2022-01-06 E-Edition

NTW is Celebrating 50 Years

With this first issue of 2022, we will begin to look back on 50 years of publishing Newport This Week. Over the years the past owners and publishers have kept hard copies of the papers neatly boxed by date. It has been a walk down memory lane looking at the mastheads and the names of the people who wrote articles […]

Newport Hospital Seeing Hike in COVID Patients


With the Omicron variant surging across the state, Newport Hospital is seeing nearly double the patients hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to the early days of the pandemic. Speaking at a media briefing on Jan. 4, hospital officials offered a glimpse into the facility’s emergency department and intensive care unit. “Many, if not most, of those patients have mild symptoms,” said […]

Personal Journey Leads to Parole Board Appointment


As a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board, Newport native Peter Slom considers background, criminal history, overall community safety and plans for the future when deciding if an inmate should be granted early release. He also examines his own history with substance use and his experience in the state’s parole process. Appointed by Gov. Dan McKee in October, Slom […]

Proposal Could Double Senior Housing in Middletown


The West House Corporation, an entity affiliated with the nonprofit Church Community Housing Corporation, which is proposing to double the number of affordable senior housing units in Middletown, received approval from the Planning Board last month to build a 42,600-square-foot structure that would add 54 one- and two-bedroom rental housing units to the West House complex on Forest Avenue. The […]

Middletown Town Council Proposes Taking Over School Finances


On the heels of a potential $1.5 million deficit in the school department budget that was publicly revealed earlier this month, Middletown Town Council President Paul Rodrigues proposed at the Dec. 20 council meeting that school finance operations be managed in a different way. “Let the educators be educators and let someone else handle the finances … because it’s not […]

Ellen Patricia O’Brien

Ellen Patricia O’Brien, 66, of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2021, at Newport Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in New Jersey. She attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She worked for Tetra Tech, Ebasco, Lord and Taylor on 5th Avenue in NYC, the Preservation Society of Newport County and the […]

Edith K. Ponte

Edith K. Ponte, 92, of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 23, 2021. Edith was born in Portsmouth, R.I. to Joseph B. Silvia and Mary M. (Perry) Silvia. Always serving the community, Edith began her working life at 14 years old. She was a notable seamstress , working at Trina, and went on to work as a waitress at Green Valley Country […]

Nancy Sullivan

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Sullivan. Nancy passed away at age 69 after a brief illness in Virginia Beach, VA. She was surrounded and held by her family. Nancy was born on June 15th, 1952 in Newport, RI to Ruth (Steadman) and Frank Norlin. Nancy was a proud 5th Warder and attended Newport […]

Bereavement Group

A free six-week online bereavement support group will be offered by Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice on Thursdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. It will run from from Jan. 13 to Feb. 17. A variety of topics will be addressed, designed to help, heal and support those who have lost a loved one. This group is open to the public. […]