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Middletown Council to Explore Zoning Changes

While a six-month moratorium on new development in the newly formed Atlantic Beach District (ABD) has been temporarily abandoned, a cadre of Middletown residents concerned about an unprecedented increase in new ABD hotels may find eventual relief thr More...

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News Briefs

Ice Rink Coming

Skate by the sea at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina. The resort is readying an ice rink to its expansive North Lawn. More...

City Hall Holiday Hours

In the spirit of the holidays City of Newport Offices will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 and on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Dec. 17 the Newport Police Department responded to 548 calls. Of those, 127 were motor vehicle related; there were 100 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports. More...

Opinion

The Ever-Important Letter

GUEST VIEW

Over the past couple of weeks there have been Santas everywhere; special appearances at the Newport Mansions, at numerous events and in the neighborhoods on Newport fire trucks, pulled by a tractor in Portsmouth and on a decorated flatbed in Middleto More...

Cartoon

Full Story

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

To the Editor:   More...

From The Garden

Keeping Holiday Flowers and Greens Alive

We all know the importance of keeping a Christmas tree holder filled with water. Although fresh water in the tree stand will prolong the life of a tree, it will not keep it thriving. So, make sure the pine needles are green. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Bric, 91, passed away Dec. 11, 2018. She was the wife of the late William H. Bric.  Betsy Shivers Brownell, 65, passed away Dec. 12, 2018.   More...

Bullying: A Key Issue for Newport Schools

Following a violent Dec. 6 attack on a Thompson Middle School student, the Newport School District held a series of meetings to address what has been called “pervasive” bullying in local schools. More...

Innovate Newport Eyes Opening Day

The transformation of the former Sheffield Elementary School on Broadway into a state-of-theart innovation hub is nearing completion, with opening day slated for March 1.  More...

 

Around Town

Winners Around Town

The winners of Christmas in Newport’s annual doorway contest have been announced. More...

Candlelight House Tour Returns

In 1970, Ruth Myers, a transplant from North Carolina, wanted to see a shift from the crass commercialism of Christmas and focus on the Newport of Christmas past. More...

Middletown Kicks Off Recycling Partnership

More than two months after the Middletown Town Council voted to partner with an Ohio-based company to collect discarded clothing and other textiles, Middletown rolled out its new recycling program on Dec. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday  December 20  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...

Faith Community

Holiday Worship Guide

Calvary United Methodist Church–Christmas Eve: 6:45 p.m. music followed by 7 p.m. service, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 401- 847-6181.  Central Baptist Church–Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. More...

Christmas Pageant

This free community event for children of all ages retells the Christmas Story in words and song. Guests include the Sugar Plum Fairy dancing out to meet Santa Claus. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Thursday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. More...

Christmastime Outreach Volunteers Sought

On Saturday, Dec. 22, CrossPoint Church will host a Christmas outreach at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. Consider using your time and talents to help those who are lost and broken. More...