August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Super Yachts Say ‘Welcome Aboard’ for Charity

For twice the luxury and indulgence, the Boys & Girls Club of Newport (BGCN) decided to make its 35th annual gala affair dinner and dance evening into a twonight rendezvous with a seaside feel.  More...

Rock the Docks

It’s time to get your lobster bibs out for Newport’s favorite evening of casual dockside fun. Seamen’s Church Institute will hold the eighth annual Rock the Docks Lobsterfest on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 6-9 p.m. at Newport Shipyard. More...

Board OKs Chastellux Demolition

At its brief monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. More...

Newport Candidates

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Health Care Job Training

Newport Skills Alliance will hold a Health Care Career Orientation job skills training program for Rhode Island residents beginning Sept. 15. More...

Local Homeowners Win Roofs

Local business owner Sean Napolitano of A1 Roofing and Construction granted the wishes of two local homeowners-new roofs for their houses.  More...

Ida Lewis – Early Newport Heroine

One hundred forty-five years ago, Newport’s own Ida Lewis, the first female lighthouse keeper in the country, became America’s darling when she was featured on the cover of “Harper’s Weekly” on July 31, 1869. More...

New Arrivals

Ahmed Alomari and Maya Abdalla of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lola Ahmed Alomari on July 30, 2014. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the seventh race in its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 raced 26 boats on Wednesday, July 30. Racing began at 5:40 p.m. with Robin Wallace as the race official. The first boat crossed the finish line at 6:58 p.m. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame Diamond Jubilee

Bellevue will be rocking on Saturday, Aug. 16, as the International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. The party runs 6-10 p.m. More...

Race for Governor Hits Newport

The gubernatorial campaign has hit Newport with candidates Clay Pell and Angel Taveras both setting up offices in the city.  Taveras and Pell are both running as Democrats, competing against Gina Raimondo and Todd Giroux for the party nod. More...

Homeless Man is Hit-Run Victim

Ernest Jones, 62, described by Newport police as a homeless man, became the second pedestrian killed on Admiral Kalbfus Road between the Newport Grand slots parlor and the Pell Bridge overpass in less than five years when he was struck there about 9: More...

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Is Pell Gaining on Leaders?

Until now, Clay Pell, the Democrat with strong Newport ties who is running for governor in the Sept. More...

Rhode Island Foundation Awards

The RI Foundation recently awarded more than $166,000 to 30 Newport County nonprofits. More...

Big Comedy Weekend on Tap

The Newport Summer Comedy Series will present a dynamite weekend of stand-up talent when two comedic forces of nature sweep into town to regale waterfront audiences during the weekend of Aug. 15 – 17. More...

Bottom Fishing Better Than Ever

Anglers are enjoying strong tides and a consistent bite. Even the afternoons are productive. More...

Classic Yacht Regatta

In 1980, a group of New England yachtsmen founded the Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport to raise awareness of the classic yachts that were decaying before their eyes. More...