2019-06-27 E-Edition

Newport Celebrates

9 a.m. Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence 9:30 a.m. Common Burial Ground Gravesite Tribute to William Ellery 9:45 a.m. Bike Parade from Liberty Tree, Ellery Park to Washington Square 10 a.m. Newport Community Band Patriotic Concert – Outside, Washington Square 10:30 a.m. Pie Eating Contest, beneath Oliver Hazard […]

Shea Realizes Dream by Playing Folk Festival

Even though Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again, one local guitarist is poised to prove him wrong. If you’re lucky enough to be at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 27, you’ll see former Middletown guitarist Charlie Shea on stage as a member of Nashville songwriting sensation Rayland Baxter’s band. Newport This Week caught up with […]

Portsmouth Open to Talks on Combined HS

The Portsmouth City Council voted unanimously on June 24 to discuss plans for a new high school with Newport, providing a striking contrast from earlier meetings in Middletown, when that town’s council rejected any collaboration. Newport Supt. Colleen Jermain made a brief presentation, and then members of Portsmouth’s School Committee spoke in support of the measure. Jermain emphasized that Portsmouth […]

Effort to Build Skatepark Ongoing

A local group’s mission to establish Newport’s only outdoor public skateboarding facility is still in the works, despite fears that the project had stalled. The most recent recreational park was the city-owned skatepark located at Easton’s Beach, which was torn down in March 2017 after becoming dilapidated. The park’s removal spurred a local high school senior, Tim Boucher, and Newport […]

Much Ado in Miantonomi Park

Trinity Repertory Company and Rhode Island Latino Arts are bringing “Much Ado About Nothing” / Tanta Bulla…¿Y Pa’ Qué? to Newport. The wild production is a 90-minute Spanish/English adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy of manners. For the first time in the program’s history, the cast is comprised entirely of Latino actors. “Great art should belong to everyone,” says Trinity Repertory […]

Mucho Ruido y Pocas Nueces en el Parke Miantonomi

Trinity Repertory y Rhode Island Latino Arts presentan “Mucho ruido y pocas nueces” / Tanta Bulla … ¿Y Pa ’Qué? La producción teatral es una adaptación bilingüe en español e inglés de 90 minutos de la comedia de costumbres de William Shakespeare. Por primera vez, el reparto está compuesto por actores latinos. “El gran arte debe pertenecer a todos independiente […]

Calling Bands and Performers

The Broadway Street Fair will be back Saturday, Oct. 12. Last year more than 15,000 people took a stroll along Broadway. Wouldn’t it be great if they could see your band live on stage? The call is out for local bands and performers with strong ties to Newport to perform. There are many opportunities on the five stages along the […]

Bike Safety Reminder

Persons 13 years of age and older are prohibited from operating bicycles on city sidewalks. Bicyclers on public roadways need to follow the direction of traffic, ride on the right side of the road, if practical, and observe the traffic and vehicle laws, prescribed for bicycle operation, as specified in the Rhode Island General Laws. Persons younger than 13 years […]

Safe Stations

Newport County’s first Safe Stations program launches Friday, June 28 at 4 p.m. at the Main Fire Station on Marlborough Street. Each Newport Fire Station will be designated as a safe environment for those seeking assistance to start their path to recovery. “Any time, day or night, when someone struggling with substance abuse or misuse determines that they need help, […]