June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Historic Connections

The Newport County Chamber Connections group recently hosted a networking event at the Eisenhower House, for local business professionals. In addition to the scenic vista, tours were also given of the “Lost Fort” at Fort Adams. More...

Council OKs 2.56 Percent Tax Hike

Newport City Council initially approved the fiscal 2018 budget that would increase the residential and commercial tax rate by 2.56 percent and 2.57 percent, respectively.  More...

Middletown Bans Flavored Tobacco

Beginning Nov. 1, there will be new restrictions for Middletown tobacco retailers, as an effort to protect children from the industry’s assertive marketing practices. More...

Middletown DMV to Close Temporarily

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is transitioning to a new computer system, which will result in closing of the Middletown DMV office from Monday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 12.  All DMV offices will shut down at the end of busine More...

Teacher of the Year Passionate About Foreign Language

Three months after Kristen Lyon received her teaching certification at age 22, she took a job at Middletown High School and has been there ever since. More...

'Paris Can Wait' Serves Up a Flat Souffle

There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than watching Diane Lane eat and drink her way across the French countryside. That said, it is Diane Lane in France. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Oscar Winner Previn Opens New Music Series

The sizzling Newport summer music scene just got hotter. More...

Columbus Ships

Replicas of Columbus’ ships, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” are open dockside at Fort Adams Point State Park. The general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. More...

Local Sailor Needs Big Comeback to Win Another America's Cup

On the azure waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, local sailor Rome Kirby, racing with the America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA, will be hoping for some dramatic changes when they resume competition on Saturday, June 24. More...

‘Updated’ Volvo Ocean Race Streams Ahead

Once again, Newport has been chosen as the sole North American host city of the Volvo Ocean Race. It will host the race May 8-20. More...

Committee Extends Administrators’ and Superintendent’s Contracts

Newport School Committee Chair, Dave Hanos, shared with Newport This Week that during a two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Newport School Committee spent the majority of its time in executive session discussing contracts and ultimately voting to ext More...

District to Tackle Absenteeism

The age-old saying “it takes a village” rings true in Newport Schools, as the administration and community partners continue to work together to increase attendance rates throughout the district. More...

Dean Working to Address Thompson Behavior Issues

Of the 600-plus students enrolled at Thompson Middle School, Newport School District Superintendent Colleen Jermain confirmed that it’s a small “core” group of students who have received the 3,000 dean referrals during the 2016-17 s More...

Six Positions to Remain Open at Local Schools

Despite the town council’s cuts to the Middletown School Department’s proposed budget and the administration’s decision to keep a handful of open positions unfilled next year, principals and staff conveyed a sense of perseverance and resiliency while More...

‘A Place They Call Home’

MLK Community Center marks a milestone 95th year

Walter and Eileen Jachna of Newport had known about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for years, but didn’t really have it on their radar until a board member informed them "of the far-reaching programs. More...

NIMFest Line Up

The 11th season of the NIMFest music series opens Sunday, June 25 from 3-6 p.m. Concerts are free at the King Park gazebo. More...

Four Free Concerts at Ballard Park

For the eighth year, Jenkins Construction Company of Middletown is sponsor of Music Month at Ballard Park. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, June 22  Buskers Pub–Pat Cottrell, 8 p.m.  Gulf Stream Bar & Grille–Alan Bernstein, 6-9 p.m.  Norey's– The Cote Jazz Combo, 8-11 p.m.  One Pelham East–Love Sounds, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Former Gulls Selected in MLB Draft

The Newport Gulls were well represented in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, with 13 former Gulls selected on the final day, bringing the total for the year to 22. Since 2013, 78 Gulls have been drafted. More...

Italian Wins OSTAR

Italian sailor, Andrea Mura, skipper of his 50-foot monohull “Vento di Sardegna” was the first to cross the Castle Hill finish line in the Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) at 12:06 local time on Thursday, June 15. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar June - July 2017

Weekly racing - Evenings - Ida Lewis Yacht Club (ILYC), Newport Yacht Club (NYC), New York Yacht Club (NYYC), Sail Newport (SN), Conanicut Yacht Club (CYC),  Monday - Junior Sailing Program Off the Dock racing (CYC)  Tuesday - One Design Su More...