December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

One-Year Hiatus for Ice Rink

As it stands now, there’ll be no outdoor ice skating in downtown Newport this winter.  More...

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Newport Hospital named ‘Top Performer’   More...

Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Hanging of the Greens   The Chapel of Hope invites those with base access to stop by the chapel on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3-5 p.m. and help decorate for the holidays with the hanging of the greens. Call 401-841-2234 for more information. More...

Opinion

Welcome Center Debate Goes On and On

And on it goes. To build a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers, or not to build? That is—and long has been— THE question. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Pat Yourself on the Back, Newport

To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 4  Bellevue Avenue Stroll, 4 - 8 p.m., participating businesses on Bellevue Avenue, William and Mill streets, carolers, drinks and nibbles in the stores, 401-619-5240.   More...

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 4  Eight Bells Lecture   More...

Santa Sightings

Santa Visits Middletown Neighborhoods throughout Middletown will start receiving visits from Santa, courtesy of the Middletown Fire Dept., 5-7:30 p.m., through Dec. 12, weather permitting. More...

Senior Savvy

‘Tis the Season!

The door closed on Thanksgiving, and the Christmas season, or the holiday season to be politically correct, is now upon us. Whatever you call it, this time of year can be more stressful than it need be. More...

Nature

Sachuest a Place for Learning

With spectacular ocean vistas, and a wide variety of plant and animal species, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is one of the true gems of nature on Aquidneck Island. More...

New Initiatives

As Clean Ocean Access, a nonprofit with a mission to improve water quality and the coastlines in Newport County, expands its core programs, they are seeking volunteers for new initiatives. For more information contact info@cleanoceanaccess.org. More...

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program

Dr. Charles Clarkson, of Roger Williams University, will give a presentation on “Rising Seas, Shrinking Habitat: Marsh Birds & Rhode Island” on Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the ongoing ED Talks at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  More...

Seasonal Tours Offer a Different View

There’s never a shortage of tour options in Newport, with architectural, religious and historical gems seemingly tucked around every corner, replete with enthusiastic docents willing to share their knowledge. More...

Breakers Hearings Under Way

The cafetorium of Pell Elementary School could have easily been mistaken for a courtroom on the evenings of Dec. More...

 

Around Town

Tournament Victors

Thompson Middle School’s eighth grade boys team won the Newport Recreation Department’s Thanksgiving basketball tournament championship in a come-from-behind victory over Portsmouth Middl More...

Smooth Sailing for Boat Parade

Enthusiastic crowds lined the waterfront the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 15th annual Illuminated Boat Parade, enjoying the spectacle of nearly 30 lighted boats bedecked in their holiday best. More...

2014 Newport Movember Sets Record

Team Newport Muzzy, which is part of the international movement "Movember," raised over $5,400 this year from individual and business donations. The money will go toward men's health issues such as prostate cancer and mental health challenges. More...

Mainsheet

Redesigned Taste of Newport a Smash

Child & Family’s newly-redesigned Taste of Newport fundraiser was a resounding success, bringing in more than $100,000 to serve the island’s neediest families. The alwaysfabulous soirée, held Nov. More...

From The Garden

Choosing a Tree That's Tops

It is Christmas tree season, and your hunt is just about to begin. What is the perfect tree for Christmas? As with so many other things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, a few good hints for buying a tree just might be in order.  More...

Choose and Cut Tree Farms

Here is a list of Christmas tree farms in our area. More information on these and other Rhode Island tree farms is available online at pickyourown.org, farmfresh.org, or richristmastrees.com:  More...

Generations of Tree Farmers

Imagine being a 10-year-old boy or girl and your parents ask you to invite friends to play in the snow in winter. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Coat Drive   More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Newport Hospital Craft/Bake Sale/Raffle Fundraiser, Friday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., inside the Newport Hospital Courtyard.  Edward King House Senior Center Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Michael James Brennan Jr.,

Dr. Michael James Brennan Jr., 79, of Newport, passed away on Nov. 29, 2014 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the husband of Helen Brennan and also leaves behind six children and ten grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran. More...

George B. Davis,

George B. Davis, More...

Donandrea DeComo,

Donandrea DeComo, 84, passed away Nov. 27, 2014 surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Rocco DeComo. Donations in her memory may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, RI Hospital Campus, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903-4907. More...