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Final Cliff Walk Section Opens Saturday

Final Cliff Walk Section Opens Saturday

It's finally done! Repairs to the Newport Cliff Walk after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 caused major damage are completed once and for all.
Your Guide to the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Your Guide to the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

We've compiled just some of what you need to know about the Folk Festival, which begins tonight at Fort Adams State Park in Newport.
East Bay Community Action Preschools Earn BrightStars Rating

East Bay Community Action Preschools Earn BrightStars Rating

The Head Start program received quality ratings for the schools operating in Newport, Tiverton, Warren and East Providence and it sends a message to parents that the schools don't just meet,
13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
OP ED: Casino Economic Impact has a Dark Side

OP ED: Casino Economic Impact has a Dark Side

Studies have shown that more that $5 billion is lost each year to gambling addiction, while another $40 billion is spent on social services and creditor losses.
Torn Between Two Finalists, A1 Roofing Decides to Give Away Two Roofs instead of One

Torn Between Two Finalists, A1 Roofing Decides to Give Away Two Roofs instead of One

Two finalists in a local "No Roof Left Behind" campaign are both winners after A1 Roofing and Construction in Middletown couldn't pick one over the other.
RI One Step Closer to Seat on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council

RI One Step Closer to Seat on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council

“This is an issue of fairness and our fishermen deserve appropriate representation on the Council. Mid-Atlantic regulated stocks now represent the majority of landings for Rhode Island co
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Farley, Newport Councilor, Charged with Simple Assault after Ladder Dust-Up

Farley, Newport Councilor, Charged with Simple Assault after Ladder Dust-Up

State Police charged the Newport City Councilor with simple assault on Wednesday after their investigation into an alleged fight between himself and a contractor working on a house next door
Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

“This humanitarian crisis is yet another example that our current immigration system is broken," the Rhode Island congressman said in a statement.
Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Though he said agrees that skydiving — which he said he's done — is "exhilarating, the unfiltered sound of a plane endlessly circling above can get into your head, similar to the sound o
Gulls Lose third Straight after Pitching Miscues

Gulls Lose third Straight after Pitching Miscues

The Newport Gulls suffered their third straight loss on Monday night at the hands of division foe New Bedford by a final score of 11-5 at Cardines Field in Newport.
Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

"This wasn't just your East Bay delegation that made it happen," Rep. Dennis Canario said. "It was the community involvement — the people who stood up to the plate to help make this happen

Judge Dismisses Suit that Seeks to Block Breakers' Welcome Center

But the issue is far from over. A second lawsuit appealing the Zoning Board's reversal of the the Historic District Commission's denial of the $4.2 million welcome center is still pending.
Police Log: Disorderly, Drinking in Public

Police Log: Disorderly, Drinking in Public

The following incidents were reported by Newport police. They do not indicate a conviction.