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Editor's Note


In our Spring 2016 issue, we present two articles on quite different but nevertheless compelling topics in Newport history. The first, Marian Desrosiers’ “Daily Fare and Exotic Cuisine in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Newport,” provides a window into the various foods and drinks consumed by eighteenth-century Newport residents .Secondly, Paul Harpin’s article, “W. Douglas Hazard and the Newport Herald, 1907-1945” takes us to another century and another equally absorbing topic—the rise, success, and demise of a very popular daily newspaper. The Newport Herald was faltering in 1907 when three employees scraped together the funds to buy the paper from its owners. The three men not only revived the daily paper, but built it into a popular staple of Newport daily life