November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Council Executive Session Nixed

An executive session to discuss an outstanding debt due to the city from the owners of the Clarke School apartment complex was canceled at the last minute after the city solicitor cautioned that the discussion could run afoul of open meetings laws. More...

Alliance Showcases HDC, Zoning Board

In the second round of an ongoing series on Newport's numerous boards and commissions, Rebecca McSweeney and John Shehan, respective chairs of the Zoning Board of Review and Historic District Commission (HDC), joined members of the Alliance for a Liv More...

Helping at the Holidays

Lucy’s Hearth   For Christmas, the Lucy's Hearth shelter is seeking gift cards to local stores in the $10-$50 range. More...

The Ladies Step It Up in a Christmas Celebration

Let’s face it. Men will be boys. Someday, however, they do grow into responsible men. More...

Christmas 10K Run

The annual Christmas 10K Run will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. The race benefits the Center for Integrative Care program run by Women & Infants, serving women who have been touched by cancer. More...

Belcourt Request Withdrawn

The owner of Belcourt Castle has withdrawn an application for a renewable energy grant that had been filed as part of a project to install a solar array on the historic manse.  More...

Volvo Race Could Be Bigger Than America's Cup Series

A cutting edge media campaign being planned to accompany next year's Volvo Ocean Race is promising to once again place Newport at the forefront of the international sailing community.  Considered the "Mt. More...

Mills Film Honored

Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, was serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan when he was seriously wounded by an improvised explosive device in April, 2012. More...

City Gets Bike Friendly Status

It’s official.  Newport has been named Rhode Island’s first bicycle-friendly community.  Representatives from the League of American Bicyclists announced the designation during a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. More...