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Cranston-Calvert Plan Sent to City Council

The Planning Board has unanimously forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to transform the former Cranston-Calvert School into affordable apartments. More...

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News Briefs

Doorway Decorating Contest

Get in the holiday spirit and help build Christmas cheer by decorating your front door in colonial tradition with all natural materials. More...

Holiday Toy Drives

Middletown Police Department’s annual Holiday Toy Drive will run until Dec. 19. The department will work with the Middletown School District, local housing organizations, and DCYF to locate eligible families to receive gifts.  More...

Holiday Food Needs

Every gift matters, from a $20 Stop and Shop gift card or cans of soup from the pantry to a large-scale food drive at your office or school. More...

Opinion

Better Together

GUEST VIEW

The following is the transcript of the open letter that Councilor Bova delivered to the members of the Newport City Council and read at the Inauguration Ceremony on Dec. 1.  Dear Colleagues:  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bridge to Tomorrow

To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Unity Barnes and Jerrell Perry of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Marianna Noel-Perry Barnes on Nov. 30, 2018. More...

Advent Meditation Harp Concert

The concert will feature Katherine O’Neill and guest artist Grace Cloutier. Performances will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. More...

‘Hope for the Holidays’

This presentation to help cope with grief during the holiday season will take place at 30 Red Cross Ave., Dec. 6, from 7-8 p.m. RSVP to Hambly House at 401-619-2877.   More...

Moratorium Requested on District Development

Former Middletown Town Council member Antone Viveiros, along with a number of Middletown residents, formally requested a six-month moratorium on development within the recently established Atlantic Beach District during the Dec. More...

Newport Car Museum Donates Cars for Kids

Going to the dentist or being treated at a hospital is not something most people enjoy, especially when the patient is a kid. But things can change if kids have the opportunity to drive themselves from the lobby to the exam room. More...

30,000 SF Residence

The board unanimously approved the demolition permit at 1 Harborview Drive for the construction of a 30,000-squarefoot house. The applicant is Welovenewport, LLC., but the owners were not named.  More...

 

Around Town

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local

Beautiful Irish sweaters, scarves, hats and handbags from Aran Woolen Mills make perfect gifts. (From $38 to $170). Available in a variety of styles and colors at Laura Jean. More...

Final Ruling on Salve Dorms Delayed

The Planning Board gave a favorable recommendation on Dec. More...

Fruits, Nuts, Even ‘Pickles’ for Christmas Decorations

Apples, oranges, lemons, walnuts, almonds and pine cones were some of the first holiday decorations. Cinnamon sticks were also a favorite, both for flavoring cookies and bread and for hanging on the Christmas tree. More...

Mainsheet

Salve President Leaves Successful Legacy

In this her 10th and final Governor’s Ball as Salve Regina University president, Sister Jane Gerety joined revelers, including Gov. Gina Raimondo and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, in Ochre Court on the evening of Dec. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

I.M. Charlotte (Wood) Shirley, 85, of St. Mary’s, Georgia, formerly of Middletown passed away Nov. 24, 2018. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Shirley.  Arthur G. Smith III, 52, of Newport, passed away Nov. 26, 2018. He was a U.S. More...