October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Daffodillion Project Momentum Continues

Newport continues to be “daffy” about the quest to plant a million daffodils. At the free bulb giveaway at Easton’s Beach on Saturday, Oct. 19 nearly 25,000 bulbs were packaged and ready to be planted before the first frost. More...

Yacht Club Lease Affirmed

City Council members on Wednesday, Oct. 23 voted to affirm its lease agreement with the Newport Yacht Club, backing up a recommendation provided by the city manager’s office late last month.  More...

Rogers Schedule is Examined

The Newport School Committee held a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to discuss the pros and cons of the current class scheduling at Rogers High School. More...

‘Travis: A Soldier’s Story’

"Travis: A Soldier’s Story" is a documentary featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. More...

Water, Water Everywhere

Officials from the local Stormwater Steering Committee (SSC) say that stormwater and water quality costs are growing.  More...

Members Tackle Loaded Agenda

The Middletown School Committee met for its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17. More...

Harnessing the Blackfish Bite

Last weekend the horizon off Ocean Drive was cluttered with the silhouettes of dozens of boats. All were eager to find the elusive blackfish that show up every fall. More...

Journeys of Hope

A dramatization of real stories of individuals going from homes to homelessness to hope will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Levi Gale House.  More...

Seeking Volunteers at Sachuest Point

The Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge closed due to a lengthy government shutdown, reopened recently and is welcoming visitors. More...

Anniversary Official Launch

The committee charged with planning the celebration surrounding the city's 375th anniversary unveiled a signature logo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, during a brief ceremony at City Hall. Newport Mayor Henry F. More...

Shooting Incident Under Investigation

An incident over the weekend involving a man who checked into Newport Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound put some Newport residents on edge this week, and prompted city officials to impress the need to take a broader view of what is b More...

Photos Wanted for Veterans Exhibit

In honor of Veterans Day the Newport Public Library is hosting a Veterans Day Honor Wall exhibit during the month of November.  More...

Beirut Bombing Memorial

A solemn memorial service marking the 30th anniversary of the October 23, 1983, terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, that claimed the lives of 241 American service members was held on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Newport and Complete Streets

Last October, the Washington Square Community Charrette was held and nearly 300 people participated. More...

High School Under Scrutiny of Council

At the Middletown Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, Councilors Barbara VonVillas and Richard Adams gave another presentation regarding the status of the Unified High School Exploratory Committee. More...

Land Trust Withdraws Conservation Offer for Glen Farm

In a letter to the Portsmouth Town Administrator dated Oct. More...

Conanicut Marine Becomes an Environmental Leader

Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., welcomed Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, community leaders, and members of the public to its Taylor Point boatyard on Monday, Oct. More...