November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Move Over Black Friday: Think Saturday!

Small Business Saturday was first observed in 2010. It was conceived and promoted by American Express, but since then the enthusiasm to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local has spread like wildfire. More...

Toll Commission Hears Funding Alternatives

The legislative commission investigating the feasibility of repealing the tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge was given a few new ideas during a special hearing last week, casting doubt over whether a true alternative can be found for the controversia More...

Meal Sites Create Sense of Community

Every day in Newport, almost two dozen religious and community organizations work hard to serve the hungry, the lonely, and anyone who shows up to one of many local meal sites. More...

Hospital Adds to Leadership Team

Newport Hospital has appointed two members to its clinical leadership team. More...

Maeve: For Better or For Worse

I am embarrassed to admit that we are now that family in the neighborhood recognized first and foremost because of our misbehaving dog. More...

Remembrances

The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties recently held a Service of Remembrance at the United Congregational Church in Middletown. More...

‘Movember’ Shave-Off

Team Newport Muzzy will be wrapping up its month of fundraising for “Movember” with a shave-off event, Golf Pros and Tennis Mo’s celebration, on Nov. 30 at Fifth Element. More...

Preparing for Improvements at Park Holm

The Newport Housing Authority is preparing to break ground on yet another phase to its ambitious North End redevelopment plan, this time setting its sights on the Park Holm neighborhood.  Newport Housing Authority Executive Director Jim Reed exp More...

NWC Hosts Security Workshop

Thirty academic experts, presenters and U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty participated in the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics workshop, “Economics and Security: The Defense Industrial Base,” Nov. More...

Sales Tax Break

Shoppers will save on taxes starting this Sunday, Dec. More...

Larger Than Life ‘Nativity’

By Florence Archambault   Every other December since 1990, the lights in the sanctuary of the United Congregational Church in Middletown dim and another performance of “The Nativity” begins.  More...