March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Night Run Hits Record Registration

Gray Matter Marketing and the Newport Public Education Foundation continue their annual partnership on the Newport Night Run, an after-hours 5K run/walk to benefit the Foundation.  More...

Newport’s Water System Upgraded

Work continues this week on improvements to the water distribution system within the city of Newport. More...

Communities Study New Stormwater Fee

Facing an aging infrastructure, Newport and Middletown officials are considering adding a new fee to the water bill for residential and commercial customers. More...

Supreme Court: PSNC Licenses Improperly Denied

Criticizing the Newport City Council’s “derogation of responsibilities,” the Rhode Island Supreme Court has quashed a 2014 council vote that denied victualing licenses for the sale of refreshments at The Elms Carriage House and the More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

The Sense of an Ending: Facing the Past

Recent news has dealt with the concept of “alternative facts,” which is a term I find difficult to fathom. I have always believed that facts are, well, factual, not theoretical, fabricated or entirely false. More...

Newport’s Go-To Sailing Professional

ON THE WATERFRONT

Anderson Reggio came to Newport in 2005 to work in the hospitality industry. A dozen years later, he is an in-demand industry strategist and on-water professional.  More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Time Runs Out on RMR – Barrington Takes D-II Title

The Rogers/Middletown/Rocky Hill co-operative high school hockey team (RMR), playing for their first championship in Rhode Island schoolboy hockey Division II history, nearly rallied from an early 3-0 deficit but came up just short against Barrington More...

'Growing Ideas’ Tedx at Salve

This spring, a group of Salve Regina University students hope to grow not flowers, but ideas, with the Tedx event, "Growing Ideas", to be held on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 13 through Monday, March 20, the Newport Police Department responded to 540 calls. Of those, 120 were motor vehicle related; there were 97 motor vehicle violations issued and 23 accident reports. More...

Cell Tower Lessees May Get April Workshop

Just when you thought the controversial cell tower at Rogers High School was going to be turned off by year’s end, a faint new signal has started beeping again.  More...

Council Awards Fireboat Contract for Moose Boats

Newport City Council took a significant step forward towards the purchase of a fireboat, which officials claim will be of minimal cost to taxpayers. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Djembe Fires Up Maloney

For Matt Maloney, his love of the djembe, a West African hand drum, fuels his passion. And he’s able to share his music through local workshops and performances.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 23  Hotel Viking–Milt Javery, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–Dick Lupino, 8 p.m.  Perro Salado–C-Note Missionaries, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Newporters Take Top Honors at the St Barths Bucket

While New Englanders dealt with weather that couldn't make up its mind, a bevy of Newport sailors recently winged their way south to the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Barths for the 30th annual St Barths Bucket.  More...