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'Tis the Season

The 30-foot evergreen at Bowen’s Wharf, donated by the Botelho family of Middletown, reminds us of the spirit that burns so brightly at this time of the year. More...

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News Briefs

Mosaic Club Continues to Give

The Mosaic Club of Newport County has donated televisions and much needed personal items to the Rhode Island Veterans Home for Christmas.  Membership in the Mosaic Club is open to those interested in and dedicated to furthering the aims and purp More...

For What It’s Worth

We frequently have visitors drop by with a childhood Christmas present inquiring about its value. A lady recently brought in a Steiff Lady Bug trolly that she received in 1954 when she was 3 years old. More...

Salve Shoe Drive

Salve Regina University is hosting a shoe drive to benefit youthin need. Shoes of all types and sizes can be dropped off at the Wakehurst, room 201 until mid-March. For larger donations, call the Office of Community Service at 401- 341-2440.  More...

Naval Community

Navy Newport’s Holiday Concert

The President of the Naval War College and the Commanding Officer of Naval Station Newport invite everyone to come and celebrate the holiday season with Navy Band Northeast’s Pops Ensemble on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. More...

$30 Million Construction Project Complete at Wharf

Construction workers, Naval officials, a pivotal U.S. Senator and Coast Guard officials cut the ribbon Monday afternoon to mark the completion of a $30 million upgrade of the U.S. Coast Guard wharf at Naval Station Newport.  More...

Looking Sharp from the Western Pacific

International program sponsors Gloria and Tony Cercena of Newport are seen here with the largest group of Philippine Navy officers as students at the Naval Station Newport. More...

From The Garden

The Flowers and Scents of Christmas

Holiday time brings out the best in natural decoration. Cut fresh pine, arborvitae, or fir to place on your mantel. Adding fresh greens to an arrangement is ideal because they need no water.  More...

Faith Community

BULLETIN BOARD

Turning Around Ministries   More...

Holiday Worship

Channing Memorial Church, Christmas Eve 5 p.m., contemplative candlelight service, 135 Pelham St., 401-846-0643.  Emmanuel Church, Christmas Eve 4 & 8 p.m., 42 Dearborn St., Christmas day combined services, 10 a.m. at St. More...

Obituaries

Recent Deaths

Anthony L. (Tony) DiBiasio, of Portsmouth, former “Spy in the Sky” radio and TV traffic and weather reporter, passed away Dec. 11, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Nashka) DiBiasio, a son, Daniel Tony DiBiasio Sr. More...

Sex Abuse Alleged at St. George’s

St. George’s School, the elite, coeducational boarding school that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean from its Middletown perch, confirmed on Dec. More...

School Deficit Settled

Officials Addressing Past, Present and Future Budgets

Newport City Councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday, Dec. 9, to appropriate $708,000 to eradicate a lingering school deficit from 2014-15. The vote was 6-0, with Councilor Kathryn Leonard not in attendance.  More...

 

Around Town

Decorated Doorways and Windows Reflect Spirit of the Season

If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the decorated windows and doorways all over town. More...

Rogers Signs Off After Six Years at WADK

Six years after David Rogers first sat at the microphone at Newport’s WADK, the host of the station’s Open Forum program has signed off.  More...

Trinity Project Receives Go-Ahead

Trinity Episcopal Church’s proposal to erect a new multi-purpose structure at the site of its Carr-Rice building at 23 Mill St. won the support of Newport’s Historic District Commission at the board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. More...

Opinion

No Time to Lose on Cell Service

EDITORIAL

The Newport School Committee’s 5-1 decision on Dec. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Solar Return on Investment Revisited  To the Editor:  More...

Calendar

Christmas in Newport

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 17  Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., Saturdays Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan. 1, free.   More...

Meet Swanhurst Chorus

Thursday  December 17  Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music and tours at three mansions decorated in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, closed on Christmas day, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.   More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 17  Norey's–The Jazz Guys, 7-10 p.m.  Friday, December 18  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Busker's Pub–Fiddlers Rock, 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. More...

Nature

Osprey Nest Falls Victim to Upgrades

The osprey nest that has rested on the cell tower in Newport’s Freebody Park/Toppa Field for 10 seasons was removed recently by cell tower technicians from Sentenia Systems of Wakefield, Mass., during equipment upgrades. More...

Christmas Bird Count

The all-volunteer, 116th annual Newport/Westport Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 19. More...