Chamber Expo: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Come to the Expo to enter to win the grand prize raffle of $600 gift certificate from Breeze Airways! Greater Newport Is Open for Business! Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce Expo 2022 Tuesday, May 17 from 4-7 p.m. at Wyndham Atlantic Resort, Middletown RI Free and open to the public! Free shuttle from Easton’s Beach parking lot courtesy of Rail […]

Greater Newport Chamber Expo 2022 Program

Where is it?

This c.1900 photo was taken by Clarence Stanhope. Any guesses to the location? Can you identify the names of the houses? Last week’s picture was of Broadway, north from Bull Street. There were only three correct answers from: George D.; Jean W.; Larry B. Email Federico Santi at drawrm@hotmail.com with your guess.

Newport Police, Fire Budgets Decrease


The Newport City Council met on May 12 to examine proposed budgets from the police and fire departments, with decreases in overall expenditures slated for both public services. The proposed budget for police is about $18.8 million, a decrease from last year’s total of $19.5 million. The largest reduction comes from the department’s anticipated benefits cost, which shows about $713,000 […]

2022-05-12 E-Edition

They’re Cruisin’ On In

The Silver Cloud, the seventh cruise ship of the season, visited Newport on May 11. The ship brought approximately 250 guests to explore the island. “We are excited to welcome back cruise ships to Newport,” said Evan Smith, Discover Newport’s president and CEO. “This milestone represents a strong sign of recovery for the travel industry. These valued cruise passengers shop […]

Middletown to Identify Uses for Fed COVID Funds


The Middletown Planning Board met on May 12 to discuss if certain projects meet the criteria for federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. The town is slated to receive $4.75 million in ARPA funding, part of the rescue package approved by Congress last year. Under the legislation, municipalities must dedicate the funds by Dec. 31, 2024 and spend themby Dec. […]

Last Chapter for SVF’s Swiss Village

The SVF Foundation of Newport has announced it will make charitable donations to three recipients as it officially writes the last chapter of its history and will dissolve later this year. Last December, SVF announced it had completed its Biodiversity Preservation Project – a 20-year mission to cryopreserve the genetics of rare and endangered domestic livestock breeds – cattle, sheep, […]

Boston Methods May Influence Newport Property Taxes


As Newport petitions the Rhode Island state legislature to change how residential property is taxed in the city, a method used in Boston may inform future tax relief for local homeowners. The practice employed by the city of Boston and being eyed by Newport annually calculates a dollar amount for qualified homeowners to save on property taxes. It first identifies […]

this week’s Conversation with Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano

By Philip Cozzolino Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano has served on the Newport City Council since 1991, and now serves as mayor for the third time. Newport This Week asked her to comment on multiple issues as part of an ongoing series that will feature all councilors in the months leading up to the election. This week, we asked the mayor about […]