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Touro Dispute Returns to Court

A lawsuit to determine controlling interests in Newport’s Touro Synagogue and its finial bells is moving to a federal courtroom in Boston. More...

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News Briefs

Free Computer Course

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 5, through Feb. 2, the Newport Public Library will facilitate a study group on Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m. for learners who want to complete an online web design course. More...

Learn About Being a Foster Care Family

Now, more than ever, there is a need for foster families for children and teens in Rhode Island. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, Child & Family will host foster care information sessions on the first Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. More...

Cybersecurity Seminar

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar, “Cybersecurity for Enterprise 101” on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office, 35 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

One Voice

Since New Year’s is a time for messages of hope and personal resolutions about life-changing behavior, one suggestion we would like to circulate for 2017 is to initiate some civic unification for the “greater good.” More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keep the New Broadway Clean  To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

Recycling Christmas Trees

The sound that comes to mind telling us the Christmas holiday is over is the song of the vacuum cleaner! More...

Sea Rise and Your Bottom Line

David W. Stookey worries how climate change will affect your budget, your lifestyle, and even your dreams.  More...

Celebrate Three Kings Day en Français

When the Magi brought gifts to the Christ child, they celebrated in spirit and likely in Hebrew. But stables offered limited catering, so sparkling beverages and hors d’oeuvres weren’t on the menu that first Christmas day. Neither was French. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Sean Patrick Andrews, 39, of Newport, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. He was the husband of Lauren Hunt. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. More...

Loss of Spouse Support Group

Within a supportive environment, ways to cope with the loss of a spouse will be explored in a six-week support group to be offered on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3 - Feb. 7, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. More...

Plans for New Skatepark Underway

Local surf and skateboard icon Sid Abruzzi was recently honored with a “Key to the City” for his decades-long advocacy to safeguard the sports on Aquidneck Island. More...

City Managers Take a Look Back

Nicholson Sees North End Progress More...

 

Around Town

An Ode to 2016

Inspired by an old newspaper tradition, our stalwart feature writer pens a tribute to the tumultuous year that has just passed.

Let us lift up our glass, filled with holiday cheer, To the winners, the losers, the events of the year; More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 23, the Newport Police Department responded to 501 calls. Of those, 124 were motor vehicle related; there were 102 motor vehicle violations issued, and 22 accident reports. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Ready to Defend Cup Crown

While home in Newport during a break from training, local America’s Cup sailor Rome Kirby caught up with On the Waterfront. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 29 More...

Take the Plunge!

The community is invited to join the Newport Polar Bears in making a splash for A Wish Come True charity at Easton’s Beach on New Year's Day at noon.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Two Community Chanukah Parties   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Amanda & Brian Baker of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Isla Grace Baker on Dec. 13, 2016.  Brittany Lewis and Nels Berghman of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Nels Anthony Bergman on Dec. More...