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Fitzpatrick Brings Comic Chops to Newport

“A lot of comics, famous ones anyway, come from Philadelphia. I wish I was one of them.” And with that self-deprecating remark, Buddy Fitzpatrick introduced himself to Newport. More...

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News Briefs

Models Sought for Rogers Prom Fundraiser

Locals are being given the opportunity to walk the runway in a Maria Del Carmen Mercado-created design, all for a good cause. More...

Foundation Awards 72 Grants, $4.5M

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation announced that 72 grants totaling $4.5 million were made in 2015 to improve the quality of life and quality of place in Newport County. Since its founding in 1986 by John A. van Beuren and Hope H. More...

Land Use Workshop

The public is invited to participate in the development of Newport’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan update on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Pell School. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Hoaxes Mar Newport’s 'Sleepy' Time

This sleepy time of year during Newport’s off-season received a jolt of unwanted energy this week as cowardly, anonymous pranksters used their apparent technology know-how to disrupt the city’s three public schools with automated telephoned threats t More...

"Buddy" Cianci

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Join the Cancer Crushers Team

To the Editor: I read your recent article about Mr. Crowley and Mrs. Martin. As a 12-year-old, I’m too young to donate bone marrow. My dad is too old. But I think many students and older people around Newport really want to help Mr. Crowley and Mrs. More...

From The Garden

Alternatives to Red Roses Abound

For years the red rose and a heart-shaped box of chocolates have been all that was needed to assemble the perfect gift for your Valentine. More than 250 million roses will be sold this year on Valentine’s Day alone. More...

Hydroponic Garden Carts

Who doesn’t like, especially in the dead of winter, a nice garden salad made with home-grown lettuce with perhaps a bit of kale and basil tossed in? More...

A Flower is Worth a Thousand Words

If roses, red or otherwise, are not your first choice for Valentine’s Day, there are a number of options that will let you express your feelings. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Mitchell E. Andrews, 89, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 30, 2016 at home. He was the husband of the late Mary Constance (Machado) Andrews. He served in the U.S. More...

Spring Bull's Annual Romp With the Masters

“Fakes & Forgeries,” the wise and witty midwinter exhibition that has become a trademark event for Spring Bull Gallery on Bellevue Avenue, will celebrate its 25th year beginning with its opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 6. More...

St. George's Inquiry Proceeds

Martin F. Murphy, the Boston attorney who has been retained to look into allegations of sexual abuse at Middletown’s St. More...

 

Around Town

Rogers Students Compete in Presidential Scholar Program

Mateo Beccar-Varela (left) and Timothy J. Pratt (right), both seniors at Rogers High School, have been invited to compete in the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. More...

Winterfest

Friday, Feb. 12 Festival Bouncy House Newport Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup. Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free. Ice Cream Sundae Bar Hotel Viking Ballroom, 1 Bellevue Ave., 1 – 3 p.m., $5/free with bracelet. More...

Open Space Committee Goes to Bat for Sports Fields

An open space advocate is urging the Middletown Town Council to construct two multipurpose sports fields on the former Starlight Drive-In property on Aquidneck Avenue. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 4 Eight Bells Lecture A talk on the First World War’s Battle of Dogger Bank, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401- 841-4052, usnwc. More...

Winter Fest

Folks in the know expect the chill of the season to ease just a bit with the arrival of the 28th annual Newport Winter Festival on Feb. 12. Newport will be jam-packed with energy, fun, and events galore from Feb. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

DivorceCare St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, located at 525 Broadway, will offer DivorceCare on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 4. This 13-week program will help adults cope with divorce. All are welcome to attend. More...

New Arrivals

Fatimah and Nasser Albugami of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Muteb Nasser Albugami on Jan. 29, 2016. Athena and Bobby Daskas of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son George H. Daskas on Jan. 29, 2016. More...

Nature

Diverse Habitats Reveal Wintering Species

Aquidneck Island has a wide array of diverse habitats begging to be explored. The fields, meadows, wetlands, marshes, forests, scrublands, and shorelines host a bounty of varied species which will delight nature voyagers of every age. More...