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Q&A with Candidates for City Council’s Second Ward

The primary election for the Newport City Council’s Second Ward seat will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and voters will choose from three candidates on the ballot, including Liam Barry, Valerie Larkin and incumbent Lynn Ceglie.  More...

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News Briefs

Art in the Park

The Hope Recovery Community Center of Newport County of Parent Support Network of Rhode Island invites the community to the Art in the Park event to help raise awareness of the fourth International Overdose Awareness Day, on Friday, Aug. 31. More...

Blood Drive

A Bloodmobile will visit Keller Williams Realty, 47 Valley Road, Middletown on Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are suggested, visit ribc.org/drives, sponsor code 3882. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

Rest in Peace, Newport Grand

Newport Grand’s closing this week has triggered many conflicting reactions by the population of Aquidneck Island. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

6 Percent Teacher Raise? 10 Questions First To the Editor: More...

Nature

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

The fall migration is on. Southbound birds are beginning to appear at local hotspots in profusion. Included with this migration are species of butterflies, including the familiar monarch butterfly. More...

Milkweed

Milkweeds are an American genus of over 140 species of herbaceous perennial plants. More...

Last Gardening Chat of Season

Come share your gardening experiences from successes to complete failures with a Master Gardener on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the King Park Pavilion. More...

Police Memorial to Break Ground

The controversial saga of the redesign of the memorial in front of the Middletown police station honoring officers who lost their lives in the line of duty took a positive step forward after a proposed design was agreed upon by the police department More...

Pell Gardens Harvest Future for Students

The fruits of many laborers will be reaped soon by the students of Pell Elementary School when the community gardens that were planted at the school in conjunction with Aquidneck Community Table (ACT) last spring are ready for harvest. More...

 

Around Town

Potter League Director Focuses on Community

Conversation with Brad Shear

This June, the Potter League for Animals welcomed executive director Brad Shear to lead its nonprofit shelter. Shear relocated with his family from Albany, New York, where he served as the president and CEO of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.  More...

School Committee Explores Energy Savings

In their last meeting before the start of the 2018-19 school year, the Middletown School Committee voted on Aug. More...

Vacancy Resolution Voted Down

The City Council has voted against a resolution to change how it fills city vacancies.  More...

Mainsheet

It Looked Like Hollywood at newportFILM’s Summer Benefit

newportFILM’s 9th Annual Summer Benefit took place on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  August 30  Redwood Book Sale Preview Preview showing of a wide selection of nonfiction, fiction, CDs and DVDs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-8 p.m., $5 admission, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.   More...

Igniting Creativity

Spark in the Dark: Igniting Creativity,” opens at DeBlois Gallery in Middletown on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Valerie Debrule, Brother Ralph Bucci and Judith Kinzel will be exhibiting mixed media, ceramics sculpture and digital art. More...

Obituaries

Richard Simmons Palmer

Richard “Dick” Simmons Palmer of Newport, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on 18 April 1927, the son of John Simmons Palmer and Abbey Greene of Bristol, R.I. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Carol Ann (West) Best, 80, of Newport, passed away Aug. 22, 2018. She was the wife of the late Leo John Best. Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 31, from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. More...