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Larry Brown Orchestra

Eighteen musicians from the Larry Brown Orchestra will perform Friday, March 28 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Vasco da Gamma Hall, Fenner Ave. The $25 ticket donation will benefit the Newport Housing Hotline which assists Aquidneck Island homeless. More...

Archaeology Lecture

Join archaeologist and anthropologist Alan Leveillee at the Middletown Public Library on Monday, March 31 to learn how to distinguish one rusty old nail or pottery piece from the next. This presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Bowling to Beat Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Aquidneck Island team Second Wind is sponsoring a Bowling to Beat Cancer fundraising event on Saturday, April 5, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Dudek Bowling Alley, 409 Child St., Warren. More...

Opinion

We are Family

I t’s a dirty little secret, but one that everyone seems to know exists. Portsmouth and Middletown residents have long been leery of Newport’s public school system.  More...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor’s Note: These are three of many letters on this subject that have been submitted online or through Facebook. As always, Newport This Week encourages its readers to comment in this way on issues of public concern. More...

From The Garden

New Heights for Strawberry Growing

I am always on the lookout for new gardening tips and was very interested to learn of a clever way to grow strawberries. A friend of mine uses a PVC gutter attached to the railing on her garden fence. More...

Obituaries

Julie (Guttrich) Barrett,

40, of Newport, passed away March 16, 2014. She was the wife of Irving Barrett. Funeral services were private.   More...

William J. Brand Jr.,

77, of Portsmouth, passed away March 24, 2014 at home. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. His funeral will be Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. More...

Elsa M. Jones,

86, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at John Clarke Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Michael H. Jones Jr.. Funeral services were private.   More...

Newport Arboretum Announces Tree of The Year

The Newport Tree and Open Space Commission, City of Newport Division of Forestry, and Newport Tree Society recently announced the winners of the Tree of the Year contest. More...

Martin Has Close View of History

After a succession of meetings on Monday that ranged from concerns about homelessness, to a Civil War memorial ceremony, and then the warden’s office at the state prison in Cranston, Newport state Rep. Peter F. More...

 

Around Town

DINNER & A MOVIE

Disappointing ‘Divergent’

The basic premise behind “Divergent,” that the individual is valued only as a clearly–defined part of the collective, goes against the very grain of the American paradigm. More...

Finance Panel IDs $250,000 in New Revenue

The city’s ad-hoc Finance Review Committee is asking city leaders to embrace a pair of action items that they say could generate an additional $250,000 in new revenue.  More...

Multiple Zoning Requests Approved

Eleven petitions for special use permits or variances were entertained by the Newport Zoning Board of Review at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 24.  More...

Mainsheet

Pop Culture Lives On with Andy Warhol ‘s Inspiration

NewportFILM ‘s third annual friend-raiser held earlier this month drew close to 300 guests to raise funds for year-round documentary film in Rhode Island.  More...

Upcoming Fundraisers

April 3 – Swing Into Spring, benefiting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Atlantic Beach Club, $75, 401-846-4828 x102. More...

Faith Community

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Nature

Birders Give Boost to Local Economy

Bird watching, or “birding” as it is known among its devotees, is an art. It is a silent and respectful way of viewing the beauty of nature, and it can be a very satisfying pursuit. More...

Photo

AmeriCorps education specialist Tiffany Della-Ventura and young visitors to Save the Bay’s shark touch tank prepare to feed the Smooth Dogfish Sharks and other marine animals during the Explora More...

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