June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

The Great Toy Challenge

Earlier this month, St. Michael's Country Day School third graders participated in an eight-week toy design workshop led by Bobbi Jarvis, a freelance product designer and inventor who has worked for Hasbro Toys, Fisher- Price, and Nike. More...

Fairies and Gnomes

Vickie Mellekas and other Maher Center “architects” have been busy building fairy gardens for Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation’s Summer Solstice celebration on June 21. More...

New Hospital President Begins in August

Selected from applicants from around the U.S., Crista Durand was chosen by Lifespan and Newport Hospital leadership as the institution's new president following a six-month national search. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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n Finance Committee approves 2015 state budget The House Finance Committee approved a revised budget bill that closes an unexpected $67 million gap and fully funds education aid while averting bridge tolls, tax increases and More...

City Hall Meetings Violate Law

Newport officials have been put on notice that meetings held in City Hall’s second-floor council chambers violate the provisions of Rhode Island’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) because the building’s elevator and stairway wheelchair lift More...

Newport Students Honored

Thompson Middle School Principal Jaime Crowley presented certificates of achievement to Mathilde Tash, Owen Martin, and Henry Rayner for their high scores on the National French Exam.  Rogers High senior Hannah Dean received an award from the Na More...

Cannes Features Newporter's Film

Newport native Jennifer Niejadlik’s feature length film, “The Ultimate Wedding Planner,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May. More...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Rings True

Fans of John Green’s best-selling novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” will be pleased to know that the film adaptation is unusually faithful to the book. It deletes events and characters, but it keeps in most of the important bits. More...

Volvo Entry Welcomed at Newport Shipyard

With a light rain falling and a large American flag flying from her shrouds, the 65’ Volvo Ocean Race entrant Alvimedica motored past the west end of Newport Shipyard as it completed a 10-day trans-Atlantic training passage. More...

Clagett Gets Disabled Sailors on the Water

The annual Clagett Regatta, will feature a father/son face off on the race course for the first time in its 12-year history. Ted Green Sr., of North Kingstown and Ted Green Jr., of Newport will compete in the 2.4 meter class. More...

New Arrrivals

James and Melanie Brassfield of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Liam John Brassfield on June 8, 2014.   More...

Get the Whole Family Biking

What better way to celebrate dads and summer than a sweet morning bike ride along Newport’s Ocean Drive? With a range of riding and walking options, there's something for everyone in the family. More...

Spring Secret Garden Tour

Get an insider’s look at the private gardens of ten homes in Newport’s Historic Point neighborhood on the Spring Secret Garden Tour, Friday- Sunday, June 20-22. More...

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The Newport Gulls, of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, recently held their home opener versus the Sanford Mainers at Newport’s Cardines Field.  “We have some good players this year and we’re looking forward to the se More...

New Officer Inductions

The Newport Fire Department recently held a promotion ceremony at the agency’s headquarters. Newport City Clerk Kathy Silvia administered the Oath of Office to the newly promoted officers. More...

Committee Wraps Up School Year

With summer vacation right around the corner, the Newport School Committee met for its last regular meeting of the school year on Tuesday, June 10, at the Newport Area Career & Technical Center at Rogers High School. More...

Inspiration from Across the Globe

Intense horticultural and design competitions have long been the hallmark of the Newport Flower Show, but this year’s match-ups offer a broader perspective than most. More...

‘Newport Forever’ Fashion Show

In conjunction with the 375th anniversary of Newport, the Preservation Society and nationally known designer Angela Moore will host a fashion show and champagne brunch at Rosecliff on Thursday, July 17. More...

Historic Whaler Makes One-Day Visit

The last remaining wooden-whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan, will stop at Fort Adams on Tuesday, June 17 during her first voyage since 1941. More...

On the Waterfront

$2 M for Fort Adams Pier   More...

Local Author Launches Book

Newporter, Peter J. Bourke will talk about his new book “Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor’s Race Toward Home” on Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square.  More...

Home Opener Surprise

During the pre-game ceremonies for the Newport Gulls home opener, a special moment was shared with the hundreds of spectators in attendance. Newport resident and U.S. More...