2021-12-09 E-Edition

Santa is Making His Rounds

Santa and his Newport Fire and Police Department escort made his first round of neighborhood visits on Dec. 7. Jillian Kilroy and daughter, Harper, were among the first to see him on Broadway. He will be hitting the road again Dec. 9 and 14-16. Check the Santa tracker on cityofnewport.com for his route. Santas also visit Middletown and Portsmouth neighborhoods. […]

‘Swiss Village’ to Remain Open Space

The Aquidneck Land Trust has been granted a conservation easement spanning 25 acres of historic land in Newport. The property was first developed as a sustainable farm in the early 1900s and now will forever be restricted from future development. Originally known as Surprise Valley Farm, or what locals labeled “Swiss Village” due to its resemblance to Switzerland, Arthur Curtiss […]

A Finished Masterpiece

Christmas In Newport

Culinary students from the Newport Area Career and Technical Center at Rogers High School created and decorated this 16-foot-tall lighthouse and cabin at the Newport Marriott with 530 pounds of gingerbread and more than 2,400 pieces of candy in the hotel’s lobby on America’s Cup Avenue. Visitors are welcome to come take photos and encouraged to bring a canned food […]

Council Spars Over $1.5 Million Deficit

Longstanding tensions between the Middletown Town Council and the school department spilled over during the Dec. 6 council meeting, with council president Paul Rodrigues accusing the district of breaking state law and intentionally withholding information from the town. The dispute arose during discussion of a memo from town administrator Shawn Brown that posited the school department was facing a potential […]

Shop Local, Shop Small

Be sure to catch our Last-Minute Gift Guide in the Dec. 16 edition of NTW for dozens of gift ideas from local merchants.

Winter Festival Another COVID Cancelation

Due to renewed concerns over COVID-19 and the emergence of the Omicron variant, organizers have canceled the 33rd annual Newport Winter Festival. “This was a very hard and difficult decision to make, but after consulting at length with Discover Newport, we have decided to cancel,” said David Rosenberg, event organizer. “With continuous warnings from the CDC about indoor gatherings, and […]


Alexis and Christopher Fernandez of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Greyson Liedecke Fernandez on November 14, 2021. Ryann and Nathan Humes of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sailor Lee Humes on November 17, 2021. Brittany and Kyle Monbleau of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Grace […]

IN MEMORIAM Bobby Delehanty

June 19, 1954 – December 8, 2018 You left us way too soon, we miss you every day. Love, Mom & Family

Lori Ann Barile

Lori Ann Barile, 48, of Newport, passed away on December 1, 2021. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Barile. Lori graduated from Classical High School and went on to obtain a B.A. in English Literature at Rhode Island College and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island. Lori was also […]