Butts Hill

Volunteers Sought for Butts Hill Clean Up on Oct. 29

The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee invites volunteers to remove deadfall wood and weed whack overgrown brush, park at PHS tennis courts, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is required. Cleanup efforts will include only removal of deadfall wood and overgrown brush from the ditches and parapet walls on the north, east, and south sides of the […]

2022-10-20 E-Edition

Early Voting Available in RI

Early voting at polling locations began Oct. 19. In the last midterm elections in 2018, about 7,800 people voted in Newport. For this upcoming election there are 13,115 eligible voters. Above, Donato D’Andrea and Sharon Connors of the Newport Canvassing Authority prepare the voting booths in the designated room on the second floor of Newport City Hall near the council […]

Willow Street access

City to Open Driftway Shoreline Access

The Newport City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Oct. 12 to keep the Chestnut and Walnut Street driftways in the Point Street neighborhood free from cars and maintain an open access point to the water for residents. The resolution stated that the driftways have become filled with parked cars, obstructing the rightof way and presenting the appearance that these […]

Reed Delivers $100K for Adult Learning Center

The Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center recently received a warm welcome at its new location on America’s Cup Avenue in the form of a $100,000 federal earmark courtesy of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. On Oct. 12, Reed presented a check to the center at its new headquarters on the second and third floors of the Gateway Visitors Center. He was […]


Door is Open to More If Regionalization Passes

The possible regionalization of Middletown and Newport schools has attracted interest from other communities that might want to jump on board somewhere down the line. Middletown Town Council President Paul Rodrigues said that Portsmouth has expressed interest in the possibilities of expanding the merger. That information, confirmed to Newport This Week by two other sources was part of a 75-minute […]

Charles Smith

This Week’s Conversation with Charles Smith

From playing professional basketball in the British Virgin Islands to working at the Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Charles Smith doesn’t see his employment circumstance as a step back in his career but as an opportunity to help more people. Smith, 30, was beaming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County Awards […]

Composer Brings Sound to Silents

Much imitated, never equaled, “Nosferatu” (1922), the original vampire film, celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s masterpiece of German Expressionism screens Oct. 27 at the Jane Pickens Theater, which also turns 100 this year, with Jeff Rapsis’s live musical accompaniment. According to theater records, “Nosferatu” played there during its original release. “Halloween is when a silent […]

Newport Public Schools

Building Committee Debates Artificial Grass Field

Newport’s School Building Committee voted on Oct. 18 to approve several expenditures. The committee unanimously approved bidding out the roof work for the new high school and for an air sampling protocol to monitor any local pollution. They also approved $4,300 to extend the bus loop at Pell Elementary School, creating enough space for four buses to either drop off […]

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Celebration

A Day of the Dead celebration is a traditional Mexican celebration of loved ones who have passed on. A bi-lingual celebration of performances, music, artmaking, ceremonial foods and more will be held Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The free event will be held at the Newport Art Museum. RSVP encouraged at newportartmuseum.org.