Jazzed for the Weekend

The Newport Jazz Festival, an iconic event launched in 1954, will bring multitudes of music lovers to the City by the Sea August 3-5. Four stages in Fort Adams State Park will host some of the biggest names in jazz and R&B, including Pat Metheny, Andra Day, Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Jazzmeia Horn, George Clinton & Parliament […]

School Committee Chair Resigns

David Hanos, Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, resigned July 31 from that body. He wrote in a text message to Newport This Week, “It’s for personal reasons. Came up quickly, not an easy decision.” The committee, which met last Tuesday evening, heard from Hanos of his resignation before the session in a private conference. He then left the site […]

East Coast Lifeguards Compete at Easton’s

The Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament, held at Easton’s Beach on July 31 and Aug. 1, was a highly anticipated event for the east coast beach community. “The event highlights lifeguarding skills, and practices lifeguarding techniques like seeing who can be the fastest to get a victim out of the water. The event is a lot of fun and everyone has […]

Council Takes Next Step Toward Armory Sale

The City Council voted 4-3 to continue with the next step in the potential $1.685 million sale of a condo unit within the city-owned Armory building at 365 Thames St. to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, at its July 25 meeting. The council narrowly approved the Purchase and Sale Agreement under the condition that the condominium documents, which were […]

Summer Spotlight on Redwood Gala

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum hosted its annual gala on July 14 honoring Angela and Garry Fischer, longtime friends and supporters of the oldest community library still in its original building. More than 375 guests gathered on the front lawn for dinner and dancing to the Chris Norton Orchestra. The high-energy evening was hailed the “most successful ever” by the […]

Philosophy on a Summer’s Afternoon

Once again, this summer, philosophers and scholars have been welcomed to Whitehall, the home of George Berkeley, to spend several weeks in residence, inspired by the iconic, colonial farmhouse and its grounds and to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the work of the 18th century Anglo Irish sage. The program consists of four sets of lectures by “resident philosophers.” […]

For What It’s Worth

Patriarchs Ball Gilded Age invitations are rare and this one, “Compliments of Ward McAllister,” is no exception. Who’s Who of High Society lists, to name a few: William Astor, August Belmont, Robert Goelet, J. Pierpoint Morgan, Hamilton Fish, Jr., Cornelius Vanderbilt. etc. Held at Delmonico’s Feb.1. Value: Priceless. Cost: $150. Do you have a treasured item and want to know […]

‘Chasing Summer’

Race4Chase, a free summer celebration event will be held at Fort Adams on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds go towards scholarships for the Race4Chase program, a Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation. The Race4Chase Kids triathlon starts at 11 a.m. Every YMCA in the state will be represented at the event. There […]

Pair Arrested For Multiple Robberies

Jamestown Police have arrested a pair of northern Rhode Island men connected to a series of break-ins and thefts in Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, and Massachusetts, as many as five robberies in one hour. Thomas Pleau, 43, of Woonsocket, and John Young, 26, of Providence, each were charged by Jamestown police with five counts of breaking and entering and five counts […]

Book Signing

Rhode Island and Newport author and historian Brian Stinson will visit the Newport Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m., to talk about his book, “Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame.” The talk, free and open to the public, will be followed by Q&A and a book signing. There is no registration. For more information, visit newportlibraryri.org […]