Tournament Time



Rogers’ catcher, Kenzie Palmer, completes an inning-ending double play with a tag on Burrillville’s Rebecca Arndt at home plate, part of the Rogers High School girls softball team victory over Burrillville, 14-4, on Tuesday, May 30 in a Division II playoff game at Braga Park. The Vikings, replete with many juniors, sophomores and freshmen, finished a successful 12-5 season and […]

‘Painful’ Budget Decisions Ahead

NEWPORT

In the midst of what has been described as the “most difficult budget cycle in 20 years,” Newport school officials presented more problematic news to the City Council. Newport Superintendent Colleen Jermain explained to councilors that the district would be unable to maintain the same level of educational standards, even if the city raised taxes the maximum 4 percent allowed […]

Taxpayers to See No Increase

MIDDLETOWN

A decision by Middletown Town Council to level-fund the schools has left the district scrambling to make ends meet, but the result has provided residents a year reprieve from tax hikes. Middletown Town Council approved the $72.7 million budget after the second public hearing, held May 24. The approved budget did not include the school’s $1.05 million, or 2.2 percent […]

Coyote Saga Inspires Local Novelist



When coyotes became problematic in Newport and Middletown, one island nature lover did the only responsible thing in his repertoire: he wrote a novel about it. James Conroy, a popular novelist, moved to Newport in the summer of 2010. The coyote issue was getting notice, sporadically, in the local press. This month, with the publication of “The Coyote Hunter of […]

News of the day from NewportNow



NewportNow, powered by the team at Newport This Week is bringing you news from the day  Newport Art Museum Fundraiser, Saturday, June 3 As sponsors of the Newport Art Museums “Artists’ Ball,” Rib & Rhein will hold a Tea Party fundraiser featuring masks made of Swarovski crystals on Saturday, June, from 3 – 6 p.m. at their store, 86 William […]

Stars in Education



The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has announced the recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2017. Each year awards are presented in three categories: Friend of Education, Partner in Education and Unsung Hero. The goal of NPEF is to bridge the needs of students in public schools with the community. Hank Kniskern will receive the Friend […]

Troop #3 Celebration



BSA Troop #3 Newport invites former scout families and scouting supporters to a 70th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Sanford-Covill Villa Marina, 72 Washington St. The troop was chartered by the Sheffield School Parent-Teacher Organization in 1947. The original Scoutmaster was Francis Marshall. “It’s going to be like a family reunion, only better,” says […]

A Year of Success



On May 17, the Newport County YMCA held its annual meeting and awards ceremony at Newport Vineyards to celebrate the past year’s successes, outstanding volunteers and community supporters. Fort Adams Trust received the Social Responsibility Award. In 2016, Fort Adams opened its doors to Y summer camp programs to give local youth access to the waterfront for sailing, paddle boarding, […]

Staying True to Newport



It has been almost one year since the Newport Harbor Corporation relocated its corporate offices from Newport, which had been its home since 1925, to a 36,000 square-foot office building in Warwick. Leaving Newport was not an easy decision for the company. “It was more a logistical issue. Given a limited amount of time to make a decision, we could […]

Redwood Library: Temple of American Enlightenment



One of Newport’s most venerable buildings is the Redwood Library, and on Saturday, June 10, visitors can learn about its place in history at the third annual Redwood Library History Seminar. The seminar, titled “The Redwood Library and Architecture in the 18th Century,” will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Experts on colonial architecture will present lectures ranging from the […]