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City Leaders Meet, Talk about a New High School

The School Committee and Superintendent Colleen Jermain briefed the City Council on plans to build a new high school and find space for Pre-K and kindergarten classes at a workshop on Jan. 10.  More...

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News Briefs

Salve Dorm Hearings

The Historic District Commission has set special meetings for Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 to hear two dormitory applications submitted by Salve Regina University. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall.  More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. The agenda will include updates on miscellaneous topics. Family and friends always welcome to attend. More...

Blood Drive

A community blood drive will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Donors will receive a free steak dinner in addition to a $5 coupon for Dunkin’ Donuts.   More...

Opinion

The Message of Giving Spreads

This week, the spirit of giving has manifested itself again with two examples of “island” generosity. In recognition of the many services the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s a Family Affair

To the Editor:  I would like to thank the Waterfront Commission for their efforts to make the distribution of mooring permits a more fair and equitable process. More...

Armory Purchase Nears Finish Line

It has been more than a year since negotiations began to lure the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport. More...

Parenting Program Expanded

There’s no handbook for how to raise a child. Ask anyone who’s a parent and they’ll likely tell you that it’s not an easy job.  More...

 

Around Town

Women’s Hockey Club – The Goal Is Fun

They’ve had a 12-year-old skating alongside a 60-year-old, along with women who have played quite a bit of organized hockey and some who haven’t played a minute. All are welcomed with open arms, and a friendly hand should they fall, which most do. More...

MLK Day Events

Friday, January 18  Sabbath Service  Choirs from local congregations sing at this service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Zoning Approved for Cranston-Calvert

The conversion of the former Cranston-Calvert School into 34 moderately-priced apartments designed for the city’s workforce population came a step closer to reality on Jan. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 17  Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Diana Louise Dunn, 44, of Newport, passed away Jan. 14, 2019 unexpectedly at home. Calling hours will be Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the O’Neill- Hayes Funeral Home.   More...