October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Middletown Examines Regional Efforts

Just weeks before a ballot question will gauge voter support on a unified high school for Middletown and Newport, two recent decisions on shared services may be emblematic of the future state for Aquidneck Island school districts. More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament The Newport Recreation Department and Boys Town of New England are cosponsoring the 12th annual Thanksgiving Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. More...

Naval Community

There’s a New Rig in Port

It was hard not to notice the towering mast and menacing black hull set against the lone cruise ship just outside of Newport Harbor earlier this month. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday October 23 Eight Bells Lecture More...

Haunted Tales of Ocean State Vampires

This October has brought the first cool winds of the fall, but there is something much more chilling around the corner – the unsettling stories of the local undead. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Fear at the Fort Experience Tunnels of Terror and Haunted Officers’ Quarters at Fort Adams, Oct. 24-26, 6-10 p.m., $15, fear.fortadams.org. Trinity Pumpkin Patch More...

Nature

Last Big Flight of Fall Migrants

As the fall migration cycle comes to a close, recent favorable wind and weather conditions brought thousands of late season migratory songbirds, wading birds, seabirds and raptors through the varied habitats of Aquidneck Island. More...

Season of Strandings

Wind-whipped tides and strong storm surge waves from passing hurricanes have left their mark on Aquidneck Island’s coast in more than one way recently. More...

Bird Walk

As the fall migration slows, there is still time to catch a glimpse of these wonders of nature as they pass through our region. More...

Worthy of World Heritage Recognition

Newport is blessed with a broad cultural and architectural heritage. More...

Finances Under Scrutiny

Anti-casino group accused of campaign violations

The debate over expanded gaming in Newport took another turn on Monday, Oct. 20, when Superior Court Associate Justice Walter R. More...

 

Around Town

Manufacturing Career Path Outlined

STEM plan could reboot moribund R.I. industry with full student degrees

Imagine getting an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or even a Ph.D. in manufacturing – for those high school and middle school students who gravitate toward engineering and using their hands. More...

Newport Voters Asked to OK $6 Million in Repair Bonds

ELECTION COVERAGE

Newport voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to authorize the city to issue $6 million in bonds to significantly repair five prominent municipal structures over the next two years. More...

Campaign Contributions Propel Local Elections

Doing nothing to upend the adage that money is the lifeblood of politics, election officials are saying that this election season will likely go down as one of the most expensive campaign seasons in Rhode Island’s history. More...

From The Garden

Kale – Not Your Everyday Cabbage

Like giant rosettes, the heads of flowering cabbage or decorative kale dot the fall landscape with dramatic clusters of color and texture. What a sight they are. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Children’s Halloween Party Emmanuel Church will host a community children’s Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. The party will be held in the church library at 42 Dearborn St. Costumes are encouraged and all are welcome. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

James F. Bartram, 88, of Middletown, passed away Oct. 18, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Edna Bartram. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. More...