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73 Vie to Be Manager

Newport City Councilors hope that a recent two-month advertising campaign has enticed strong interest from the business community as well as those with government experience to be among the 73 applicants expressing interest in the position of city ma More...

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News Briefs

Music Honors

On Nov. 21, several Rogers High School musicians auditioned for All-State at Moses Brown. More...

Navy Provides $1.32 Billion to Local Economy

The presence of the U.S. Navy in Newport has generated an estimated $1.32 billion in economic impact to the area, a 25 percent increase over the previous year’s impact.  Figures were finalized for the fiscal year ending Sept. More...

ACA Scholarship

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announced that it has awarded its annual BridgeFest Scholarship to trumpet player William Chilton, a 2013 Rogers High School graduate and junior at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in m More...

Opinion

Christmas in Newport

For those who occupy the world that exists beyond Aquidneck Island, most think of Newport as it is portrayed in all its summer glory, and not about what it is like at this time of year, when darkness descends on the beaches, streets, and busy waterfr More...

Cartoon

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‘The Waves’ Under Siege

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   More...

Senior Savvy

Bus Trips Offer Entertaining Excursions

There comes a time in some seniors’ lives when they must make the decision either to curtail their driving or give it up entirely. This loss of independence can be very traumatic.  More...

Transportation Options

Flex Service, a program designed to help serve the unmet mobility needs of communities across Rhode Island, offers passengers the option of calling for a ride or picking up the Flex vehicle at one of its regularly scheduled Flex stops.  More...

Faith Community

Faith Community Bulletin Board

Community Worship Service   Mt. Zion AME Church on 31 Van Zandt Avenue will hold a community worship service and concert on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Freewill donations welcome. For more information, contact Mt. Zion AME Church at 401-849-3569. More...

Obituaries

Recent Deaths

Esther I. Hargrove, 91, of Newport, passed away Nov. 30, 2015 at Newport Hospital after a short illness. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in Hambly Funeral Home, “Brick House,” 30 Red Cross Ave.  More...

Vibrant Berries Add Pop to Winter Landscapes

Trees that produce berries during the winter months provide a burst of color against the contrasting snow in your yard, and are attractive and appealing to birds as well.  More...

Wreaths to Help Lucy's Hearth

Volunteers Mary Beth Dolohanty and Katie Ahearne admire one of the many wreaths that have been made in preparation for the 15th annual Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath and Gourmet Bake Sale to be More...

Labor Contracts Considered

One month after Newport teachers and the School Committee ratified a new contract, the Newport City Council is poised to consider collective bargaining agreements for firefighters and certain managerial city employees.  More...

 

Around Town

Holiday Cheer at Bowen’s Wharf

Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the 30-foot tree at the 45th annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The whole family can join in caroling, meeting Frosty the Snowman, and Santa and Mrs. More...

Trim-a-Tree Competition

The children’s Trim-a-Tree Competition at The Breakers includes nine tabletop trees decorated by fourth-grade students from the Pell, St. Michael’s Country Day and Cluny schools. More...

Community Effort Enhances Stone Tower

With its prominent placement in Touro Park, Newport's Old Stone Tower has stood the test of time, weather and social change. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  December 3  Christmas in Newport Dozens of events, concerts, and special activities all month long, see the Christmas in Newport calendar, pages 11-15 or visit christmasinnewport.org.   More...

Holiday Calendar of Events

‘Living Nativity’  Gingerbread Houses  Tuesday, December 1   More...

Santa Sightings

Friday, Dec. 4: Santa visits the giant gingerbread lighthouse, 1-5 p.m., Newport Visitors Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., please bring a nonperishable food item.   More...

Nature

Snow Goose Makes an Appearance

This juvenile snow goose was observed feeding with a large flock of Canada geese in the pasture of Hammersmith Farm during the Thanksgiving weekend. More...

Life at the Beach

The recent spate of above average temperatures and bright, sunny days has compelled many local residents to visit area beaches. More...