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Cultivating Lifelong Book Lovers

You may think the idea of children reading books isn’t news. However, advances in technology and the prevalence of digital screens have had one glaringly negative consequence. More...

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News Briefs

Renewable Energy Workshop

The Newport City Council will hold a workshop regarding renewable energy projects and net metering on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers in the Newport City Hall. The workshop will immediately follow the special council meeting. More...

Appropriations Special Council Meeting

In accordance with Amending Ordinance No. 2018-05, Appropriating Revenues, the Newport City Council will hold a special council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. More...

New Voices Invited to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the 2019 musical season. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 27  Family Movie Families view “Frozen” (PG) and sing along, small snack for each child, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.   More...

Faith Community

Bereavement Support Group

St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, hosts a bereavement support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. More...

Service of Lessons and Carols

St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will hold a service of lessons and carols on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 9-10 a.m. in St. George’s Chapel. 401-846-9700.   More...

‘Christmas on Historic Hill’

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will offer “Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Lessons and Carols” featuring the combined choirs of Trinity and St. John’s on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 4 p.m. 401-846- 0660, trinitynewport.org. More...

Chess Club Draw Players Young and Old

Harry Jasinski eyes the 15 chess boards set up on tables at the Middletown Public Library and chooses which opponent to face. Jasinski has the game, the temperament and the stare of a Grand Master in waiting. More...

School District Disputes Bill with Bus Company

The Newport School District is withholding $450,000 in payments to Durham School Services, the contractor who provides and operates the buses it uses, due to concerns of being overcharged by the company.  More...

 

Around Town

Boys & Girls Club’s Peace Earns Role Model Award

Orlando Peace thought it was a joke. More...

Teachers Seeking More Nutritional Breakfast

Two years ago, teachers in Newport started serving breakfast in their classrooms to make sure students were properly fed and to increase their energy. More...

HDC Approves Two Houses in Historic District

Despite opposition at the Dec. 18 meeting, the Historic District Commission (HDC) narrowly approved the building of houses on two lots at the entrance of the historic Point neighborhood. More...

From The Garden

Herbs Give Spark to New Year

New Year’s Eve is a great time to use the herbs you’ve dried from the garden, for most herbs add spark to an ordinary dish.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Richard “Dick L. Ambrogio Jr, 85, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 21, 2018 at the Grand Islander Center, Middletown. He was the husband of Barbara R. (Wordell) Ambrogio.   More...