January 31, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

1874: Rogers High School Dedication

At the turn of the 18th century, Robert Rogers ran the Newport Academy, a private school providing a classical education, and in 1843 Newport established one of the first public high schools in the state, primarily for college preparation.  More...

HDC Approves Audrain and Beechwood Proposals

Newport’s Historic District Commission kicked off its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 by naming its newly-elected officers for 2014-2015. More...

375th Poster Contest

Newport’s 375th Committee is hosting a poster contest for children as part of its year-long celebration of the city’s anniversary.  The contest is open to Newport youth ages 5 to 19. Deadline for entries is Feb. 14.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

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ALN Forum Highlights 375th Committee

The official kick-off to the city’s 375th anniversary is fast approaching and organizers are gearing up for a yearlong celebration of history, music, culture, and the arts.  Leading the planning process is the ad-hoc Newport 375th Annivers More...

Land Trust Receives Large Gift

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) announced that it has received a $2.8 million testamentary gift from the late Marcella Clark Mc- Cormack of Newport, she was the daughter of the late Jane Pickens.  More...

Dean’s List Achievements

Brendan Burns, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.  Jeffrey Blanchette, of Portsmouth, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Castleton College, Castleton, Vt.  More...

New Arrivals

Michael and Ashley Agren of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Griffin John Agren on Jan. 21.  James and Brooke Duncan are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Jade Duncan on Jan. 27.   More...

Islanders Rally for 59-41 Win

The Middletown High School boys basketball team, undefeated this season in Division III-East, found themselves in an uncomfortable place on Tuesday, Jan. 28: down by 7 points to visiting Burrillville High School at halftime. More...

School Committee Sets Goals

The Newport School Committee held a special workshop on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Second Pedestrian Death in a Week

Two pedestrians were struck and fatally injured in separate incidents last week that took place just blocks from one another.  More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi: Attached is an image of a door knocker that belonged to my uncle. He always told us that it reminded him of the door knocker from “A Christmas Carol”. Can you tell me what it is worth? — Alex C.   More...

NUWC’s Economic Impact Huge

The total funded programs of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport topped $874 million in 2013. More...

Hall of Fame Project Gets Final OK

A plan that promises to significantly enhance the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame as well as one of the city’s more prominent stretches of streetscape won its final approval on Monday, Jan. 27.  More...

Belly Up at Midtown Oyster Bar Midtown Oyster Stew serves four

This past summer Midtown Oyster Bar opened its doors and quickly became one of Newport’s favorite hotspots, drawing tourists and locals alike during the peak season. More...