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News Briefs

A Conversation with Women Legislators

Newport County’s newest state senator and the three women who represent Newport County in the General Assembly will be guests at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, Newport County on Monday, Oct. More...

The Taste of Newport

Child & Family will hold its signature benefit event, Taste of Newport, on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A recent email requested the value of a pottery flask made by the Zsolnay Factory in Hungary. The email said the item was inherited from a 95-year-old grandmother who inherited it from her father. More...

From The Garden

Pumpkin Time is Now

Pumpkins are popping up in grocery stores, shop windows and on front steps. If you buy your pumpkin now, while it is still in the field, you can pick your own. More...

Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Kaylin and Zachary Brietzke of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Zara Alina Brietzke on Oct. 15, 2017.  Kaitlin and Adam Donahue of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Bowen Lambert Donahue on Oct. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Pipe Screams on the Point’ More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Rita Ann (Gilchrist) Breen, 87, of Middletown, passed away Oct.11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Paul P. Breen.   More...

In Memoriam

John A. Kelly June 20, 1952 – Oct. 24, 2016

John A. (Jack) Kelly, 64, of Newport and Portsmouth, passed away on Oct. 24, 2016. He was the son of John and Theresa Kelly. More...

84-Room Hotel on Waterfront Approved

Despite one board member vehemently scoffing at the proponent’s traffic study while calling the intersection a “traffic nightmare,” the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 to approve a new, three-story, 48,000-square-foot buil More...

Exclusive: Sailing Hall of Fame Looks at City

Prior to the Newport City Council workshop on Oct. More...

 

Around Town

Exhibit Offers Glance Into Substance Abuse

It’s a common scene in teenage bedrooms across the country, except this time it was in the middle of the Rogers High School library.  More...

Rogers High Needs $50 Million Upgrade

State Leaders Hear Concerns at Local Forum

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner were attentive listeners at the first “State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses” open forum on Oct. More...

City Approves New Website Design

The Newport City Council unanimously approved a new, user-friendly city website to be launched next year.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Born Free: Ahead of the Curve Nacido Libre: Adelantándose a la curva

In the upper right-hand corner of this paper are the words, “Born Free.” When founded 45 years ago, Newport This Week began as free paper and remains so today, due to the faithful support of advertisers who make the paper possible. More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Senior Savvy

Volunteering Keeps Us Young

We seniors are bombarded with advice on how to stay alert in our later years. Eighty-nine-year-old Ed Silveria is an example of how a senior can keep young and sharp through volunteer work. More...

Nature

Spiders, Spiders Everywhere

"Wherever you sit as you read these lines, a spider is probably no more than a few yards away."  Norman Platnik, American Museum of Natural History   More...

A Wild Halloween Bash

Looking for a wild Halloween party this year that also saves wildlife? Attend the Wildstock Benefit Concert on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Jacky's Galaxie, 383 Metacom Ave., Bristol, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Crescent Moon Hike

Venture onto the trails after hours to witness the moonlit landscape at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Wednesday, Oct. 25. More...