2019-11-14 E-Edition

Veterans Honored

Middletown Veteran’s Memorial Unveiled

A crowd of almost 300 people turned out to Paradise Valley Park on Veteran’s Day to witness the ceremonial unveiling of the newly installed Veteran’s Memorial honoring military service members. The memorial is situated between the historic Paradise School and the Boyd’s Windmill, and is made up of six engraved stones representing the five branches of the armed services and […]

Bell Ringers Bring Year-Long Support

For 130 years, The Salvation Army’s Newport Corps has served residents through services such as the Wednesday and Friday food pantry and the Friday and Sunday soup kitchen, both of which are available to any Newport County resident. This mission of service is particularly strong during the holiday season when the local community comes together with the most fundraising and […]

NJ Vote Gives Insight to Rental Resolution

A hard-fought Nov. 5 Jersey City, New Jersey referendum restricting listings of short-term rental properties on Airbnb may have ramifications for Newport and Middletown. Officials in Rhode Island are considering resolutions and referendums that might impose similar restrictions, especially on Aquidneck Island, where unreported and unlicensed short-term rentals are costing Newport, Middletown, and surrounding towns tens of thousands of dollars […]

Community Forum Hears of Regional Schools’ Successes

A second community forum on the future of Aquidneck Island’s schools was held on Nov. 6 at CCRI’s auditorium. The event, moderated by State Rep. Lauren Carson and hosted by Newport This Week, focused on the experiences other schools and districts have had with running regional schools, as well as building new ones. Adam Flynn-Tabloff, superintendent of the William Davies […]

Newport’s Ronald Lee Fleming Receives Townsend Award

Newport’s Ronald Lee Fleming, who has a day named for him for his contributions to the city, was awarded the New England Society’s 2019 Reginald T. Townsend Award at a dinner dance held at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Given for outstanding achievement representing the finest attributes of the New England character, previous recipients have included Walter Cronkite, David […]

The Harbor Lights Up

Sail into the holiday season with the 22nd Annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. sharp. Spectators can view the display of nautical holiday spirit along Newport Harbor’s waterfront from the Newport Yacht Club (open to the public for the event), Perrotti Park, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and points around Newport Harbor. Any organization, business […]

Jeanne (Cournoyer) Peirce

Jeanne (Cournoyer) Peirce, 92, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Royal Middletown Nursing Center in Middletown, RI. She was the widow of the late Dr. Frederick A. Peirce, Jr. Born in Webster, MA on April 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Anatole Arthur and Loria (Plasse) Cournoyer. Jeanne was a 1948 graduate of the Massachusetts […]


Ronald Cooper Bahnsen Sr., 69, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 7, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Nancy M. (Gaulteri) Barker, 83, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 8, 2019. She was the wife of Benjamin Barker III. Stephen W. Biello, 73, of Newport, passed away Nov. 7, 2019. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea. Ricky […]


Seamen’s Community Meal Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, hosts a dinner on the third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. This month’s meal will be served on Nov. 20. All are welcome for a time of community. To volunteer call 401-847- 4260, seamensnewport.org. Thanksgiving Fundraiser The Yachting Community Thanksgiving Fundraiser will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, from […]