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Pell Bridge Work Winding Down

The second round of the project to replace the Pell Bridge deck is complete and workers are currently clearing lanes so that normal traffic patterns can be reinstated by Friday, Nov. 10. More...

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News Briefs

Veterans Day Ceremonies

American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 5390 invite the community to honor all veterans at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11. The indoor ceremony starts at 9 a.m. More...

‘Spies in Revolutionary R.I.’

The Newport Branch of the English Speaking Union invites the public to its next meeting and a traditional English Hunt Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 12, at noon at the La Forge Restaurant. More...

For What It’s Worth

There is Cloisonné and there’s Cloisonné: pictured is a pretty modern example “Made in Japan” probably circa 1950. Brought in by a reader with high hopes for value. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Volvo Mania – Get Ready Race Village Opens May 8

Over the past many months, readers have seen articles on these pages about the challenges facing Newport and the island about further development, the education departments, and municipal finances.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Another Look at Regionalization To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Live Auction   St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, will hold an auction event on Friday, Nov. 10. There will be a preview from 10 a.m.-noon. More...

City Police Shelve Razors for Cause

Some of the Newport Police Department’s male officers might look a bit less polished for the next few weeks. But it’s all for a good cause. More...

‘Tracking’ Change at TMS Sparks Concern

A recent change in the way teachers and administrators group students together at Newport’s Thompson Middle School has parents concerned. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation: Schoolhouse Talk with Kellie DiPalma Simeone

The Middletown School District is in the midst of a $10 million bond project to upgrade and renovate its facilities, a measure approved last year by more than two-thirds of Middletown voters. More...

Salve Regina Proposed Dormitories Delayed

Salve Regina University's proposed plans to construct two dormitories, each housing 200 undergraduate students, hit a snag when the Newport Planning Board continued the matter to Dec. More...

‘Resiliency Round Table’

Gov. Gina Raimondo will join AIPC to host a “Resiliency Round Table” in partnership with the URI Coastal Resources Center, the R.I. Infrastructure Bank and the Community College of Rhode Island. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 9 Newport Restaurant Week Various Newport and Bristol County restaurants offer $16 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner, through Nov. 12, facebook.com/NewportRestaurantWeek. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

St. Clare Home, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 309 Spring St., 401- 849-3204.  Church of the Holy Cross, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, 401- 846-7076.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Bernice A. (Hall) Amber, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 28, 2017 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Amber.  Gerald J. Delisle, 68, of Portsmouth, passed away Oct. 30, 2017. More...

John Marcy Mecray

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, John Mecray, passed away on November 1, after a long courageous battle with Leukemia.  More...