October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Exhibit Offers Glance Into Substance Abuse

It’s a common scene in teenage bedrooms across the country, except this time it was in the middle of the Rogers High School library.  More...

Local Fuel Company Expands on Aquidneck Island

If you have traveled along West Main Road near the Middletown and Portsmouth town line and wondered what is going on with construction activity at the corner of Union Street, you now have an answer. More...

Tempers Flare at Historic District Hearing

The Newport Historic District Commission held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, which included a contentious hearing on a proposal to build a single-family house at 24 School St.  More...

Preserving Rhode Island: Awards to Go to Projects and Leaders

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Great preservation doesn’t happen by accident. It takes dedicated clients, capable design professionals and skilled craftspeople. More...

Dench Brillant in 'Victoria and Abdul'

In 1997, director John Madden’s stellar 1997 film “Her Majesty, Mrs. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Hitting the High Notes with Telli Quinn   More...

Volvo Ocean Race Starts with In-Port Race

The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will begin on Oct. More...

IYRS Open House

Hear about the unique opportunities for positions in the marine industry at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) open house on Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

OHP Disabled in the Harbor

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. More...

Halloween Candy Dos and Don’ts

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DON’T eat yourself up over your candy purchasing method  More...

Rogers Can’t Penetrate Cranston East Wall, Fall 3-0

The Rogers High School girls soccer team had hope and a wall of defense in the first half, but Cranston East had Hope and Wall.  Hope Halvarson scored two goals and Lillian Wall had a goal and an assist to lead the Thunderbolts to a 3-0 victory More...

Rogers High Needs $50 Million Upgrade

State Leaders Hear Concerns at Local Forum

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner were attentive listeners at the first “State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses” open forum on Oct. More...

City Approves New Website Design

The Newport City Council unanimously approved a new, user-friendly city website to be launched next year.  More...

Subdivision Approval Delayed Again

A public information meeting for Master Plan approval for an 11- lot subdivision off Mitchell's Lane in Middletown was once again continued at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Middletown Planning Board.  More...

Broadway Restaurant Property for Sale

The owners of the former Hope Food and Spirits restaurant on Broadway, 8-10 Broadway, LLC, have decided to sell the restaurant portion of the property. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Fortress of Nightmares Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem 3-D and Paranormal 360, Fort Adams, Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 7-10 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-0707, for ticketing and other info. visit fortressofnightmares.com.   More...

Salve Stages Haunting, Stark ‘Elephant Man’

The curtain opens and fog and mist swirl around a trio of ballerinas writhing classically to the strains of ballet music; they twist and spin, spiraling downward. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, October 19  Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Shawn Reilly  Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio  Newport Blues Cafe: 7 p.m., Rally for Ryan Belmore, Benefit Concert, Johnny Winter All Star Band, $25 at the door.   More...

Halloween Howl

Brisk fall air, cool water temperatures and strong breezes will not deter youth sailors who will gather at Sail Newport on Oct. 28-29 for the last regatta of the season. More...

Herreshoff Open House

The Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside St, Bristol, will be offering free admission to the museum on Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum tours will be offered from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. More...

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Islanders Spook Vikings on Friday the 13th, 34-0

Although Rogers High School is in Division I and Middletown High holds D-II status, Friday the 13th of October may have played a role in the final score when the two football teams met on the gridiron for Aquidneck Island bragging rights. More...