May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Opening Celebration for the 375th Anniversary

The recent opening ceremony for Newport’s 375th Anniversary year-long celebration, began with measured pomp and circumstance, patriotic music, impassioned speeches and a big boom. More...

Emergency Personnel in Action

The Newport Fire and Police departments responded to a distress call for a possible lost or downed diver in the waters off Gooseneck Cove along Newport’s Ocean Avenue on Tuesday, May 27. More...

City Sees Long Term Savings

For years, Newporters have enjoyed what might be described as one of the state’s most liberal trash services: if you can haul it, the city would junk it. More...

Two-House Plan Rebuffed

After receiving approval from the Newport Planning Board for the demolition of a two-family dwelling at 111 Wellington Ave., the homeowners hit a roadblock when their petition for a special use permit and a variance for the demolition and the subsequ More...

Budget Talks Continue

Ongoing school department budget concerns were the topic of discussion when members of the Newport City Council and School Committee met at the Newport Public Library on Thursday, May 22.  More...

School Committee Offers Praise

The critical decision to finalize the Middletown school district budget will take place at 3 p.m. on June 12, one week prior to its regular monthly meeting scheduled for June 19 at 7 p.m., in the Oliphant Building. More...

Need Wheels? Become a ‘Zipster’

Become a “Zipster” and get “wheels when you want them.” As the company slogan suggests, Zipcar is a car-share program stretching nationwide and internationally, and it is building its presence in Newport.  More...

On the Waterfront

Coastal Clean Up   Clean Ocean Access, in partnership with Aquidneck Land Trust and the Atlantic Cup, held cleanups at Brenton Point, Fort Adams, Fort Wetherill, Beavertail Point state parks on Saturday, May 24. More...

375th Anniversary Parade in June

The Newport 375th Anniversary Day Parade Committee invites groups, businesses and organizations to participate in the parade slated for Saturday, June 21. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Cliff Walk Finish Hits Unforeseen Delay

While repairs to the Cliff Walk have proceeded as scheduled through the winter and into the spring, eleventh hour issues with a retaining wall mean that the originally planned early June reopening of the entire trail will be delayed by four to six we More...

Charter Review Winds Up

After thirteen meetings and public forums to review Newport’s Charter and to recommend potential changes to City Council, the Charter Review Commission (CRC) has submitted its final report for consideration.  More...

Trash Program Detailed

On Tuesday, May 27, Kristen Littlefield, Newport Clean City program coordinator, spoke to a group that attended the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association meeting about the upcoming changes to the trash service program. More...

Grow Smart Summit

Grow Smart Rhode Island, a public interest group promoting sustainable economic growth, recognized Bike Newport with the Outstanding Smart Growth Leader award at the 2014 Power of Place Summit, which took place on May 23, at the Rhode Island Conventi More...

Derby Day Celebration

Ladies donned festive hats and the gents sported seersucker suits and ties at the Edward King House Senior Center’s first-ever Run For The Roses Spring Gala earlier this month. More...

‘Belle’ Evokes Austen

As I ponder the many thematic threads of the movie “Belle,” I can’t keep from thinking about the Beatles’ lyrics, “Money can’t buy me love.” Of course, the Beatles were separated by centuries from British soc More...