July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Island Initiatives Recognized

More than 50 Aquidneck Island community leaders – including representatives from neighborhood and cultural groups as well as state and municipal officials – joined with board and staff from Grow Smart Rhode Island on July 17 for a “ More...

Zoning Board Says Size Matters

Among the one dozen requests for variances entertained by the Newport Zoning Board of Review at its monthly meeting on Monday, July 28, were two separate full hearings about a renegade deck and an ambitious home renovation project.  More...

What Will Be On November's Ballot?

The Newport City Council is placing 11 proposals of the Charter Review Commission (CRC) on November’s ballot for voter approval. More...

Newport - More Than a Hundred Years in the Movies

Although these days it seems like every time an actor, film crew, or someone associated with the industry comes to Newport, details of the visit spread like wildfire over social media and people come out of the woodwork for a peek, there was a time w More...

Nick Swardson Making His Way to Newport

Stand-up extraordinaire Nick Swardson is bringing his “Taste It Tour” to the waterfront at the Yachting Center on Friday, Aug. 8 as part of the Newport Summer Comedy Series. More...

Opti New England Championship

One of the premier youth regattas comes back to Newport as Sail Newport hosts the Opti New England Championship, Aug. 4 - 7. More...

The New England Solo/Twin

The New England Solo/Twin Race, a near shore shorthanded race, was held July 25 and 26 in the waters of Rhode Island Sound. More...

Students Offer A Sign of Hope

Elizabeth Watts of Newport writes:  In our modern day era, Pope Francis, encourages youth to pray and evangelize to make a difference for the good in today’s society.  More...

A Sea of Bicycles

Bike Newport provided bike parking for more than 1,000 cyclists each day at the Newport Folk Festival. The sold-out festival attracted 10,000 attendees. (Photo by Liza Burkin) More...

ARTS

The oldest, continuously-operating art gallery in Newport County welcomes the public to a 30th gala anniversary celebration at DeBlois Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

Eight Bells Lectures to Return

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series will return on Thursday, Aug. 21, with Hal M. Friedman discussing his book, “Blue versus Orange: The U.S. More...

Local Entreprenuer Spearheads Racing for Charity

First, he created the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run. Then, he started the 4 Bridges Ride. Newport native Matthew Gray’s gray matter always seems to be working on the next big race – and local charities reap big rewards.  More...

‘And So It Goes’–A Tale of Second Chances

Live long enough and you’ll find at least one curmudgeon in your life – I have known several. More...

Tasty Sea Bass Abundant

Striped bass fishing on ocean side was not stellar this week; most of the bass we saw and released were small schoolies in the 26-inch range. More...

Persistence Pays Off

The Offshore 160 sponsored by the Newport Yacht Club was held July 11 – 13. The offshore race was held mostly south of Block Island and Long Island for single handed sailors that might be interested in doing the Bermuda One-Two. More...