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Rogers Students On School Safety, Then and Now

Since the shooting and loss of 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, the nation has been debating the issue of gun control. More...

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News Briefs

Daffy Days for Businesses

Restaurants, retailers, and all businesses are welcome to enter the Newport Daffodil Days Festival's window display contest; windows need to be decorated for judging by Tuesday, April 10. More...

Get Ready to Light the Lights

To commemorate the start of Newport Arboretum Week, trees throughout the city will be illuminated. All Newporters are being called to help bathe Newport’s urban forest in brilliance during Newport Arboretum Week.  More...

Coggeshall Burying Ground Clean Up

The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission invites members of the public to participate in Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Day in Newport on Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

The First 90 days: Frozen Yet Green

Let us lift up our glass, now that March is a lamb, (When it was a lion, it really hit…“Bam!”)  The whole winter walloped in numerous forms, Nor-Easters, hurricanes, blizzards were norms. (Only slightly harsher More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

'Skip the Straw' To the Editor: In the March 29 edition of NTW, an important message was shared about the Clean Seas Pledge to “skip the straw,” an initiative where participants decide not to use plastic drinking straws. More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Soup’s On   Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will offer a community meal and fellowship on Tuesday, April 3, from 5-6 p.m. 401-847-0675.  Resurrection Discussion   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Rev. George Behan, 88, passed away April 1, 2018 at St. Clare Home. Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at St. More...

Harp Seals Sign of Activism Success

While many Rhode Islanders are familiar with the official state marine mammal, the harbor seal, they may not be aware that three other seal species inhabit local waters. More...

Planning Board Approves 'Tea' for Tea House

The Newport Planning Board considered at length two petitions, one for a tea house and another for a guest house, at its April 2 meeting.  The Preservation Society of Newport County asked for a special use permit to allow snacks and non-alcoholi More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Bobb Angel, the Voice of Newport

Finding a Newporter who hasn’t heard Bobb Angel’s voice would be a difficult task. Since 1967, Angel has reigned over the local airwaves from WADK, covering local high school and Salve Regina University sports. More...

Public Workshop Held on Farm Businesses

The Middletown Planning Board held a public workshop seeking resident input and detailing proposed revisions to the zoning ordinance that would allow farmers more business options in order to maintain their farms.  More...

New Docks on the Docket for Council

One Approved, One Continued

Newport City Council considered two proposals for new docks along Washington Street at its March 28 meeting. More...

Mainsheet

Boys and Girls Club Presents Awards at Second Annual Gala

The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County held its second annual Growing Together Awards Gala on March 24 at the Newport Marriott. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday April 5 Eight Bells Lecture “U-Boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942,” by Ken Brown, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, $10 suggested donation, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org. More...

From The Garden

Spring Into Planting Time

This is the time to plant your seeds indoors and, despite the cold, to also plant certain vegetables and trees.  More...