Famed Sailor for Sailing Hall



The Newport City Council held a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in a packed council chambers, to discuss the possibility of bringing the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport, from Annapolis, Maryland. Mayor Harry Winthrop said that he and City Manager Joseph Nicholson, earlier this year, had been in discussions with representatives of the Annapolis-based Hall of Fame […]

84-Room Hotel on Waterfront Approved



Despite one board member vehemently scoffing at the proponent’s traffic study while calling the intersection a “traffic nightmare,” the Newport Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 to approve a new, three-story, 48,000-square-foot building on America’s Cup Avenue to be constructed over the next two years. In a packed chamber at City Hall, the board’s approval opens the way for an […]

Exclusive: Sailing Hall of Fame Looks at City



Prior to the Newport City Council workshop on Oct. 18, Gary Jobson, president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, stopped by the Newport This Week offices to share with us his thoughts about the Sailing Hall of Fame’s possible relocation. Since March, the Sailing Hall of Fame has been entertaining the idea of relocating its headquarters, currently a 1,800-square-foot […]

Judge Denies Request to Postpone Meeting



Only a few hours before the Oct. 10 school committee meeting was underway, a Superior Court judge denied a Newport School Committee member’s request to postpone the meeting as well as a petition that certain items be put on the evening’s agenda. The committee member, David Carlin, filed the request with Newport Superior Court on Oct. 10 for an emergency […]

Exhibit Offers Glance Into Substance Abuse



It’s a common scene in teenage bedrooms across the country, except this time it was in the middle of the Rogers High School library. A bed with a rumpled comforter, shoes and clothes strewn about, a computer open on the desk, a water bottle and candy on the bedside table. But if you look closer, there’s another story. Drugs hidden […]

Rogers High Needs $50 Million Upgrade

State Leaders Hear Concerns at Local Forum

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner were attentive listeners at the first “State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses” open forum on Oct. 12, as Newport parents and residents shared their concerns and input about the district’s facilities. While many of the 80 attendees at the event expressed a desire to see the aging Rogers […]

A Conversation with Women Legislators



Newport County’s newest state senator and the three women who represent Newport County in the General Assembly will be guests at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, Newport County on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Newport Public Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sen. Dawn Euer (D-13), Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-74), Rep. Lauren Carson (D-75) and Rep. […]

The Taste of Newport



Child & Family will hold its signature benefit event, Taste of Newport, on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. The 34th annual Taste of Newport is made possible by “Executive Chef” sponsor, Bowen’s Wharf Company, “Head Chef” sponsors, People’s Credit Union and Secure Networks, numerous “Sous Chef” and in-kind sponsors, […]

For What It’s Worth



A recent email requested the value of a pottery flask made by the Zsolnay Factory in Hungary. The email said the item was inherited from a 95-year-old grandmother who inherited it from her father. Many inquiries believe that the number on the underside of their item is a date, but it is not. It is a form or inventory number. […]

Courthouse Traffic Detour



Site remediation for the Historic Newport Town Spring project is anticipated to begin Oct. 23, and will cause traffic construction detour. The remediation required on the former gas station site includes the removal of two 10,000-gallon gas tanks, the hydraulic jacks located within the service station in addition to any contaminated surface materials encountered. The site will then be capped […]