December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Enrollment Down in Schools

The old met the new at the first meeting of the newly-formed Newport School Committee on Tuesday evening, Dec. 9.  New members David C. Hanos, Jr., David Carlin III, and Kathleen Silvia served at their first meeting. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Navy Band Holiday Concert   The Northeast Navy Band Pops Ensemble will present a free holiday concert at the Naval War College’s Spruance Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Opinion

Remembering Sandy Hook Helps Promote Safety

A nniversary remembrances should be of nice times andhappy events. But often that’s just not so. Sunday, Dec.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Reconsider Welcome Center Location

To the Editor:  For what it's worth, this will be my last word on the whole subject. You are very kind to print our thoughts on the matter.  More...

Nature

Snowy Owl Walk at Sachuest

On Saturday, Dec. 20, the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will host a free, family friendly Snowy Owl talk and walk from noon - 2 p.m. Shannon Griffith, U.S.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John Frederick Barker, 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 2, 2014 after a short illness. He worked at the Torpedo Station on Goat Island before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the European Theater. More...

Public Takes Podium

Welcome Center Zoning Hearings Conclude

The Newport Zoning Board of Review met for a third and final hearing on Monday, Dec. 8 as it continued to weigh a request from the Preservation Society of Newport County to construct a welcome center at The Breakers.  More...

No Pipe Dream: St. John’s Plans to Restore Organ

Being an organ donor has taken on a more musical meaning at St. John the Evangelist Church on the Point.  More...

 

Around Town

Laser Fleet Starts Season

On Sunday, Nov. 30, Laser Fleet 413’s favorite professor, Mark Bear, won the day with 17 points.  In a breeze that started at 210 degrees and on occasion went to 240 degrees, Bear put on a seminar in how to sail consistently. More...

Hook and Hastings Organ Still Bellowing at Age 120

A dream of Peter Stoltzfus Berton and the leaders of St. More...

Local Schools Prioritize Financial Literacy

Although Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of states in delivering financial literacy instruction to students in grades K-12, both Rogers High School and Middletown High School include it as part of high school mathematics classes.  More...

Mainsheet

Santa's Visits Keep Him On the Go All Month

If it’s December in Newport and Middletown, the reindeer buck stops here, and there, and there and there.  It was a great privilege to follow Santa Claus around Aquidneck Island last weekend, the humble giant, much taller in person, warmin More...

Calendar

CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT

For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org

Thursday, December 11  Critter Glitter Jewelry Sale, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., to benefit programming at the Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, free, 846- 0592 x 116, potterleague.org.   More...

All Aboard for Holiday Fun

The Holiday Train will soon hit the rails, bringing happy families on a 70-minute journey along the scenic coastline. More...

CALENDAR

Thursday December 11   More...