January 24, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

From the Bookshelf

Portsmouth resident and author Marguerite Vaillancourt will do a reading from her latest book, "Chased from Eden" at the Portsmouth Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. More...

It’s Not Me, Right?

It’s winter in Newport. That means there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is the tourist traffic is gone; the bad news is the tourist money is gone. More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/   More...

Exploration Center Abounds with Marine Life

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, located at Newport’s Easton’s Beach, is one of the island’s favorite family destinations. More...

‘Her’ Is A Winner

Director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Spike Jonze waltzed off with the (well-deserved) Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for his latest film, “Her.” His win wasn’t one of those “Oh, my goodness” moments; this More...

Cooking Changes With the Times

Since my marriage 63 years ago, I bet I have cooked a million meals. More...

New Arrivals

Hamilton and Erica Swanson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Talia Ann Marie Hamilton on Jan. 14.  Forrest and Amy Lehr of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Jackson Donald Lehr on Jan. 14.   More...

Middletown School Budget Process Begins

The Middletown School Committee met for the first time this year on Thursday, Jan. More...

Temporary Bridge Barriers A Go

Amid rising calls to adopt enhanced safety measures on one of the state’s most iconic spans, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has begun to install a temporary median on the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

1729: A Fortuitous Mistake

George Berkeley, also known as the Bishop of Cloyne and Dean of Londonderry, was one of the most prominent philosophers of the 18th century. His arrival in Newport was widely chronicled.   In the Feb. More...

Meet Kinsale’s Grand Marshal

It’s good being Rick O’Neill.  The former city councilman, current canvassing clerk, and erstwhile Hibernian is gearing up for what may be his most unexpected and incomparable of roles.  More...

New Sea Shai Passionate About Korean Cuisine

Sea Shai owners Il Joung Paek “Charlie” and Song Dacier came to Rhode Island to escape the noise and congestion of Boston. More...

Market Memories

We arrived on Aquidneck Island in May of 1965. I shopped at the Square Deal Meat Market on Thames Street; they had the best ground meat. Another store I frequented was Tisdale’s at 130 Broadway, where the former Newport Hardware was located. More...