February 14, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Making History Come Alive at Rogers

The gym at Rogers High School was a flurry of activity Wednesday morning as the entire junior class quieted the butterflies in their stomachs and prepared to meet a panel of judges – judges from the community who would evaluate their projects o More...

No Sakonnet Toll Bill Proposed

Three local lawmakers submitted a bill at the General Assembly this week that would prohibit tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge while funding maintenance costs on both local and statewide spans through a new 10-year, $1 billion fund.  More...

Scholarships

n Elks Vocational  More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady brought in an example of early pottery from a collection that she assembled over the decades. Not really knowing much about the age, she just purchased when and where she found the items. More...

Schools Issue Twenty Pink Slips

It's a hardship that every school department faces at this time of year: the issuing of mandatory layoff notices to teachers as a precautionary budget measure. More...

Liaison Members Deliberate Shared Services

The Newport Schools/City Council Liaison Subcommittee convened on Tuesday, Feb. 11 with an agenda dominated by continuing discussions of sharing facilities services with the Middletown Public Schools.  More...

Double Feature at the Pickens

Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest and Celestine joyfully leaps across genres to capture limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. More...

Court Tennis Face Off

Camden Riviere and Tim Chisolm, two high-ranking American court tennis stars who have played together as doubles partners since 2006, will meet on Saturday, Feb. More...

Pier Improvement Project Commences

The crane piercing the horizon just off Perrotti Park arrived late last month and work to improve the piers surrounding the Newport Yacht Club is now officially under way.  Through the snow and cold temperatures, workers have been busy over the More...

Cliff Walk Restrooms on Track

Relief is on the way for visitors who frequent the city’s famed Cliff Walk.  Newport City Council members on Wednesday, Feb. 12, awarded a $418,500 contract to a Portsmouth contractor to install permanent restrooms at Forty Steps.  More...

CCRI Fall Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) fall 2013 Dean’s List: Newport: Katherine Bendl, Brian Bestoso, Edward Boswell-Correa, Kathryn Cooper, Yoni Corleto, Luis Cruz, Kristine Ekortarh, Sixto Fern More...

General Assembly Highlights

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n Minimum wage increases The House Labor Committee heard legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8 to $9 in 2015, $10 in 2016, and link it to the inflation rate in subsequent years.   More...

Council Revisits Strategic Plan

City Council members renewed their commitment to an ongoing strategic planning process this week, pledging to work over the coming months to build upon an adopted set of goals that they hope will set the city up for sustained long-term success.  More...

Treasured Art Inspires War Drama

Shortly after a dry academic opening in which George Clooney, playing Frank Stokes, lectures a small audience on the art confiscated by the Nazis during World War II, the topic presents itself to us, and we quickly get an appreciation for the task fa More...

Life is Grand for Morgera and Vikings

Rogers High School’s Brianne Morgera scored her 1000th career point on Tuesday, Feb. More...

New Arrivals

Jerome and Stacey Chapman of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Paisley Carolyn Chapman on Feb. 7, 2014.  Gerald and Erin Cosgrove of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Stone Tyler Cosgrove on Jan. More...