September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Middletown Schools Plan Survival Training

Staff and students of the Middletown School District will soon receive real-world training on how to respond or even fight back in the event a shooter targets a school.  More...

Carey School to Become Condos

Newport had barely learned that the former Sheffield Elementary School on Broadway will become a high-profile business incubator, when the fate of a second vacant elementary school, the former Carey School, also surfaced.  More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 15 , to Sunday, Sept. 21, the Newport Police Department responded to 628 calls. Of those, 121 were motor vehicle related; there were 92 motor vehicle violations issued, and 29 accident reports.   More...

YMCA Fall Family Day

The Newport County YMCA is holding a free family day of outdoor activities on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 - 5 p.m. There will be fall-themed games, face painting, bounce house, rock wall, music, and more.   More...

Mixed Doubles Champions

James Royer and Annabelle Harris; Sally Doire and Sunthan Bun were winners of the Sept. 20 Newport Rec Dept. tennis tournament. The Mixed Doubles Open will be held on Oct. More...

Schools Shift Principals

Only a few weeks after the opening of school, the Middletown School District is shuffling principals due to an unexpected leave of absence announced by Gaudet School Principal Michael Mancieri.  More...

State-of-the-Art Facility Doubles Production

An Aquidneck Island landmark nears the end of its first century by completing a landmark expansion.  Since 1917, when their greatgrandfather purchased the fertile acreage that comprises Nunes Farm, descendants of the family have – in fine More...

‘Glass’ at Redwood

Redwood Library’s fall Screen and Discuss documentary film series will show “Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts” (2008) on Sunday, Oct. 19. More...

Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 held the third race in its fall series, with 23 boats racing on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Robin Wallace was the race officer. The following are the race results:  More...

So Long, Farewell Fence

Almost two years ago, Newport City Council Vice Chair Naomi Neville decided to look for small projects around the city that could make big impacts. More...

Sheffield Incubator Seen as Economic Spur

The announcement on Sept. 23 that the vacant Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport will be transformed into a “technology business incubator and accelerator” began resonating far beyond Aquidneck Island almost immediately.  More...

For What It’s Worth

While at an “antiques roadshow” at the Point Judith Country Club in Narragansett this past Saturday, a lady brought in a beautiful decorative object: a bell push. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 21, the Newport Fire Department responded to 140 calls. Of those, 79 were emergency medical calls.  More...

Prescription Take-Back Day

Residents will have an opportunity to drop off unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Newport Police Department, located at 120 Broadway between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of the U.S. More...

Sister City Trip Changes Perspectives

Earlier this month a local delegation visit­ed Imperia, Italy, one of Newport’s six sister cities. More...

Annual Cocktail Party

The annual cocktail party at the Edward King House will be Sept.  27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. It is not too late to get your tickets which are $25. For tickets, call 846-7426 or visit edwardkinghouse.org.   More...

Fonda Fans May Be Left Flat

DINNER & A MOVIE

The dysfunctional family has become a staple of American cinema. More...

Live Music

Thursday, September 25  Buskers–Tom Lanigan, 8 -11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Mullett, 10 p.m.  Friday, September 26  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race of its fall series on Sunday, Sept. 21.  The race results are:  More...

Special Sachuest Exhibit

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island has selected the winners of its 14th annual amateur photo competition. The image above by Stephen Wood took Best in Show. More...