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Zoning Board Approves Contested Subdivision

A coalition of neighbors and abutters of a lot located at 24 Wolcott Avenue were unsuccessful in their attempt to stop a petition by Seal Rock, LLC to develop a subdivision of land at the site. Instead, at its Sept. More...

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News Briefs

Sexual Assault Clinic Opens

Day One, the only agency in Rhode Island organized specifically to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern, has announced its expansion by opening a satellite clinical office in Newport at the Newport County YMCA to provide trauma f More...

Balance Workshops

The East Bay Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be hosting free falls prevention workshops at the Martin Luther King Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon through Oct. 11. The next workshop will be Tuesday, Oct. 2.  More...

Holiday Assistance

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will begin its holiday food and gift assistance sign-up for families and singles on Monday, Oct. 1. Registration will be held Mondays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Election News

Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is sponsoring two non-partisan pre-election candidate forums at Portsmouth Town Hall. A candidate forum for Portsmouth Town Council will be held Thursday, Sept. More...

Candidate Meet & Greet

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet with local and state candidates on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort.   More...

Armory Council Vote

At the Newport City Council meeting on Sept. 26, the vote was 5-2 in favor of accepting the Armory condo documents. Councilors Jamie Bova and Katherine Leonard were opposed. The full story will appear in the Oct. 4 edition of NTW.   More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 27 Women’s Fashion Lecture “Breaking the Bonds of Popular Fashion,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org. More...

Faith Community

Women’s Christian Conference

Evangelical Friends Church will host a community-wide, nondenominational Christian conference for women on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown. The theme is God’s faithfulness. More...

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong and Benediction for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels will be held at St. John’s Church, on Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at 57 Washington St. This contemplative service of music features choirs and organ music. More...

Warm-Up Wednesday

For the past six years St. Paul’s Barber Hall has been opening its doors for the outreach program Warm-Up Wednesday. The program will resume on Oct. 3 from 1-4 p.m. and will be held every Wednesday until the end of March.  More...

Cranston-Calvert Neighbors Voice Fears

Nearly 100 people jammed into the Parlor Bar & Kitchen on Sept. More...

Dogs of War Founder Gives Talk

There is a cliché among animal lovers about adopting pets: “You don’t save pets. They save you.”  More...

 

Around Town

‘Lost Bird Project’ Finds Home in Middletown

The "Lost Birds" have found a home at the Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) in Middletown for at least two years. More...

Prince Edward Plays at ‘Real’ Tennis Court

Last week, Newport played host to Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest child. More...

Workshop Tackles Policies and Politics

Who decides what constitutes a legitimate conflict of interest? What is the difference between an ordinance and a policy? Ethics and morals? How can more people be inspired to get involved in local politics? More...

Opinion

A Better Place

Editorial

On the center pages of this edition, you will find a spread devoted to the upcoming Broadway Street Fair. In its third year, there has been an almost unbelievable surge in participation. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A Note to Middletown Constituents

Guest View

Voters beware: It’s that time again, when candidates make false promises because they believe people only vote for politicians promising magic solutions.  The Middletown Town Council performs certain crucial functions that no other body ca More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Melanie Delman, 61, of Newport and Narragansett, passed away Sept. 14, 2018 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the president of Lila Delman Real Estate. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. More...