July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Antiques Show a Newport Star

In the galaxy of important antiques shows nationwide, the Newport Antiques Show is a shining star. More...

Firefighter Strives to Return to Department

Not long ago Braden Leonard, a 32-year-old Newport resident and nine year veteran of the Johnston R.I. Fire Department, was stricken with a life-threatening infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. More...

League to Salute Military

The Newport County Council of the Navy League will hold its Annual Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, July 24, at the Atlantic Beach Club. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Commander Rear Adm. David M. Duryea is the guest speaker.  More...

Spotlight on Music

Bob Kendall Launches New Songs

Bob Kendall knows a great tune when he writes one. More...

New Arrivals

Darryl Lincoln and Felicia Weeden of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Maliya Simone Lincoln on July 8, 2014. More...

EDITORIAL

The Summer of Stealth Rentals

With a plethora of online options to choose from, renting a house, a room, an apartment, or a condo in Newport has never been easier. And by the looks of things, never quite so popular.  More...

HDC Weighs Seven Projects

At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 15, the Newport Historic District Commission considered several applications from homeowners seeking the necessary approvals to renovate their properties. More...

Necrotizing Fasciitis

A rare condition, only nine cases of necrotizing fasciitis have been reported in Rhode Island during the past five years, according to Christina Batasini, Chief Officer of Health Promotion with the Rhode Island Department of Health. More...

Middletown Fills Committee Vacancies

The Middletown Council named three residents to the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission’s board of directors at its regular meeting on Monday, July 7. Diana Campagna Skaggs, Thomas Darby and Gladys B. More...

BridgeFest: Four Days of Arts Fun

Coming in between Newport’s legendary Jazz and Folk festivals, BridgeFest is a locally-grown event showcasing live local talent July 28-31. The event, now in its sixth season, has grown ever year and recently named its first director. More...

Rough Seas Produce Big Bass

Last week’s strong afternoon southwest winds and opposing moon tides made for rough seas. Fishing on the ocean side was dangerous and nearly impossible. Ocean swells to seven feet were common. More...