December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police Contracts Approved

The Newport City Council emerged from a closed-door executive session on Wednesday, Dec. 17 and voted 5 to 1 to ratify two new contracts that grant police officers pay increases of 10 percent over the four-year life of the pacts. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Christmas Services The Chapel of Hope will hold an ecumenical candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. and a Roman Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. on Christmas Day. Routine base access is required. Call 401-841-2234 for more information. More...

Opinion

Getting Newporters on Same Page

Give Joseph Paolino credit. The former mayor of Providence turned developer may have lost out at the polls in his effort to introduce table games to Newport Grand. But he does have, as they say, a way with words. More...

Political Cartoon

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Red Kettle Donations Appreciated

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From The Garden

The Flowers and Scents of Christmas

Holiday time brings out the best in natural decoration. Cut fresh pine, arborvitae, or fir to place on your mantel. Adding fresh greens to an arrangement is ideal because they need no water. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Chanukah Candle Lighting Party Congregation Jeshuat Israel of Touro Synagogue will host a Chanukah Candle Lighting Party on Sunday, Dec. 21, with latkes, music, dancing and more. More...

Christmas Services

Calvary United Methodist200 Turner Rd., Middletown,401-847-6181Christmas Eve, 4 and 10 p.m. Central Baptist Church99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown,401-423-1651Christmas Eve, 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mary Eileen (Sailors) Barnhart,

Mary Eileen (Sailors) Barnhart, 89, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 9, 2014 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Sherman S. Barnhart. More...

Josephine T. Bernard,

Josephine T. Bernard, More...

Mary R. Ellis,

Mary R. Ellis, More...

Sneak a Peek During Candlelight Home Tours

Those of us with a penchant for peeking into other people’s lives – just a bit – will get a terrific opportunity at the 44th annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes Dec. More...

Beechwood Plans Stalled

At first it seemed like déjà vu, with members of a local board hearing a presentation from an attorney and an architect regarding a proposed ticketing and orientation facility at a Newport house museum. But on Tuesday, Dec. More...

 

Around Town

Delightful Doorways

Competition was keen this year in the Christmas in Newport Doorway Contest, with homes from Bellevue to the Point and businesses all over town putting on their holiday best for the enjoyment of all. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame Helps Other Museums

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum took case management to a whole new level last week. More...

Restoration Uncovers Architectural Gems

When buildings are being renovated, walls are opened up and things appear that haven’t seen the light of day in 50 or 100 years. Just such an occurrence is happening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 18 More...

CALENDAR

December 18 Thursday Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library, Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org. More...

Santa Sightings

Ongoing Santa Visits Middletown Neighborhoods throughout Middletown, courtesy of the Middletown Fire Dept., 5-7:30 p.m., weather permitting. Visit middletownri.org to see when Santa will be on your street. More...

Nature

Tally Taken for National Bird Count

The 115th Annual Newport/ Westport Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count was held recently across a number of Aquidneck Island’s habitats. This year’s count resulted in a total of 131 avian species spread across the reporting zone. More...

Conanicut Island Bird Count

The 33rd Annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, Dec. 27. Interested birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts are asked to meet in the conference room of the Jamestown Police Station, 250 Canonicus Ave., at 7 a.m. More...

Laser Fleet 413 Results

ON THE WATERFRONT

Under a brilliant blue sky on Sunday, Dec. 14, laser Fleet 413 darted about on the harbor. Mark Bear was likewise brilliant, winning the day by being consistent with a 5, 5, 1, 5, 4, 1 with 21 points total. Peter Shope was second with 24. More...