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Dangers Crossing Memorial Boulevard

Rebecca Paul always crosses her fingers before crossing the street. More...

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News Briefs

Annual Opening of Burying Ground

The public will have a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground located at Kay Street, Touro Street and Bellevue Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Car Wash Fundraiser

American Heritage Girls will hold a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clements Marketplace, 2575 East Main Road, Portsmouth. The event will benefit Back2Back ministries. More...

Remembering Murphy Field

Currently the stone slide at Murphy Field is fenced off because of unsafe conditions. A community "sit in" dinner will be held at Murphy Field at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. More...

Opinion

A Salute to Middletown

EDITORIAL

This is a very exciting time in the history of Middletown and Aquidneck Island, as the town and the Founders’ Day Committee prepare for their 275th anniversary celebration next weekend. More...

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Faith Community

WELCA Yard Sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will hold the annual WELCA community yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 401-846-9567.   More...

Lobster Roll Dinner

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual lobster roll dinner on Friday, Aug. 17. Eat in or take out. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and will continue until supplies are gone. More...

Queen Elizabeth’s Chaplain Visits St. John’s

Rev. Nathan Humphrey, rector of St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., has appointed the Rev. Canon Jeremy Matthew Haselock, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to the post of Distinguished Priest in Residence through Sept. 2. Rev. More...

City Looks at Seaweed Removal Methods

Newport has seen new technologies in its harbor remove the plastic microfibers from laundry water washed into the bay as part of an international study. Technologies are also in place nearby, to clean the bay in a variety of other ways. More...

Guardians of the Gate

Jim Perry. Richard Laurie. Neil Sullivan.  Three men essentially retired from the jobs they engaged in, most of their lives. More...

 

Around Town

BOUTIQUE HOTEL BOOM

NEW ACCOMMODATIONS COMING

Aquidneck Island is becoming a more and more visited vacation and business destination, and new hotels, as well as other lodging options, are being developed to meet the increased demands for places to stay. More...

Newport’s Coaching Weekend

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport from Aug. 16-19, in the triennial "A Weekend of Coaching," hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. More...

Middletown’s ‘275th’ Finalized

Middletown’s 275th anniversary celebration of its independence from Newport will be all about family fun, jubilance and a focus on history as it marks the progression of a town that began as a sleepy agricultural hub and is now riding a develop More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 9 Process Art Children 2-11 have fun creating with foam, seating limited to 16 participants, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. More...

From The Garden

Cool Off Summer with Chilled Soup

No one wants to spend time in a hot kitchen during the summer. Add humidity to the equation and the thought of a chilled soup instantly hits the spot. Chilled summer soups are easy to make, and easy is another word we like to hear during the summer. More...

Obituaries

James Hamilton McMillan Gibson

James Hamilton McMillan “Jimmy” Gibson of Newport, Rhode Island died on May 3, 2018, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 78 years old.  Mr. Gibson was a man of many interests. More...

Marriam Cramer Ring

Marriam Cramer Ring, of Newport, died on July 28, 2018. She was the wife of Robert (Al) Ring. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1937, she was the daughter of Leslie and Yetta Cramer.  More...

RECENT DEATHS

Jack Abrams, 101, formerly of Newport, passed away Aug. 1, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II.  Rev. Willard Albertus, 89, passed away July 29, 2018. He was the husband of Cornelia (Connie) Albertus.   More...