Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

City Halts Trash Pickup on the Line

The question “Where do you live?” is typically straightforward, but for a handful of residents that fall on the Newport-Middletown border, it’s not always easy to answer. Lifelong resident Leslie Golden pays taxes to both communities because her property, located at 24 Kay Blvd., spans the border. Her physical address is listed as Middletown, but the property is within a […]

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck?

With spring mating season approaching, the pecking sounds of adult male woodpeckers may be heard across Aquidneck Island. Most species use rapid-fire, loud drumming to mark their territories or to attract and communicate with mates. While females forage for insects by pecking at trees, single non-paired males will drum on trees, limbs, vinyl siding, wooden clapboards, shingles, and even chimney […]

Newport Grand Imperiled

This November, Tiverton voters get a chance to do what Newport voters twice refused to do – give their approval to new gambling in their community. State Rep. John G. Edwards, D-Tiverton, does not think his town will let the opportunity slip away. “Of course you never know,” Edwards told Newport This Week. “But I would not be surprised if […]

St. Patrick’s Day Remembered

Collecting St. Paddy’s Green

You wouldn’t think the most difficult task on the day that Newport celebrates St. Patrick’s Day would be asking for a little green. But that is just what parade organizers Dennis Sullivan and Dan Titus had to do – one on the east side of the road, the other on the west – with big plastic buckets and bigger hopes. […]

Schools Seek Four Percent Budget Hike

$10 Million Repair Bond Also on Table

Monday, March 21. Tuesday, March 22. Mark the dates. Those are the two sessions where town officials will finalize requests for millions in proposed spending that may ultimately result in either higher town taxes or reduced educational services and delays in overdue school repairs. Both requests are being generated by the Middletown School Committee. On Thursday, March 10, the committee […]


Christopher James Adams, 27, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2016 at Morton Hospital, Taunton, Mass. He was the son of Dawn (Adams) Williamson of Portsmouth and Christopher Bates. He leaves behind his son, Christopher James Adams. Donations in his memory may be made to the Project Purple Initiative, c/o The Herren Project, P.O. Box 131, Portsmouth, RI 02871. […]

Jeans Collection

Nominations Open for Free Roof Giveaway

One lucky Newport County homeowner could be on the receiving end of a new roof. Newport based A1 Roofing and Construction is partnering with the national No Roof Left Behind campaign for a free roof giveaway later this summer. The program, which provides free roofs to local community members in need, is open to all Newport County homeowners. Nominations are […]


The Decline of Area Fishermen A historical perspective on the decline of the New England fisherman will be presented by Jim Gibson, a Seamen’s Church Institute board member on Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in the Mariner’s Lounge at Seamen’s. Gibson has written a book on the topic and will offer an in-depth lecture. The presentation is free and […]