April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Parade Honors Men and Women in Blue

This year’s annual Newport National Police Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 7, carries extra significance considering that there were 144 line of duty deaths last year, with 63 caused by gunfire.  More...

Agenda Continued

ZONING BOARD

The Newport Zoning Board of Review approved at its April 24 meeting construction of a deck for Diego’s Restaurant. The restaurant is expanding into the space at 11 Bowen’s Wharf that was formerly occupied by Roger King Fine Art.  More...

Council Approves Almy Pond Contract

A heavily polluted Newport pond that can no longer support aquatic life will soon be upgraded at the cost of $514,084.  More...

Opening Reception

DeBlois Gallery will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit "Uncommon" on Saturday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Featured artists will include works by John Irwin, Mark Carvalho and Sandy Webb. All are welcome to attend. More...

Ramey Eliminated from 'The Voice'

In case you missed it, Troy Ramey, a 2003 Rogers High School graduate and son of beloved former Rogers teacher, Wayne Ramey, competed on NBC’s singing competition show, “The Voice.” On Monday, Ramey performed a sizzling version of T More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, May 6, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Jorge Fans 13 to Lead Islanders' Victory

Behind the stellar pitching of A.J. Jorge and the clutch defense of shortstop Payton Lee, the Middletown Islanders defeated the Pilgrim Patriots 3-1 for their third straight Div. I win on Monday, April 24 at chilly Gaudet Field. More...

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show

A non-juried flower show will be presented by the Portsmouth Garden Club on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at Atria Aquidneck Place, Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. Admission is free. More...

Middletown to Vote for Plastic Bag Ban

Middletown may soon join Newport in a ban of single-use plastic bags.  If approved, the ordinance will prohibit businesses from providing single-use plastic bags to customers at the point of sale. More...

Council Approves @ The Deck Noise Increase

Despite vocal objections from neighbors, the Newport City Council approved a request by @ The Deck on Waites Wharf to turn up the volume.  More...

Hetland’s Passion and 'Becoming Bond'

A Spark of Creativity

Timothy Michael Hetland's metal sculptures, some muscular and industrial looking, others streamlined and intricate, are the sophisticated work of a master craftsman. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, April 27  Buskers Pub–Bill Gannon, 8 p.m.- midnight  Hotel Viking –Chris Vaillancourt, (lounge); Steve Demers (rooftop), 7-11 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Newport County Orchestra a Local Gem

Musical partnerships can be a wonderful thing. For 20 years, Aquidneck Island musicians have been teaming with college and high school students to make beautiful music together in the Newport County Orchestra at Salve Regina University.  More...

1880 Census Workshop

The Museum of Newport Irish History invites residents who had ancestors or relatives living in Newport at the time of the 1880 Census to participate in a workshop at Salve Regina University on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...