2019-10-24 E-Edition

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Rebecca Killian, her image of the bridge was chosen by  local photographer Alexander Nesbitt  as first place winner for the Pell Bridge 50th anniversary celebration photo and art contest sponsored by Newport This Week (NTW) and Discover Newport.   Marilyn Moffatt’s image below won the People’s Choice award. Hundreds voted online and dozens more placed their vote at the NTW […]

The Popular Pumpkin Patch Returns

The pumpkins have officially arrived in Queen Anne Square. The annual Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch returned to the square last weekend and will remain through Oct. 31. The 11th annual event had an exciting addition this year with a rare appearance by the Tinney family’s gold coronation coach, as well as a photo opportunity with “Cinderella” herself, a.k.a. Molly Andrade […]

Workshop Aims to Define Liquor Licenses

Newport’s hospitality past and the cost of development in the future will be at stake for hotels and restaurants when the City Council holds a liquor license workshop on Oct. 30. Restaurant owners hope it will clear up several misunderstandings and will be an important conversation starter with city officials, as ownership of some liquor licenses, particularly costly B-V licenses, […]

McKee Addresses Town Council on Education

At the request of Middletown Town Council President Robert Sylvia and council member Dennis Turano, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee paid a visit to Town Hall for a special presentation before the regular meeting to outline the educational reform he undertook as the mayor of Cumberland from 2000 to 2012. In 2007, McKee said, his administration realized that Cumberland’s education system […]

Neighborhood Revitalization Plans Underway

Earlier this month, a cooperation agreement between the city and the Housing Authority to begin repairs at the Park Holm Phase III project across from Miantonomi Park was approved by the City Council. The agreement includes a 99-year lease between the city and Park Holm Redevelopment III LP, which will lease the land from the Housing Authority and undertake improvements. […]

Garden Club Sowing Young Readers

Pat Bullens (right) of the Middletown Garden Club and Jennifer Grant librarian/media specialist at Aquidneck School display some of the gardening books and other books on pollinators such as bees and insects donated by the Garden Club to Middletown elementary and secondary school libraries.

Rebuilding Together Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted for work to be done by volunteer sponsors during the month of April 2020 for “Rebuilding Together Greater Newport,” which aids families, seniors, people with disabilities and victims of disaster to rebuild their homes. Rebuilding Together rehabilitates homes and works with social service agencies in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. The work should be able to be […]

RHS Hall of Fame Nominations

The Rogers High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the Class of 2020 induction ceremony scheduled for May 2020. Nomination forms will be available at the main lobby of Rogers High School or online. When nominating individuals and/ or teams, supply as much supporting documentation as possible. This event is a great tribute to the rich […]


In the Oct. 17 article, “A Symbol of Religious Freedom and Democracy,” the site (not the building) of Touro Synagogue was was purchased in 1759. Also, the annual reading of the George Washington Letter takes place in the synagogue, not at the Loeb Visitors Center.