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Council Takes Next Step Toward Armory Sale

The City Council voted 4-3 to continue with the next step in the potential $1.685 million sale of a condo unit within the city-owned Armory building at 365 Thames St. to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, at its July 25 meeting.  More...

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News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Patriarchs Ball Gilded Age invitations are rare and this one, “Compliments of Ward McAllister,” is no exception. Who's Who of High Society lists, to name a few: William Astor, August Belmont, Robert Goelet, J. More...

‘Chasing Summer’

Race4Chase, a free summer celebration event will be held at Fort Adams on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds go towards scholarships for the Race4Chase program, a Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation. More...

Pair Arrested For Multiple Robberies

Jamestown Police have arrested a pair of northern Rhode Island men connected to a series of break-ins and thefts in Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, and Massachusetts, as many as five robberies in one hour.  More...

Opinion

Devil in the Details

EDITORIAL

A t last week’s regular Newport City Council meeting on July 25, the council was divided over continuing with the next step in the process regarding the potential sale of the Armory building on Thames Street.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Becoming Coyote Smart

GUEST VIEW

Five years into our campaign to raise public awareness about coyotes, we are gratified to learn that our work is starting to make a difference. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday August 2 Bridgefest Celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community, newportbridgefest.com. More...

Faith Community

Annual Opening of Burying Ground

The public will have a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground located at Kay Street, Touro Street and Bellevue Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Dorrance and Daniel Benson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Ledger Dorrance Hart Benson on July 30, 2018. More...

Channing Chautauqua Series Continues

Channing Memorial Church continues its series of “Chautauqua” style events entitled “Exploring Newport: Structures, Society, Song, Sea and Sky.” Held in the parish hall, 135 Pelham St., from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. More...

School Committee Chair Resigns

David Hanos, Chairperson of the Newport School Committee, resigned July 31 from that body. He wrote in a text message to Newport This Week, “It’s for personal reasons. Came up quickly, not an easy decision.”  More...

East Coast Lifeguards Compete at Easton’s

The Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament, held at Easton’s Beach on July 31 and Aug. 1, was a highly anticipated event for the east coast beach community.  More...

 

Around Town

Philosophy on a Summer’s Afternoon

Once again, this summer, philosophers and scholars have been welcomed to Whitehall, the home of George Berkeley, to spend several weeks in residence, inspired by the iconic, colonial farmhouse and its grounds and to share their knowledge and enthusia More...

Short-Term Rentals Debate Continues

Newport’s Short-Term Rental Investigatory Group continued to discuss the challenges facing the city with the growth of these units at a workshop on July 26 at the Newport Public Library. More...

Vets Get ‘Reel' Therapy

In 2006, a Connecticut schoolteacher learned that more veterans were dying each day by their own hand than in combat. More...

Mainsheet

Summer Spotlight on Redwood Gala

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum hosted its annual gala on July 14 honoring Angela and Garry Fischer, longtime friends and supporters of the oldest community library still in its original building. More...

Guests Celebrate, Raise Funds for Preserve

Aquidneck Land Trust welcomed 300 guests to Fiesta Verde Forever Farmland at Dr. Lewis Arnow’s conserved farm in Middletown, where he greeted the crowd and sang a song. More...

Upcoming

newportFILM: 9th Annual Summer Benefit, Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. for cocktails and savories at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Horseshoe Piazza.  Seamen’s Church Institute: Rock the Docks, Saturday, Aug. More...

Nature

The Leviathans Just Offshore

OUTDOORS

If you sail south out of Newport past Block Island for about 25 miles, then take a right and head west for another 15 miles, you will be over Block Channel. More...

The Art of Scrimshaw

Humans have long hunted whales for various reasons. Through the 1850s, nearby New Bedford was the main whaling port in the world. At its peak, more than 300 vessels and 10,000 men shipped from New Bedford annually. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Lena M. Bettencourt 91, of Portsmouth, passed away July 26, 2018. She was the wife of the late John J. Bettencourt.   More...