January 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Farley Requests Raise Ire

A slew of freedom of information requests, and the resulting bill issued to one member of the City Council, sparked a flurry of questions through e-mail and social media last week.  More...

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News Briefs

Art Museum Winter Speaker Series

The Newport Art Museum has announced the line-up for its popular Winter Speaker Series that kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 11. More...

New Court Judge

The Portsmouth Town Council has chosen Richard P. D’Addario as the town’s first municipal court judge. In 1976, D’Addario began practicing general law in Newport. More...

Businesswoman Honored

Brenda Brock was honored by the US Small Business Administration as the 2013 Business Person of the Year for Rhode Island.  More...

Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture   The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells series will resume on Thursday, Jan. 16 with Lincoln Paine discussing his new book, “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World.”  More...

Calendar

Newport this week

Friday January 3 Christmas at the Mansions Last few days to enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms decorated for the holidays, ends Jan. 5 More...

From The Garden

Winter Tips for the Garden, Indoors and Out

Like all seasons of the year, winter is inevitable. Aquidneck Island and Jamestown suffered from ice and snow damage on trees and shrubs during the past two years. We have endured our share of blasting winter winds as well. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Epiphany Mass   Saint John the Evangelist will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany with a Solemn High Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. St. John’s is at the corner of Washington and Willow streets. More...

Community Meals

Area churches and organizations provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community.  Friday, Jan. 3 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 20 Dr. More...

Driver in Pell Bridge Crash Dies

An elderly driver who was involved in a head-on collision on the Newport Pell Bridge on Christmas Eve has succumbed to his injuries.  Police say that Elijah Swift, 75, of Exeter suffered serious injuries after his pickup truck crossed the center More...

Juried Show Preparations Under Way

The Newport Art Museum’s Annual Members Juried Exhibition does not open until Feb. 8, but the activity level at the museum is already ramping up. More...

 

Around Town

Maud Howe Elliott’s Everlasting Impact

Affluent Gilded Age homes in Newport and across the country were chock full of imported European art - the only type worthy of any recognition, according to the dictum of the day - and it wasn’t until an effort led by Maud Howe Elliott develope More...

More Brave New Year's Day Dippers

LEFT: Newlyweds Richard and Alycia Almeida prepare to take the plunge. BOTTOM LEFT: Stephen Anderson of Jamestown holds thermometer showing the freezing temperature. More...

Council to Renew Strategy Sessions

With the new year upon us, City Council members have resolved to once again engage in a series of strategic planning sessions.  More...

Opinion

It’s Time to Install a Median

Following the tragic Christmas Eve cross-over accident, it’s hard to argue against installing some form of preventive median on the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

US Wind Projects Not a Good Investment

To the Editor: The Dec. 12 letter in Newport This Week entitled “Wind Farm Deserves Support” appears to be written by a well-meaning environmentalist who is ignorant of certain aspects of the Deep Water Wind Project More...

State Website Demonstrates Ineptitude

To the Editor:   The following account is a prime example of the classic FWA (fraud, waste, and abuse) that brings shame to politicians and government workers alike. More...

Wellness

Health and Safety Classes

The Newport County YMCA will be offering numerous health and safety classes in January. * A CPR/AED First Aid class will be offered Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. and on the second Thursdays of subsequent months. More...

Nature

Rare True’s Beaked Whale Washes Up on Cliff Walk

Newport’s historic Cliff Walk has garnered much attention in the past two weeks from marine biologists, naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts due to the presence of an extremely rare whale carcass that washed ashore. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Marie-Louise Betty, 96, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, at Village House, Newport. She was the wife of the late James E. Betty and the late Richard Campbell. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. More...