April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Ready to Go Daffy?

Newport’s going daffy. Well, it’s about time.  Loyal and hardy friends that they are, hundreds of thousands of bright yellow daffodil blooms are bursting forth throughout Newport this week, in spite of the long winter. More...

'Born This Way Prom' Welcomes All Teens

Long considered to be a teenage rite of passage, prom season is just around the corner, and one group on Aquidneck Island is making sure that all teens have a place to celebrate.  Now in its fifth year, the Born This Way Prom, coordinated by In More...

Council Hears Cobblestone Proposal

Like many deteriorating roads in the area, historic Clarke Street needs repairs. More...

Another Titanic Newport Connection

April 15 marked the 102-year anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Although many prominent members of Newport society were on the ship, and several, most notably John Jacob Astor IV and George D. More...

‘Draft Day’ a Fun Pick

“Draft Day” is a pleasant little diversion that should prove entertaining even to those who are not football fans – and I fall into that category. How would I describe it, in terms of an “important” picture? More...

From the Menu

Appetizers Fried Cheese–Fresh mozzarella fried golden brown served with marinara sauce - $7.95 Calamari–Delicately fried and served with garlic butter and spicy pepper relish - $8.95 More...

New Arrivals

John and Cynthia Dunn Jr. of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son John Ballard Dunn on April 9, 2014. More...

' Periwinkle Blue' Flags Help Honor Young DUI Victim

Six hundred small “periwinkle blue” flags planted on the school’s front lawn greeted Middletown High School students first-thing Wednesday morning. A new set of posters–same color–were set up inside.  More...

Newport Ready to Rise to Energy Challenge

With a deadline just two weeks away, Newporters who care about saving energy have rolled up their sleeves to recruit 200 more city residents to join what’s known as the Rhode Island Energy Challenge.  More...

HDC OKs Ochre Court Antennas

Following a continuance from its March meeting and a site visit to Salve Regina University, the Historic District Commission has endorsed a request from AT&T to install telecommunications equipment on the roof of Ochre Court to join antenas from More...

Middletown Officials Eye Technology, Roadway Improvements

Middletown officials plan to use the coming months to introduce important technology improvements to the town’s day-to-day operations as well as roadway projects that could enhance the community’s appearance and improve traffic flow, espe More...

April in Newport, Looking Back

n On April 13, 1673, the town agreed to purchase Goat Island and Coasters Harbor Island from Governor Benedict Arnold.  n The Newport Naval Hospital was commissioned on April 15, 1913. More...

Conversation with Tickets’ Chef Rolando Chacon

Tickets Bar & Grille is more than meets the eye. The bi-level restaurant features sports bar favorites upstairs to accompany the big game, while first floor diners can choose from a variety of fresh and flavorful entrées. More...

Earth Day Should Be Every Day

Recently, hundreds of volunteers cleared trash and debris from a dozen sites across Newport. More...

Free Soil Analysis Offered

The URI Master Gardeners are offering free soil analysis and gardening information on Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon at Prescott Farm in Portsmouth and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Paradise Valley Park in Middletown through September.  More...