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Scholarships for High School Seniors

Margit Baum Fund Scholarship   More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. The focus this month is positive parenting. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a small Persian carpet circa 1925 of an American flag and eagle. Not an item that would be made in Iran today. Sold to a local collector of oriental carpets, the finest quality of weaving brought a sale price of $1,500. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Trash Talk

It is hard to imagine that one of the most idyllic and romanticized pastimes in the American culture – fishing – has recently become the subject of hot debate in Middletown. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

It’s Time for Compromise To the Editor: More...

Nature

The Crows Among Us

“The crow is either a saint or a sinner depending upon the point of view.” – Charles Townsend, zoologist, 1905   More...

After Cliff, Residents Continue to Interfere with Coyotes

Last fall, Cliff the coyote rose to celebrity status after Middletown police issued a kill order for the animal, and his imminent fate hit headlines across the state. More...

Drugs in Newport: Defining the Battles

In Newport, the war on drugs is not always a battle police fight against drug dealers. More often, it is the struggle of an addict.  “Realize it can be your brother, your child, your mother,” said Newport Police Lt. More...

Pell Inspiration Program Celebrates Love of Music

A three-day artist-in-residence program featuring a string quartet that will perform not once or twice in the school auditorium but repeatedly and in unexpected and non-traditional venues is scheduled next week for the students at Pell Elementary Sch More...

 

Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Parade

2017 Parade Winners Best Bagpipe Band Newport AOH Pipes & Drums New London Firefighter Bagpipes (Honorable Mention) Best Marching Band Rhode Island Vets Navy Band Northeast (Honorable Mention) More...

Entrepreneurial Time Share in Middletown

In a half-dozen airy rooms filled with light, but even more so with ideas, lawyers meet designers, artists meet people in the life sciences and self-starters solve business problems using group dynamics. More...

School Committee Prepares Final Budget

The Middletown School Committee held a budget workshop last week to review priorities for the upcoming fiscal year as the town’s school system faces challenges that include lower enrollment and significantly reduced state aid.  Following t More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 16 Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Wolcott,” by Marjorie G. Jones, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Sarah and Brian Almeida of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Joseph James Almeida on March 6, 2017.  Stacy and Erik Gudim of Neport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Willa June Gudim on March 8, 2017.   More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Family Movie Night   On Friday, March 17, at 6 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will screen “Zootopia.” 401-847-0675.  Lenten and Sanctuary   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Joan G. Heald, 81, of Newport, passed away March 12, 2017 at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Providence. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.   More...