March 7, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Rhode Warriors Ready to Compete

Students from the Middletown’s robotics team Rhode Warriors built a robot in just six weeks, working after school with community mentors to design, construct and program their entry for the New More...

Newporter to Run on State Ballot

Native Newporter Guillaume de Ramel, a descendant of French philosopher Montesquieu and a former Boston mayor, looks north to the robust economy enjoyed by Massachusetts and wonders, why not Rhode Island?  More...

Prevention Task Force Open Meetings

The Newport Substance Abuse Task Force invites the community to either of its outreach meetings to learn more about the group’s mission. More...

Barracuda Swim Academy Lessons

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Barracuda Swim Academy invites swimmers of all ages and abilities to register for swim lessons at the Clubhouse located at 95 Church St., Newport.  More...

Maidford Project will Cause Beach Closure

A cooperative effort between the Town of Middletown, the Norman Bird Sanctuary and the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is being undertaken to improve drainage of the Maidford River at Third Beach in Middletown. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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

Sea Level Forum Seeks Solutions

If scientists are right, Newport could soon be facing a rising tide that could have a profound impact on the way we live, work, and play.  More...

Conversation with Joey Piotti

One of Newport’s favorite restaurants is now in Middletown. More...

New Arrivals

Justin and Lisa Cotoia of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Josiah Anthony Cotoia on March 1, 2014.  James Killian II and Jenny Hill of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Elijah Benjamin Killian on Feb. More...

'Precious Days' Prompt Computer Center Gift

Spurred by his fond memories of school days past in Middletown, former resident William Kelly has informed the Town Council that he will donate $16,000 to the School Department to build a new computer center at the high school.  More...

Fee Structure Discussion Vigorous

Five members convened for the Newport City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at City Hall. Mayor Henry F. Winthrop and Councilor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano were not present.  More...

Middletown School Officials Weigh Tough Budget Issues

Faced with cuts in state aid while costs continue to increase, the Middletown School Committee and school officials huddled recently to grapple with a familiar dilemma— how to get the most out of available revenues.  More...

Youth Indoor Soccer

Registration is now open for the Newport County YMCA youth indoor soccer season for ages 4 -13. All games will be played on Saturdays at the Y from March 22 - April 26. Space limited, registration ends March 19. More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady recently brought in a French Caned arm chair, commonly called a Chaise Percee. We used to see this form in Newport frequently many years ago. More...

Town Invests in New County Economic Agency

Hoping to eventually spark economic growth across Newport County, the Middletown Town Council unanimously approved spending $20,000 at its Monday March 3 meeting as the town’s contribution in establishing a new regional economic agency.  T More...

Behan Named Hibernian of the Year

Peter Behan, a native Newporter and Fifth Warder, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Hibernian of the Year award. Behan has been a member of the Dennis E. More...

Nonstop Action in ‘Non-Stop’

“Non-Stop” opens with raindrops beading on a jet window. Already the viewer feels subliminally unsettled, as rain – aside from signifying sorrow – often foreshadows danger. More...