March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

DINNER & A MOVIE

Disappointing ‘Divergent’

The basic premise behind “Divergent,” that the individual is valued only as a clearly–defined part of the collective, goes against the very grain of the American paradigm. More...

City Seeking Trash Input

It’s been nearly a month since City Council members met for a special workshop to discuss the future of Newport’s trash collection program, and so far, there’s been little in the way of public input on potential changes.  More...

Good Friday at the Y

The Newport County YMCA is offering a full day of activities and swim on Friday, April 18 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Spots are limited. To register, call Josh at 401-847-9200 or email josha@newportymca.org.   More...

Cluny Friend-Raiser

The Cluny School will hold a Friend-Raiser social Friday, March 28 from 7 -9 p.m. at the La Forge Casino Restaurant. A donation of $15 per person is requested. There will be complimentary appetizers, entertainment, and a cash bar will be available. More...

Scholarships

Irish Heritage Award   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, March 17 through Sunday, March 23, the Newport Fire Department responded to 113 calls. Of those, 58 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 46 patients being transported to the hospital. More...

Swim Team Takes Second

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County Barracuda Swim Team recently competed in the Rhode Island Massachusetts League at Roger Williams University in Bristol and captured second place, just 15 points behind first place Boys & Girls Club of More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, March 24, at Newport City Hall. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.  More...

Middletown School Budget Moves Forward

The Middletown School Committee passed its 2014-2015 budget request at meeting held Thursday, March 20, with all members present. The nearly $38.8 million proposal was approved by a 3-2 vote and is expected to head to the Town Council by April 1. More...

Trail Markers to Enlighten Visitors

In a nod to modern convenience, plans are afoot to install smartphone-compatible “QR codes” along the Cliff Walk. More...

Veteran Roaster Launches New Brand

Vietnam veteran Robert Mastin, founder and owner of Middletown roasting company Custom House Coffee, has launched a new brand, Veteran Coffee Roasters, targeted to military units and veterans’ organizations. More...

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Every Day’s a Party

This past month has been one big party. My youngest daughter turned all of five years old, begging the question “Where does the time go?” Both my girls are sprouting like weeds. More...

Community Meals

Thursday, March 27 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s (by St. Augustin’s) 12 Marlborough St. Friday, March 28 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 20 Dr. More...

Finance Panel IDs $250,000 in New Revenue

The city’s ad-hoc Finance Review Committee is asking city leaders to embrace a pair of action items that they say could generate an additional $250,000 in new revenue.  More...

Multiple Zoning Requests Approved

Eleven petitions for special use permits or variances were entertained by the Newport Zoning Board of Review at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 24.  More...

Police Parade Partners

The annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade will be held Sunday, May 4. To march or enter a float, contact Gwen at 401-845-5714 or ggeorge@cityofnewport.com. Deadline to participate is April 1.   More...

Frostbite Results

The Newport Yacht Club ran eight races in its Frostbite Series on Sunday, March 23 with northwest winds of 15-22 knots. More...

High School Video Contest

The Atlantic Cup and newport- FILM have teamed up to create the Ripple Effect Video Contest for Ocean State high school students. More...

Docent Training

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

Book Signing

Former Cruising World editor and New York Times yachting correspondent Herb McCormick will give a talk about his new book “As Long as It’s Fun” at Island Books in Middletown on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 17 to Sunday, March 23 , the Newport Police Department responded to 431 calls. Of those, 106 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued, and 15 accident reports.   More...

Unification Panel to Seek Public’s Opinions

Reacting to Middletown residents who complained last week that the Newport County High School Exploratory Committee was “doing more planning than exploring," the panel decided on Monday, March 24, to rework its approach and give the public more More...

Committee Seeks to Avert Deficit

The Newport School Committee voted to seek $754,932 from the City Council to avoid a projected deficit in the current school year’s budget.  The request, made at a special meeting on Tuesday, March 25, was to be considered by the City Coun More...

Nuclear Power Explored in ‘Pandora’s Promise’

The controversial film “Pandora’s Promise” will be screened at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. More...

In Case You Missed Them…

If this seemingly never-ending winter (yes, I know it’s really spring) has kept you from seeing all the films nominated for Academy Awards, take heart. More...

DINING OUT

WHERE TO EAT Map Legend  For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week.   More...

New Arrivals

Joseph and Katherine Gagliano of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son John Manoug Gagliano on March 24, 2014. More...