Circular Reasoning

Middletown Approves Roundabout

Middletown Town Council is moving forward with several new roadway projects, including a new roundabout at Aquidneck Avenue and Valley Road, a pedestrian bump-out near Easton’s Beach, and the conversion of Crescent Road into a one-way street. The projects were endorsed during a lightly-attended meeting held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, two hours before the regular council meeting. […]

‘A Bomb Comes in a Minute, a Book Lasts Forever’

On the day in 2012 that Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by members of the Taliban opposed to her crusade to educate girls in her native country, the event ultimately morphed into the shot heard around the world. Two local examples: the education mission embraced by newportFILM Youth and the “passion” of a senior at Portsmouth Abbey, which […]

Rogers Student Charged in Hoax Threats

A Rogers High School student has been arrested on charges related to an ongoing investigation stemming from recent hoax threats made against local schools. On Friday, Feb. 12, investigators from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, along with detectives from the Newport Police Department, interviewed and arrested the 16-year-old boy on 15 felony counts of bomb threats and […]

City Manager Evaluations Continue

Newport councilors are still mum on how close they are to naming the city’s next manager. Three councilors contacted by Newport This Week on Tuesday, Feb. 16, remained circumspect in their comments, declining to verify the number of candidate interviews to date or whether additional ones are scheduled. Speaking to the confidential nature of personnel matters, Second Ward Councilor Lynn […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, Feb. 18 Newport’s Black Giants: Race, Sport and Community Sports Historian Robert Cvornyek will discuss the social and cultural impact/presence in Newport, around the turn of the last century, of African-American athletic clubs and neighborhood-sponsored teams. Cvornyek, chair of the history department at Rhode Island College, will discuss “how minority players transformed the city’s ball fields into public spaces […]

Rogers Makes the Honor Roll

Rogers High School is one of 130 school districts in the U.S. being recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally under-represented students. The districts featured on the honor roll have expanded access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative college preparation programs. They demonstrated significant and consistent growth in the number of underrepresented students and students […]

Little League Clinics and Registration

Newport Little League will hold several clinics in the next two months. . The softball clinics (ages 7 and up) will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 5 at Rogers High School, from 3-4:30 p.m. Sneakers must be worn, no cleats. Players should change into sneakers at the gym to prevent salt from outside getting on the gym […]


Lenten Concert for the Jubilee of Mercy On Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., will host a Lenten program presented by Catholic singer and songwriter Ryan Tremblay. The theme of the presentation and concert will be the Year of Mercy. The event is free and all are invited to attend. […]

Meet Mary Poppins

The cast of Swanhurst Chorus Theater’s upcoming production of Mary Poppins will host a “Perfectly Perfect” afternoon of tea and cakes with Mary, kite-making with Bert, and a visit with the Bird Woman. Mary may even teach how to spell her “special” word! A delightful time and a rare opportunity for kids to meet these beloved characters in person without […]

Call for Photography Entries

The 2016 Newport Flower Show, “Gilded-Artful Living,” invites photographers of all experience levels to submit an entry in the Photography Division of the show, which will take place June 24-26, at Rosecliff. Ten different photography classes are available to showcase various photo subjects and techniques. Photographers must submit a registration form and digital photo by Feb. 29, and will be […]