September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Local Scouts Honored

The Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America held its annual Gathering of Eagles event at the Rhode Island State House on Sept. 3. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee recognized the group’s hard work and accomplishments. More...

Newport Ready for Primaries

The Newport Canvassing Authority, comprised of Chair David F. Roderick, Canvassing Clerk Richard E. O’Neill, and David W. Rogers, is busy finalizing the details for the Democratic and Republican primaries that will be held on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Newport Welcomes Obama

At $34,000 a plate, the fundraising event headlined by President Obama at Seafair on Friday, Aug. 29, was not a typical dinner party. More...

‘Boyhood’ a Joy

In “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater (“Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused” and the three “Before” films) does not offer his audience cotton candy or the rush of action films. More...

Marine Films Screen

Two documentaries will screen at the Jane Pickens Theater on Thursday, Sept. 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Bluefin on the Line” details the decline of big game sport fishing off Bimini and attempts to revive the island and the sport. More...

Around Island Results

The Conanicut Yacht Club hosted the 87th annual Around the Island Race on Aug. 31. The race is one of the oldest ongoing sailboat races on Narragansett Bay and features a complete circumnavigation of Conanicut Island. More...

Apogee and Perigee of the Moon

Apogee and perigee refer to the distance from the Earth to the moon. Apogee is the farthest point from the earth. Perigee is the closest point to the earth and it is in this stage that the moon appears larger. More...

Tennis Champs

At the City of Newport’s tennis tournaments held on Aug. 30 and 31, Kara Hole and Cynthia Sexton won the women’s singles championship, and Chris Holzinger and Sunthan Bun won the men’s singles championship.  More...

St. Mary’s BBQ

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold a country style barbecue with all the fixings and a silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-10 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Adults are $25 and children 12 and under are $5. More...

More 'BigBellies' Arrive to Combat Newport Trash

As a city that depends heavily on tourism to maintain its fiscal wellbeing, Newport needs clean, trashand litter-free streets – especially in the downtown areas so heavily traveled by visitors.  “It’s a constant balancing act o More...

Raytheon to Sell Three Buildings

Raytheon, the Portsmouth defense contractor that employs about 1,000 people, will sell three of its four buildings and consolidate operations into the 175-acre site’s main structure, the Nimitz Building, the company has confirmed.  More...

Boat Show to Launch

The 44th Annual Newport International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, takes over 13 acres of the Newport waterfront Thursday-Sunday, Sept. More...

Sense the Wind

The Jamestown Arts Center will show sneak preview clips of the documentary “Sense the Wind” on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Plan to Fish Full Moon Tides

This past week the fishing was excellent for ledge monster blues, scup and black sea bass. The striper bite continues to be slow during the day. Striped bass are principally nocturnal feeders, especially this time of year. More...

J/70 Worlds Converge in Newport

In the two and a half years since being introduced, the J/70 has not only become one of the most popular and competitive classes in the world –it has been chosen Sailing World’s 2014 Boat of the Year and has also been designated an Intern More...

New Arrivals

Wayne Brooks and Erica McCauley of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Ronan Leigh Brooks-McCauley on Aug. 20, 2014. Kevin and Kerry Bulk of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Collin Peter Bulk on Aug. More...

Trinity Homecoming

Trinity Church’s annual homecoming will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, after the 10 a.m. service. The homecoming is a combination potluck picnic, service opportunity fair, and kickoff for the program year. More...

Rev. Robert Barron’s Catholicism Series

Mrs. Sheree Krause, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, will facilitate a program of study and discussion using Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series on Catholicism beginning Monday, Sept. 8. Each evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...