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News Briefs

Watershed Education

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has paired with local high schools to interact with students about our local watersheds and protecting the quality of our drinking water supplies. More...

Hotline Toy Drive

A Christmas toy drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Housing Hotline from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring new and unwrapped toys or local gift cards to the Hotline office, 10A Collins St., next to the police station.   More...

Busy Downtown Committee

The Committee for Downtown Christmas Decorations has completed decorations in the downtown Newport area. More...

Mainsheet

Salve Soirée Sets Fundraising Record

President Jane Gerety, RSM, presided over Salve Regina University’s 37th annual Governor’s Ball at Ochre Court last weekend, with hundreds of local business leaders, alumni, parents and friends coming out to support student scholarships.& More...

Calendar

Calendar

Saturday, December 7   More...

Santa Sightings

Saturday, Dec. 14   Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave. Santa arrives at 2:30 p.m. More...

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 12   More...

Obituaries

Shirlie A. “Bill” (Coggeshall) Bally, 90, of Middletown,

passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at the Grand Islander Healthcare Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Bally. More...

Ernest J. Carrellas, 98,

of Middletown, passed away Dec. 6, 2013 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Alice Barbara (Silvia) Carrellas. More...

George Bluford Cooper, 66,

of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 3, 2013 surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of Shelia (Murphy) Cooper. He served in the U.S. More...

Pension Funds Prosper Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

The city’s police pension fund realized a robust return of 12.6 percent last year, bringing its total assets as of June 30 to roughly $48.4 million. More...

Clarke Loan to Default

City officials were expected to allow the troubled Clarke School Limited Partnership to default on a federally-authorized loan repayment issued by the city that has become the source of heated debate between City Council members in recent weeks.  More...

 

Around Town

Tennis Complex Gets First Approval

The International Tennis Hall of Fame scored its first significant victory in its effort to redevelop a major stretch of Memorial Boulevard into a state-of-the-art sporting complex.  More...

School Committee Updates City Council on Budget

The Newport School Committee and City Council met briefly during a special joint workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 4 t discuss the school department's Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget.  More...

Council Stalls on Bridge Barrier

City Councilors on Wednesday put off a vote to back a call to install a center median on the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

Opinion

Polls Can Be Interesting Things

I f done right, a good poll not only holds answers, but can also raise questions about ourselves, our values, and, of course, those who we elect to manage our mutual interests.  For better or worse, polls seem to be everywhere these days.  More...

Salvation Army Meals Nourish

To the Editor:  More...

Serious Stewards

To the Editor:  In response to a letter published in the Dec. 5 issue of Newport This Week:  More...

From The Garden

Herbs and Spices Highlight the Holidays

There is something about the Proustian reminiscences of spices and herbs, particularly at Christmas. More...

Candy Canes

3 cups sugar 1 tsp. peppermint flavoring 1/3 cup water 1 cup light corn syrup 3/4 tsp. red vegetable coloring 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. More...

Nature

Winged Invaders in the Backyard

I often hear questions about the smaller, quick hawks that are seen in backyard trees and lingering around bird feeders in Newport County. More...

Pinnipeds Among Us

The ocean waters and beaches of Aquidneck Island have a certain allure during the winter months that many can’t resist. More...

Great Progress on Perry

Christmas came early this year for Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, when its two Caterpillar C-12 main engines were delivered in November.  More...