February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

'A Bomb Comes in a Minute, a Book Lasts Forever'

On the day in 2012 that Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by members of the Taliban opposed to her crusade to educate girls in her native country, the event ultimately morphed into the shot heard around the world. More...

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News Briefs

Meet Mary Poppins

The cast of Swanhurst Chorus Theater’s upcoming production of Mary Poppins will host a “Perfectly Perfect” afternoon of tea and cakes with Mary, kite-making with Bert, and a visit with the Bird Woman. More...

Call for Photography Entries

The 2016 Newport Flower Show, “Gilded-Artful Living,” invites photographers of all experience levels to submit an entry in the Photography Division of the show, which will take place June 24-26, at Rosecliff.  More...

Female Gospel Exhibit

Local artist Estella Miller presents a Black History exhibit which will be on display until Feb.29 at the Newport Public Library, lower level. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 18 Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com. More...

From The Garden

Color Brightens Winter Gardens

Snow has finally fallen on Aquidneck Island, but nothing can stop the harbingers of spring. Any color in the garden during the winter makes you feel as if spring is right around the corner. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Alice (Lindh) Baxter, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late John E. Baxter. She leaves behind three children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. More...

Arlene Barbara

(Christensen) Ponte, 88, of Newport, passed away Feb. More...

Online Group Claims Involvement in Local School Threats

A group that gained international media attention after they claimed responsibility for hoax threats made to schools in Europe, has told Newport This Week they are also involved in a series of local incidents.   More...

Circular Reasoning

Middletown Approves Roundabout

Middletown Town Council is moving forward with several new roadway projects, including a new roundabout at Aquidneck Avenue and Valley Road, a pedestrian bump-out near Easton’s Beach, and the conversion of Crescent Road into a one-way street. More...

Rogers Student Charged in Hoax Threats

A Rogers High School student has been arrested on charges related to an ongoing investigation stemming from recent hoax threats made against local schools.  More...

 

Around Town

City Manager Evaluations Continue

Newport councilors are still mum on how close they are to naming the city’s next manager.  Three councilors contacted by Newport This Week on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, Feb. More...

Rogers Makes the Honor Roll

Rogers High School is one of 130 school districts in the U.S. being recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally under-represented students. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

A Far Cry from the Scary Spider

When your grandparents were still in school, the classroom wiseacre got everyone’s attention by deftly placing a large spider, or some other horrifying totem, on someone's chair. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Participate in Making Newport Better

To the Editor: Rhode Island cities and towns have already – or are in the process of–updating their Comprehensive Community Land Use Plans. They are updated and adopted every 10 years; Newport’s plan dates from 2004. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Lenten Concert for the Jubilee of Mercy On Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., will host a Lenten program presented by Catholic singer and songwriter Ryan Tremblay. More...