April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Eagle Award

U.S. Senator Jack Reed was among the dignitaries, friends and family who recently celebrated the achievements of Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport’s newest Eagle Scout, Sean C. King. More...

Best of Show

Joel Dunn’s pencil drawing of a mallard duck captured the “Best of Show” in the recent Rhode Island Junior Duck Stamp Contest. More...

Life of the Mind: Autism Update

Redwood Library’s Life of the Mind Salon series will present Dr. More...

Planning Board Defers Demolition Requests

The Newport Planning Board entertained two demolition requests at its monthly session on Monday, April 7, but it deferred action to next month’s meeting in both cases so that more information can be presented.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

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n Sakonnet Bridge toll extension The General Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) and Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. More...

Middletown Supports End of Master Lever

In a move intended to infuse local elections with greater fairness, the Middletown Town Council has passed a resolution urging the Rhode Island House and Senate to consider bills to abolish master lever voting.  More...

NUWC Dedicates New $24.3 Million Facility

In a ceremony attended by both U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. More...

Early Earth Day Cleanups

Newport is gearing up to celebrate Earth Day, and although the official “big day” is not until April 22, many local groups are heading out to help keep our island home beautiful on Saturday, April 12. More...

Easter Egg Hunts

Friday, April 18   Newport Rec’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Freebody Park, 8 p.m., boys and girls ages 8-10, free, rain or shine, bring flashlights (2 “D” cell size or smaller), 401-845-5800.  Saturday, April 19   More...

New Arrivals

Walter and Laurence Berbrick of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son James Leonard Berbrick on April 1, 2014. More...

April Newport Gallery Night

Join the Newport Gallery Organization in celebrating its 14th season by attending Gallery Night on Thursday, April 10 from 5 – 8 -.m. More...

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Last year’s Earth Day Cleanup by the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association brought out an energetic group of adults and children. More...

Budget Proposal Would Raise Middletown Property Taxes

The Middletown Town Council, at its April 7 meeting, received a $70 million fiscal 2015 budget proposal that would raise property taxes by 28 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for homeowners and by 37 cents for commercial property owners  More...

STEM Courses Gaining Momentum

Initiatives to offer more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) options in all grade levels of the Newport public school system are under way, according to Jennifer Booth, the School Department’s executive director of teachin More...

Nominations Open for Free Roof Giveaway

One lucky Newport County homeowner could be on the receiving end of a new roof. More...

It’s Not Me, Right?

I’m an optimist. Spring is coming (I blame Punxsutawne Phil for the continuing bad weather) and we need to just hold on for a few more weeks. There are signs you can look for. Crocuses for one. More...

Fox Visits War College

Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, Christine H. Fox spoke with students, staff and faculty during a visit to U.S. Naval War College in Newport. More...

Fairies and the Easter Bunny – Spring Favorites

Spring is here! Every day when I awake I hear birds chirping away. The light is different now, and the days are beautifully longer. More...

The Right Day for the Right Whale

Every year, the New Bedford Whaling Museum celebrates the highly endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and raises awareness of a species whose survival depends upon humans wisely using ocean resources. More...