February 21, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Happy Centurion

Born Newporter Ann De- Cotis Martellino, recently celebrated her 106th birthday with her family, including her daughter Diane Smyth, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More...

Science Fair Winners

The advance placement science classes at Rogers High School recently held a science fair. Avianna Guerrero was the overall winner for her project investigating the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the bacterial growth on produce. More...

HDC Approves Uplifting Proposal

The green wooden clapboards of 70 Bridge St. nearly touch the sidewalk. The home’s modest stone foundation is mostly hidden from all but the closest of views. More...

Applications for Neighborhood Grants

The Merritt Neighborhood Fund was established in 1999 by the Aquidneck Land Trust to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s visionary president emeritus, for his decade of leadership.  More...

Black History Program at Library

In keeping with the theme for Black History Month, “Civil Rights in America,” Newport Public Library will present a screening of the documentary “The Loving Story” on Thursday, Feb. 27. More...

Little League Registrations Begin

The Newport Little League is now accepting registrations for spring baseball and softball. More...

Scholarships

n People’s Credit Union  More...

Archaeology Lecture

Middletown Public Library will present a free lecture by archaeologist and anthropologist Alan Leveillee on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Little League Fundraiser

A fundraiser to benefit Newport Little League will be held Friday, Feb. 28 from 7 - 10 p.m. at LaForge Casino. There will be a DJ and free food. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. More...

Newport Seeks Roadway Safety Solutions

Design Tools for Complete Streets

The design of Newport’s roadways has recently been foremost in the minds of both citizens and city councilors. More...

‘Ask Gladys’ About Newport History

The late Gladys E. Bolhouse worked as the Newport Historical Society’s Executive Secretary and Curator of Manuscripts for nearly fifty years, from 1946 to 1992. More...

Gallery Openings

The DeBlois Gallery will hold an opening reception for “Move It!,” the first show of the gallery’s 30th year on Saturday, March 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. More...

Talk on Frederick Douglass’ Irish Advocacy

The Museum of Newport Irish History will present “The Cause of Humanity is One the World Over: Frederick Douglass’ Irish Advocacy,” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Robert and Traci Colston of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Kellen Sullivan Colston on Feb. 11, 2014.  Edwin Cruz and Jenissa Dominguez of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ednalis Cruz on Feb. More...

Scout Awarded Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport recently celebrated the achievements of their newest Eagle Scout, Hunter Dustin Veeck. More...

DEAN'S LIST

Samantha Augustine, of Portsmouth, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.  Samuel Baines, of Jamestown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  More...

Rogers History Day Winners

Rogers High School recently participated in the National History Day competition held in schools across the country every year. The top two group and individual winners in the main categories will advance to the Rhode Island state finals in April. More...

Snow Removal Budget Challenged

While communities across the Northeast have been struggling to keep up with a steady string of snowstorms that have left municipal salt piles and budgets depleted, Newport’s director of public services said this week that although he’s ho More...

Basketball League Openings

Registrations for the Flo Harvey Basketball youth league are still being accepted. There is a $10 program fee. For information on how to volunteer or sponsor a team, contact bdiggle@bgcnewport.org.   More...

Special Olympics Dinner

A pasta dinner fundraiser will be held to support the Newport County YMCA Special Olympics team on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St. from 5 – 7 p.m. The cost is $12. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local resident called to make an appointment to bring in a print for evaluation. More...

Afternoon Fun at Redwood

The Redwood Library, in partnership with the Friends of Ballard Park, will offer a series of environmentally themed afterschool activities for kids in grades K-4 every Wednesday in March, beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome for stories and crafts. More...

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard training will be offered Feb. 24, 27, and March 3 at the YMCA from 6 - 9 p.m. This is a Red Cross blended learning class that has online, classroom and pool sessions. More...

City Council Calls for Pedestrian Review

Following up on a pair of recent pedestrian deaths in city crosswalks, Newport City Councilors have directed the city administration to review current safety measures and called on residents to use “extreme caution” when crossing city str More...

Hall of Fame Names New CEO

Todd Martin, who was ranked world No. 4 on the ATP World Tour in the 1990s, has been named CEO-designate of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. He will succeed Mark L. More...

Conversation with David Sturgeon

They may be the new kids on the block but Stoneacre Pantry founders David Sturgeon, Christopher Bender, and David Crowell have their patrons feeling right at home. More...

Tutors Needed

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay is in need of volunteers who would like to make a difference in the life of an adult learner.  More...

AARP Tax Preparation

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program will offer free income tax preparation at 10 sites in Newport County beginning Feb. 3 to people of all ages with low and moderate incomes. It is not necessary to be an ARRP member to take advantage of this help. More...