September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Scholarships Awarded

During last month’s George Washington letter reading at Touro Synagogue, Rita and Peter Slom presented the Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship awards. More...

Tennis Tournaments

The City of Newport’s "Century Mixed Doubles - 100 years plus total combined" will be played Sept. 20 and the mixed doubles open tennis tournament will be played Oct. 4 - 5 at the Aquidneck Park Pop Flack courts. The fee to play is $15. More...

Embezzlement Charge at Newport Bay Club

State Police have arrested the former general manager of the Newport Bay Club and Hotel for allegedly stealing more than half a million dollars and possibly much more.  More...

‘The Giver’ Gently Delivers

Our literary and film archives contain multiple depictions of the world bedeviled by a dark future, even though things look pleasant on the surface.  More...

New Arrivals

Jason Abdullah and Keanna Fenwick of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jamyrah Roze Abdullah on Sept. 10, 2014. More...

Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 held the fourth race in its fall series, with 10 boats racing on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Robin Wallace was the race officer.  The race results are:  More...

Landmark Unveiling

The Newport Congregational Church held a public unveiling of its newly- installed National Historic Landmark plaque. More...

Council Addresses Ballot Confusion

Following up on August’s surprise news that the referendum to approve table games at Newport Grand will not appear on the local portion of November’s ballot, City Council members unanimously embraced two resolutions originated by Second W More...

Abutters Outraged at Sports Complex Plan

It is not yet a referendum or on a town ballot or even a docket item to discuss on the council agenda, but those who live along East Main Road and Mitchell’s Lane in Middletown are aghast that the town is even considering a proposal to turn mor More...

Hotel Viking Sold

Newport’s iconic Hotel Viking has been sold at an almost $50 million profit. LaSalle Hotel Properties of Bethesda, Md., which owned the hotel along with 44 others across the U.S., announced that it sold the property at One Bellevue Ave. More...

Fall Recycling Day: Sept. 27

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program and Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will hold a comprehensive Fall Recycling Day and Eco Depot hazardous waste collection, on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. More...

Fish Finders Are Great Tools

The recent full moon produced some of the strongest tides this year. Local fishermen were kept busy with ledge monster blues and black sea bass and tuna at the wrecks. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of its fall series on Sunday, Sept. 14.  The race results are:  More...