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North End Vision Progresses

The Newport City Council has finalized an agreement with a global consortium that will serve as the city’s primary adviser and strategic partner in taking a closer look at the development possibilities in the North End.  More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A granddaughter recently brought in a needlepoint Xmas stocking stating that it was found in her grandmothers home and she believed that it was made when her granny was a young girl.  More...

Scout Earns Eagle Award

Colt William Nichols was presented with the rank of Eagle Scout by Boy Scout Troop 82’s Scoutmaster Justin Mostert at the Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth on Oct. 4. He is a junior at Portsmouth High School.  More...

Tree Pickup Jan. 11

Holiday trees and yard waste will be collected curbside during the week of Jan. 11 on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day. Do not put trees in plastic bags and remove all ornaments. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday December 23 Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music and tours at three mansions decorated in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, closed on Christmas Day, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org. More...

Faith Community

Bishop Reception

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Diocese of Providence will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 27 at St. Augustin's Church. More...

Zen Meditation

Channing Church will offer Zen meditation on Monday, Dec. 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 135 Pelham St. For more information, call 401-846-0643.   More...

Dairy Potluck

Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, will offer a dairy potluck on Friday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact 401-846-9002.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Fred D. Bally, 92, of Newport, passed away Dec. 17, 2015 at the John Clarke Retirement & Nursing Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Mary (Nowak) Bally. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as superintendent of the U. S. More...

Extension for School Chief

According to several members of the Newport School Committee, consensus has been reached on a contract extension for Superintendent Colleen Jermain that will run through June 30, 2018.  Details have also been finalized for new employment agreeme More...

Step Back in Time on the Candlelight Tour

Three years ago, Newporter Kiki Mitchell was asked to open up her small gem of a house on Historic Hill for the Christmas in Newport Candlelight House Tour. Although it hadn’t occurred to her before, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. More...

Carson Proceeds Deliberately in Year One

With 15 of her closest friends and relatives crowded into the Rhode Island House chamber last Jan. 6 to see her sworn into office, Democrat Lauren Carson, a newcomer to the House of Representatives, didn’t know quite what to expect.  More...

 

Around Town

Program Seeks Help to Fight Local Childhood Hunger

At a time of the year when many families enjoy an abundance of gifts and food, some Newport children don’t have enough for a basic meal.  More...

Former Coach to Serve Eight Years

After evading authorities for 11 years, James Bell, formerly of Middletown, is behind bars. More...

Cliff Walk Panel Guides World Class Site

The adjectives used to describe one of Newport’s most cherished attractions are nothing short of glowing. The descriptions start with “unique” and work their way up to “breathtaking, spectacular, world famous.”  More...

Opinion

All We Want for Christmas

EDITORIAL

As December marches headlong through the Christmas holidays toward 2016, the city of Newport prepares to mark its second consecutive New Year without a permanent city manager.  To paraphrase the age-old children’s holiday song, all we want More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Where Have Our Taxes Gone?

To the Editor:  More...

Nature

Captivating Visitor Draws Admirers

A number of recent sightings of a juvenile snowy owl at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge has excited local bird watchers. More...