2021-03-11 E-Edition

HBO Series Under Wraps

TGA signs heralding the Newport filming of the HBO series “The Gilded Age,” which is expected to begin soon, have begun popping up along Bellevue Avenue, revealing what has been a tightly held secret, until now. This tent, located at Salve Regina’s Seaview, is one of many that has gone up. Others have appeared at the Preservation Society of Newport […]

1997 Jorge Murderer Challenges Conviction

In an effort to avoid spending the rest of his life in Rhode Island’s high-security prison, the man convicted for the 1997 murder of Rogers High School sophomore Kristen Jorge is petitioning for so-called post-conviction relief, alleging a violation of his constitutional right to effective counsel. The application was filed by Charles Smith in Newport County Superior Court in 2018. […]

St. Pat’s Parade Remains in Limbo for the Fall

For the second straight year, the traditional date of Newport’s annual St. Patrick Day Parade will be met with silence. There will be no bagpipers, step-dancers, fire engines or Irish flags waving on March 13 as the pandemic has forced postponement of one of the city’s major events, yet again. Just when the parade will be held remains an open […]

Town Vows Further Study on Rental Changes

Members of STROM, a newly formed citizen organization that stands for Short-Term Rental Operators of Middletown, came out in force against changes to the town’s short-term rental ordinance during the March 9 special meeting of the Town Council. More than 40 people signed up to speak during the open forum, most owners of short-term rentals. While an official vote was […]

This Week’s Conversation with Ingrid and Terese

Norwegian Spouses of War College Students

Ingrid Sperre Saunes and Terese Sandloekk, spouses of Norwegian naval officers at the Naval War College, recently shared their thoughts on a number of issues regarding their time in the U.S. Their husbands are submarine officers who spend long periods at sea, making communication challenging. The other side of that challenge is that military life offers an opportunity to travel, […]

Jermain Unsure When Students Will Return

Newport School Supt. Colleen Burns Jermain said on March 9 that principals, teachers and staff all want to see Newport’s children back in school, but that it is unlikely there will be one day when they all return. “We do know children being in school with their teachers is the best for everyone,” she told Newport This Week after the […]

FEMA Supports Benny’s Vaccination Site

FEMA has received a request from the State of Rhode Island to staff 161 positions at two vaccination centers. The Federal family-supporting these locations include: FEMA, Veteran Affairs, DHS Surge Capacity Force, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Public Health Services. The first site at the Benny’s, in Middletown opened to the public on March 10. Staff […]

St Pat’s Treasure Hunt

Newport Recreation will host a family-friendly and COVID-safe Treasure Hunt Saturday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. The free, outdoor event is part of the “Take it Outside” program by Newport Rec. The search for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow will be held in Aquidneck Park, located at the top of the hill behind […]

Cawley Vocational Scholarship

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 has established the Cawley Memorial Scholarship in memory of Raymond Joseph “Joe” Cawley, Jr. founder of R. J. Cawley Contracting, Inc. This $1,000 scholarship is available for students from the Newport area who are going into any trade school and meet the requirements on the Cawley scholarship application. Students planning to pursue a vocational/technical program […]