October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Dr. John Clarke Tribute

In honor of the 350th anniversary of the Rhode Island Charter of 1663, two events honoring Dr. More...

Inaugural Sharkfest Swim

Experienced swimmers took to the water last week for the inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim. More...

Committee Recalls Third-Grade Teacher

The Newport School Committee voted to recall a third-grade teacher to Pell Elementary School to help deal with large class sizes during a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 30.  More...

Hyatt Marina Faces City Scrutiny

A proposal by a Newport hotel to construct a new 25-slip marina on the northern edge of Newport Harbor is facing scrutiny from the city as council members and staff seek to understand the potential impact the facility could have on the area, as well More...

Shutdown Impacts Naval Base

Approximately 800 Naval Station Newport civilian employees have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. More...

Celebrating Religious Freedom

Newport abounds with events this weekend honoring our area’s heritage of religious freedom and its lasting impact on the nation and the world.  More...

Airing Out the Laundry

Has the city inadvertently gotten into the laundromat business? One Newport business owner thinks so.  Len Gross has owned and operated Micki’s Mat at 272 Bellevue Ave. More...

Music & Pet Festival

The “Dog & Pony Show,” Newport’s premier music and pet festival, is taking over the north lawn at Fort Adams on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. More...

Best Bets: Sea Bass and Blues

All types of bait have recently appeared in the lower bay and on the ocean side. Small pogies, snapper blues, minnows, and silversides were all in the mix. More...

Rhody Awards For Historic Preservation

Architectural historian John Tschirch and the Newport Historical Society’s mobile web-based tour were recently honored at the fifth annual Rhode Island Preservation Celebration.  More...

Raimondo Emphasizes Innovation

It’s a little after 11 a.m. when Gina Raimondo pulled into the parking lot of the Middletown Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 26. More...

Building Crack Prompts Evacuation

An exterior masonry wall on the southern side of the building that houses the Salvation Cafe on Broadway was demolished on Tuesday after a substantial crack was observed by workers tending to the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project.  More...

Young City Engineer Recognized

Newport Department of Public Services’ assistant city engineer, Francis J. More...

Treasures at Redwood Salon

The Redwood Library will share some rarely-seen gems from the vault at the next Life of the Mind Salon on Thursday, Oct. 10. More...

Oyster Aficionados Rejoice in October

Ask anyone who savors the tantalizing terroir of oysters and the words “raw bar” are music to their ears. Oyster aficionados, also called ostreaphiles, are known to crave the distinct characteristics of each sweet meaty mollusk. More...

Oh, Let Him Be Your Teddy Bear

I have always thought that the late James Gandolfini was really a sweet guy who was typecast because he was always so good as a bad guy: Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” and the vicious hit man in “True Romance,” for example.&nb More...

Islanders Drive Past Classical for First D-III Win, 20-13

Trailing by one point, 12-13, with less than two minutes to play in regulation, Middletown High School successfully drove straight down the field against Classical High School to steal their first Division III football victory of the season on Friday More...