It was a busy week in and around Newport. Here are the stories that were catching the attention of readers the most this week.




Newport Illuminated Boat Parade canceled

The City’s annual food drive for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will go on with donations accepted through the weekend at the Newport Harbormaster’s Office.







Metallica bringing M72 World Tour to Gillette Stadium in August

The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age.

In case you missed it, here are local obituaries from this week.


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