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‘A Happy and United Household’

Christmas present often has a way of evoking Christmases past. More...

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News Briefs

‘Heat It Up for Housing’

Dance, have fun, and help those in need at the Zumbathon® to benefit the Housing Hotline on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club/Florence Gray Center. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. The main agenda item will be planning the New Years Eve party. More...

College Continuation Scholarship

The NAACP Newport County Branch is announcing the Ermino P. Lisbon Annual Scholarship. The scholarship has been established to assist Newport County resident students who are already in college and are in need of additional financial aid. More...

Opinion

Keeping the Public Informed

EDITORIAL

With the newly constituted Newport City Council meeting for the first time this month, we applaud the efforts being made to further the long-held goal of improving communications with area residents. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

City with a Big Heart

To the Editor:  We wish to thank the community for its tremendous support of our ninth annual Singing for Shelter. More...

From The Garden

Pine Cones, Nature’s Ornaments

There is so much sparkle at the holiday season, at times we forget about the beauty nature has to offer for decoration. It should not be taken for granted. Consider the pine tree that comes with its very own ornaments!  More...

Faith Community

Memoir Speaks to Irretrievable Loss

“I put the letter down and poured myself a whiskey. Even when I was most determined to find Grace, or at least to learn her story, I always felt that there was a danger I might discover too much. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Sarah and Jonathan Marston of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Michael Marston on Dec. 7, 2016.  Jelecia Anderson and Juan Montanez of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Juan Luis Montanez Jr. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Choral Concert  St. Mary’s Parish and Youth choirs will perform their annual Advent concert on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2-3 p.m. at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. The concert is free and all are welcome. More...

City to Resume CIO Recruitment

Although Newport officials did some legwork this year in adding a chief information officer (CIO) to the city staff, they say that recruitment efforts have been postponed until early 2017.  That is the word from the city’s Director of Huma More...

Lights and Good Cheer

In the past week, nearly a dozen evergreen trees placed along Broadway have been decorated by students from Thompson Middle School. More...

New School Committee Looks Ahead

With a laundry list of organizational nuts and bolts on its agenda, and with a relatively sparse amount of discourse, the Newport School Committee gathered for its first official meeting on Tuesday, Dec. More...

 

Around Town

The Spirit of the Season Shows in Decorated Windows and Doorways

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

Restored Icon Seen as Gateway to Fifth Ward

Rising impressively high above Wellington Square on Lower Thames Street, what was once Newport Fire Department Hose Company 6 and later a pizza parlor will soon be transformed into a two-building, upscale “luxury residential property for vacati More...

Educators Join Conversations on Racism

After reading about a series of community-led meetings that emerged after local children were victims of racial bullying, five Newport educators joined the conversation this week.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 15 Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com. More...

2016 Calendar of Events

For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org

Friday, December 9 Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, open daily, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free, see Dec. 8. Thursday, December 15 More...

Santa Sightings

Neighborhood Visits

Newport: Thursday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m., the Newport Fire and Police Departments assist Santa Claus to tour the neighborhoods of Newport, weather dependent, visit facebook.com/NewportRIFireDepartment/ for updates.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alfred A. Anderson, 87, of Newport, passed away Dec. 10, 2016 at the Village House Nursing Home. He was the husband of Anna (Groux) Anderson and the late Jean H. (North) Anderson.  More...