May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Pat's Parade Winners Honored

Newporters love a the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and those who participate are appreciated. Awards were presented in more than a dozen categories at the Extreme Brewing Co. on Thursday, April 24. More...

Photo

HopArts Studio Trail Artists are featured this month at Spring Bull Gallery, starting with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. More...

1912: Teen Inherits $500,000 from Summer Visitor

Boston Daily Globe May 1, 1912 - Miss Dorothy Bateman, 19, and her father, Mr. Sidney Bateman, returned from Baltimore by train this morning, where they had been summoned because of the bequest of $500,000 left in his will by the late Ross R. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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

Running for Life at the Relay

The Aquidneck Island Relay for Life fundraiser will be held overnight from Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. More...

Oscar Film Series Extended

The Newport Public Library will extend its recent series of Oscar-nominated films, showing two more movies in May. More...

New Arrivals

Kenneth Lacey and Olga Enger of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Gabriel James Lacey on April 22, 2014. More...

Former Gull Garcia Gets the Call

Greg Garcia, key player in the Newport Gull’s 2009 New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship run, has been called to the 25-man roster of the St. Louis Cardinals, defending National League champions.  More...

Zoning Board Sides with Innkeepers

During a lengthy meeting on Monday, April 28, the Newport Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved numerous requests for special use permits and variances to zoning regulations.  More...

Board Approves Vintage Car Museum

On Monday, April 28, the Zoning Board assented to a special use permit to allow for the conversion of the existing first floor retail and business space at the Audrain Building, 220 – 232 Bellevue Ave., into a museum for the display of vintage More...

EDITORIAL

Sticky Issue Sidestepped

A s daffodils and other flowers emerge and remind us that warmer weather is around the corner, other traditional harbingers of “the season” are the need to feed parking meters and the city’s issuance of an estimated 16,000 annual re More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a Meissen Figure which I use to introduce my readers to a terrific novel and film about a Meissen collector: “Utz” written by Bruce Chatwin, published in 1988. More...

Getting Sweet Revenge

That old adage “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping” may work in the case of minor infractions, but a philandering husband, especially a serial philanderer, calls for more drastic measures.  More...

Upcoming Documentary Screenings

Redwood Library’s Screen and Discuss series will show the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” on Saturday, May 10, at 3 p.m. More...