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Council Approves Night Road Work, Bans Vapes

MIDDLETOWN

On Monday, Dec. 4, the Middletown Town Council voted 6-0 to approve roadwork that will widen that intersection, utilizing a work schedule that includes night crews, following recommendations by Middletown’s Town Engineer Warren Hall. More...

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News Briefs

Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night, sponsored by the Newport Gallery Organization, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. where visitors can explore the 28 participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions that Newport has to offer.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A local brought in a snapshot album of photos of Levin St. and John St. Pictured is 80 John St. taken 7-29-1958. Detailed typed information on the back of each of the dozen pictures; this one titled Swinburne House. More...

Ballard Rocks!

Friends of Ballard Park is offering a home school class in geology on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Raising Awareness

One of the main missions of all media is to make people aware of their community. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Salve and Its Services Provide Many Benefits  To the Editor:  The proposal of Salve Regina University to build two new dorms on their campus will result in many benefits to Newport.  More...

GUEST VIEW

Improving the Culture and Climate in Newport Public Schools

You may have recently read One Newport guest views on early childhood education and multiple opportunities and pathways. More...

Nature

Website of Living Species Hits Its Stride

Until about a century ago, animal collections were made from the ends of shotguns. Specimens were skinned, stuffed, labeled and examined in museums and laboratories. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Beatrice G. (Carr) Beck, 82, of Middletown, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Beck.  Dolores B “Tawnie” Coe, 86 passed away Nov. 25, 2017. More...

TMS Behavior Referrals Down

Thompson Middle School has seen a sharp decline in dean’s office referrals this year after a high rate of referrals during the 2016- 2017 school year due to poor behavior among the student body.  By mid-December of last year, according to More...

City Tradition Keeps on Giving

The holiday season has returned to the City by the Sea with its traditional pomp and circumstance. More...

Allard Seeks Council Appointment

NEWPORT

After two former city councilors expressed an interest in a vacant Newport City Council seat the week of Nov. 27, David Allard submitted his name for consideration, stating he offers “a fresh perspective” on local issues. More...

 

Around Town

Broadway Walk-About

Building on its success and the community’s support of the Broadway Street Fair in October, the Broadway Business/ Merchants Association hosted the Broadway Walk-About, on Sunday, Dec. More...

Patient Recognition

The Newport Hospital Auxiliary delivered plants to patients as they do for each holiday. Above are members Jenny McLaughlin, Newport, Sheila Item, Portsmouth, and Christine Marchese, Portsmouth.   More...

Photo

Originally about 25 Newport Police officers had signed up, but in early November, 60 out 80 police officers decided to participate in No-Shave November, a national initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 7  Eight Bells Lecture A discussion of Rhode Island in World War II, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon- 1 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.   More...

Christmas in Newport Calendar

Thursday, December 7 Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Saturday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Holiday Arts Market, Preview party, Dec. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; arts market, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.  All Saints Academy, Dec. More...