The Race Stops Here

At 45,000 nautical miles and with visits to 12 cities, the 2017- 18 Volvo Ocean Race will be the longest in its history. Newport is the only North American stopover on the route. “We hope to leverage through the VOR with expansion of education about sustainability and the ocean, and Sail Newport is here to provide the introduction and access […]

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. Newport School Committee member Kathy Sylvia announced Goss’ resignation at the Tuesday, March 21 meeting. Sylvia and Newport School Supt. Colleen Jermain thanked Goss for his service to Rogers High […]

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. Guillaume de Ramel, who serves on the committee that oversees the fund and whose family provided the endowment, said the idea is to inspire […]

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. The fountains were found to contain less than 15 parts per billion lead, which meets the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for lead content in drinking water. “We did get positive results […]

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 Newport, Jamestown) since 1992, announced her resignation Wednesday, March 22 to accept the presidency of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to better health care. The resignation takes effect May […]

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. Nearly 1000 runners are registered for the April 1st race, making the 2017 event the largest to date. With a cap of 1200 participants, this event is expected to sell out. The family-friendly 5K […]

‘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. “Tedx events are pretty common on college campuses,” said Salve junior Araz Khajarian, who coordinated the planning effort. Throughout the school […]

Newport’s Water System Upgraded

Work continues this week on improvements to the water distribution system within the city of Newport. A $3.5 million improvement project on Eustis Avenue, from Memorial Boulevard to Ellery Street, will include installation of large diameter water mains intended to improve the existing distribution system. These and other improvements are being made to a system that was originally “turned on” […]

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 Rhode Island Foundation Scholarships The Rhode Island Foundation is offering students and their families more than $1.8 million in scholarships. Dozens of individual, family and organizational donors have established scholarship funds […]

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. –Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques, 401-841-5060. Do you have a treasured item and want to know […]