January 17, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Scout Awarded Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport recently celebrated the achievements of their newest Eagle Scout, Grady Patrick Bolan, a senior at Rogers High School. More...

Mayoral Direct Election Faces Headwinds

As the city’s Charter Review Commission presses on with its work, one issue confronting the panel appears headed for a rough ride: whether voters, rather than the City Council, should elect the mayor.  More...

For What It’s Worth

(Free appraisals by appointment.  Call 401-841-5060)   More...

Pet Microchip Clinic

The Potter League is offering an affordable microchip clinic on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. The microchips will be administered by Dr. Toni Ellis, DVM, of Mobile Veterinary Routine Care. More...

Hospital Valentine Dinner Dance

The Newport Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Valentine dinner dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Atlantic Beach Club Ballroom from 6-11 p.m. Dinner will be a choice of either sirloin steak or baked stuffed scrod. More...

Charter Review Meetings Open

The next Charter Review Commission meeting, which is open to the public, is Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Program Room at the Newport Public Library. The group meets twice a month on Wednesdays. More...

Council Urges Bridge Median

Just over a week after a Christmas Eve accident on the Pell Bridge turned fatal, Newport City Councilors voted to join their counterparts in Jamestown and Middletown in urging the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to install a center median More...

375th Committee Spreading the Word

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be holding another in its series of free public forums at the Newport Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. More...

375th Anniversary Committee

Co-Chairs: Hon. John J. Trifero and Steve Waluk; Lynn Ceglie, Jennifer Hanson,  Hon. Colleen McGrath,  Patrick Murphy,  Hon. Rick O'Neill,  Philip Pelletier, Kathy Silvia, and Deborah Winthrop www.newport375.com   More...

School Committee Looks Ahead

The Newport School Committee met for the first time this year on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to set the calendar and agenda for 2014. The meeting was the first with new superintendent Colleen Jermain at the helm of Newport Public Schools.   More...

Riding the Line at Speakeasy Bar & Grill

Few places can mix a casual fine dining atmosphere with the excitement of a night in downtown Newport like Speakeasy Bar & Grill located at 250 Thames St. More...

New Arrivals

Jacob and Anney Jasinski of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son William Alan Jasinski on Jan. 9, 2014. More...

‘Outstanding Women’ Lecture to be Held

The Preservation Society of Newport County will continue with its winter lecture series, “Celebrating Outstanding Women” on Thursday, Jan. More...

Local Author Debuts Book

Middletown resident Gretchen Everin’s new children’s book, "The Nighty-Night Narwhals," has been published by MeeGenius, a leading online children’s bookstore. More...

MLK Day Celebrations

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances are scheduled in each town on Aquidneck Island the over the Jan. 17-21 weekend in honor of the slain civil rights leader’s birthday.  More...

CCRI Community Service Day

CCRI will hold its eighth annual Community Service Day on Tuesday, March 25, at several nonprofit organizations across the state. More...

Free Flu Clinic

A public vaccination clinic is being held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to at the Pell School, 35 Dexter St., Newport. More...

Middletown Collection Delay

In Middletown, there will be a one day delay in next week’s collection due to the Monday, Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. More...

Neighbors Object to Touro Lots

A years-long row over the use of a pair of parking lots owned by the operators of Touro Synagogue has once again found its way to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.  More...

Washington's Mock Funeral

Once the nation heard of George Washington’s death on Dec. 14, 1799 at Mt. Vernon, public services and eulogies were held all over the country. Below are several accounts describing how Newport paid homage to our first president.   More...

Farley Bill Waived

Don’t worry about the bill.  That was the message from City Manager Jane Howington to Councilman Michael T. More...

A Dark ‘Llewyn Davis’

Folk music fans may enjoy “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a somewhat dark and definitely quirky film about an unlucky singer/guitarist, played by Oscar Isaac, that has garnered many awards and is being mentioned in “Oscar” buzz.  More...

Wintering Raptors Visit Island

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and the Norman Bird Sanctuary are playing host to an exciting collection of wintering raptor species. More...