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School Deficit Approaches $1.24 Million

The Newport School Committee will explore creative funding – possibly even borrowing against retiree funds – in order to help make up a projected $1.24 million budget shortfall this year.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Free Coffee   Panera Bread in Long Wharf Mall will hold a free coffee refill and travel mug event on Thursday, Feb. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 460 calls. Of those, 112 were motor vehicle related; there were 86 motor vehicle violations issued and 26 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 1, the Newport Fire Department responded to 163 calls. Of those, 76 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 131 responses:   More...

Opinion

Can We Change a Culture?

EDITORIAL

With a multitude of pedestrians negotiating the snow-covered streets, we remind motorists to drive slowly and be mindful of walkers trying to traverse our roads. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Facebook comments regarding last week's editorial:

. It's time to make changes. As a resident and parent I’ve had enough. –MD   More...

Old Game, New Platform: Paddle Tennis Anyone?

Evan Smith is president of Discover Newport by day, but on nights and weekends, he is a platform tennis junkie.  Smith, 59, is part of a fraternity of people who share that same addiction, spending most of their fall, winter, and spring playing More...

Council Endorses Ft. Adams Concerts

After receiving hundreds of emails and phone calls from constituents expressing their opinions on the issue, Newport city councilors weighed in on the Fort Adams concert proposal at their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11. More...

 

Around Town

Two Top Comedians Head Winter Festival Bill

Laughter is the anti-blizzard; it warms and melts the heart. Snowpacked Rhode Islanders could use the right kind of red faces right now.  More...

Creating Art from Ice

Ever wonder how ice sculptures are made? Or what sorts of tools are used to create these magnificent works of art? More...

Paolino: I Respect Specialness of Newport

Joseph R. Paolino Jr., one-time Providence mayor and Democratic candidate for governor and now a major force in commercial real estate, thought for a moment. More...

Calendar

Winter Festival 2015

Below is a sampling of events featured at Newport’s 10 day celebration of winter fun. For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.  Friday, Feb. 13   More...

Winter Festival 2015

At Visitor Center   Come visit an array of FREE family friendly activities hosted at the Newport Visitor and Information Center.  More...

CALENDAR

Thursday  February 12  Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum, newportgalleries.org.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

William Howard Boatwright, 64, of Newport, passed away Feb. 5, 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. He leaves behind his wife, Louisa, and daughter, Victoria, also of Newport. More...