Rallies Break Silence

“The word racism makes people uncomfortable. It’s not being talked about. Racism has become a taboo. It’s frustrating. It’s suffocating,” said Newport resident Angela Monteiro. Stunned and angered by the deadly violence and escalating racial tensions sweeping across the country, Newport joined communities across the U.S., with rallies demanding accountability, justice and change. Middletown resident Seneca Pender said the recent […]

Courting the Title

Dudi Sela focuses on the shot at hand as he defeated defending champion Rajeev Ram of the United States Wednesday to advance to the final rounds of the Newport International Hall of Fame Championships for the Van Alen Cup. Sela, of Israel, just a seventh seed, was playing in his first Newport event. His defeat of Ram was the upset […]

History Still Resonates for Former Ball Boy

“Grass is for cows.” This legendary “urban” tennis phrase was allegedly made in reference to playing at Wimbledon, by a long line of champions who find playing on grass problematic and unpredictable. It was introduced to Newport’s tennis community one day in 1971 by French champion Françoise Dürr playing at the Virginia Slims women’s tennis tournament. Dürr was fresh from […]

Islander as Trump’s Veep-Mate?

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who grew up playing football and other sports on the athletic fields of Middletown, is widely reported to be on Republican Donald J. Trump’s short list of potential running mates – despite having long been a Democrat. Flynn spoke with Newport This Week on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13, and said then […]

‘Launching Life’s Adventure’

Held in memory of Vice Adm. Thomas R. Weschler (Dec. 21, 1917 – April 3, 2016), the fourth annual summer fundraising party for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) on July 1 raised more than $100,000. Weschler was a driving force behind the Tall Ship since its inception and remained actively involved into his final days. Aptly named, “Launching Life’s […]

Looking Back and Forward

In 1966, the Children’s Home of Newport (Child & Family) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the agency. Two open houses were held, one in August and one in November. Guests included then- Gov. John H. Chafee. After 100 years, the desire was to keep children in their own homes and the goals shifted to alleviating problems through professional counseling for […]

Ram Loses Bid for Back-to-Back Tennis Titles

On Monday, July 11, defending Hall of Fame champion Rajeev Ram enjoyed a welcome return to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport with a 6-2, 6-3 win against American wild card Mackenzie McDonald. On Wednesday, July 13, Ram was unable to continue that momentum when he lost, in a little over and hour, to Israel’s seventh-seed Dudi Sela, […]

Thompson Basketball Camp, July 18-22

Boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grades are welcome to participate in the Thompson Middle School Basketball Camp from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The camp is sponsored by the Community School of Newport and is run by Joe Saunders. Campers are asked to bring lunch. Space is limited to 35. The […]

Gleaner Crew Needed

In cooperation with the Aquidneck Growers Market and the Aquidneck Community Table, the Martin Luther King Center is looking for volunteers to help with the new gleaning/food rescue program. Gleaners are asked to meet at the market on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. and collect unsold produce, bread, and other products from vendors and bring to the MLK Center. If interested, […]

Newport in Bloom

Competition Deadline

The 2016 Newport in Bloom Garden Competition entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 20. Awards will be presented in each of the four residential districts for in-ground gardens and containers. Business categories include bed & breakfasts, and large and small businesses. Visit newportinbloom.org for the application or email kmcmahan2@cox.net.