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Bill Filed for Marine Police Unit

A second, more ambitious bill creating a new state marine safety patrol with full police powers, in addition to adding new state mooring fees on top of existing local fees, has been filed in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Great Decisions Series The Newport Council for International Visitors will host the next Great Decisions seminar on Wednesday, April 8, at the Newport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Dr. More...

Opinion

Slater No Sleeping Giant

The name Scott A. Slater probably does not command significant recognition in Newport or the rest of Aquidneck Island. Nor should it, we suppose. More...

Political Cartoon

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Rights in Newport Moot

To the Editor: I just left the March 18 special council meeting and I am disgusted with our elected officials, at least four of them that is. More...

Faith Community

Holy Week Schedule

Calvary United Methodist, located at 200 Turner Rd., Middletown, will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. On Good Friday, the film "The Passion" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Sunrise Service at the Norman Bird Sanctuary More...

Nature

Local Anglers Want New Angle on Fisheries

There is a sea change on the horizon for local salt water anglers and it is not for the better. Fish populations are dwindling and catch limits are being reduced, both commercially and recreationally. More...

Photographer Fills 'Green Space' at Airport

A piece of Fort Adams captured in a forgotten photograph from nearly 15 years ago is on display on the walls of T.F. Green Airport in Warwick for a whole new traveling audience to see. More...

City Ponders Potholes

Even though the advent of spring may soon make this year’s relentless winter a distant memory, the weeks of snow and ice left a legacy that the warm sun can’t fix: potholes. More...

 

Around Town

Drinking Water Tops DEM’s Meeting

The precious water we drink. World War III might be fought over it someday, but Aquidneck Island communities are fighting now to improve its quality and sustain its depths. More...

Thompson Student-Faculty Faceoff

Guest student referee Gavin Crowley handed the ball to faculty team member Chris Lewia at last month's Thompson Middle School annual student-faculty basketball game in the TMS gymnasium. More...

Island B Platform Tennis Championship

Last month, the Newport Country Club hosted the Island B Platform Tennis Championship. More...

Mainsheet

Revelers Say Goodbye to Winter with a Flourish

The Newport Art Museum’s galleries were creatively transformed last month for “A Midwinter White Party” in the historic John N.A. Griswold House. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 26 Newport Restaurant Week Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org. More...

Sweet Easter Fun

.The annual Friday night flashlight Easter egg hunt will be held April 3 for boys and girls ages 8-10. The free hunt will be in Freebody Park at 8 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Kathleen A. (Augustus) Christie, 88, of Middletown, passed away March 15, 2015 at Grand Islander Health Care Center Middletown. She was the wife of the late William James Christie. She leaves behind her daughter Karen-Lee Kenyon of Newport. More...