterfeit Merchandise

More than $700,000 in goods seized

Three local store owners have turned themselves in after a Newport Police Department investigation found that seven area boutique and vintage shops had sold hundreds of high-end counterfeit goods. More...

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News Briefs

Flu Shot Clinic

A flu shot clinic program is being offered by Rite Aid on Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, and by the Visiting Nurses Home & Hospice on Friday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Clinics will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. More...

Open Garage and Earn-a-Bike

Anyone can come by Bike Newport’s Open Garage where tools, parts, and know-how are shared free of charge. Bring your bike, or volunteer a few hours to earn one from the inventory of donated bicycles. No mechanical experience needed. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Is There a Better Way?

With the release of the Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE’s) Report Card on the condition of public schools in the state, and the projected cost to create the perfect world of having all schools being as up to date and energy efficient as More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PC Upgrade No 'Success' To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Late Summer Tomatoes, Autumn Soup

An official chill is now in the air. By this time of year, most of you have already put up your tomatoes or made sauce to freeze. Most of your jams are in jars, waiting for the holidays. And it is time to put the summer vegetable garden to bed. More...

NBS Home & Garden Competion Winners

The Norman Bird Sanctuary's Harvest Fair recently, featured a traditional Home & Garden Competition. Following are the winners. More...

Nature

Accipiters: The Backyard Songbird's Nightmare

The Aquidneck Island backyard typically includes items like lawn furniture, barbecue grills, the occasional pool and frequently bird feeders, where birds of many colors and shapes provide the homeowner with hours of enjoyment. More...

Effort Underway to Bring America's Cup

The New York Yacht Club announced a joint America’s Cup team effort on Thursday, Oct. 5 with the goal of returning the Auld Mug to Newport in 2021. More...

RI Schools Repairs Could Cost $2 Billion

A report assessing the condition of schools throughout Rhode Island maintains that it would cost more than $2 billion to bring all of the state’s K-12 schools to “ideal” condition, including more than $600 million in construction costs to “keep stude More...

 

Around Town

Broadway Street Fair Bolsters Local Economy, Community

As Many as 10,000 Flock to Year Two

When Karl Nurse moved to Newport two years ago, it was for the world-renowned sailing. More...

Honorees of 2017

Special Luncheon Planned for Seven Newport County Women

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), a domestic violence intervention and prevention services organization with offices in Newport and Warren, announces its Newport County “Wild Women” for 2017, and will honor them at a luncheon at no More...

Newport County Wild Women Past Honorees

2016–Christine Cunneen, Amy Davock, Felise Feingold, Joan Johnson-Fresse, Ph.D., Sally P. Mc- Donald, Esq., Niko Merritt , Brenda Nagle, Lisa Raiola, Annie Sherman- Luke, Carolann Silvia, Heather Strout, Diane Williamson.  More...

Mainsheet

City of Arboreta Celebration

Last month, Newport’s City of Arboreta welcomed a dozen new properties. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 12 LEGO Thursday Drop-In Drop in and create with LEGO bricks, children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Amanda and Thomas Doyle of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Jack Thomas Andrews on Oct. 6, 2017. Lauren and Eli Dana of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Theodore Ladson Dana on Oct. 4, 2017. More...

Bereavement Group

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, formerly Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, announces the start of a new bereavement support group in conjunction with Atria Aquidneck Place. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Rosary Rally for World Peace More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Sheila A. Barlow, 77, of Newport, passed away Oct. 6, 2017. She was the wife of Robert F. Barlow.  Jeffrey Michael Booth, 53, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 6, 2017 at home in Fall River.   More...