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Council Takes on School, Sidewalk Safety, Ways to Save

Safety and savings dominated the docket at the Feb. More...

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News Briefs

Archaeology Findings

After the recent discovery of a significant underground stone structure at the Newport Spring site (the former Coffey’s gas station), the Historic Newport Town Spring Committee has announced that an archaeology study of the structure and surrou More...

Upcoming Chamber Events

Women in Business After Hours   More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, March 3, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Opinion

Editorial

School Safety is in Our Hands

Over the past month or so, this editorial space has been mostly given over to our readers, so they can voice their opinions and concerns about local issues. As you can see, there is still robust dialogue on a variety of topics.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Admin Approvals Appear Hapazard To The Editor: More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Breakfast and Bible Study   St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, continues its program, “Breakfast and Bible Study,” on Saturdays through March 17, at 10 a.m. More...

Nature

Vultures Now Common in Rhode Island

It is hard to imagine that not long ago, a number of common birds, such as the Northern cardinal, Northern mockingbird, Carolina wren, tufted titmouse, red-bellied woodpecker and fish crow, were not present on Aquidneck Island. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Jaime M. Crowley, 48, passed away Feb. 16, 2018, after a courageous battle with leukemia at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He leaves behind his wife, Melissa; and children, Ryan, Gavin, Maeve and Michelle. More...

Foster Grandparents Find Their Place

Can an older person have a grandparent’s love and devotion for an elementary school age child, even if that child isn’t the son or daughter of their children? More...

Salve Dorm Hearings ‘To be Continued’

Size, scale and compatibility to the surroundings are the three issues that will likely determine whether Salve Regina University will be able to build two new dormitories to house juniors on its campus.  But it could be some time before a decis More...

 

Around Town

First Black History Festival Celebrated in City

“If race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of becoming exterminated.” – Carter G. Woodson More...

Creating a Heritage

Veronica Mays will present a talk on her African-American heritage quilts at the Newport Public Library, on Feb. 26. There will be a meet and greet at 6 p.m.  More...

NAACP Awards

At the NAACP’s 2017 award ceremony, Randy Butler was among the evening’s honorees. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 22 Newport Winter Festival Festivities, food, music and fun for all ages, more than 100 events city-wide through Feb. 25, 401-847- 7666, newportwinterfestival.com. More...

NEWPORT Winter Festival

FEBRUARY 16-25

FESTIVAL DAY AT EASTON’S BEACH  WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 25, | 12 p.m.  WHERE: Easton’s Beach  For complete event listing see newportwinterfestival.com   More...

Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 4  Green Eggs and Ham Brunch Buffet-style fundraiser for the St. More...