In Memory of Natalie Alexander

Seventh Anniversary Remembrance In Loving Memory of Natalie Alexander December 15, 1917 – August 29, 2013   Nonnie, speaking your name keeps you alive with smiles in our hearts. All of us

At Large Candidates Have Their Say (Primary)

By James Merolla Two one-hour virtual forums took place on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 among the 12 At Large candidates for Newport City Council. Jill Kassis, of the League of Women Voters and WADK’s Bruce Newbury served as moderators. The forums are a collaboration among the Alliance for a Livable Newport, East Bay TV, the Greater Newport Chamber of […]

2020-08-27 E-Edition

When in Newport – Mask Up!

The State of Rhode Island has disbursed four million masks to municipalities and Newport received 4,000. A volunteer group, the Zorro Brigade, that passes out masks several times a week at locations including the Wave statue. Above, city employees Peter Friedrichs and Sarah Atkins (closest to the sign) met up with Megan Kleinknecht, Georgia Cathers, and dad Jake, and Griffin […]

At Large Candidates Have Their Say


Two one-hour virtual forums took place on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 among the 12 At Large candidates for Newport City Council. Jill Kassis, of the League of Women Voters and WADK’s Bruce Newbury served as moderators. The forums are a collaboration among the Alliance for a Livable Newport, East Bay TV, the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, the League […]

Salve to House Students at the Marriott


About 140 Salve Regina University students are being provided with a change of scenery this year after the administration announced it has executed a contract with the Newport Marriott to create a satellite residence hall. The effort is part of the private institution’s program to fulfill its educational mission while minimizing potential spread of COVID-19. Students assigned to the downtown […]

Ward 3 Candidates Square Off


The fourth in a series of candidate forums took place on Aug. 20 for the three people vying for a Ward 3 seat on the Newport City Council. The three candidates in the 40-minute forum included longtime incumbent Kathryn Leonard and challengers Paul Marshall and Rachel Hussey. Leonard, a veteran educator and realtor, had not been challenged in the previous […]

Middletown Cigar Bar Receives Zoning Nod


The Middletown Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved an application for a special use permit by Breakwaters Cigar and Whiskey Lounge and property owner, Creative Properties, Inc., to serve alcohol at a planned cigar and cocktail lounge in the commercial plaza at 796 Aquidneck Ave. The 1,500-square-foot unit adjacent to Custom House Coffee formerly housed an indoor golf business. The […]

City Hall Weathervane Resilient for Decades


The cupola and the Viking Ship weathervane repairs by Paul Bastiaanse and his crew at Valley Restoration of Torrington, Connecticut are progressing along. The project is expected to be finished next month. Thanks to local historian George Donnelly, who has been updating Newport This Week as to the history of the cupola and its attachments, there is additional information on […]

NEW ARRIVALS

Chelsea Rodrigues and Jared Gould of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Avery Rae Gould on August 11, 2020. Michaele and Timothy Donnelly of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Timothy William Donnelly, Jr. on August 12, 2020. Megan and Nicholas Maloney of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their […]