2021-09-02 E-Edition

Rogers Plan Coming Together

Very preliminary renderings of the proposed Rogers High School were revealed in a Power Point presentation to the School Building Committee on Aug. 30. The top image shows modifications to the gynasium. More detailed illustrations will be provided as the design team moves further along. Illustrations provided by SLAM Collaborative, the school district’s architectural firm. To read about the project […]

RI Assoc. Joins National Appeal for Restaurants

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association has joined forces with the National Restaurant Association and peer groups in 50 states to appeal to Congress for $60 billion to replenish the Restaurant Recovery Fund. The letter urges Congress to complete the mission of the RRF and provide adequate funds to support the program. The RRF was designed to offer relief for the […]

Paralympics Flame First Burned in Newport

The 2020 Paralympic Games are being held in Tokyo, Japan until Sept. 5, and they opened with a spectacular ceremony that culminated with the lighting of the Paralympic flame. The flame sparked a memory for Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, who posted a remembrance on Newport’s website. It told residents that embers of that flame can be traced back to Newport almost […]

Middletown Approves Gov.’s Mask Policy

The Middletown School Committee met with school department officials on Aug. 26 to receive an overview of the policies to manage the reopening of the school year. Though the department still needs final approval of the plans by the Rhode Island Department of Education, the School Committee voted unanimously to approve a mask mandate for all teachers, students, and staff, […]

City Gathers Local Input on Transportation Plan

If you wanted to be part of residential input to shape the Newport Transportation Master Plan on Aug. 26, you had to use the oldest form of human transport – walking. Three tables were set up outside City Hall, organized by Toole Design Group of Boston, consultants to the Newport plan, along with the Division of Statewide Planning. They were […]

Pickleball Changes

In order to better manage demand and mitigate the neighborhood impacts of what has become one of the City’s most popular sports, the City pickleball courts will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays and 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Players are also being asked to limit play to 1 hour if others are […]

For What It’s Worth

If there is an image that says “Newport Gilded Age” it is this wood block print depicting a coach scene by artist Ludwig Hohlwein. Submitted by a local collector for evaluation, it is not the first time we have seen this example in Newport. The riders are formally dressed. Value: between $400 and $600. Do you have a treasured item […]

Evening of the Arboreta for the Newport Tree Conservancy

Host Lilly Dick told the crowd at her home, “Ocean View,” how pleased she was to see so many “tree huggers and lovers” at the Newport Tree Conservancy event on Aug. 27. It was a terrific mash up gathering with owners of estates as well as those who tended to them, mingling under a tent decorated with unique specimen trees. […]

Rogers High Design Still Too Costly

The first images of Newport’s new high school have been released by the school district and its architectural firm, SLAM Collaborative. However, Mark Rhoades, lead designer on the project, told Newport This Week following the Aug. 30 meeting of the ad hoc School Building Committee that he did not know if they could construct the building with its current design […]