March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Water Fountains Now at Acceptable Lead Levels

The levels of lead in the water fountains at Middletown High School are now within acceptable range, School Supt. Rosemarie Kraeger told Newport This Week on Wednesday, March 22. More...

Paiva Weed Resigns to Head Hospital Group

M. Teresa Paiva Weed, the state’s first woman to serve as president of the Rhode Island Senate and a state senator from District 13  More...

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News Briefs

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Nursing Scholarship   The $1,000 Elizabeth P. Hussey Nursing Scholarship is being offered to any Middletown resident attending an accredited nursing school. For more information, contact Prudence Silvia at pruzer@cox.net. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a small Persian carpet circa 1925 of an American flag and eagle. Not an item that would be made in Iran today. Sold to a local collector of oriental carpets, the finest quality of weaving brought a sale price of $1,500. More...

Fireside Trivia Night

The Norman Bird Sanctuary invites nature lovers to a Fireside Trivia Night on Friday, March 24, from 7-9 p.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 23 Waterfowl Watch Search the Sakonnet River and Gardiner Pond for waterfowl, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 12:30-2 p.m., recommended for ages 8 and up, register, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Speaker on Refugees Temple Shalom will be hosting a speaker from the Dorcas Institute on refugees and immigration Friday, March 24 at 8:15 p.m. at the temple, 223 Valley Road, Middletown. Refreshments will be served. Lenten Fish Dinners More...

Retired Reverend Remains Active

The advice in prison ministry is no different than what holds true in life without bars – don’t worry about next year or next week, just do the next right thing. When William Ogburn, curate at St. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Marketa and Michael Cortigiano of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Mattias John Cortigiano on March 20, 2017. More...

Goss to Step Down as Rogers Principal

Jeffrey Goss, who has handled multiple challenges in his role as principal over the past two years, will be leaving Rogers High School at the end of the school year. More...

Building a Healthier Community

Now in its fifth year, Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund is once again seeking to motivate residents to be proactive about their health through a grant program that supports innovative exercise and wellness programs. More...

 

Around Town

Night Run Hits Record Registration

Gray Matter Marketing and the Newport Public Education Foundation continue their annual partnership on the Newport Night Run, an after-hours 5K run/walk to benefit the Foundation.  More...

'Growing Ideas’ Tedx at Salve

This spring, a group of Salve Regina University students hope to grow not flowers, but ideas, with the Tedx event, "Growing Ideas", to be held on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. More...

Newport’s Water System Upgraded

Work continues this week on improvements to the water distribution system within the city of Newport. More...

Opinion

For The “Crater” Good of All

EDITORIAL

With the advent of the vernal equinox on March 20 (spring, even though it doesn’t feel like it), optimism for individuals, families, businesses and government begin to bloom.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Conservation Effort Gets Extension  To the Editor:  More...

HDC Approvals

The Newport Historic District Commission gave final approval at its meeting on Tuesday, March 21 for the renovation and restoration of the former Child and Family Property located at 24 School Street.  More...

Nature

The Surfer’s Bird

Recent wildlife studies showed that harlequin ducks suffer more broken bones than any other bird. Given their surfing lifestyle, which usually includes crashing against the rocks in the Atlantic Ocean, this might not come as a surprise. More...

Striper Team Gearing up For Fishing Season

They come from every walk of life and work every angle, as in “angling,” not business. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Dr. Norman D. Allen D.D.S., “Bud,” 92, of Newport, passed away March 14, 2017 at home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Korea. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.   More...