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Panel Mulls Toll Solution

The State House panel charged with analyzing the way the state's East Bay bridges are funded met for the second time this week, inching closer to putting forward a formal proposal that could help determine the fate of the controversial tolling on the More...

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News Briefs

NEWS

Sen. Whitehouse on Avoiding the Default   U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below today regarding the Senate’s passage of legislation to end the government shutdown and avoid a default:  More...

Coast Guard Crew Excels in Readiness

Man overboard!  More...

International Symposium Canceled

The 21st International Seapower Symposium (ISS), scheduled for Oct. More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Milspouse Newport Events   The Military Spouses of Newport will host two upcoming social events. The club will host a family fun event at Escobar’s Corn Maze in Portsmouth on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  October 17   More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Spooky Tales  Family-friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 27, 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.  Fortress of Nightmares Begins   More...

Nature

Surprises from Nature

The fall migration cycle is beginning to wane across the Rhode Island portion of the Atlantic Flyway. More...

More Problems on Broadway?

The timetable to complete the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project might have to be adjusted.  More...

A Night of 'Dracula' and the Farmer's Daughter

Just in time to give you Halloween goose bumps and raise the hair on the back of your neck, a Rhode Island vampire tale that deeply influenced the man responsible for conjuring literature’s most famous bloodsucker is coming to Newport.  More...

 

Around Town

Council to Weigh Yacht Club Lease

Will the city stay the course, or will it opt to review its lease terms with the Newport Yacht Club?  City Council members will be asked to weigh just that when they next meet on Wednesday, Oct. 23.  More...

Cliff Walk Repairs Begin

Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy battered the coast, washing away entire sections of Newport's Cliff Walk, construction crews have arrived on the scene to begin preliminary engineering work to re-open the popular path.  More...

Middletown Democrats Honored

On Monday, Oct. 14, the Middletown Democratic Town Committee held their annual Democratic Woman and Man of the Year luncheon. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

October Observations  D on't look now, but the calendar is making its move toward  More...

A Government Divided

To the Editor:  Who shut the government down?  The Constitution gives the power of the purse to the House of Representatives and limits members to terms of two years. This is done to keep them as close to their constituents as possible. More...

Let's Deal with Reality, Not Fiction

To the Editor:  I don't think you really want to divert NTW's mission from Newport to the nation, but since you've published Mr. Cicilline's letter you must, in justice, publish replies.  More...

Obituaries

Neal La Chance, 31,

of Newport, passed away Oct. 8, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital Providence, from complications from an automobile accident. Plans are in the making for a scholarship fund in his name.   More...

Barbara Daniel, 82,

of Newport, passed away Oct. 10, 2013 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 11 Williams St., Newport, RI 02840. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. More...

Tyrone Ellis McGruder, 57,

of Newport, passed away Oct. 9, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, after a lengthy illness. Besides his mother, Edith McGruder, he leaves behind his longtime girlfriend, Nadine Sims.   More...