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For What It’s Worth

Someone brought in a couple of childhood memories yesterday: two toy boats. Made by Arnold of Germany around World War II, these boats in fair condition with no box would be valued at around $75 each. More...

St. Patrick’s Day is Closing In

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is proud to release the 2018 logo in honor of the parade’s Grand Marshal, the Honorable Colleen M. Hastings, associate judge for the Rhode Island District Court, Second Division. More...

Holiday Open House

Come celebrate the holiday season at an open house with the English Speaking Union, Newport Branch on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to Jan Slee for more details about the event at janslee@cox.net or 401-662-9171.   More...

Opinion

GUEST EDITORIAL

Washington Square: Heart of Newport Civic Life

Every great community needs a great gathering place, and for the last 350 years, Newport’s central place has been Washington Square. More...

GUEST VIEW

City Council Should Honor Cell Tower Decision

First, this community would like to thank Dave Carlin for his unwavering efforts to complete the dismantling of the cell tower on the Rogers High School campus. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Time to Dismantle the Cell Tower  To the Editor:  The following is taken from the FCC's 911 Wireless Services Guide:  "The FCC's basic 911 rules require wireless service providers to transmit all 911 calls to a (Public safety Answering More...

From The Garden

Holiday Gingerbread Tradition Lives On

There are three spices that instantly bring to mind the Christmas holiday: ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. At times, cloves are included in the mix. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Light Up a Life Tree Lighting Ceremony   More...

Happy Hanukkah

Temple Shalom Chanukah Celebration   More...

Holiday Worship Guide

Calvary United Methodist Church, Dec. 24, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 401-847-6181.  Central Baptist Church, Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401- 423-1651.   More...

Historic Cistern Discovered at Spring Site

An antiquated stone cistern-like structure has been discovered at the site of the former Coffey's Citgo gas station on Spring Street in Newport, the location of the historic Newport Town Spring design project. More...

Florez Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

Newport City Councilor John Florez pled not guilty in Newport District Court on Wednesday, Dec. More...

 

Around Town

Celebrating 50 Years of Philanthropy

It was 1967 and Lyndon B. Johnson occupied the Oval Office. Gas was 33 cents a gallon and Carl Yastrzemski was patrolling left field at Fenway Park during the Red Sox’s “Impossible Dream” season.  More...

Dress Drive Provides Prom-Night Sparkle

Night to Shine Attendees Also Invited to ‘Shop’

The price of a prom dress can range from $100 to $400, often making it impossible for a high school student and her family to afford. More...

Lions Club Supports Operation Stand Down

The Newport Lions Club celebrated the season with their annual holiday party at Portofino. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 14 Jamestown Color Group An adult activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT

Sunday, December 10 Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., learn about Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, $15 adults, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770. More...

SANTA SIGHTINGS

Saturday, December 16  103 Clock Tower Square, Dec. 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m., a visit with Santa and cookie decorating, West Main Road (Route 114), Portsmouth, dawinthrop@cox.net.  Sunday, December 17   More...

Nature

The Season for Winter Migration Visitors

Last week, local naturalist Bob Weaver photographed a pair of snowy owls at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dorothy E. Allhands, 95, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 8, 2017. She was the wife of the late Byron T. Allhands. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.   More...