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Federal Grant Kick-Starts Pell Bridge Project

The Pell Bridge Ramp Project, which will free up land for economic development, redirect access into the center of Newport and, hopefully, alleviate excruciating traffic jams, will get underway sooner than expected after the Rhode Island Department o More...

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News Briefs

Spruce Acres Opening

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has announced that Spruce Acres Farm, at 1286 East Main Road in Middletown, will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. More...

Prom Dress Give Away

Dresses of all sizes will be given away free to area youth attending high school proms and the annual “Night to Shine” dance in February at the Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., on Friday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 6 p.m. More...

Responsible Flag Disposal

Eagle Scout candidate Nick Johnson of Troop 1-Portsmouth has established a permanent tattered flag collection box at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.   More...

Opinion

The Gift of Giving a Tree

GUEST VIEW

A quidneck Island residents are a giving community. During this holiday season we see that generosity manifest itself with the numerous food and toy drives, and the call for coats, hats and scarves. More...

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Sacred Architecture

To the Editor:  I found Ross Cann’s Nov. 29 Newport This Week article on page one about Peter Harrison and Touro Synagogue very interesting.  More...

Faith Community

New Arrivals

Samantha and Robert Leary Jr. of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Bennett Maxwell Leary on Dec. 9, 2018.  The above birth was at Newport Hospital. More...

‘Christmas on the Point’

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will present “Christmas on the Point” on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.  More...

Saint Joseph’s Concert

Saint Joseph’s Church Choir will present a varied program under the direction of Denis Tetrault, organist/ conductor, including music for the Christmas season, accompanied by organ, piano, brass and timpani on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. More...

Rogers High Considering Class Schedule Changes

Rogers High School is considering a significant change in scheduling for students by going from seven to eight classes that will be taught in longer sessions, with four classes each day held on alternating days.  More...

Spring Park Workshop Proposes Steet Change

The Newport Historic Spring Committee saw its dream for an open park between Spring and Touro streets at the site of the former Coffey's Citgo Gas station delayed, as the City Council voted on Dec. More...

 

Around Town

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local

Ceramic cookie jar ($245) by Rhode Island artisan Theresita Eltz can be found at Athalia of Newport. All one-of-a-kind. Handcrafted and unique gifts. 26 Franklin St., 401-619-5639. More...

Chamber Seeks Input on Name Change

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce, which will celebrate 100 years in 2020, is asking the public for input into a possible change in name that is part of a rebranding and marketing campaign. More...

Holiday Toy Drives

Middletown Police Department’s annual Holiday Toy Drive will run until Dec. 19. The department will work with the Middletown School District, local housing organizations, and DCYF to locate eligible families to receive gifts.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  December 13  Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

From The Garden

Tales of Oranges, Stockings and Pomanders

How did oranges find their way into the toe of Christmas stockings? The story dates to the 13th century in Turkey when a man was in desperate need of money so he could marry off his three daughters.  More...

No-Fail Christmas Goodies

It is hard to believe that Christmas is upon us. As the days shrink to Christmas eve, and the countdown begins, it is time for a few no-fail Christmas gifts or goodies for yourself, family or friends. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Richard John Bulk, 77, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 4, 2018. He was the husband of the late Eileen P. Bulk.  Bruce C. Foulke, 81, of Newport, passed away Dec. 4, 2018. He was the husband of Kathleen (Kathy) Foulke. More...

Esther Ann Whalen, RSCJ

Sister Esther Ann Whalen, a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart who devoted her life to her religious order and appointed ministries, the Salve Regina University community and the sport of sailing that she loved so dearly, died on Wednesday, More...

Mary H. Reynolds

Mary H. Reynolds, 89 of Newport, passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2018 after a battle with cancer. More...