An Incredible Feat

Hatch to Appear on ‘The Biggest Loser’

A Newport native reality TV star is back onscreen. Richard Hatch, who is best known for his win on the original “Survivor” season in 2000, will appear on Season 17 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” beginning Monday, Jan. 4. Since his debut, Hatch has appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “The Weakest Link,” “Who Wants to Be a […]

Minimum Wage Set to Rise

The beginning of the new year will usher in pay increases for thousands of Rhode Islanders who earn the minimum wage. The state’s minimum hourly pay will rise to $9.60 from $9.00 on Jan. 1, which will be the fourth adjustment in as many years. Since Jan. 1, 2013 when the minimum was $7.75, the legislature has enacted several laws […]

Slots Site Seen Vital to City

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, believes that development of the city’s North End is the most important issue facing city officials as the calendar moves forward from 2015 to 2016. Paiva Weed, who in 2009 became the first-ever woman to attain the Rhode Island Senate presidency, said in a year-end interview with Newport this Week that the future […]

The Great Spirit of Comanche Ruled the Race

Someday in the future, maybe 10 years from now, Ken Read’s grandchild will sit upon his knee and look up at his distinguished head of gray hair and say, “Grandpa, tell me the story of how you won the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Race one more time.” Read will lean back and smile. He will not feel the urge to […]

St. George’s Failed to Tell Authorities of Misconduct

In an 11-page summary of its “investigation” of sexual misconduct towards students by members of the school’s community during the 1970s and 1980s, St. George’s School, the elite Middletown coeducational boarding school, concludes that it should have informed appropriate authorities long before now. “It is evident that the school failed on several occasions to fulfill its legal reporting requirements to […]

Pharmacist Grant

Visiting Nurse Services has announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has awarded a $78,000 grant to URI College of Pharmacy in partnership with VNS to expand the PharmD Resident program. VNS has had a URI PharmD Resident for the past three years on a one-day-per-week basis. The grant allows for an additional pharmacist for 20 hours per week. The […]

For What It’s Worth

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: or 152 Spring St., Newport.


Waterfront Meeting

Friends of the Waterfront will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. The agenda will include an update on the repairs and restoration of the benches at Scott’s Wharf as well as a discussion of possible changes for the annual newsletter. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call […]