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Newport, Rhode Island is located in Newport County. Zip codes in Newport, RI include 02841, and 02840. The median home price in Newport is $387,500 which is roughly $268/per square foot. More Newport information.

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6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Case of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed could put Guantánamo hunger strike on trial

No decision has been made on whether the U.S. Navy will court-martial a nurse who refused to force-feed hunger strikers at Guantánamo during the summer, the nurse's commander says.


10 hrs ago |

Obama in Newport Friday for Fundraiser at Mansion -- Expect Traffic

President Barack Obama will be attending a Democratic Congressional Candidates Committee fundraiser at Seafair - an Ocean Drive mansion - on Friday.


11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

The Necessity Defense

"The legal brouhaha was set in motion in the spring of 2013. Following an early-morning waterfront prayer in Newport, R.I., Ward and O'Hara navigated a lobster boat into a shipping channel, pulled close enough to shore to shout to supporters on land, and dropped an anchor weighing more than 200 pounds - one that was chained and locked to their ... (more)


15 hrs ago |

Police Log: RIPTA Driver Charged for Road Rage Incident, DUI, Man with No Pants

DUI Police charged Carl C. Russell, 54, of 51 Dudley Ave., Newport, with driving under the influence Aug. 26 at 6:21 p.m. WARRANTS Police charged David A. Traynum, 35, of 1225 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, with three warrants Aug. 24 at 6:50 p.m. DISORDERLY Police charged Kevin Joshua Johnson, 24, of Fruitland, Md., with disorderly conduct Aug. 24 at ... (more)


20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Obama plans packed Labor Day weekend

The President and First Lady, pictured at a June 2012 wedding, will likely attend the Saturday nuptials of Let's Move! head Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner in New York.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Labor Day Monday Means 1-Day Trash Delay Next Week

Thanks to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, trash and recycling collections in Newport will be delayed by one day the week of Sept.


Woman Charged after Smashing Bottles, Attacking Boyfriend

Newport Police charged a 23-year-old city woman with domestic simple assault, domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct after she allegedly smashed up an apartment and attacked her boyfriend after a quarrel.


1772 Foundation Moves to Newport

Earlier this month, The 1772 Foundation pulled up stakes and moved from Connecticut to the Aquidneck Mill Building in downtown Newport.


WHJJ-AM Providence

Newport's Kings Park Beach Closed to Swimming

Rhode Island health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of a beach in Newport because of bacteria in the water.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Florez: If Elected, I'll Propose Red-Light Safety Cameras

Earlier this year, two people were struck and killed crossing the crosswalk here in Newport.


ABC News

US Navy Pulls Protesting Nurse From Guantanamo

A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.


Newport Canvassers Decertify Local Casino Ballot Question

The Newport Board of Canvassers voted Tuesday to de-certify a local ballot question that would have asked voters if they supported the conversion of Newport Grand from a slot parlor into a full-blown casino.


Portsmouth Eagle Scout Leads PHS Ticket Booth, Bleacher Renovation Project

Kyle Wentzel, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 1 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor at the FOP Lodge #21 in Middletown on August 17. Kyle is the son of Scott and Pat Wentzel, of Portsmouth.


Wall Street Journal


VIRTUAL TOUR WILD MOOR An extraordinary residence on more than 23 acres, Wild Moor is on a rocky hill that is the second highest peak in Newport, Rhode Island.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

City to Explore Adopt-a-Gaslight Program

As many gaslights in Newport have seen better days, some damaged in traffic accidents or worn by time, salt and storms, the city is exploring the feasibility of creating an "Adopt-a-Gaslight" program to make sure they keep burning for years to come.


Program Offers Help, Tools for Caregivers

A caregiver can pour tremendous energy into addressing the needs of a parent or loved one, doing whatever possible to provide the best care, love and support.


Sat Aug 23, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Farewell to a lady

Over the weekend I learned that USS Saratoga was headed out of Newport, Rhode Island on her last voyage.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

Go Ride Boat

Just a lazy cruise around Grand Island in the gloaming of an August evening and what do we see but this vision out of The Great Gatsby, the magnificently restored 104-f00t Trumpy Fantail, Freedom of Newport, RI .


Grace Church Choir Season to Perform at Winchester Cathedral

The choirs of Grace Church, Madison, under the direction of organist/choir director Dr. Anne Matlack begin rehearsals and training appointments now for the 2014-2015 season which includes many special concerts and Evensongs, culminating in a trip to serve as the choir-in-residence at Winchester Cathedral in the UK, August 22-31, 2015.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

USS Saratoga's predecessor met its end with a nuclear blast

The most recent ship to proudly carry the name USS Saratoga is on its final voyage .


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