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Interactive Website Launched

With an eye toward improving communication inside and outside of City Hall, city officials quietly launched a new website earlier this week as part of its ongoing "Engage Newport" initiative.  More...

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

Grange Meeting   The next meeting of the Portmouth Grange #29 will be Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth. More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi: Years ago my father brought back this fragment from a trip to Europe. It is about 7” in diameter. He always kept it on his desk and said that it was his “muse.” Now it is mine. Can you tell me what it might be worth? More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Most Unfortunate Dynamic  I t was uncomfortable for everyone involved. The City Council’s final meeting of October brought with it a frightening amount of personal barbs and apparent animus directed at one of their own.  More...

Society's Leadership Questioned

To the Editor:  The recent “Guest View” by the Chairman of The Preservation Society of Newport County in the Newport Daily News (Oct. More...

RITBA Aware of Safety Risks on Pell

To the Editor:  Thank you for reporting on the Pell Bridge crash and safety issues. I also appreciate Newport This Week publishing my letter captioned “You Could Be the Next Person Killed on the Pell.”  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 31   More...

Live Music

Thursday, Oct. 31  Bistro 162 – John Monllos  Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown, 10 p.m. More...

Wellness

Golf Tournament Donates to Hospital

Small Island Big Hearts recently presented a $16,632 check to Newport Hospital. The funds were raised through the first-ever Small Island Big Hearts Charity Golf Tournament, which was held in the spring at Green Valley Country Club. More...

No Shaving in “Movember”

For the fourth year in a row, Kyle Reichman and his fuzzyfaced friends will become better known as Team Newport Muzzy, a group that will be committing their facial follicles to the growth of moustaches for the entire month of “Movember” & More...

Blood Drives

In addition to the Aquidneck Island Donor Center, 688 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, blood donations can be made at the following upcoming blood drives: Nov. 1, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Middletown High School Gym Nov. More...

Obituaries

Klaus Baernthaler, 74,

of Middletown, passed away Oct. 23, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Dorothea (DiNapoli) Baernthaler. He served in the U.S. More...

Bryan Daniel Cooney, 71,

of Middletown, passed away Oct. 24, 2013 at home. He was the husband of the late Jean O`Hanley Cooney and the late Jean Brady Cooney. He was a U.S Army veteran. More...

Jeanette M. Dawson, 78,

of Newport, passed away Oct. 27, 2013 at South County Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in North Kingstown, R.I. She was the wife of the late Charles Dawson. Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. More...

From Farm to Table to Garden

When you put good things in, you tend to get good things out. At least that's how composting maven Phil Hadley and Matt Plumb, of Newport's Brick Alley Pub, see things.  More...

Solution Sought for Maidford River

The picturesque Maidford River runs through Middletown, meanders towards its terminus at Third Beach and empties into the Sakonnet River. More...

 

Around Town

Marina Plan Presented at ALN Forum

Residents concerned with the potential impact of a proposed marina off the northeast shore of Goat Island heard first-hand about the project from proponents during a special public forum on Wednesday evening, Oct. More...

Yes, the Water Does Taste Better

It was a brief and off-hand remark made during what turned out to be a lengthy meeting dominated by debate over an existing lease arrangement between the city and the Newport Yacht Club.  More...

Military Parent Wins Film Premiere for Newport

There are victims of war that never wore a uniform, maneuvered a war machine, carried or fired a weapon, or bled on a battlefield. Yet they were deeply wounded by far-off wars in foreign lands.  More...

Mainsheet

newportFILM Reels into Fall

September’s finale of newportFILM’s illustrious 2013 outdoor film series, presented by Kirby Perkins Construction, featured a screening of the short documentary “Diner En Blanc” last month at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  More...

A Most Savory Event Returns

One of autumn’s most savory events, Newport Restaurant Week, returns Nov. 1-10 with 54 participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties. More...

From The Garden

Apples Still Bountiful

The last apples of fall are still available for picking: Blondee apples at Sweet Berry look particularly good and Honeycrisp apples make a great applesauce.  Simple, Simple Applesauce   More...

Seaside Garden Club Meeting

The Seaside Garden Club of Newport will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Vasco Da Gama Hall on Fenner Avenue. The guest speaker will be Richard Ho of Rich Original Floral. More...

Senior Savvy

Octogenarian Flower Girls

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would be a flower girl in a wedding at the age of 83…but it happened. On Sept. More...

Nature

Backyard Birding Adventures

The natural world is as close as one’s own backyard, porch or fire escape. An outing with nature may be as simple as pouring a cup of coffee, sitting at the kitchen table, and looking out the window at a birdfeeder.  More...