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NTW Relaunches Newport Now.online News Site

Newport’s locally owned newspaper, Newport This Week, has appeared in print each Thursday for more than 40 years. Now, with a click of the mouse, NTW readers can stay on top of Aquidneck Island’s latest news on a daily basis.  More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Unmarked porcelain is challenging to identify by age and country of origin. This figure brought in by a visitor, is unmarked but has the weight and color of German porcelain from the mid 19th century in the 18th century style. More...

Federal Employee Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 0869, Newport, will meet at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. More...

Community Baby Shower

A free Aquidneck Island Community Baby Shower will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St. There will be information about resources for families in the community, along with giveaways and raffles. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 4  Eight Bells Lecture “World War II Rhode Island,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.   More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Animate Bible Study Series   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Christina and Benjamin Barney of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sloane Mackenzie Barney on Dec. 29, 2017. More...

Cooking French, Speaking French

Downstairs in the steel-enforced kitchen of the Knights of Columbus Hall each Monday evening, oven fires roar as students cook the simplest and best recipes, in order to learn a language.  More...

Newport Schools See Spike in Homelessness

The number of homeless students in the Newport School District has dramatically increased in the last year, and administrators are attributing the rise to a variety of factors, including an affordable housing shortage that some say is approaching More...

 

Around Town

Let It Snow, We’ve Got Places To Go!

PARENTS' CORNER

January is a month of conflicting emotions. Relief marks the conclusion of a hectic holiday season, but withdrawal from an ultra-busy schedule can leave us a bit lost at having actual time on our hands. More...

Zoning Rejects New Building on Former Asterisk Site

The Newport Zoning Board of Review has rejected a proposal to build a two-family, three-story house on the site of the former Asterisk Restaurant on Thames Street. In a 4-1 vote at its Jan. 2 meeting, the board cited issues over lot coverage. More...

City Prepares for First Snowstorm

With today’s impending storm, here are a few things Newport residents should know regarding snow removal and icy sidewalks.  More...

Opinion

Editorial

Ringing in the New

How often do we take the time to read the mission of our favorite news sources? Or stop to consider what they provide us in our daily lives? More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cooperation and Coordination Paid Off To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Emily Ann (Correia) Archambault, 92, of Portsmouth, passed Dec. 28, 2017 at Royal Middletown Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Archambault. Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 4, from 4-8 p.m. More...