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Parents Voice Anger at Change in Pell Hours

The message from parents to the Newport School District’s administration during a recent school committee meeting was loud and clear: Involve parents when making major decisions about matters such as the last-minute change to the Pell Elementary Scho More...

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News Briefs

Car Show

The Middletown Rotary Club will hold its annual Fall Car/Truck/ Motorcycle Festival at Fort Adams State Park, on Sunday, Sept. 24, with a rain date for Sunday, Oct. 1. More...

Third Thursday Spotlight

The Newport Opera House invites the public for a lively discussion on the education opportunities ahead at the Newport Opera House Theater on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment

The Edward King House Senior Center is now taking appointments for the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment session, scheduled for Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

One great thing about living in this country is our right to participate in the decision-making process, mainly through casting our votes. Unfortunately, an embarrassingly low percentage of voters take advantage of this right.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Coyotes in Braga Park  To the Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

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Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 14 Newport Boat Shows Newport Wooden Boat Show, Newport International Boat Show and Newport Brokerage Boat Show, held concurrently, Newport Harbor, through Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Nature

Jellyfish Undulate into Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay’s average annual temperature is two degrees warmer than in 1960. As a result, there have been many changes, including an increase in jellyfish. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Pamela Jeanne Bakalarski, 61, of Newport, passed away Sept. 12, 2017. She was the wife of Capt. Lee C. Bakalarski, MSC, USN (Ret.). Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the O’Neill- Hayes Funeral Home. More...

Aquidneck Food Challenge Back for Second Year

Move over paleo, Whole30 and vegan, there’s a new kind of diet in town, quite literally. For seven days this month, from Sept. 23- 29, Aquidneck Community Table (ACT) is challenging islanders to only eat things grown or produced on the island. More...

Fire Chiefs Collaborate on Disaster Preparedness

Generator? Check. Vehicles fueled? Check. Sump pump working? Check. These are just a few of the myriad things on Newport Deputy Fire Chief Brian Dugan’s emergency readiness checklists.  More...

 

Around Town

Seamen’s Church Institute Preps for the Long Haul

Conversation with Rebecca Northup

It’s no secret that Newport’s waterfront has evolved over the last 90 years. For an organization like the Seamen’s Church Institute, that means ensuring their mission stays relevant and meets the needs of the community. More...

Aquidneck Elementary Exhibits New Media Lab

Dozens of students, teachers and school officials joined current and former Boston Celtics at Middletown’s Aquidneck Elementary School on Sept. 12 to unveil a new media lab, known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math). More...

Pell Bridge Construction Resumes

Beginning Sept. 19, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will resume the roadway deck rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge, according to an RITBA press release. More...

Mainsheet

'Sakonnet Summer'

‘Sakonnet Summer’ was the theme for the Aquidneck Land Trust’s annual Fiesta Verde event, which took place earlier this summer at ‘The Paddock’ at the Pennfield School.  More...

Save the Date

Sunset & Sequins, Thursday, Sept. 21, Easton's Beach Rotunda, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Aquidneck Island, 401-230-3420.  Shamrocks & Seashells, Saturday, Sept. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Adaptive Surfing Clinic More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kristen and Michael Beatty of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Mason James Beatty on Sept. 5, 2017.  Lisa & John Canole of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Addison May Canole on Sept. More...