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Students' PARCC Test Scores Still Low

Newport public schools this year again fell short of the mark for acceptable standardized testing scores. More...

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News Briefs

Food Certification Classes

The R.I. Hospitality Association will hold a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Re-Certification Training class and a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Full Certification Training class on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. More...

Mental Illness Support Groups

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rhode Island offers a free Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals who are living with a mental illness, on Tuesdays at Newport Hospital from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Drivers Needed

The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteers to donate their time and passenger seat to help get cancer patients in need of transportation to their lifesaving appointments and treatment.  More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

How Prepared Are We?

Anyone watching the news over the past week or so cannot have missed the tragic news of flooding in Houston or the impending hurricane Irma rated a Category 5 with the most powerful winds and eye likely to hit Florida somewhere in the next few days. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We've All Been Let Down To The Editor: More...

From The Garden

Still Tomato Time, Zucchini Plentiful

Don’t let these chilly days fool you; there is still plenty of sun and heat on the way. Any cool breeze in September makes us think it is time to put away our garden tools for the winter. More...

Honoring Our Arboreta

Celebrate the city of arboreta with the Newport Tree Society and Friends on Thursday, Sept. 14. A dozen new arboreta will be honored with a celebratory afternoon tour and evening reception hosted by the Newport Arboretum. More...

Community Farm Tour

Visit the community Elizabeth Lane farm, a project of Aquidenck Community Table on Saturday, Sept., at 3 p.m. More...

Nature

Swallow Migration is Upon Us

Although fall migration usually peaks in late September and early October, it is nevertheless currently in full swing. More...

Birding by Ear is an Acquired Skill

Hearing, for birdwatchers, while subtler than the sense of sight, is equally important. Bird song is everywhere, and an experienced birdwatcher can stand virtually anywhere and distinguish the various bird songs without actually seeing the birds. More...

Community Tackles Local Park Use Issues

Littering and Other Behaviors Targeted

A steady increase in complaints about litter and after-hours usage of the Edward Street Park this summer has compelled a group of community members to figure out how to address the growing issue. More...

Witherbee School a Return to the 1890s

There are 26 scratched, authentic wooden desks filling the remarkable Witherbee School, with those nearest the teacher’s desk coming only to an adult’s knee. More...

 

Around Town

Doing Something Grand

Conversation with Florence Archambault

There are many special days on the calendar, like Valentine’s Day or Halloween. And there are hundreds of rather obscure holidays, such as National Play-Doh Day and Wife Appreciation Day, both taking place later this month. More...

Magellan Health to Bring 100 New Jobs to Rhode Island

Opportunities are coming to the Ocean State in the form of 100 new jobs.  In an Aug. 31 interview, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo broke the news with Newport This Week that Magellan Health was expanding its presence in the state.  More...

Sheffield School RFP Generating Interest

The City of Newport’s recently released Request for Proposal (RFP) for a general contractor to transform the former Sheffield School on Broadway into a technology incubator is attracting a great deal of interest.  More...

Mainsheet

Newport Yacht Rendezvous Smashing Success

The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County held its 2017 Newport Yacht Rendezvous last month at the Newport Shipyard to great fanfare. Eli and Lauren Dana sat as event chairs, and the club raised more than $200,000 for programs and services.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday September 7 More...

‘A-Maizing’ Fun

Get lost in the maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Road in Portsmouth, and visitors of all ages are welcome to make their way through this popular Portsmouth labyrinth. This year's 8-acre corn maze celebrates the world of wizardry. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Temple Shalom High Holy Days More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Andrea and Joseph Malo of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Julia Elizabeth Malo on Aug. 29, 2017. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Richard (Dick) Grosvenor, 89, passed away Aug. 30, 2017. He was the husband of Margot Sullivan Grosvenor. A memorial service will be held at St. George’s School Chapel on Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.   More...

Lamont J. McGee

Lamont J. “Pat” McGee, 71, of Newport, passed away Aug. 15, 2017 at the John Clarke Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1945 in Newport. He was the son of the late Ann E. Turner and stepson of Herman S. Santos. More...