April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

For Weaver, Photography is a Passionate Vocation

Newport resident Robert “Bob” Weaver is a well-known and highly respected photographer. More...

Council Aids School Budget

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 23, the Newport City Council unanimously approved an additional appropriation of $395,000 to help the schools close an ongoing budget deficit, bringing the total school expenditures for the year to almost $2 More...

Symposium Features Richard Morris Hunt

Between the years of 1850 and 1900, there was probably no more famous or well-respected architect in America than Richard Morris Hunt. More...

‘Transcendence’ Stirs Debate

The concept of transcendence is often pondered by theologians and philosophers. More...

The Hut Playgroup: A Community Day Care

As the saying goes, “it takes a village” to raise a child, especially in today’s world where many families are separated by distance. More...

New Arrivals

James and Jennifer Aguiar of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jasmine Bella Aguiar on April 15, 2014. More...

Newport Hospital Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Kerry Murphy at 401-846-0727 or kerryaahc@yahoo.com.   More...

AIPCommission Seeks New Board Members

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is expanding its board of directors and is reaching out to island residents to generate interest in filling new board positions. More...

Community Development Block

Middletown can apply for $250,000 in federal funding this year through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Local non-profit organizations have already expressed interest in the grants, which come through the U.S. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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

For What It’s Worth

A visitor recently asked if it would hurt the value of an antique settee if it were to be re-upholstered? A valid question. Generally the answer is no; however, if the fabric is special – needlepoint, period to the piece, etc. More...

Upcoming Documentary Screenings

Many organizations’ programming cycles will wind down shortly as the summer season begins, but several groups will show documentaries through May.  More...

On a ‘Mission’ to Please

What happens when you combine brilliant young chefs with a neighborhood burger joint? A delicious new twist on longtime favorites, making you remember why you loved them in the first place.  More...

Police Parade to Honor Fallen

The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade will step off on Sunday, May 4 at 11:50 a.m., just south of the intersection of East Main and West Main roads in Middletown. More...