August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Hands-On Safety Lesson

All 54 Salve Regina University dormitory resident assistants were recently given a hands-on lesson in campus fire prevention in preparation for student movein over the weekend. More...

Martin Confident of His Re-election Chances

After winning re-election two years ago without opposition, Peter F. Martin, Newport’s three-term member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from District 75, faces a stiff challenge in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary.  More...

Early Learning Going to Kennedy

Just in time for the new school year and after several months of deliberating the best options to ease overcrowding at Pell Elementary School, the Newport School Committee has entered into a lease to house early learning students at the former Kenned More...

Deed Issues at Newport Grand?

In 1973, Mayor Humphrey J. “Harp” Donnelly deeded 23 acres to a group of jai alai investors. More...

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ Goes the Distance

Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom (“Chocolat,”“The Cider House Rules,” and “My Life As a Dog”) has always gravitated toward films that tackle major issues or treat food as a sensuous, opulent delight tucked amid the More...

Tennis Titlists

The first of the City of Newport’s tennis tournaments were held Aug. 23 and 24. Team Shaver / Rodgers were the Women’s Doubles Champions, 6-3, 6-2 and Team Darby / McSparren, were the Men’s Doubles Champions, 6-4, 7-5.  More...

Striped Bass Action Slows, Jumbo Blues at 70 Feet, Sea Bass Abundant

This past week boasted the best weather and seas of the season, giving local anglers ideal conditions, and vessels of all sizes appeared on the horizon. More...

Sunset League Champs and Top Players

R&R Construction's 12-6 record garnerd firt place this season in Newport's George Donnelly Sunset League for baseball. More...

Carson Wants Voters to Feel Connected

Lauren Carson is convinced that the time is right to make her mark in politics.  More...

Polo Beginnings

In the spring of 1886, Griswold Lorillard dined at the Hurlingham Club in England following a polo match. He remarked to his hosts that polo was played in America. More...

Questions Worth Pondering

It feels more and more as if political campaigning never ends. That politics and posturing, which consume our daily exchange, are a new norm. More...

Obama Event to Feature Local Chef

When President Obama visits Newport, he will dine on local and regional cuisine created by one of the state’s top chefs. Obama will headline a Democratic fundraiser on Friday, Aug. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the tenth race in its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 held the first race in its fall series, with 28 boats racing on Wednesday, Aug. 20. William O’Hanley was the race officer. The following are the race results:  More...

New Arrivals

Benjamin and Samantha Emmons of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Wilder Lee Emmons on Aug. 22, 2014. Aroldo Munoz and Elinda Garcia of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kelsey Daleyza Munoz Garcia on Aug. More...