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Fire Station Contract Awarded

At its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. More...

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Around Town

The Challenge Continues: Shop Local!

The staff at Newport This Week has spent weeks scouring nooks and crannies all over town to find that something special for everyone on your gift list.  More...

Christmas is Still for Kids

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, holiday shopping has begun in earnest, especially if you are hoping to surprise a young one with a spectacular gift. Gazing at toys brings out the kid-at-heart in all of us.  More...

Artful Gifts

'Tis the season to "Shop Small," "Think Local," and "Give the Gift of Art," so Newport Gallery Night is the perfect opportunity to combine all three themes. On Thursday, Dec. More...

Calendar

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Double Dutch Workshop   More...

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Thursday  December 5  Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed storytime with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members More...

Santa Sightings

Friday, Dec. 6   Holiday Tree Lighting  Forty-One North open house beginning at 5 p.m. with children’s craft activities and a visit from Santa Claus, followed by a tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. More...

Nature

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, across parts of Aquidneck Island. Our local bird tally is part of the international count that will be conducted between Dec. 14 and Jan. 3. More...

City to Repave Broadway

Traffic along Broadway is about to get smoother. A lot smoother.  After enduring months of construction, detours, and an increasing number of ruts, dips, and bumps, City Councilors were due to meet in special session on Wednesday, Dec. More...

Families at Fort Adams – Then and Now

Perhaps the most anticipated of all the Christmas in Newport events this season is the inaugural Tour of Historic Homes at Fort Adams, offering a peek into the lives of the military officers and their families who lived at the iconic fortress, on Sat More...

 

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Hanging of the Greens   The Chapel of Hope invites all to stop by the chapel on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and help decorate for the holidays with the hanging of the greens. Call 401- 841-2234 for more information. More...

Opinion

Nonprofit Compensation Questioned

To the Editor:  I was one of six original board members of Bike Newport. More...

Success for Shelters

To the Editor:  Each year, local Newport-area musicians perform an acoustic Christmas concert called "Singing for Shelter," with all of the proceeds going to the McKinney Shelter and Lucy’s Hearth.  At our Dec. More...

Panhandling Is Growing Concern

To the Editor:  The recent down vote on panhandling by the City Council once again shows how out of touch and/or apathetic the members are towards the present dilapidated state of Newport, its future, and to the safety of its citizens and visito More...

Mainsheet

35 Years of Service to the Community

More than 250 people recently gathered at Salve Regina University's Ochre Court to celebrate Looking Upwards' contribution over the past 35 years in supporting children and adults with disabilities to live fulfilling lives.  More...

From The Garden

A Classic Symbol of the Holidays

Pinecones are small pieces of Mother Nature’s sculpture. Remarkably symmetrical and fragrant, they are easily collected this time of year from a forest, your backyard, or a public park (that have pine trees). More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Christmas Teas   More...

Community Meals

Area churches and organizations provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community.  Thursday, Dec. 5 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Peter’s Lutheran) Spring St.   More...

Obituaries

Alfred F. Almeida, 80,

of Middletown, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Doris (Pinheiro) Almeida. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a firefighter for the town of Middletown for 25 years before retiring. More...

Richard S. Brownell, 66,

of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 30, 2013. He was the husband of Doreen R. (Benway) Brownell. He served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 1995. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.   More...

Dianne Edith (Homer) Downey,

72, of Newport passed away Nov. 27, 2013. She was the wife of Leo F. Downey. Donations in her name may be made to the St. Augustin’s Church Building Fund, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport, RI 02840.   More...