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Schools and Council Look at Increase

Public Hearings Next

In a session that lasted more than two hours, the Town Council hosted the Middletown School Committee for a budget workshop on Saturday, April 28 at town hall. More...

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News Briefs

Governor Attends Substance Abuse Talk

Gov. Gina Raimondo, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and others will attend a community conversation on substance abuse prevention and treatment on Saturday, May 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portsmouth council chambers. More...

Jamestown Speaker Series

The final session of the 2018 Jamestown Speaker Series will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The guest speaker will be Mary Beth Daigneault, administrator of St. Clare Newport. More...

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, school supplies and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Dawson Watts at her home, 15 Calvert St. More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

Last fall, seven teams comprised of the best sailors in the sport departed Alicante, Spain, on a journey that would touch six continents and take them to 12 host cities and through four oceans.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Case for Airbnb  To the Editor:   More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Sun and Warmth Sprout Perennials

Hopefully we are experiencing some of the last of the “nip” in the air and spring will finally spring. It is certainly time for sun and warmth. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Nicholas A. Barbato, 80, passed away May 1, 2018. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 6, from 4-8 p.m. at Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be May 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring St.   More...

Planting Seeds for Sustainability

Whistle while you work. Well, not exactly, but the 35 volunteers building community gardens at Pell Elementary School on April 29 were pretty close, even as periods of driving rain accompanied their installation. More...

Innovate Newport Breaks Ground

A groundbreaking ceremony and press conference on April 30 marked the beginning of construction for the Innovate Newport Project at the former Sheffield School.  More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Helen Smith, Genealogist

Opening New Worlds

Curious about your family history? Helen Smith can help. Before becoming vice president of the Rhode Island Genealogy Society, she was a high school teacher and travel agent. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, May 5, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Volunteers Rebuilding Together

Two local homes were given some TLC on April 28 by Rebuilding Together Greater Newport volunteers as part of ongoing efforts to assist low-income or disabled homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, or are families with children.  More...

Mainsheet

Swinging Into Spring at the MLK Center

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s 22nd annual Swing into Spring was held on April 5, at The Atlantic Resort. Over 250 guests attended the evening, which included dinner, a silent auction, live auction, Fund-a-Need, and music. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 3  Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibit A collection of figure drawings, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 9 Liberty St., through May 5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Tot Shabbat   A children’s Tot Shabbat service will be held at Temple Shalom, Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. 401-846- 9002.  Our Daily Bread   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kristen and Kevin Gill of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Noah Murphy Gill on April 28, 20918. More...