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Meet the Candidates for City Council

By the Dec. 15 filing deadline, 11 area residents had tossed their names into the hat to replace former Councilor John Florez on the Newport City Council. More...

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News Briefs

Collaboration for Educational Success

“Community Conversation” sessions will be held throughout the month of January focusing on how schools and community can work together to meet the challenge. The first session will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Patrick F. More...

Call for Artists

The Spring Bull Gallery will be hosting a non-juried show “Winter Blues: A Cool Interpretation” from Jan. 7 to 30. Artists are invited to submit their artistic vision exploring the complexity of winter blues. More...

For What It’s Worth

A newcomer to Newport who purchased a colonial home found this “weird pair of scissors” in their fireplace and inquired about its origin. Definitely Colonial: pre- 1800, hand forged iron; a wax candle trimmer and snuffer. More...

Opinion

An Ode to 2017

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...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Naming Rights for New NFD Boat  To the Editor:  The City of Newport will soon receive its latest addition to the Department of Public Safety, its new fire and rescue boat. More...

From The Garden

Fun Hors’ d’Oeuvres For New Year’s

The new year holds promises for many, which is why we have fun celebrating New Year’s Eve. A cocktail party is a great idea, because you won’t have to labor over choices for soup, entrée or dessert. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Robert Allen Riegel Sr.   Robert Allen Riegel Sr., 84, of Middletown has left us on Dec. 26, 2017 at Grand Islander Health Care Center to be with his wife Abbie and son Michael.  More...

Boxing Up a Party for Kids

Confetti Foundation Makes Hospital Birthdays Happy Ones

Stephanie Frazier Grimm’s heart broke when she found out that children who have birthdays in the hospital often don’t get a party. More...

Underfunded Pell Food Program Faces Delay

A longtime Pell Elementary School program aimed at providing students in need with weekend meals will start later than usual, and will serve fewer children due to lack of funding.  More...

 

Around Town

Conversation with Joe Pratt on His Return to the Boys & Girls Club

When you walk into the CEO’s office at the Boys and Girls Club on Church Street, you’ll find a framed, weathered photo of a little boy climbing a rope. More...

Volvo Race Brings World’s Best Sailors to Newport

There is nothing like it in the world of off-shore sailing. More...

Warming Center Volunteers Needed

The Newport Fire Chief has asked Seamen's Church Institute to open as a warming center for as many nights as possible. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 28 Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals in Newport Harbor aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island Lighthouse, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 10 a.m.-noon, $7-$42, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seal More...

Article

Thursday, December 28  Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free.  Friday, December 29   More...

Nature

Christmas Bird Count Contributes to Citizen Science

During the predawn hours on Saturday, Dec. More...