June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Newport on Parade

As of press time parade participants included the following: Rhode Island Highlanders Bag Pipes & Drums Band New London Fire Dept. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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Plans for Outdoor Entertainment Nixed

With a number of neighbors objecting to an application by the Vanderbilt Grace for an outdoor (Class B) entertainment license, the Newport City Council rejected the hotel’s hopes to offer amplified music on its rooftop deck.  More...

Slavery in Rhode Island

Although June 19, 1865 - known as “Juneteenth” to students of black history- is the date celebrated as when the last slaves were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery wasn’t abolished across America until the ratification of the Thirteen More...

Woman on a Mission

It all began in 2004, when a fellow parishioner at the United Congregational Church in Middletown, Joe Runner, gave a talk on the work that the Rhode Island Conference United Congregational Church (RIC-UCC) Haiti Task Force was doing in the island na More...

Surf’s Up

By utilizing the open spaces at Fort Adams, Waterbrothers Surf Fest IV on Saturday, July 12 will present its largest event yet, with more surfboards, more celebrities, and more excitement.  Among the many special guests at this year’s fest More...

1983 Revisited

As light air dominated the New York Yacht Club’s 160th Annual Regatta, sailors patiently toughed it out, hoping to become champions in 19 classes. The event concluded Sunday after the Around the Island Race and a weekend series. More...

School Committee Hears Recommendations

After concluding its work in studying how Newport officials can better control the costs of running the city and identifying potential areas of increased revenue, the Finance Review Committee (FRC) recently presented its school recommendations to Sch More...

New Group Formed To Boost City's Future

Local residents and business owners have formed a new group, Residents for Economic Vitality (REV), to effect change and work on issues in Newport. More...

High Marks Keep Unification Question Going

While recognizing Middletown High School for being named a “commended” school, unification discussions were brought up once again at the Monday, June 16; Middletown Town Council meeting.  More...

Unification Talks Lead to Public Forum

Newport County Unified School Exploratory Committee members agreed voting citizens are concerned over the recently passed non-binding referendum that will appear on the November 4 ballot, and acknowledged the need to provide more information. More...

Unleashed Dogs Pose Beach Problems

Dog walking on Middletown’s beaches has been a hot-button topic in past years, and several encounters between unleashed dogs and local wildlife have once again illuminated the issue.  More...

Local Flavor on Broadway

Newport’s Broadway is often described as “where the locals go,” but with the May opening of Caleb & Broad, the street’s newest restaurant, it’s also where the locals come home.  More...

On the Waterfront

Save The Bay Swim   More...

New Arrivals

Andrew and Nicole Bell of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Parker Lee Bell on May 29, 2014. More...