January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Historical Society Adds Visiting Curators

A recent gift of additional funding expands the Newport Historical Society’s summer internship program and adds historical depth – and stature – with the addition of visiting curators to tell Newport’s stories.  More...

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News Briefs

Tree Pickup

Newport’s Clean City will have a designated Christmas tree and yard waste pick up during the week of Jan. 9 - 13. Trees will be collected on a resident’s regularly scheduled day. All decorations need to be removed.   More...

NOWZAD Fundraiser

NOWZAD is the only animal shelter and rescue organization in Afghanistan. It was founded by a Royal Marine who was named CNN’s Hero of the Year in 2014. More...

Portsmouth Substance Abuse Report Findings

Based upon a Statewide Student Survey and a very comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Study, the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition will be facilitating two parent focused presentations and discussions at Portsmouth Middle School at their PTO meetin More...

Opinion

Not on My Sidewalk

EDITORIAL

In light of the fact that we are running two stories this week about developers of boutique hotels requesting variances from city and town officials, we thought it might be worthwhile to encourage readers to be mindful of such proposals. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Flynn’s Record To the Editor: Your article ("Flynn's Family Defends Claims," Dec. 22) discussed clarification of the press coverage of Middletown native Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ida C. Almeida, 85, of Newport, formerly of Middletown, passed away Dec. 27, 2016 at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church.   More...

A Director's Dream Gift

There is cause for jubilation in the halls of the Newport Art Museum this week, as members of the Board and staff welcome in the new year, having just received a gift of nearly $5 million–the largest in the museum’s 105-year history. More...

'Art After Dark' Stirs Creativity for All

The Newport Art Museum's monthly late-night affair "Art After Dark" is back on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5-9 p.m. with unique programming for the whole family. More...

 

Around Town

We Hereby Resolve: Newporters Make a Wish

2016 – which has arguably caused more turmoil, angst, and pain than recent prior years – has mercifully given way to 2017, which, simply by its newness, creates an almost universal sense of optimism, hope and better days. More...

Proposed Wharf Hotel to be Vetted

A proposal for a three-story 20- room hotel on Howard Wharf is set to be heard this month by the Newport Planning and Zoning boards.  More...

Hearing Scheduled for Controversial Fence

A Bellevue Avenue family has dogmatically maintained their decision about a private fence they erected into the newly repaired Cliff Walk, despite local and statewide media reports of riled residents and officials. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday January 5 Eight Bells Lecture “Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898,” by Jon Scott Logel, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Erin and Eric Cormier of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Remi Mae Cormier on Dec. 27, 2016.  Emily and Dominic Devaud of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Hutcheon Charles Devaud on Dec. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Feast of the Epiphany   More...