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News Briefs

Adult Adaptive Swim

A new adaptive swim and gym program for adults 18 and over with special healthcare needs is being offered on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club on Church Street. The six-week program runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. More...

Travel Basketball League

Registration is open for Newport Recreation Developmental Travel Basketball League. The league practices once a week and plays on Sunday afternoon or early Friday evening. More...

Powered by Prince Workshop Dec. 4

The Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital offers “Powered by Prince” grants to residents and organizations in Newport County that are focused on building a healthier community for our children. More...

Opinion

Newporters Care About Practicalities

EDITORIAL

We were pleased to report last week that Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover Newport, is serving as chair of Pell Bridge jubilee celebration in 2019 to commemorate the bridge’s 50th anniversary.  More...

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Bridge of Follies

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Faith Community

New Arrivals

Sarah and Brian Almeida of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Wyatt Luke Almeida on Nov. 18, 2018.  Milena and Stuart MacColl of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kalina Arlene MacColl on Nov. More...

Chamber Ensemble Performs

The Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble will perform during the 10 a.m. worship on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. The service also includes hymns and organ accompaniment by Emmanuel’s organist/choirmaster Waylon Whitley. More...

Advent Wreath Making

St. Mary's, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, invites everyone to make an Advent wreath on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m. Materials will be provided. 401-846-9700.   More...

Bova Sets Goals, Seeks to Effect Change

At 29, Jamie Bova will become the second-youngest mayor in Newport’s history on Dec. 1. Steve Waluk, who was also 29 when he was named mayor in 2007, was 37 days younger. More...

Touro Synagogue Celebrates 255th Anniversary

Newport is home to Touro Synagogue, the oldest surviving synagogue in the United States. On Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the synagogue will celebrate the 255th anniversary of its original opening on Dec. 2, 1763. More...

Multi-Use Business Gets Go-Ahead

After a three-hour-plus hearing to determine the fate of a proposed gas station/car wash/drive-thru coffee shop on the corner of East Main Road and Aquidneck Avenue, the Middletown Zoning Board of Review voted 4-1 to approve the project on Tuesday, N More...

 

Around Town

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local

Reminiscent of yesteryear are seasonal laser-cut silhouettes ($45 framed). Lighthearted scenes, heavy on the charm. Exclusively at Newport Lamp & Shade Company. 22 Franklin St., 401-847-0228. More...

Unifying Athletes with Adaptive Skills

Randy Butler has a knack for teaching kids how to play basketball. More...

Women’s Resource Center Receives Grant to Improve Health

The Women’s Resource Center has received a $600,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to reduce high rates of illness, chronic disease and health disparities in Newport.  They will use the grant to support ongoing work to eliminate he More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 29 Coloring Program 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

Creating Stylish Holiday Greens

Fresh greens in the home for the holiday season is an old tradition. Not only do the greens make your home smell good, they also represent rebirth from winter to spring. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

William A. Audette, 81, passed away Nov. 18, 2018. He was the husband of Marsha J. Audette.   More...