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Middletown Schools Eye Budget

Middletown School Committee members met for a budget workshop and their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12. More...

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Opinion

Yes, Tone Does Matter

When the City Council next meets in January, we hope that they start the new year off on a positive note. What transpired last week on the dais was this council’s low point, as Councilor Michael T.  More...

Breaking Down Municipal Opaqueness

To the Editor:  Who needs network reality television when we have high drama and conflict playing out right in Newport¬≠at 43 Broadway? More...

From The Garden

FROM THE GARDEN

Yuletide Inspirations

Many of today’s Christmas symbols have quirky histories. Among our most enduring traditions is placing ornaments on the Christmas tree and baking cookies. More...

Senior Savvy

Making the First Move

If we are not careful, the joy of the holidays can disappear as we worry about the pressures and expectations of the season, all the things that need to be done, and everything else that accompanies this time of year. More...

Emergency Response Service

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties’ Personal Emergency Response program recently announced a major milestone of having over 500 seniors currently using the personal emergency response service. More...

Seniors Benefit from Health Care Law

New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that, due to the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 25.4 million people with traditional Medicare – including 87,099 in Rhode Island – received at least one free pre More...

Obituaries

Colonel Edward Francis Fitzgerald, USMC (retired), 83,

of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 12, 2013. He was the husband of the late Winnie Cosby Ashook Fitzgerald, Margery Cadoo Fitzgerald. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31 years, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. In 1990, “Mr. More...

Roger Lee Grinnell, 67,

of Newport, passed away Dec. 14, 2013. He was the husband of Patricia Ann Sullivan. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

John E. Hall, 88,

of Newport, passed away Dec. 16, 2013 at home from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Janet Hall. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Services will be private. More...

HDC Approves Restoration Efforts

A pair of high-profile restoration projects by two of Newport’s most prominent property owners took center stage at the city’s Historic District Commission (HDC) meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17.  More...

Historic Homes Open for Candlelight Tours

Although December has been rife with wonderful Christmas festivities, for those in the know, the best is yet to come. The Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes runs Dec. More...

 

Around Town

Rogers Performs Dickens Classic

The Rogers High School Auditorium was filled with holiday cheer recently as the Rogers Theatre Company proudly presented a Peter Corr adaptation of Charles Dickens classic tale “A Christmas Carol.”The play was directed and produced by Cor More...

Award-Winning Doorways

If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the beautifully-decorated windows and doorways all over town. More...

Municipal Court to Hear Mooring Violations

Apart from a meterless parking space on Thames Street in the summer, obtaining a city-owned mooring in Newport Harbor might just be the most coveted "get" in town.  More...

Calendar

Christmas in Newport

Thursday, December 19  Crafts and Cookie Decorating, 4 - 6 p.m., Homewood Suites, 348 West Main Rd., Middletown, for children 3-12 yrs. with an adult, free, reservations at 401-848-2700, newporthomewood.com.  Friday, December 20   More...

Newport this week

Thursday  December 19  Nature Story Time Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-membe More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Blue Christmas’   The Christmas season can be difficult for people who have lost a loved one, struggle with financial or health problems, or face a difficult family situation or separation.  More...

Nature

Wildlife Enthusiasts Brave Cold for Bird Count

The 114th Newport/Westport annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Dec. 14 across wide areas of Aquidneck Island that included sections of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. More...

Duck Stamp Art Contest Seeks Entrants

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island has announced that the 2013-2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Program is accepting applications and artwork through March 15. More...