September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

RIMTA Presents Anchor Awards

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Peter Van Lancker of Hunt Yachts were each honored with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) Anchor Award at the organization’s Fourth Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast, held Sept. More...

Cha Cha Going on the Block

An abandoned sailboat that had been left anchored in Newport Harbor in 2011 is being put up for auction.  According to Harbormaster Tim Mills, the sailing vessel Cha Cha is due to go up for sale through the U.S. Marshal’s office on Sept. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 15, the Newport Police Department responded to 631 calls. Of those, 116 were motor vehicle related; there were 81 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports. More...

Cat Extravaganza

The Potter League for Animals is having a “Catapalooza!” This cat adoption extravaganza will be held for three days only from Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. More...

Flu Clinic

The Visiting Nurse Service will hold a public flu clinic on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – noon to anyone over 18 years old at the VNS facility in Portsmouth. Flu vaccinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. More...

Cruise Ship Season Heats Up

Who said Labor Day marks the end of Newport’s tourist season?  Over the course of the next six weeks, a total of 34 large and small cruise ships are due into Newport Harbor, as the city’s fall cruise ship season heats up.  More...

Middletown Honored for Billboard Removal

On Thursday, Sept. More...

‘Why the Face’ Indeed

Last week, over 200 art enthusiasts were treated to an intimate look at the beauty of older women with the opening of Julie Shelton Smith’s one woman show, “100 Women Over 50,” at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Vive la France! A Family Farce

“The Family,” co-written and directed by Luc Besson, the renowned French director whose previous work includes “La Femme Nikita,” is a delightful farce that provides knowing audiences with a sly and self-referential satire of More...

BankNewport Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

BankNewport celebrated the opening of its new Administration and Operations Center on John Clarke Rd., in the Aquidneck Corporate Park on Aug. 8 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.  More...

Rogers Falls to Portsmouth in Gridiron Opener

Two of Aquidneck Island’s high schools got their football seasons under way on Friday, Sept. 13, against each other, but it was an unlucky night for only one of them. More...

Restricted License OK'd

Seeking to strike a compromise with neighborhood concerns, the Newport City Council last week voted in favor of issuing a restricted outdoor entertainment license to The Pier Restaurant on Lee’s Wharf.  More...

Fort Adams Pier Gets Final Approval

In a decisive vote, the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council last week gave its approval to a plan by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to construct a 240-foot long pier at Fort Adams that once complete, will serve More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 15 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 194 calls. Of those, 109 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 84 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Sept. 16, at Newport City Hall. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions. More...

Call for Singers

Swanhurst Chorus, Rhode Island’s oldest continually performing choral ensemble, will begin rehearsals for its 85th season. Open rehearsals for new members will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 and 25, and Oct. 1 and 2. More...

Lyme Support Group

An open meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and on the third Thursdays of following months for anyone who wishes to discuss Lyme disease. The support group will meet at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., between Van Zandt and Battery. More...

Public Services Director’s Brush with Flood

It was a bitter irony for the communities devastated by flooding last week in Colorado that some of the nation’s leading experts in matters of public works had convened during the days leading up to the disaster for an annual trade conference i More...

Portsmouth Education Grant Awards

The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) awarded seven grants at Portsmouth High School. Before the grant awards, High School Principal Robert Littlefield introduced long time substitute teacher Lt. Col. Edward Fitzgerald, (USMC ret.). More...

WHERE TO EAT

Map Legend

For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week.   More...

Community Meals

Thursday, Sept. 19  7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, Sept. 20  7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. More...

Portuguese Monument Being Restored

Ten years after falling into disrepair, a prominent landmark located at one of Aquidneck Island’s most visible and prominent points is being restored.  The Portuguese Discoveries Monument juts out into the Atlantic at the southernmost tip More...