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Slots Site Seen Vital to City

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, believes that development of the city’s North End is the most important issue facing city officials as the calendar moves forward from 2015 to 2016.  More...

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News Briefs

Pharmacist Grant

Visiting Nurse Services has announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has awarded a $78,000 grant to URI College of Pharmacy in partnership with VNS to expand the PharmD Resident program. More...

For What It’s Worth

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.   More...

Photo

Judith P. Rosenthal, Gordon Johnson, and Alicia Jones presented the Gordon Johnson Memorial Scholarship Award to Jennifer Rivera. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

What’s the Good Word?

A s proprietors of a newspaper, we make our living with words. Not to diminish the importance of newspaper photographs, but there would be much less reason to have newspapers at all if there were no words to print. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Real Action Needed at St. George's  To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Protecting Your Garden in Winter

While the weather of late has been most cooperative, we all know that snow and winter are on their way. More...

Guard Against Deer Damage

What was most noticeable in my gardens this past week (besides some buds) was the appearance of deer damage. It is fine if deer want to munch on my clumps of Italian parsley, but when they start to chew the bark on my trees, I take notice!  More...

Nature

Area Offers Diverse Natural Array

Newport County has a vast wealth of wild spaces. More...

Hatch to Appear on ‘The Biggest Loser’

A Newport native reality TV star is back onscreen.  Richard Hatch, who is best known for his win on the original “Survivor” season in 2000, will appear on Season 17 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” beginning Monday, J More...

Minimum Wage Set to Rise

The beginning of the new year will usher in pay increases for thousands of Rhode Islanders who earn the minimum wage.  More...

 

Around Town

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Gumption and Glory

Most bands specialize in one type of music. Our area is blessed with fabulous rock bands, R & B bands, jazz bands, reggae bands, and country bands. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 31 Hyatt, Five 33 Lounge–John Monllos, Joanne Rodino and Dave Zinno One Bellevue Lounge–Clear Blue, 7-11 p.m. Clarke Cooke House–Honky Tonk Knights, 10 p.m. Busker's Pub–Brian Twohey, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

The Great Spirit of Comanche Ruled the Race

Someday in the future, maybe 10 years from now, Ken Read’s grandchild will sit upon his knee and look up at his distinguished head of gray hair and say, “Grandpa, tell me the story of how you won the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Race one more ti More...

Calendar

Thursday

December 31  Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music and tours at three mansions decorated in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.   More...

Friday

January 1  Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 31.  Jamestown First Day Plunge Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy family   More...

Saturday

January 2  Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 31.  Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org. More...

Faith Community

St. John's Displays Historic Crèche

The centerpiece of holiday decorations at Saint John the Evangelist is the 17th century crèche donated to the church over a century ago and opened at Christmastide.  More...

Community Meals

Thursday, December 31 8 a.m.–Community Baptist (food by TAM) 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul's Methodist (food by St. Augustin's) 12 Marlborough St.   More...

Remember the Veterans

Collection baskets are in United Congregational Church’s Farnum Hall for donations of underwear and socks for the residents of the Veterans' Home in Bristol. This collection will continue through Jan. 6. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Virginia “Ginny” Russell Bender, 87, of Newport, passed away Dec. 21, 2015 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert Glenn Bender. She leaves behind three children and five grandchildren. More...