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Special Election Coverage: What You Need to Know

Newport's political stage has a unique act this summer, with the special election for Rhode Island State Senate District 13 race scheduled in the heat of it. The seat, which represents Newport and Jamestown, became vacant on March 31, 2017, when M. More...

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News Briefs

Reusable Bags a New Hot Commodity

Move over penny loafers, reusable bags are the new hot accessory in Newport. On March 8, Newport City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits retailers from providing single-use plastic bags at the point-of-sale. Between now and Nov. More...

Lyme Support Group

May is Lyme Awareness Month and the next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Debate on Marijuana Legalization

The Redwood Library will host a debate on the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Casino Theater. The debate will be held by a panel of two advocates, Jared Moffat, director of Regulate Rhode Island, and Michael C. More...

Election News

Why I'm Running for Senate

ELECTION

To the Editor: During law school, I moved to Newport and fell in love. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  May 18  Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe,” by Dawn Tripp, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org. More...

Fiddler On The Roof

A performance of Fiddler on the Roof by the Newport Children's Theater at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. $15, tickets may be purchased at the door.   More...

Nature

Peregrine Falcons Prominent Once Again

Another casualty in our area of the pesticide DDT, like the osprey, was the peregrine falcon. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Nancy Lee (Hodge) Braman, 74, passed away May 6, 2017. She was the wife of Colonel (Ret) Eric Braman. Calling hours are Friday, May 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be May 20, at 9 a.m. More...

Napolitano Calls Tax Increases 'Unconscionable'

Newport City Council has pushed back on a proposed budget that would raise taxes by 3.11 percent.  More...

Town Tables Stormwater Utility Fee

A new fixed fee that was included in the proposed fiscal 2018 budget to pay for the town's stormwater improvement projects has been put on hold by Middletown Town Council.  More...

A Master Innovator Takes a Bow

The Preservation Society of Newport County’s summer costume and-culture exhibit, “Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation,” opens on Saturday, May 27 at Rosecliff. More...

 

Around Town

She's Right at Home on Broadway

Conversation with Lynn Ceglie

There have been Broadway musicals about City Hall over the decades. More...

A Beneficial Partnership

The International Tennis Hall of Fame has earned designation as an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, providing the local attraction with access to the Smithsonian’s sprawling network of exhibitions, education initiatives and resource More...

Aging Has a New Voice

Newport’s Senior Week 2017 is full of activities and opportunities for seniors. For reservations or for more information, call the center at 401-846-7426 or visit edwardkinghouse.org. May 19 – Newport Navy Choristers Concert More...

Opinion

Not Feeling So Flush

Newport This Week recently reported that the city’s sewer rate, already one of the highest in the state, continues to rise. More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don't Let Spruce Acres Fall to Developers To the Editor: It’s a short drive from Newport to Middletown, but for a child growing up in the 1960s it felt like a journey to another world whenever we left town to visit my grandparents, Gabriel and Mary R More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Family Movie Night   On Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will screen “Scholastic Fairy Tales” in the library. Families are welcome to bring snacks or purchase them at the church before the movie. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Janet and Jason Baptist of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Kye Joseph Baptist on May 13, 2017. More...