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Gun Shop to Open on Aquidneck Island

Middletown Town Council gave the green light to a firearms dealer to open a shop at 10 Coddington Hwy. More...

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For What It’s Worth

It’s not the first time that someone has brought in a paperweight like the one pictured asking of its age and value. More...

New Reading Garden

In honor of the Newport Garden Club’s centennial anniversary, a reading garden has been designed at the Newport Public Library in Aquidneck Park. The plan includes a landscaped island, ADA-compliant walkways and benches. More...

Point Plant Sale

The Point Association’s annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Annuals, perennials, herbs and garden items will be for sale. More...

Opinion

Offering Thanks on Memorial Day

EDITORIAL

Flags are flying, bunting is being hung. With the mention of Memorial Day, many think of planting flowers, getting ready for the summer season, and, back in the day, ladies knowing it is acceptable to wear white shoes once again.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ALN Takes Steps to Avoid Partiality  To the Editor:  The Alliance For A Livable Newport (ALN) is proud of its reputation for being an unbiased source of information regarding issues affecting the City of Newport, including the election of p More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Compline   The Trinity Church at Queen Anne Square will hold Compline on Sunday, May 28, at 7 p.m. This ancient liturgy, sung by members of the Trinity choir, offers a rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joan B. Almeida, 80, of Middletown passed away May 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late Jesse J. Almeida, Jr.  Jeffery Capps, 55, of Middletown, passed away May 17, 2017. He was the husband of Mary- Frances (Mimi) Potter.   More...

Local Schools Tackle Lunch Debt Issue

In response to “lunch shaming” situations throughout the state and the nation, the Middletown School Committee is discussing a policy on how to handle lunch debt in a thoughtful way so that all students receive a nutritious meal, while the district i More...

Operation Stand Down Busy in Newport

Since Operation Stand Down opened its Newport office three years ago, more than a thousand Newport County veterans have received a range of life-changing service such as stable housing, steady jobs and employment training. More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Ned Hill

Living in the Information Age

Many people would say that Newport’s Ned Hill has led a full life. He was a plank owner on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard CV31 in World War II, serving in the final campaigns of the Pacific Theater.  More...

A Strong Sense of Place at vBCF

Twice a year, in February and June, the Newport-based van Beuren Charitable Foundation invites non-profit organizations in Newport to apply for grant money. More...

Rita Slom Chosen as ‘Novel Evening’ Honorary Chair

By a unanimous vote of the Newport Public Library’s volunteer event committee, Rita Eisenberg Slom was chosen as the Honorary Chair of its annual fundraising event “A Novel Evening at the Beach.”  More...

From The Garden

The Vegetable of Kings

The luscious green spears with purple tips have popped. Asparagus is here in full force. Asparagus is of Greek origin. In ancient Greece, the vegetable was eaten raw or cooked during the summer, and then dried to be eaten during the winter months. More...

Nature

Miantonomi Becomes a Spring Hotspot

“If golfing is a good walk spoiled,then birding can be a very goodwalk rewarded.”–Bob Hill,Louisville Courier-Journal More...

Miantonomi Tower Open

In observance of Memorial Day the Miantonomi Park tower will be open on Monday, May 29, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. This event recognizes the historical significance of the tower as a memorial to the veterans of World War I. More...