November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Jumping Into Film Stardom

The Double Dutch Sharks of Newport participated in a video production sponsored by SteveSongs, Inc. The video is being produced for the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to promote Fire Safety. More...

Residents: Pave Our Road

Fed up with the condition of their street, residents of one Newport neighborhood have petitioned the City Council to repave their rutted roadway.  In a letter to Mayor Henry F. More...

‘Walking School Bus’ Program

To help students who struggle with being on time to school and those who may miss school altogether, Pell Elementary has launched a “Walking School Bus” initiative. More...

Forum Focuses on Marijuana

Dr. Kevin Sabet, an internationally known authority on marijuana, and Joee Lindbeck, Special Assistant to the R.I. More...

Belcourt Going Green

The new owner of Belcourt Castle is looking to the state Economic Development Corporation to help the property “go green.”  Carolyn Rafaelian, the founder of Alex and Ani, has applied to the EDC for an $18,500 grant to install a new More...

Our Nation’s Shame

The poet T.S. More...

Charter Review Gets Underway

Hold nothing back.  That’s the message Newport Mayor Henry F. Winthrop left with members of the city’s new Charter Review Commission last week.  More...

Helping at the Holidays

Child & Family   More...

Committee Endorses Truancy Tactic

The Newport School Committee breezed through a light agenda during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Pedicabs Look to Expand

Could Newport be getting even more pedicabs?  The owner of Pirate Pedicab, which operates a fleet of four three-wheeled conveyances, hopes so.  In a letter to City Council members, David Cass wrote that since opening Pirate Pedicab three ye More...

Design Planning, A Smart Investment

The building construction and design industry in the United States has endured a relatively quiet period during the last few years of economic uncertainty. According to the U.S. More...

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells series will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 19 with a lecture by Jonathan Parkinson, formerly of the U.S. More...

Youth Football Teams Reign and Advance

Two Middletown Pop Warner football teams advanced to the New England regional playoffs with victories on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Gaudet Field. The Peewees (above), comprised of players from Middletown and Newport defeated Old Rochester from Mass. More...