September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Middletown’s Historic Mile Marker Back in Place

If you have been forced to slow down at the construction project at the intersection of East and West Main roads over the past two years, you may not have noticed that, reset in the middle of the traffic island, facing Walgreens, is a piece of our hi More...

Jermain Confirms Hirings in Special Education

The morning after the contentious Tuesday night School Committee meeting, Superintendent Colleen Jermain confirmed positive progress for Special Education.  More...

Coalition to Host ‘Family Day’

This summer has seen its share of events on Sachuest Beach, from the new series “Mondays on the Beach” to the much-lauded Founder’s Day, celebrating the town’s 275th anniversary. More...

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Covers More than Trump

FILM REVIEW

Michael Moore has tossed a salvo into current politics with his new documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” but it’s not aimed solely at Donald Trump. More...

Norey’s Haven for Live Music

It’s estimated that there are at least 150 musicians on and around Aquidneck Island who play gigs on a fairly regular basis. And all of them owe a debt of gratitude to the venues that feature live music each week. More...

New Gas Station Met with Board Resistance

A proposed redevelopment that would include a car wash, a convenience store with a drive-thru window, and a gas station faced scrutiny from the Middletown Planning Board at the Sept. More...

School Committee Rejects, Approves Raises

The Newport School Committee agreed to salary raises of less than 2 percent for two administrators, but voted down four other potential administrative increases.  More...

Gurney’s Withdraws Outdoor Expansion

Gurney’s Resort on Goat Island will not be expanding its outdoor entertainment license, although musical events are planned for September and October.  More...

Middletown Town Council Approves Energy Partnership

Middletown’s electric bill is being cut.  A unanimous Middletown Town Council vote at the Sept. 17 meeting authorized the town to partner with San Francisco-based NRG Energy, Inc. More...

A Tradition Includes Multiple Musical Talents

Aquidneck Island is ripe with wonderful traditions and one of them is Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 44th Annual Harvest Fair. And no harvest fair is complete without music!  More...