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School Committee Stands by Later Start

According to Newport School Committee Chair David Hanos, the impact of the later start to the school day has – so far – “shown no significant changes in tardiness and absenteeism.” Nor, according to Superintendent Colleen Jerm More...

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News Briefs

Jamestown Library to Review Design Proposal

The Jamestown Library Trustees Building Committee will review an initial proposal for the library renovation by Mohamed Farzan of Newport Architecture on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. at the library. The public is welcome to attend. More...

Children’s Theatre Auditions

Newport Children’s Theatre will hold open auditions for children ages 8-18 for its spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 20, at Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth. More...

‘A Day On Not Off’

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “A Day On Not Off” will present a full day of programs and events on Monday, Jan. 16. All programs are sponsored by the Newport County branch of the NAACP and are free, except for the luncheon. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Grab a Shovel

Bellevue Avenue is impressive on any given day of the year, but there is something particularly otherworldly about it during a snowstorm. More...

Technology Tops Liaison Agenda

A light agenda was addressed at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Newport Schools/City Council Liaison Subcommittee.  The first update on the city side was a discussion of the municipal strategic plan. More...

Howard Wharf Hotel Hits Snag

A proposal to construct a hotel on a vacant lot along Howard Wharf hit a snag on Thursday, Jan. 5, when the Newport Planning Board questioned its appropriateness on the waterfront. More...

High Court Delivers a Win for Welcome Center

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld a lower judge’s ruling that the Newport Zoning Board of Review is the appropriate arbiter of the zoning issues raised by the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association (BOPNA) as it opposed the constructio More...

Using the Arts to Foster Mental Wellness

A behavioral health program at Newport Hospital is receiving high approval ratings from both administrators and participants, and was recently given a national forum when its director, recreation therapist Bethany Diedrich, was invited to present an More...

Comedy Headliners Heat Up Winter Fest

The Newport Winter Festival, in association with the Newport Comedy Series, has announced the lineup for its 12th annual comedy show as part of the 2017 festival. Two comedy headliners will make their festival debuts on Feb. More...

 

Around Town

Principal Award

Brielle Nicole Anderson, a kindergartner in Ms. Bowley’s class, recently received the Principal Award from Forest Elementary School Principal Steve Ponte.   More...

Circle of Scholars Looks at Claus von Bulow Case

The Newport Circle of Scholars at the Edward King House will offer a five-week seminar beginning on Monday, Jan. 23, that looks at the Claus von Bulow case. The seminar, presented by Charles J.  More...

Young Thespians on Stage

Quinn Hatzis, perched high above the audience, will play Bastian in the Newport Children’s Theatre presentation of “The Neverending Story” on Friday through Sunday, Jan. 13–15, at Casino Theatre.  More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Barbara M. Day, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Gerald D. Day. More...