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Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting rescheduled to Dec. 4

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting has been postponed to Sunday, Dec. 4. Festivities begin around 12:30 with an afternoon visit from Santa, followed by carol sing-alongs and special holiday performances from local musicians and choruses. The enormous tree is lit promptly at 6:00 – the official beginning of the holiday season at Bowen’s Wharf! Santa […]

Illuminated Boat Parade Cancelled

Due to expected gale force winds and heavy rains, this weekend’s Illuminated Boat Parade has been canceled.   The City’s annual food drive for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will go on with donations accepted through the weekend at the Newport Harbormaster’s Office. The parade, which had originally been planned for Friday, Nov. 25th, had been rescheduled to […]

Christmas in Newport opens Dec. 1

  Christmas In Newport Opens on Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m. There will be a proclamation from the mayor, tree lighting, Newport cannon salute and music by Pell School Champions Chorus at Washington Sq. The 1739 Colony House will be open before the ceremony from 4-6 p.m, Colony House, Washington Sq., 401-846-0813, newporthistorytours.org. Visit christmasinnewport.org for more information.

Newport Library Holiday Book Sale starts Dec. 2

Friends of the Newport Public Library annual holiday book sale: Friday, Dec. 2     9am – 4pmSaturday, Dec. 3   9am – 3pmSunday, Dec. 4    1pm – 5pmMonday, Dec. 5   12n – 6pmTuesday, Dec. 6   9am – 6pmWednesday, Dec. 7   9am – 6pmThe sale will be located in the lobby at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.,  401-847-8720

Santa Magic and Tree Lighting on Nov. 26

On Saturday, Nov. 26, Santa will visit the Shops on Long Wharf Mall. Children of all ages will be able to write and deliver their personal letters, visit with Santa, have their pictures taken and join in craft activities compliments of Cutie Curls. Volunteers from Newport In Bloom have decorated the holiday tree in front of Discover Newport and there […]

Letter to the Editor

Holiday a Prime Time for Teen Drinking

To the Editor: Thanksgiving marks the beginning of another busy holiday season, a festive time filled with family, friends, food and celebrations. For many teens, “Thanksgiving Eve” is a time when they get together with old friends and siblings, especially those coming home during college break. But according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, more young people […]

Stormwater Innovative Expo on Nov. 30

The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition (RIGIC) will host its fourth annual Stormwater Innovation Expo in partnership with the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, the American Planning Association Rhode Island, and The Rhode Island Public Works Association. The event will take place on November 30 from 8:30AM-3:30M at the Roger Williams Park Casino (1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907). Attendees will […]

Newport’s No Vote Kills Regionalization


Newport said no, and now Middletown is scrambling for an alternative. Voters in Newport shot down school regionalization on Nov. 8, while Middletown voters approved it. The merger of the two districts depended on passing three ballot questions, but Newport voters, who maintained that they would be bailing out Middletown because of recent school economic shortfalls, rejected the proposal. The […]

Public Invited to Climb Miantonomi Park Tower on Nov. 11

Newporters are invited to climb to the top of the Miantonomi Park tower which will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in observance of Veterans Day. This event, which is being organized by the City of Newport, Miantonomi Park Commission, and the Aquidneck Land Trust, aims to recognize the historical significance […]

Vote November 8

Three Newport Ward City Councilors Run Unopposed

The three ward councilors below are running unopposed. Angela McCalla Ward 1 Councilor McCalla, 41, is a Policy and Advocacy Program Director. She has one child who attended Newport public schools. amccalla2019@gmail.com Priorities: Protecting our neighborhoods and waterfront access, infrastructure investments that help to improve resident’s quality of life, diversity, equity, and inclusion. I do not support the question of […]


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