St. Peter’s Brings the Nativity Scene to Life

A few days, maybe a week before the annual event, the parishioners set up the manger. They use original costumes for each role, several from last year and a few that are new. If there is an infant in the parish of the right age and constitution, he may be lucky enough to play the Christ Child. Welcome to the […]

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. A report including the costs and other details of a potential pilot program will be released in January, according to the city manager’s office. “You can’t deny the fact that it’s a systemic issue,” said Councilor […]

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. After making three purchases within a few months, Patrick Kilroy said he has no immediate plans for further purchases. “I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew,” the 38-year-old […]

Holiday Sing-Along

Santa Sightings

Thursday, Dec. 10: Santa will travel from Memorial Blvd. north to theMiddletown line. These neighborhoods include Kay St., Vernon Ave,Bliss Rd. and Eustis Ave., 6-8 p.m.Friday, Dec. 11: Choral performances, tree lighting ceremony,Middletown Senior Center, 6 p.m.,Santa arrives at 6:45 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 12: Santa at theBrick Market Place, 12:30–3:30 p.m.,Thames St., face painting, refreshments. Sunday, Dec. 13: Breakfast withSanta, 9 […]

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. at the Newport Yachting Center. The illumination of the 20-foot evergreen tree, along with Santa and the elves, carolers, and […]

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. With Councilor Kathryn Leonard not in attendance, the vote OK’ing both agreements was 6-0. The three-year agreement between the city and Newport Firefighters Local 1080 is retroactive to July 1, 2015 and runs through June […]

Welcome Center Scores Another Victory

The Preservation Society of Newport County has notched another victory in its quest to construct a welcome center at The Breakers. On Monday, Dec. 7, Superior Court Associate Justice Walter Stone dismissed a lawsuit challenging the special use permit issued by the Zoning Board of Review earlier this year. Having already reviewed the arguments of the parties through their written […]

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. The new winter session, which will be offered to youth ages 11 to 16, will begin on Monday, Jan. 11. The sessions will feature various activities focused around arts and […]

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.