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Flynn's Family Defends Claims

Middletown native Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was last month appointed to National Security Adviser by President-elect Donald Trump, has recently found himself in the national spotlight amid a flood of negative news reports.  More...

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News Briefs

Mighty Mights

The Newport YMCA is offering a parent-and-me 3-year-olds class, Mighty Mights, which features a different sport each week such as basketball, baseball, and soccer. The Mighty Mights cost is $55 for a member and $75 for a non-member. More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured vase was recently brought in by a collector, who was inquiring about its origin and value. This English porcelain vase was made in the 1880s by the Worcester factory. More...

New Voices Welcome to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is currently seeking new singers in all voice ranges to sing with them for the upcoming 2017 musical season in January.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Keep Christmas Well, Newport

From our desks at Newport This Week, we have spent the year covering the diversity of Newport’s news and people, observing and reporting behavior and issues that have ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime.  More...

From The Garden

Tips for Favorite Holiday Plants

Here are some tips for tending to your holiday plants, how to keep them fresh, and what to do once they are “past prime.”  More...

The Gingerbread Man Tradition

Ginger is a root, native to China with a peppery, flavorful taste. Gingerbread as we know it was transformed into an art in the 16th century. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Belle Turley

Hazel Belle Turley, 83, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. She was the wife of the late Emmet E. Turley, to whom she was married for 51 years.  Hazel was born on Oct. 25, 1933 to Abram and Hazel (Paine) Kingsley. More...

James H. Marshall

James H. Marshall, 78, of Newport, a retired real estate broker, yachtsman, and environmentalist, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Newport Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late Francis J. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Cassandra Leigh (Nelson) Fenn, 32, of Newport, passed away at home on Dec. 16, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Earl “Buddy” F. Fenn III. Her funeral will be private. More...

Sheffield Incubator to Break Ground in May

Council Approves $1.92M Project Loan

Newport officials are aiming to begin construction as early as this May on a $6.29 million project that will transform the former Sheffield Elementary School on Broadway into a business incubator.  More...

'Changing the Dialogue of Rogers'

It’s not often that a crystal ball makes an appearance at a Newport School Committee meeting.  More...

 

Around Town

Two Ledge Road Homes Get Initial Nod

Newport’s Historic District Commission has given a preliminary nod to two new single family residences at 51 and 55 Ledge Road.  More...

Portsmouth Garden Club Decorates the Town for Christmas

The Portsmouth Garden Club met recently at the Portsmouth Free Library for the annual designing of Christmas wreaths to decorate municipal buildings as part of the club's civic beautification program.  More...

Broadway Bustling for the Holidays

Broadway abounded with holiday festivity this year; almost three dozen merchants participated in a raffle with prizes totaling nearly $1,600. More than 2,100 entries vied for the four goodie bags. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 22 Ornament Day Stop in and make free ornaments, crafts at the beginning of the day are a bit easier for little ones, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. More...

Christmas in Newport

Calendar of Events For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org

Thursday, December 22  Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Open daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday- Thursday; 9 a.m. More...

Faith Community

Holiday Worship Schedule

Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 401-847-6181. Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. candlelight service of Lessons and Carols. Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m. Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401- 423-1651. More...