July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Preservation Honorees Announced

The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards is a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation. More...

City Ponders Elevator Options

Newport officials learned in early June that meetings held in City Hall’s second-floor council chambers violate Rhode Island’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) because the building’s outdated elevator is not large enough to allow for the phy More...

NHS Plans for Stability

The Newport Historical Society recently announced that Executive Director Ruth Taylor, who has led the organization since 2007, has just accepted a five-year contract renewal. More...

Power Lines to Go Underground

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on plans that will place utilities underground along Sachuest Point Road in Middletown. More...

BridgeFest Entertains with Live Music and Yoga

Newport residents and visitors alike look forward to myriad events held all over town during Bridge- Fest, July 28-31, between the Folk and Jazz festivals. More...

‘Sex Tape’ Funny But Depressing

As one might guess from the title, “Sex Tape” has a good deal of sex, but it is about much more. The plot hinges on the point that a couple – married for 12 years and with two children – has lost the magic spark. More...

Big Bass Keep Coming

REEL REPORT

With predictions of frequent lightning and strong squalls early last week, many prudent anglers were relegated to port. As the storm front finally passed, eager anglers were out in large numbers Thursday and Friday.  More...

Fifteen Artists on Jamestown Gallery Tour

A tour of artists’ studios and galleries will be held in Jamestown on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artists will be displaying their work and techniques throughout the island at 15 different locations. More...

School Committee Seeks Space at JFK

Although the newly completed Pell School was built to educate all Newport students from prekindergarten to fourth grade, the Newport School Committee is negotiating a lease for two pre-K classrooms in Middletown.  More...

AmeriCorps Volunteer Changes People’s Lives

Tasha Evans initially came to Church Community Housing Corporation and McKinney Shelter to assist residents in finding employment, but she immediately recognized that there was more to be done than appeared on the surface.  More...

July Always Eventful

July 25, 1964   On July 25, 1964, a record crowd of 14,000 jammed Freebody Park for the Newport Folk Festival. The four-hour concert was headlined by Joan Baez and 23-year-old Bob Dylan.  More...

Canine Couture Casting Call

Stylin’ Aquidneck Island and Jamestown pooches and their owners are invited to a casting call for the Fashion Show of Canine Couture on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4-7 p.m. at Rough Point (rain date: Aug. 7). More...

Artie Lange to Kick Off Comedy Series

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The Newport Summer Comedy Series launches its jam-packed 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. More...

Rambler to Retire

More than 70 boats participated in New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex from July 12 –19 at Harbour Court clubhouse. The regatta drew an international field, from as far away as Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland. More...

New Arrival

Kathleen and Thomas Brown of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Samson Brown on July 14, 2014. More...