January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Major Changes Ahead for Second Beach

Calling Second Beach the “crown jewel” of Middletown, the Town Council has proposed a major expansion of parking, structural improvements, consolidation of staff, and improved customer service, among other recommendations.  More...

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Skip with the Sharks

Join the DD Sharks and learn competitive jump rope/Double Dutch. Children 8-and-over will be taught the basics of skipping rope, Double Dutch and will participate as a team. No prior experience is required. More...

Indoor Football

A limited number of spots for boys and girls in grades three to eight are available for indoor football, which will begin Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Hut, 35 Golden Hill St. Games will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required. More...

Open Theater Auditions

Jamestown Community Theatre will hold open auditions for their spring production of “A Year with Frog & Toad,” based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

2018 Initiatives

Editor’s Note: Last month, NTW offered the Newport City Council and City Hall the opportunity to submit to our editorial pages with a message in their own words as Guest Editorials. In the Dec.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Dangers of Fluoride   To the Editor:  More...

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Nature

Annual Duck Stamp Program

The call for entries for the 2018 Rhode Island Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now underway. The free Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design program is open to K-12 students nationwide. More...

Turning a Tiny House into a Big Idea

The concept came to Newport’s Nora Eschenheimer three years ago when she was backpacking through Europe and heard of a clown troupe of actors who were traveling to Syrian refugee camps to cheer up children. More...

State Recommends Bonds for School Construction

Last October, a Rhode Island Department of Education task force under Gov. Gina Raimondo declared that the state’s public schools are in need of $2.2 billion in upgrades to bring facilities into “ideal’ condition. More...

 

Around Town

Hitting the Big Time

Claire Ma visited the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) for the first time in 2014, with her parents, during a trip to Newport.  More...

Q&A with Pell, Thompson PTO Presidents

A president’s work is never done. Just ask Kendra Muenter and Jennifer Jackson, presidents of the PTOs at Pell Elementary and Thompson Middle School, respectively.  More...

A Kid’s Life, Then and Now

SLICE OF LIFE

I saw a commercial that prompted me to burst out laughing and then call my sister. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday January 18 Read/Eat/Chat Discuss “Murder at Chateau-Sur- Mer (A Gilded Newport Mystery),” by Alyssa Maxwell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, museum members free, $5 nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. More...

From The Garden

‘Winterizing’ for Healthy Houseplants

Some plants thrive indoors all year, while others live outdoors during the summer and fall, but must be moved indoors during the winter. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Eugene F. “Gene” Deady, 82, of Newport, passed away Jan. 15, 2018 at Village House Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Arlene (St. Cyr) Deady. Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. More...