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PFLAG Brings Hope to Local LGBTQ Allies

It is 1980, and five of us on the “steering committee” for the Gay and Lesbian Youth of New York (GLYNY) sit cross-legged on the sidewalk in front of the Metropolitan Community Church, in Manhattan’s West Village. More...

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News Briefs

School Open Houses

The Newport Public School Dept. is holding open houses at each of its school properties: Sept. 25, at Pell for K and grade 1, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Pell Annex, 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. More...

Touch Lots of Trucks

Child & Family’s “Touch-A-Truck” will allow children of all ages to see and touch approximately 15 vehicles, including Middletown Fire Department fire and rescue trucks, a dump truck, a bulldozer, excavator, tractor, a U.S. More...

Palladium Musicum

The Newport début of Palladium Musicum, a non-profit organization devoted to classical music, culture and the arts, is presenting two programs: A lecture on Persian poetry in the Classical Era and the poet, Hafez on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Opinion

J-1 Students, a Missed Opportunity

Editorial

Last week, Igor Išpanovic, a J-1 visa student from Serbia, wrote in our pages about his summer experience working and living in Newport.  Our meeting was quite by accident: a friend mentioned to us in late July that he knew of a journalis More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Long-kept Secrets of Newport’s History

To the Editor: More...

From The Garden

Just Peachy

September is the month for late peaches. What most people do not know is that water controls the taste of fruits and vegetables. Too much watering or too much rain will dilute the true flavor of stone fruits and pome fruits. More...

How to Be a Challenger?

“There are several ways to join in the food challenge,” says Bevan Linsley, director of Aquidneck Community Table (ACT). More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Helen Andrews, 92, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 11, 2018. She was the wife of William Andrews.   More...

Anger Unleashed Over School Conditions

Rats. Mice. Mold. Leaks. Forgotten children in Special Education. More...

Firm to Study Damage to Old Stone Mill

The City Council appropriated $27,180 at its Sept. 12 meeting to pay a consultant firm to analyze the current structural condition of the Old Stone Mill in Touro Park, the first step in developing a strategy to conserve it.  More...

 

Around Town

Middletown’s Historic Mile Marker Back in Place

If you have been forced to slow down at the construction project at the intersection of East and West Main roads over the past two years, you may not have noticed that, reset in the middle of the traffic island, facing Walgreens, is a piece of our hi More...

New Gas Station Met with Board Resistance

A proposed redevelopment that would include a car wash, a convenience store with a drive-thru window, and a gas station faced scrutiny from the Middletown Planning Board at the Sept. More...

School Committee Rejects, Approves Raises

The Newport School Committee agreed to salary raises of less than 2 percent for two administrators, but voted down four other potential administrative increases.  More...

Mainsheet

Benefit at the Beach a Sell-Out

Nearly 200 Museum of Newport Irish History supporters gathered at Easton’s Beach Rotunda ballroom earlier this month for “Shamrocks & Seashells,” the ninth annual benefit for the museum’s Interpretive Center.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 20 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest Dinners, tastings, jazz brunch, seminars, various venues/times/ prices, through Sept. 23, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org. More...

Senior Savvy

Plan Ahead to Avoid Caregiver Confusion

Due to an aging population that has far exceeded the life expectancy that prevailed years ago, baby boomers are increasingly finding themselves caretakers of their elderly parents. More...

Faith Community

St. Mark Fall Festival

St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold a fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. There will be raffles, a farmers’ market, games, food, live music and a beer garden. 401-423- 1421, stmarkjtn.org.   More...

Series On Religion

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will present “Searching for the Righteous Path: An Immigrant American Muslim’s Journey,” by Dr. Ehsun Mirza, on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. 401-847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.   More...

Wellness Circle for Parents

An opportunity for parents to relax and learn practices for personal and family well-being will be offered at St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 17, at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. More...