Schools Want Set Increases

By Andy Long Newport Supt. Colleen Burns Jermain asked the City Council at a Dec. 15 workshop to commit to two percent annual increases in its allotment to the city’s schools until Fiscal Year 2027. She said “predictable” revenue hikes would allow for “strategic planning” to improve poor student performance. Jermain said they would commit $2.2 million of their surplus […]

Community Baptist Church In the Spirit of Giving

Veronica Mays, Community Baptist Church deacon, Soup Kitchen coordinator, and church clerk led a team of volunteers through an assembly line loading 1,000 hand sewn bags with toiletries for Rhode Islands homeless.  

Christmas Versus Xmas

To the Editor: I enjoyed the many holiday wishes found in the Dec. 16 issue, including the editorial “GREETINGS To All Our Valued Readers” and even Newporter Federico Santi’s “hyper-local spin” on Clement C. Moore’s Christmas poem, a “Visit from St. Nicholas” entitled “Christmas on the Hill.” It brought me up short and made me sad then to read that within Santi’s skillful […]

Christmas Versus Xmas

To the Editor: I enjoyed the many holiday wishes found in the Dec. 16 issue, including the editorial “GREETINGS To All Our Valued Readers” and even Newporter Federico Santi’s “hyper-local spin” on Clement C. Moore’s Christmas poem, a “Visit from St. Nicholas” entitled “Christmas on the Hill.” It brought me up short and made me sad then to read that within Santi’s skillful poem, Christmas had […]