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Serbian Journalism Student Gets Real

Igor Ispanovic knows all about “fake news.” The 21-year-old Serbian college student and aspiring journalist has lived his entire life under a regime that controls virtually everything, from the truth and freedom of the press to even reasons for smili More...

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News Briefs

Young Athletes Chasing Summer

More than 100 young athletes participated in the "Chasing Summer" event at Fort Adams on Aug. 12. The Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust and the CMAK Foundation, hosted the affordable, family end of summer celebration.  More...

Senior Housing Exploratory Group

The Middletown Senior Housing Exploration Sub-Committee will meet on Monday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m., at the Middletown Senior Center, Green End Ave. More...

'Doggie Dip'

The Newport County YMCA in collaboration with the Potter League for the Animals will be hosting a “Doggie Dip” on Saturday, Aug. 18, at noon at the Y. More...

Opinion

Enemy of the People: ‘Shush! It Could Get Worse’

EDITORIAL

In this week’s edition, Newport This Week participated in a coordinated response to President Trump’s declaration that “the media is the enemy of the American people,” initiated by The Boston Globe. More...

Political Cartoon

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Change is an Inevitable Occurrence

To the Editor:  Recently, the members of the Middletown Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC) received a report on the activities of Connect Greater Newport, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce with representation from six East Bay co More...

Faith Community

Harmonic Sound Healing

International sound healing practitioner Rosie Warburton will give a performance on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Suggested donation is $15 per person.   More...

Lobster Roll Dinner

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual lobster roll dinner on Friday, Aug. 17. Eat in or take out. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and will continue until supplies are gone. More...

Free Community Seminars

City on a Hill Christian Church, 999 West Main Road, Middletown, hosts informative seminars on the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are in the same building as Revival Church of the Nations. More...

Cranston-Calvert School Proposal Considered

Public Urged to Attend Planning/Zoning Forum

Sept. 12 has become an important back-to-school day, except the school has been closed for a very long time, and the date is a public hearing to best decide what the City should do with it. More...

Exhibit Highlights WWI Artists and Illustrators

The United States entered a war already raging in Europe for three years in 1917. But President Woodrow Wilson, who’d campaigned on keeping the country neutral, faced a challenge: how could he sway Americans to now support the war effort?  More...

 

Around Town

Shipyard Celebrates Two Decades

The Newport Shipyard celebrated 20 years on July 28 with a party and a concert from the reggae band, Toots & the Maytals, thanking customers, employees, tenants, supporters and friends who have helped make them what they are since 1998.  More...

'Wet Paint’ Inspires Artists

The artist community of Newport gathered last weekend for the 25th annual “Wet Paint” event, hosted by the Newport Art Museum. The weekend event challenged participants to create works of art in less than 24 hours.  More...

Latest Restoration at Rosecliff

The historic rose garden at Rosecliff (1902) has been restored with the help of two generous gifts totaling $95,000 from the V.J. Palmieri Charitable Trust.  More...

Mainsheet

Dance Was in the Air

The annual Nuit Blanche summer gala for Island Moving Company raised more than $175,000 for the nonprofit organization’s professional dance company, pre-professional afterschool dance training program, and in-school educational programs.  More...

Obituaries

Steven Thomas Ross

Steven Thomas Ross, of Newport, passed away Aug. 12, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 81. The son of Ruth Berlin Ross and Michael Bakunin Ross, Steve grew up in Hewlett, N.Y. More...

RECENT DEATHS

Horst Roman Buresh, 78, of Newport, passed away Aug. 12, 2018. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann Buresh.  Marlene (Heath) Cherry, 63, of Fall River, formerly of Newport, passed away Aug. 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held Aug. More...