March 21, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Patrick’s Day Remembered

Winners 2014 Parade  Best Color Guard Cranston Fire Dept.  Best Police Dept. Fall River Police Dept. Newport Police (Honorable Mention)  Most Green Unit Worlds Biggest Leprechaun Warwick AOH (Honorable Mention)   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, March 10 through Sunday, March 16, the Newport Fire Department responded to 146 calls. Of those, 56 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 65 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 10 to Sunday, March 16 , the Newport Police Department responded to 699 calls. Of those, 117 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued, and 26 accident reports.   More...

HDC Approves One, Continues Three

In a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 18, the Historic District Commission unanimously approved the replacement of 42 window sashes with new custom-made units in a residence at 80 Kay Street.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

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Newport Budget Work Recognized

Newport's finance team is being recognized for its contributions to guiding the city through what has been a near decade-long economic malaise.  More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Many Ways to Save

With the recent end of Epiphany, the Christian church has entered into Lent, a period of 40 days of reflection and self-denial. More...

Bon Cinéma at Salve’s French Film Fest

If you are craving some worldclass cinema, once again Newport has plenty to offer – this time at Salve Regina University’s annual French Film Festival. More...

New Arrivals

Paul and Tula Andes of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Gabryel Albert Andes on March 14, 2014. More...

Residents Caution Against Regionalization

With the notion of a regionalized Newport County high school system already playing to mixed reviews, several skeptical Middletown residents gave the Town Council an earful about the idea at the panel’s regular meeting on Monday, March 17. More...

State Leaders Talk Tolls

Lawmakers will have more time to mull a proposal that would eliminate the need for tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and restructure the state’s transportation funding mechanisms after a pair of legislative panels extended the tolling authorit More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, March 17, at Newport City Hall. More...

Docent Training

Save The Bay Exploration Center is seeking volunteers for April school vacation (April 21-25) and during the summer. More...

Bailey Brook Treatment Plan OK'd

The Middletown Town Council voted unanimously to permit the town to work with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to build a gravel wet-vegetated treatment system in the Bailey Brook behind the Middletown Plaza Shopping Center on West Main More...

150 Years of Railroad Service

Not only is 2014 the 375th anniversary of the founding of Newport, it also marks 150 years since trains first arrived in the city. More...

Bilingual Story Time Bilingüel Hora del Cuento

Learning opportunities and animated story telling come hand-inhand during the Spanish-English bilingual story time at the Newport Public Library, where a small group of children and adults gather together with Dana Ramey for an hour of interactive st More...

‘The Fantasticks’ at Salve

For musical theatre at its best, catch Salve Regina University’s production of “The Fantasticks,” opening at the Casino Theatre on Thursday, March 27 at 8 p.m. More...