March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Navigating the Curveball of Cluny School Closing

When it was announced last week that Cluny School in Newport would be closing its doors in June after 60 years, the news quickly ricocheted around Aquidneck Island. More...

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News Briefs

Newport 1772 Foundation Awards 23 Grants

The Newport-based 1772 Foundation, which promotes historic properties redevelopment programs (HPRPs), awarded 23 grants totaling more than $1 million at its quarterly meeting. Individual grants ranged from $15,000 to $125,000.  More...

Genealogy 101

A three-session genealogy course, “Genealogy 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Started” will be presented by Anne Wagner at the Portsmouth Free Public Library free of charge. More...

Bike Newport Night

This year’s Bike Newport Night fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m. at Midtown Oyster Bar. All proceeds will benefit community bike projects. More...

Opinion

Newport, We Hardly Know Ye

EDITORIAL

Let’s talk sidewalks—again. Last week it was cigarette butts; this week, it’s green beer. With the St. Patrick’s Day parade right around the corner, Newporters are already girding their loins.  More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Delighted Nature Column Lives On  To The Editor:  I was delighted to read Mr. Avenengo's column in the March 2 issue of Newport This Week. I am happy to know that someone will be carrying on Jack Kelly's good work. More...

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Purim Party Celebrate the festive holiday of Purim with the Touro Band and the Touro Hebrew School at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., on Sunday, March 12, at 10 a.m. For more information, email rabbimandel@tourosynagogue.org. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Sotiria and Brian Crea of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Dean Romeo Crea on March 1, 2017.  Sarah and Stephen Jackson of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sonnet Patrice Marion Jackson on Feb. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Ermelinda (Andrade) Amaral, 93, formerly of Newport, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Jose Amaral.  Martha Jane (Todd) Braley, 78, of Newport, passed away Feb. 28, 2017. More...

Marijuana Debate Fired Up at State and Local Level

State officials and municipal leaders who oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island were poised to gather on Thursday, March 9, to voice their concerns to State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. More...

'Good Luck, Good Life' for Sail Newport

Newporters—especially Newporters who love to sail—know that the weather doesn’t always cooperate. And then, sometimes it does. More...

 

Around Town

Public Invited to Discuss Renewable Energy

A forum on Renewable Energy, hosted by the Newport Energy & Environment Commission, will be held on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

Vacant Restaurant Site Has New Owners

New ownership of a portion of the southern end of the Brick Market Place will hopefully breathe life into the vacant Barking Crab restaurant. More...

Polo Center Request Requires Zoning Change

The owner of the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown is seeking permission to expand to the empty parcel of land bordering the existing development. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 9 Eight Bells Lecture “Goat Island and the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station,” by Richard Simpson, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401- 841-7276. More...

Irish Heritage Events

Friday, March 10 Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present. Open noon – 5 p.m., 648 Lower Thames St., 401-848- 0661, NewportIrishHistory.org. More...

From The Garden

New Vegetables for 2017

Last week, I told you about the Mad Hatter pepper and the new Burpee hybrid tomato, Cloudy Day. Here are more new veggies you may want to get a jump on for the coming season.  More...

Early Yard Clean-Up and Pruning

Start taking advantage of the warm, sunny days now and you will be ahead of your regular cleanup schedule in April.  This is also a great time to clean raised beds, flower and vegetable beds. More...

Seed Starting Series at Newport Library

Learn the best practices for starting seeds from master gardener Mary Mason during a presentation of the Newport Public Library Gardening Series on Tuesday, March 14, from 6-7 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...