September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Oracle Rallies to Hold on to Cup

Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing Team pulled off an unprecedented come from-behind victory in the waters of San Francisco Bay, capping off what turned out to be a rollickingly captivating America’s Cup finale.  More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 22 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 137 calls. Of those, 73 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 51 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Sept. 23, at Newport City Hall. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.  More...

Golf Tournament

Wounded Warrior Golf Tournamentt at Newport National Golf Club, Monday, Oct. 7 8:30 standard charity golf format registration at 8:30. Shotgun start, greens fees, lunch and prizes. Foursomes and individual players welcome. More...

A Hall-of-Famer Looks to the Future

Mark Stenning's career at the International Tennis Hall of Fame has spanned 35 years, most recently as its chief executive officer. On Thursday, Sept. 19, he announced that next summer will be his last. More...

Sound Housing Essential for Students

As you tuck your children safely into their warm beds tonight, consider this sobering statistic: last Monday, 89 families with children were homeless in Rhode Island, according to Jennifer Barrera, program director for Lucy’s Hearth, a homeless More...

Thompson Girls’ Soccer Notches Win

The soccer season is in full swing at Thompson Middle School as the girls’ soccer team recently notched their first win of the season, 4-0, against Slater Middle School last week. More...

Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race of its fall series Sunday, Sept. 22. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Eating with the Ecosystem

Commercial fishermen and marine scientists will be aboard the schooner Aurora on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. More...

Regionalization Debated

In Middletown, the School Committee began its monthly meeting calendar on Thursday, Sept. 19 with praise for extraordinary teaching, consideration of bus crowding, and debate about regional school models. More...

Group Wants Radio Tracking

A Newport neighborhood group is asking the city to examine the feasibility of joining the island's two other communities in utilizing radio tracking technology to speed the rescue of "wandering" residents.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 22, the Newport Police Department responded to 630 calls. Of those, 114 were motor vehicle related; there were 90 motor vehicle violations issued and 24 accident reports.   More...

Spaghetti Dinner

The Rogers High School cheerleaders will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 3. The dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus on Valley Road in Middletown. Dinner will be served in two seatings, at 5 and 6:30 p.m. More...

'Tolerance' Conference to Begin

What began almost 18 months ago at the Newport Historical Society as an idea to celebrate and explore the richness of our heritage of religious freedom and its critical role in history, will culminate in an international academic conference Oct. More...

Anthony’s Seafood – the Catch is Fresh

For some of the freshest seafood on the island, it’s best to get to the source.  More...

Fall Recycling Day and Hazardous Waste Event Set

The Clean City Program’s fall recycling day will be held in conjunction with the Eco-Depot hazardous waste day on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. – noon in the Easton’s Beach east parking lot. More...

Three Strikes to Hit the Web

Those who have ever been been part of a sports team, or have coached one, know that crazy antics and life-long memories abound. More...

Get Ready for Blackfish and the Autumn Migrations

The summer may be astronomically over, but there is no time to regret the passing of the season as autumn provides the best fishing of the entire year. Many species are feeding voraciously in preparation for their long migrations south. More...