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Council Preliminarily Approves Plastic Bag Ban

After eight months of planning, Newport City Council unanimously gave a preliminary nod to banning single-use plastic bags. More...

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News Briefs

La Francophonie

March is the international month of La Francophonie, a celebration of the French language and the culture of Francophone communities around the world. More...

Genealogy 101

A three-session genealogy course, “Genealogy 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Started” will be presented by Anne Wagner at the Portsmouth Free Public Library free of charge. The first session will be Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m.  More...

Ton of Love Food Drive

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is holding a food drive during the month of February to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. More...

Opinion

Transparency and Vigilance

EDITORIAL

Last week, in a flurry of thinking out loud, President Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media . . . More...

Assure Residents on Cell Tower

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  After much debate, the School Committee previously agreed that our community’s rights and safety took precedence over the cell phone companies' greed and convenience.  More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘An Evening of Ordinary Miracles’ More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Courtney Lemasa and Christopher Kennedy of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Jackson Andrew Kennedy on Feb. 17, 2017.  Jamie Ferris and Brian Ouellette Jr. More...

Proposal Rekindles Cell Tower Debate

Verizon, one of the three communications companies currently leasing space on the controversial cell tower at Rogers High School, has returned with a new proposal that the Newport School Committee will consider.  More...

A Jig with History at Forty Steps

For all the events scheduled for Irish Heritage Month–and there are many–few provide the opportunity for Newporters, of Irish descent or otherwise, to celebrate the city’s Irish heritage by dancing, literally, in their ancestors' fo More...

 

Around Town

40th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Celebration

Green Eggs & Ham Brunch Sunday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Dancing at the Forty Steps Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.   More...

Family Day Fun

The Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC) will host the eighth annual Middletown Family Day on Sunday, March 5, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA.  More...

Island Rugby

The Newport County Youth Rugby football club is offering free preseason sessions for third to sixth grade boys and girls. Sessions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA.  More...

Calendar

Newport Winter Festival

Thursday, Feb. 23 Snowflake Craft Free kids craft with yarn and sticks, Knitting Needles, 555 Thames St., free with bracelet. More...

CALENDAR

Thursday February 23 Newport Winter Festival Citywide festival offers music, food, festivities and fun, through Feb. 26, newportwinterfestival.com. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Hope S. (Freeborn) Hibbad, 97, of Newport, passed away Feb. 13, 2017.  James W. Peckham, 82, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 13, 2017.   More...