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When readers wanted to follow the progress last summer of the Volvo Ocean Race as it headed toward the Newport stopover, they could do it thanks to daily updates on NewportNow.online. More...

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News Briefs

Japanese Internment Camps Lecture

“The Japanese Internment Camps of WWII: Lesson Learned?” will be presented by Ken Nomiyama at Channing Church’s parish hall, 135 Pelham St., Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Renewable Energy Workshop

The Newport City Council will hold a workshop regarding renewable energy projects and net metering on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers in the Newport City Hall. The workshop will immediately follow the special council meeting. More...

Battle of the Bulge Competition

For the eighth year in a row, the Newport Rifle Club held a shooting competition to commemorate the American servicemen who fought in the World War II Battle of the Bulge.  More...

Opinion

Resolutions for Being Engaged

EDITORIAL

As the New Year begins, the word resolution is always bantered about. Ironically, two of our columnists, independent of one another, chose to share their take on New Year’s resolutions by suggesting the need for attainable goals. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Educational Improvement? Ask the Teachers

To the Editor:  I have been an educator for 47 years, 17 as an administrator in three states, six beginning in 1993 when Mass. passed its Education Reform Act. I know the reasons that Mass. More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Alicia and Joshua Anthony of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Arabella Catherine Anthony on Dec. 15, 2018.  Meghan Edge and Walter Bennett Jr. More...

‘Polar Bears’ Help Wishes Come True

Like William Wallace and his army in “Braveheart” attacking the English, they took to the water. However, there were no kilts involved, only swim suits.  More...

Coast Guard Receives 11th Hour Pay

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, which include those stationed at Station Castle Hill, were told on Dec. 28 that they would receive their next paycheck on Dec. 31.  More...

 

Around Town

Local Critics Name ‘Beale Street’ Year’s Best Film

As if I needed further proof that 2018 was a great year for movies, the annual meeting of the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), of which I’m a longtime member, was surprisingly equanimous and, clocking in at 3½ hours, relatively short. More...

These New Year’s Resolutions Will Be Met

SLICE OF LIFE

We have the ancient Babylonians to thank for the practice of New Year’s resolutions. However, their resolutions included promises to the Gods to pay their debts and return borrowed items.  More...

Whether to Buy or Lease Cluny

The City of Newport is scrambling to come up with nearly $250,000 to pay an architectural firm to do an engineering study that may result in a new Rogers High, and an expansion of Pell Elementary and the administrative offices for school officials. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  January 3  Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

From The Garden

New Year Gardening Resolutions

There isn’t a year that goes by that I regret not doing something in my garden. You too? But this is the year to prepare a list of tasks that are achievable. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Cynthia Joy (Drescher) Archambault, 64, of Newport, passed away Dec. 26, 2018. She was the wife of Marc Archambault. Her funeral will Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., at the United Congregational Church, Middletown.   More...