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Committee Reports on Short-Term Rentals

A city planning committee has finished five months of work, resulting in a six-page report stating that the proliferation of short-term rentals in Newport have many benefits, but must be monitored carefully with an administrator of oversight in place More...

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News Briefs

Barracudas at Home

The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County’s competitive swim team known as the Barracudas had their first home meet of the season on Oct. 20. More...

Adult Adaptive Swim

A new adaptive swim and gym program for adults 18-and-over with special healthcare needs is being offered on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club on Church Street. The six-week program runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. More...

Navy Land Cleanups

Environmental cleanups of old Navy sites along the western shoreline of Aquidneck Island, and on the north end of Gould Island, are headed toward the finish line. More...

Election News

Middletown Voters Keep Council Members, Save One

On a rain-swept Election Day that determined the Middletown town councilors who will climb the Town Hall dais to represent 16,000-plus residents, voters chose to keep six of the seven current members, according to unofficial results. More...

Mainsheet

Annual Taste of Newport Raises $140,000 for Child & Family

Approximately 400 people gathered to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Taste of Newport, a benefit for Child & Family that was held at The Atlantic Resort on Oct. 28.  More...

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Thursday  November 8  Newport Restaurant Week Specially priced two-course lunches and three-course dinners at dozens of area restaurants through Nov. 11, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.   More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Jien Kim and Jan Albert of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nara Albert on Nov. 3, 2018.  The above birth was at Newport Hospital. More...

Quilts for Charity

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, holds monthly meetings to provide quilts to seriously ill or traumatized children. The next meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. in the church hall. For more information, call 401-683-1343. More...

Veterans Day Remembrance

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold its annual Veterans Day remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 and 10 a.m. More...

Neary, Boatwright, Leary In, Carlin Voted Out

Election Tallies Are In

Newcomer Aida Neary was the top vote-getter, joining first-time candidate Louisa Boatwright on the Newport School Committee, as incumbent David Carlin was voted out in the Nov. 6 election.  More...

McCalla Stuns Dring in City Council Race

Angela McCalla started screaming with joy in the dim lights of The Parlor as supporters jumped up and down. More...

Discovery Deck Opens at Seamen's

There is a new deck on deck at Seamen’s Church Institute. More...

 

Around Town

Forum Offers Local Vets Opportunity to Discuss Experiences

Middletown’s Sgt. Shawn Sexton, (Ret.), doesn’t know anyone who will be there, but he hopes to make new friends, because, as he says, “I have lost a lot of friends along the way.  More...

VFW Post 5392 Bells of Peace

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 invites the public on Sunday, Nov. 11 to a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. at which bells will be rung for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that concluded on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. More...

Portsmouth Recognizes Veterans

American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 5390 will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Portsmouth Town Hall. The indoor ceremony will start at 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

A Year of Surprises

First, congratulations to all the hard-working Newport-area citizens who won their elections. More...

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From The Garden

The Splendor of Lilies: Last Call for Bulbs

The time is now to plant lilium bulbs, which produce the grandest of all lilies. Lilium are true perennials that can last 20 years. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Michael (Mike) A. Boiani, 69, of Bristol, formerly of Newport, passed away Oct. 30, 2018, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Carole (Soares) Boiani.  Margo FitzGerald Sullivan, 75, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. More...