March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun Violence Rates Push Community to Act

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) joined forces for a community presentation to raise awareness of gun violence, its victims and what residents can do to support gun safety. More...

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News Briefs

Little League Clinic and Tryouts

Newport Little League will hold a free clinic for baseball players ages 8 to 12 on Sunday, March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rogers High School gymnasium. Sneakers must be worn, no cleats. Players should bring a glove and a bat if they have one. More...

Food Waste Documentary

A documentary on food waste narrated by Anthony Bourdain, called “WASTED!” will be screened at the Jane Pickens Theater, on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Maritime Memorial Scholarship

Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport will be accepting applications for the Leonard W. and Katherine C. More...

Opinion

Editorial

A Warm Welcome

This week you may have noticed a couple of new bylines. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Plastics are Not Fantastic To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Danielle Knight-Ogarro and George Ogarro Jr. of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nadia Marie Ogarro on March 2, 2018. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Lenten Concert   On Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., will hold its annual Lenten concert. More...

Child Abuse in City Highest in State

Protection Agencies Stress Need for Community Involvement

In 2017, 35 children were removed from their Newport homes. Approximately 70 percent of these were 11 years old or younger. Newport’s 3 percent rate of reported abuse (approximately 100 children) is the highest in the state.  More...

Volvo Ocean Racers Head for City

Locals Get Ready to "Paint the Town Volvo”

In just two months, the sailing world will descend upon Newport when the seven One Design Volvo Ocean 65 racing yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race arrive from Brazil in a competition that started out in Spain last October.  More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Middletown Animal Control Officer, Erin Patel

In Erin Patel's office there is a wall she jokingly refers to as the "doggy wall of fame." Photographs depicting dogs who, because of their size, ride in the passenger seat of her patrol car, are tacked up as a reminder of the more lighthearted parts More...

'Irish for a Day' Never Goes Away

St. Patrick’s Day has got to be the most all-inclusive and entertaining holiday on the calendar. More...

New Tax Model for Middletown, Road Redesigns

At the March 6 Middletown Town Council meeting, council members rolled out a new tax model for town property owners to consider that the Tax Exploratory Committee hoped would make things “more fair, predictable and transparent.”  More...

From The Garden

Faerie Garden Magic for Spring

You do not have to believe in faeries to plant a faerie garden, nor are they only for children. Indeed, these gardens have several purposes. More...

Nature

The Spring Fever Serenading Frogs

All night long, they carol like sleigh bells, they quack like barnyard ducks, they twang like banjos, they snore, they trill and like drunken revelers, they boom out “jug-o-rum.” From now until August, they’ll keep it up all night, More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dr. Elie J. Cohen, 77, of Newport, passed away on March 1, 2018. He was the husband of Marcia Cohen. Adley “Al” William Correia, 79, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 28, 2018 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. More...