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New Rogers Principal Named

A local educator, known for his ability to effectively work with both suburban and urban students, will soon take the helm at Rogers High School. The Newport School Committee unanimously voted Tuesday, Nov. More...

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Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Combined Federal Campaign Under Way “Loose change” fundraisers have kicked off at the naval base in support of the ongoing Combined Federal Campaign effort. Look for secure containers at commands across the base to donate spare change. More...

Opinion

New City Council Has No Time to Dawdle

The scene was described by one as “sophomoric.” Indeed, the Nov. More...

Newport Mayors Emeritus

Full Story

New Council Needs to Take Hard Look at Complex

To the Editor: Newport This Week’s article “Sports Complex Plan Downsized” (Oct. 30) about bulldozing Middletown’s 62-acre Boulevard-Tibbitts farmland and open space into athletic fields needs clarification. More...

From The Garden

Sage and Marjoram Spice Up Thanksgiving

What is Thanksgiving dinner without the scent of turkey and sage wafting through the house? Sage and marjoram were the two major herbs brought by the English to the New World. More...

The Art of Thanksgiving Sides

There is nothing more tedious than trying to come up with new ideas for side dishes to enhance your Thanksgiving luncheon or dinner. The annual “brown” meal should be perked up with color and taste! A glorious favorite is Harvard beets. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Gary Paul Askew, 66, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Nancy (Beardsley) Askew. He was a 28-year Navy veteran, retiring as a chief. More...

Getting Ready for Christmas on a Grand Scale

Many of us are near panic with the holidays approaching, but if you think you have a lot on your plate, consider getting ready for several thousand guests – many of whom show up before Thanksgiving. More...

Maidford Project Planned

The picturesque Maidford River meanders approximately four miles south through Middletown, from its source in an unnamed pond near Wyatt Road to its terminus at Third Beach, where it empties into the Sakonnet River. More...

 

Around Town

Boat Parade Embodies Maritime Spirit

Black Friday takes on a whole new meaning in Newport, but, instead of huge sales, there are huge sails. While the boating season officially ends that day, the holiday season is launched. More...

Boston Science Museum Honors Newporter

Richard Saul Wurman, Creator of TED, co-creator of the Urban Observatory, and author, recently received the prestigious Boston Science Museum’s 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award. More...

Local Conservator Recognized

The New England Museum Association (NEMA) presented Alexandra Allardt, of Newport, an Excellence Award at its 96th annual conference held in Boston. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 20 Eight Bells Lecture More...

Craft Fairs

All Saints Academy, Artisan Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, 401-848-4300. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Remembering Kennedy and St. Cecilia Saturday, Nov. 22, marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as the Feast of St. Cecilia. More...

Nature

Seal Time is Here

Save The Bay’s award-winning seal tours are scheduled to begin on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. The SV Aletta Morris departs from 142 Long Wharf Dock and travels to seal haul-out locations near Rose Island. More...

N.E. Regulators Vote to Limit Cod Catches

Commercial fishermen bowed their heads and then shook them, as well-meaning officials decided what they could catch, how much, and how often. It was like cutting open a full net and watching the fish swim back into the sea. More...

Conversation with Scott Kirmil

CHEF’S Q & A

It was the neighborly thing to do said Scott Kirmil and his wife, Adrienne, about their purchase of the Wharf Deli in the fall of 2012. The couple already owned Diego’s across the street. More...