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Kellie Simeone is New Middletown Schools Chair

In an organizational meeting led by Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger, Kellie DiPalma Simeone was elected as chairperson of the Middletown School Committee on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  Simeone replaced Theresa Spengler, who was named vice chair.  More...

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News Briefs

$1 Million Grant for Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society announced that it has received a $1 million grant, the largest single grant the NHS has ever received, from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. More...

McCarthy Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Youth Sports Grant is now accepting applications for the winter cycle. More...

College Continuation Scholarship

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

Opinion

About Affordable Housing

EDITORIAL

When it comes to the cost of obtaining affordable housing in the three Aquidneck Island communities, the numbers never seem to change much – if at all. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Getting What We Deserve  To the Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

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From The Garden

Island Fruitcake for the Holidays

We have said good-bye to Thanksgiving for another year, so it is on to the winter holidays. I hate to sound Grinch-like or stingy, but I really prefer making things for people as gifts instead of buying something they may not like. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Rev. Field to be Ordained   On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., the Right Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island, will ordain the Rev. Rachel Field to the Sacred Order of Priests. The service will take place at St. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Melissa and Christopher Bowley of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Hudson David Bowley on Dec. 3, 2016. More...

City Panel to Tackle Fireboat Questions

Although the type of boat Newport will acquire to replace its current 16-year-old water vessel remains under discussion, the city will decide to obtain a new fire and rescue boat of some type probably by early 2017, according to City Manager Joseph J More...

Broadway's Holiday Debut Lights up City

You can find the embodiment of the Broadway – and by extension, the American – success story in Juan and Alba Campos, who have operated Leo’s Market at 162 Broadway for nearly eight years. More...

 

Around Town

Pell Recognizes Top Readers

A fundraising effort launched last fall by the Pell School Parent Teacher Organization that also served as an initiative to encourage students to read has raised more than $15,000 for the school. More...

Giving Power – ‘What the Holiday is All About’

No child should have to go to bed hungry. Ever. And on Christmas morning, only the Grinch would argue that any child should have to go without a gift.  More...

Officials Pitch New Playing Field

Although Monday, Dec. 5, was the first Middletown Town Council meeting since Election Day, councilors kept their eyes on the ball regarding a promised focus on playing fields.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 8  Color Club Coloring for adults, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

Christmas in Newport

2016 Calendar of Events

For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org Thursday, December 8 More...

Santa Sightings

Saturday, Dec. 10 Redwood Library’s Open House, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special appearance, choir, tour, refreshments, a craft, 401-847- 0292. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Eugene W. Baer III, 94, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 5, 2016. He was the husband of Catherine C. Casey. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. More...

Elizabeth Lieber (Duvally) Bessinger

Elizabeth “Betsy” Lieber  Duvally) Bessinger, of Middletown, died peacefully at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay, Tiverton, RI on Nov. 26, 2016.   Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Dr. More...