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Middletown Schools Stick with Snow Days

Middletown students hoping for days of sledding and snowballs this winter can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. During its final 2017 meeting, on Dec. More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Vintage Christmas cards are collectible and the graphics can be terrific. Pictured is a detail of Santa trotting through the snow. More...

'Y' Vacation Camps

Registration is open for the YMCA’s four December vacation camps. More...

NAACP Scholarship

The NAACP Newport County Branch is announcing the Ermino P. Lisbon Annual Scholarship. The scholarship has been established to assist students who are already in college and are in need of additional financial aid to further their education. More...

Opinion

From the Mayor's Office

A Year-End Message

To all Citizens of Newport: It has been an honor to serve as Newport’s Mayor this past year, and I look forward to a very busy and productive 2018. As I look back on 2017, I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a community. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Process Should be Open to Public  To the Editor:  More...

From The Garden

A Sparkling Holiday Gift

The beautiful, waxen-looking blossoms of the Christmas cactus create an incredible display of color in December. These simple, easy-to-care-for plants are a perfect holiday gift.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Frederick Henry Prince IV  July 1947- Dec. 2017   Frederick Henry Prince IV, 70, of Newport R.I., Marshall V.A. and Washington, D.C. died peacefully on Dec. More...

St. Paul's: More Than Just Merchandise

By the time this article goes to print, Newport residents will likely be in one of two camps: either enjoying the relief of completing another holiday gift hunt, or in a panic counting down the few days left to finish the job. More...

NSHOF Awaits Purchase Price for Armory

A decision on a potential move of the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport has been delayed until Monday, Jan. 8 when the organization’s 27 board members are expected to take a vote. More...

 

Around Town

Holiday Tours at Historic Houses of Worship

Nine of Newport’s historic houses of worship will open their doors to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 26 to share their holiday traditions and showcase their holiday decorations and displays.  More...

Holiday Doorway Contest Winners

Grand prize: 42 Thames St. More...

Historic District Commission

After several failed attempts to hold a hearing on two proposed dormitories on the campus of Salve Regina University, the Historic District Commission set a date for two special meetings on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday December 21 Winter Stories and Crafting Children 2-6 celebrate the first day of winter with stories, treats and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org. More...

CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT

Thursday, December 21 Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Saturday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free. More...

Faith Community

Holiday Worship Guide

Calvary United Methodist Church, Dec. 24, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 401- 847-6181. Central Baptist Church, Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-423- 1651. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kelly and Trevor Alexander of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Beckett Charles Alexander on Dec. 10, 2017.  Kassandra Rossier and Jose Colon Jr. More...