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Rogers Rolls Out New Attendance Initiatives

Rogers High School administrators are taking action to raise student attendance numbers. Rogers Principal Jared Vance says the new initiatives being implemented are meant to motivate students to attend school. More...

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News Briefs

NUWC Luncheon

The NUWC retirees luncheon will be held at McGovern’s Restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at noon. The cost is $17 per person. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Bev Ferris at 401-855-4292.   More...

Council Workshop

The Newport City Council will hold a workshop regarding the Newport Historic Spring Project on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Constituent Meetings

Sen. Dawn Euer will hold her first constituent meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 7. The meetings will be an opportunity to hear what she has been working on and the bills she will be focusing on in the next session. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Slow Down Meetings, Speed Up Progress

Most city/town clerks take minutes at government meetings. Lately, Newport City Council meetings have gone by so fast that the clerk only has to take seconds.  • On Aug. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Salve Is a Good Neighbor To the Editor: More...

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Faith Community

RECENT DEATHS

Sandra Edith Brownell, 79, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 25, 2017.  Albertine A. (Croteau) Caron, 95, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Ernest “Cy” Caron. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Learning About the Sabbath   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Gina and Davene Williams of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Justin James Williams on Nov. 22, 2017.  Nicole Sorensen and Matthew Woods of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Cora Bethany Woods on Nov. More...

NACTC Culinary Program Keeps Cooking

Picturing a high school campus, many images come to mind: gymnasiums decorated with banners, science labs filled with beakers and microscopes, a parking lot of used cars. But what about a huge threering binder of recipes covered in flour? More...

Former Councilors Eye Vacancy

It is not an election year for local offices, but an unexpected vacancy on the Newport City Council has at least two former councilors vying for the open seat.  More...

 

Around Town

Riding the Rails…Again

On Tuesday, John Pratt, an Old Colony Railroad volunteer, and Bob Willhauck of Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad, drove Pratt’s locomotive in the first commercial transport of cargo by rail on the island’s scenic tracks since Ronald More...

Newport Zoning Board of Appeals

With only five board members present, which just met the quorum requirement, the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals was faced with another full docket at its Nov. 27 meeting. More...

Crowley Accepts Post at Rogers

Former Thompson Middle School principal Jaime Crowley was appointed as the new assistant principal at Rogers High School in mid-November, filling a position that’s been vacant since late last summer.  More...

Mainsheet

Signature Event Raises Thousands for Children and Families

Hundreds of supporters of Newport Child & Family gathered Oct. 29 at The Atlantic Resort in Middletown for the 34th annual “Taste of Newport,” which raised nearly $80,000 for the organization’s community programs.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 30 Color Group An adult activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. More...

CHRISTMAS in NEWPORT

Friday, December 1 Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6 p.m., Washington Square, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, proclamation from the mayor, live entertainment, free, 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Edward King House Victorian Boutique, Dec. 1, 2-7 p.m., 35 King St., 401-846-7426.  Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 401-847-2021.   More...