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Preparation Key to Storm Readiness

The following story is the second installment in Newport This Week’s coverage of disaster preparedness on Aquidneck Island. More...

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News Briefs

Competition Aids Lucy’s Hearth

The Newport Rifle Club held a shooting competition on Oct. 25 and generated $1,130 and more than a dozen large baskets of food, personal care items and clothing for Lucy’s Hearth. For more information on Lucy’s, visit lucyshearth.org. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, Nov. 4, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers for the 2018 tax season. Ten days of training will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. Classes will be held at the New Tiverton Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Mainsheet

Rock-the-Mansion Event Rocked

Supporters of Newport Mental Health donated more than $56,000 on Oct. 19 in its largest fundraising event to date at the fourth annual Rock-the-Mansion gala at OceanCliff.  More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday November 2 More...

FAUX STAINED GLASS

Create a window hanging from an ordinary 8-by-10 picture frame. Newport Public Library, seating is limited and registration required, 401-847-8720, ages 16+ Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Maker Lab. newportlibraryri.org   More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

St. Joseph’s Church, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 Mann Ave., 401-847-0065. Pell Elementary School, Nov. 4, 10 a.m., 35 Dexter St., 401- 842-1900. Green Valley Country Club, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 401- 847-9543. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Violet Jane (Martineau) Morgan, 93, of Newport passed away Oct. 27, 2017 at Village House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Harold George Morgan.   More...

A Conversation with Allan Fung

Allan Fung, four-time mayor of Cranston, and his wife, Barbara Ann Fenton, a Middletown native, sat down in the Newport This Week office last week to have a conversation about his announcement to run for governor of Rhode Island.  More...

'Red Hot Mama' Will Shake Off the Blues

“It will give you the chance to connect again!”  “We haven’t connected since he stopped nursing.”  Those two lines hold the comic essence of “Red Hot Mamas,” a new comedy by Newport’s David Ch More...

 

Around Town

Former Olympian Shares Skills, Passion at YMCA Swim Clinic

It was a dream come true for 10-year-old Ella Bard. Four-time Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard was standing less than 40 feet from her on Oct. 26 at the Newport County YMCA pool to teach a swim clinic. More...

City Council Hopes to Expand Recreational Options

The Newport City Council wants to improve recreational activities by expanding facilities in and around the neighborhoods near Miantonomi Park. More...

Newport Second in State in Low- or Moderate-Income Housing

A recently released housing report for Rhode Island shows that Newport is second only to Woonsocket in the percentage of residents who are classified as low--- or moderate-income. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

‘Warm, Safe, Dry’ a Top Priority

At this point, most of the community has probably heard the news: based on the State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, the legislature appropriated $4 million to cover the cost of the study which was completed by Jacobs Engineering in September af More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Resisting Change Doesn't Have Education at Heart  To the Editor:  More...

Comments from the Web

Newport This Week has a healthy following online, including our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Occasionally, we’ll share conversations our readers are having about the stories we run. Here’s one:  On: Facebook   More...

From The Garden

Artichokes and Cardoons Dazzle for Fall

The end of October and the beginning of November are the best time for the last of the artichokes to be picked and eaten. Artichokes are now a typical fall vegetable found in the supermarket. More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

‘Our Town’   The CBC Players’ will present Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” on Nov. 3-4 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Meggan and Robert Carter Jr. of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Jaxon Hamilton Carter on Oct. 20, 2017.  Tateonya Colon of Newport is proud to announce the birth of her son Kyrie Matthew Colon on Oct. 17, 2017.   More...