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Sailing Hall of Fame Home Still Under Discussion

Armory lease extended until September 2018

After the Newport City Council held a workshop in October regarding the potential move of the National Sailing Hall of Fame from Annapolis, Maryland into the Newport Armory on Thames Street, Mayor Harry Winthrop sat down with Newport This Week and sa More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a leather case with a silver plated box brought in by a visitor who wanted to know its purpose. Readers who are familiar with “The Hunt” in England would know that it is a sandwich case. More...

New Businesses Welcomed

Over the past month, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the following businesses to our community with either a ribbon cutting of grand opening.   More...

A Changing World Essay Competition

During the 2017-2018 academic year high school sophomores have the chance to enter an essay competition sponsored by the Newport Historical Society.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

’Tis the Season

Ready or not, here it comes… the 2017 holiday season. The City by the Sea is ready in earnest. Showing our nautical spirit for the season, the illuminated boat parade will circle in the harbor on Friday, the day after Turkey Day. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

GUEST VIEW

Carson to DOT: Fix Memorial Boulevard Now

Lawmaker urges expedition of plan after another pedestrian is struck.  Following yet another pedestrian automobile collision on Newport’s Memorial Boulevard this morning, Rep. Lauren H. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Interfaith Service The annual interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at Temple Shalom on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. People of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to come together in unity and peace, no reservations necessary. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kayla and Zachary Beach of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Remi Christopher Beach on Nov. 18, 2017.  Vanessa and Jonathan Egan of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Bennett Andrew Egan on Nov 14, 2017. More...

Nature

Mushroom Hunting Brings Gourmet Finds

Last Saturday’s mushroom hunting walk at Ballard Park was certainly well attended. “This is our third mushroom walk. They are popular. More...

Vapes, ‘Flavors’ Ban May Be Ahead

The Middletown Town Council is seeking to ban the sale of vapor cigarettes, electronic smoking devices and multi-flavored tobacco products through a town ordinance that had its second public hearing before 35 supporters and protesters on Nov. More...

Giving Kidneys, Saving Lives

Even in her 40s, Newport photographer Jen Carter was determined to give away a kidney. As Newport counselor Kerry Clarke approached 40, she was desperate to receive one. But finding the right match can be tougher than finding the love of a lifetime. More...

 

Around Town

A SLICE OF LIFE

Thanksgiving Commentary: Shape of a Woman

I read an article recently about female body types. I couldn’t help but chuckle but was also perplexed by the categories that this article, and numerous others I’ve read, lump women’s bodies into. More...

Election Process Starts Early

Preschoolers at Emmanuel Day School in Newport elected Morton  Park as their favorite playground during a mock election held  Thursday, Nov. 16. After the ballots were submitted, Newport Mayor  More...

New Fire Chiefs Take Top Slots

Newport By Brooke Constance White More...

Mainsheet

Lucy’s Hearth Benefit Raises More Than $55,000 for Families in Need

Last month, the Board of Directors and Friends of Lucy’s Hearth hosted the sixth annual Fall for Lucy’s Hearth fundraiser at the USTA Wing of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday  November 22  Grades Seven-and-Over Book Club Discussion of “The Scourge,” by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.   More...

CHRISTMAS in NEWPORT

Friday, December 1 Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6 p.m., Washington Square, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, proclamation from the mayor, live entertainment, free, 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

Graceway Community Church, Nov. 25, 215 Forest Ave., Middletown, 401-846-1552.  Potters of Newport County, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Elks’ Lodge, 141 Pelham St.   More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Margaret D. (Dolan) Baer, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 10, 2017 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Steve Haas.  Carol L. Clements, 78, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 14, 2017 at Grand Islander Health Care Center. More...