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Holiday Sing-Along

The joyful noise of Christmas: Throughout December, there are no less than 25 events planned in and around the City by the Sea devoted to the music of the season. From Trinity and Emmanuel to St. More...

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News Briefs

Expanded Programming at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County has a new program plan and design for the North End Clubhouse located at 1 York Street at the Florence Gray Center. More...

Broadway Meeting

Anyone interested in disucssing issues related to the ongoing Broadway construction is invited to a meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Corner Cafe.   More...

Carolers Welcome

The public is invited to join the Thompson Middle School Chorus for the annual Broadway Caroling event on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Opinion

Be Vigilant for Safety

According to Newport City Engineer William G. Boardman, the timeline for the Broadway Streetscape Project is now likely to extend into 2017. More...

‘Big Box’ Ban Moves Closer

Middletown came one step closer to placing a temporary ban on so-called "big box" development – large-scale shopping centers or buildings that exceed 35,000 square feet – after a very quiet public hearing on Monday, Dec. 7.  More...

Daffodillion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  On behalf of Daffodillion (and Mother Nature), thank you from the bottom of our bags of bulbs for everyone’s support in ongoing efforts to beautify our city with one million daffodils.  More...

From The Garden

The Little Red House with No Doors and No Windows

The little red house with no windows or doors story was a showstopper in the third grade. It is awe-invoking, in adults and children alike.  More...

Obituaries

Recent Deaths

Joseph Jesse Cabral Jr., 75, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 5, 2015 at Crestwood Nursing & Convalescent Home of Warren. He leaves behind his wife Anita (Medeiros) Cabral, his children Carolyn Sherman (Frank) and Joseph J. More...

Police Cameras Studied

As protests continue across the country against police brutality and shootings, Newport will soon join a nationwide discussion regarding body cameras on police officers. More...

New Owner for Three Eateries

While most people are out buying stocking stuffers and fruit baskets, one Newport native has spent this shopping season picking up a few larger items – restaurants. More...

 

Around Town

Santa Sightings

Thursday, Dec. 10: Santa will travel from Memorial Blvd. north to the Middletown line. These neighborhoods include Kay St., Vernon Ave, Bliss Rd. and Eustis Ave., 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

The Newport Skating Center Re-Opens

Newport Waterfront Events invites everyone to join in the celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic at the tree lighting and grand re-opening of the Newport Skating Center, presented by ALEX and ANI on Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. More...

Council Ratifies Firefighter Contract

Agreement Also Inked with NEARI

At their last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 9, Newport City Councilors unanimously approved labor contracts with the city’s firefighters and mid-management supervisors. More...

Calendar

Newport This Week

Thursday  December 10  Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music and tours at three mansions decorated in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.   More...

Calendar of Events

For the latest updates on events, visit christmasinnewport.org.

Thursday, December 10  Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter for Dec. 11 judging, info@christmasinnewport.org.   More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Village House Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. handmade decorations and holiday items by local artisans and residents, 70 Harrison Ave.  Christmas Treasures at Trinity Church, Saturday, Dec. More...

Nature

Christmas Bird Count on the Horizon

The all-volunteer, 116th annual Newport/Westport Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will be conducted on Saturday, Dec 19. More...

Celebrating the Mantis Shrimp

In the transition from turkey dinners to holiday lights and hot chocolate, Save the Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium has jumped into the month of December with its “Marvelous Mantis Shrimp” theme.  More...