January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Broadway Loan Approved

Newport councilors have unanimously endorsed a recommendation from the administration that promises to bring the Broadway Streetscape Project a step closer to reality.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Service Scholarship Awarded to Senior   More...

Opinion

Take Things Slowly

EDITORIAL

RhodeMap RI, the ambitious “economic development” program unveiled in 2014, continues to evoke positive reviews from some people and dire warnings from others.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Roll Up the Red Carpet

To the Editor:  More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser  Community Baptist Church will hold a Soup and Sandwich fundraising event on Friday, Jan. 16, from 5-7 p.m. The benefit will be held in the annex, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Boulevard. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dora C. (Pirie) Aleicho, 78, of Newport, passed away Jan. 9, 2015 at the Warren Skilled Nursing Center in Warren. She was the wife of the late Jose R. Aleicho. More...

Feeding Body and Soul at the Salvation Army

As the Salvation Army celebrates its 150th year, Newport has its own reason to rejoice. Two new officers, with a perspective different than most, arrived last summer and are helping the international organization expand its local outreach.  More...

School Deficit May Be Looming

Six months into the 2015 fiscal year, there are indications that the Newport school system may once again be faced with a year-end budget deficit.  Councilors have been advised by the city administration that figures show a potential shortfall o More...

 

Around Town

Navy Band at Thompson

Members of Navy Band Northeast were at Thompson Middle School this week to work with young musicians, offering tips and techniques on how to get the most music out of their instruments. More...

Pickens Packed for PBS Premiere

Fascination with the lives of the Gilded Age rich took on a much different meaning in Newport on Jan. More...

Several Construction Projects Moving Forward

Three Newport building projects that have been in the planning and development stages for years are showing some momentum.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 15  Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel,” by Allison Amend, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportar More...

Nature

Winter Tides Mean Beach Treasures

For shell collectors and local artisans, winter is the best time of year to find unique and intriguing artifacts that are left behind by receding tides.  More...

Winter Activities at NBS

The January Owl Prowl will be held on Friday, Jan. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m., with a rain date of Jan. 23. Learn how to ID owl species by sight and call before heading out on the trails for a night of discovery. More...