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News Briefs

ALT’s 5K Run/Walk

The Aquidneck Land Trust will hold its 10th annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 4 along the scenic Sakonnet Greenway Trail. Run or walk as a team, family or individual. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. More...

Miantonomi Tower Honor

Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower has been selected to receive a $2,000 matching grant toward the restoration and maintenance of the memorial as part of the 100 Cities/ 100 Memorials program by the World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Mili More...

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program is offering free tax training leading to IRS certification for volunteers for the 2018 tax season. Ten days of training will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. Classes will be held at the New Tiverton Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

Since we’re in the midst of baseball’s World Series playoffs, it seemed an appropriate time to use a common phrase from baseball nomenclature: to “keep your eye on the ball” is to remain focused and to connect.  More...

GUEST VIEW

Multiple Pathways/Options for all Newport Students

This is the second in a series of guest views on the Newport Public Schools’ (NPS) One Newport Strategic Plan. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Freedom Leader Will be Missed  To the Editor:  The innovative approach taken by Lucy’s Hearth in opening its doors to men and addressing the homeless epidemic Newport This Week, (Oct. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Shabbat Service   The final October service for Temple Shalom will be a Kabbalat Shabbat, welcoming the Sabbath, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The service will be led by Cantor Fred Scheff. More...

Nature

Osprey Newest Threat to Koi Ponds

In August 2002, I wrote an article about a thief raiding a koi pond. The culprit turned out to be a species of colonial bird called a black-crowned night-heron. More...

Bolder Coyotes Among Us

It’s been six weeks since coyotes were first spotted near Newport’s Braga Park and, so far, the problem hasn’t been solved. In fact, it’s become worse.  More...

$2.2 Billion Required for 'Ideal' Schools

A recent study commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), reports that the state would need $2.2 billion to bring its public schools into “ideal condition.” But even getting them into acceptable condition, which the More...

Historic Landmark Plan Springs Forward

A group working to reclaim the Historic Newport Town Spring at the location of the former Coffey's Citgo gas station on Spring Street gave an update of its efforts on Oct. 19 to about 75 people at the Newport Public Library.  More...

 

Around Town

A Lifetime of Passion for Libraries

Conversation with Adrienne Haylor

As a child growing up on the Point, Adrienne Haylor made weekly visits to the library on Saturdays with her family. At that time, the library was still located at the Edward King House. More...

The Big Race Is On: Volvo Leg One in Spain

For the seven teams in Alicante, Spain the 45,000-nautical mile journey in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race has begun with the first leg to Lisbon, Portugal. More...

Businesses Prepare for Plastic Bag Ban

It’s time to stock up on reusable grocery bags. If you don't, you may have your hands full. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 26  STEAM Club Children ages 7-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, games, crafts and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.   More...

From The Garden

Don't Miss Apple-Picking Season

Apples are bigger and tastier than ever. Picking fresh apples right from the tree is bliss. There is an abundance of apple orchards on Aquidneck Island and in the surrounding towns, so do not miss the fall tradition of apple picking.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Priscilla (Lake) Anthony, 90, of Portsmouth passed away on Oct. 16, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Neal I. Anthony.  Bruce B. Green, 58, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 17, 2017 in Newport.   More...

Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer

Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer, 68, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 22, 2017, in Portsmouth. He was the husband of Barbara (Richman) Jagolinzer. Together they had three children. More...