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Town Votes Down Energy Partnership

Rejects Lower Prices Due to Opt-Out Issue

The Middletown Town Council took up the possibility of entering into a decades-long contract with the city of Newport and a third-party energy supplier in order to get a handle on rising electricity costs, during its June 18 meeting. More...

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Music Scene

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Man Behind the Piano

Sometimes, the musicians working behind the scenes have all the fun. For decades, Middletown’s Larry Brown has had a front row seat to some of the greatest music festivals and artists in the country. More...

Music Around the Island

Thursday, June 21 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., TBA Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 10 p.m., Red Handed, $10 Norey’s: 8-11 p.m., Manny More...

Around Town

RI Foundation Awards $270,000 to Nonprofits

The Rhode Island Foundation recognized the impact that area nonprofits are having on reducing unemployment, enhancing education and protecting elders in Newport County communities, awarding nearly $270,000 in grants to 40 organizations at their award More...

A Salute to the ‘Keepers of the Dream’

For the 28th year, the annual “Keeper of the Dream” awards were presented on June 19 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, which has served the Newport community for 96 years.  More...

Candidates Considered for Thompson Principal

The final two candidates for principal of Thompson Middle School were interviewed at a June 18 special meeting of the Newport School Committee.  The two candidates are Laurie Sullivan and Joseph Renzi.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday June 21 More...

Newport Flower Show

Annual flower show at Rosecliff Mansion, colorful floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, afternoon tea, moonlight movie, champagne & Jazz brunch, lectures and demonstrations, children’s activities, Friday, June 22, 10:30 a. More...

Nature

Sea Robins Biting in Large Numbers

Sea robins, those brightly-colored, bottom-dwelling walking fish who cluck, are spreading their dorsal fins and taking over vast portions of the ocean bottom in area waters. They also are exhibiting signs of being more aggressive than usual. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lucina M. (Anderson) Alexander, 63, of Newport, passed away June 13, 2018. She was the wife of Clark Alexander. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated June 23, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church followed be a celebration of her life at 11:30 a.m. More...

Running Club Chugs Away

As its members say about Run and Chug, “The beer is incentive. The community and camaraderie are the motivation.”  More...

Gun Safety Forum at Pell

No Parents or Children Present

Local politicians, police officers, Newport officials and about 16 audience members participated in a 75-minute gun safety forum held at Pell Elementary School on June 16, organized by the Newport Democratic City Committee.  More...

City Creates Model for Resilience

With news of rising sea levels and worsening storms due to climate change, Newport has proposed a plan based on national resilience models to protect it from isolation in the event of a major catastrophe. More...

 

News Briefs

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 11 through Monday, June 18 the Newport Police Department responded to 772 calls. Of those, 174 were motor vehicle related; there were 133 motor vehicle violations issued and 41 accident reports. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Thursday, June 21 @ 7:30 p.m. RR Legion vs Westcott  Saturday, June 23 @ 12 p.m. Town Dock vs Rathskeller Westcott vs RR Construction @ 3 p.m.  Tuesday, June 26 @7:30 p.m. Westcott vs Town Dock   More...

For What It’s Worth

A gentleman brought in a selection of vintage magazines from the turn of the last century. Pictured is Town & Country from 1906. More...

Election News

Which Incumbents Toss Hats into Ring?

As June 25, 26 and 27 are the official dates when incumbent city officials can declare their candidacy to re-run in the November elections, Newport This Week asked each person whether they are re-running.  More...

Opinion

Editorial

Turning the Tide

In the small microcosm of our City by the Sea, we are faced with similar challenges as other cities nationwide when it comes to the subject of vacation rentals. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Address Tax Issues To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

NEW ARRIVALS

Mary McQuaide and Andrew Beauchemin of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Nicholas McQuaide Beauchemin on June 13, 2018.  Ashley and Charles Kempenaar Jr. More...

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Church Festivals  St. Barnabas, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, June 22-24. 401- 683-1343.  St. Peter’s, 525 Broadway, June 24. 401-846-9567.  Power of Song   More...