October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

One ‘Step’ Closer to Completion

The mainmast of the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was stepped on Sept. More...

Casino Discussion

The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church is sponsoring an informational program on casino gambling in Newport on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Speakers include representatives from Citizens Concerned about Casino Gambling. More...

Ballot Lawsuit Update

The attorneys involved in the casino referendum lawsuit met briefly with Superior Court Justice Brian Van Couyghen at a conference on Thursday, Sept. 25. Attorney R. Daniel Prentiss, who represents plaintiffs Deborah Arnold, Elizabeth P. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 22 , to Sunday, Sept. 28, the Newport Police Department responded to 667 calls. Of those, 207 were motor vehicle related; there were 164 motor vehicle violations issued, and 43 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 28, the Newport Fire Department responded to 146 calls. Of those, 83 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 146 responses:   More...

'Unconditional Surrender'

An 8-meter cast-bronze sculpture in color of a sailor and a nurse in lip-locked embrace, was placed outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France, on Sept. 23. More...

'Cornucopia of Art'

Solar plate etchings, watercolors, pastels, oils and ceramics will be featured this month at Spring Bull Gallery. The "Cornucopia of Art" exhibition begins with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 5 -7 p.m. to which the public is invited. More...

Gallery Opening

Three artists will have an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeBlois Gallery. The public is welcome.  More...

Conversation with Shawn Margolis

CHEF’S Q & A

Shawn Margolis tries to emulate his grandfather in the kitchen and in life. Sigmund Margolis emigrated from Austria in 1930 and left a legacy of Depression-era generosity that has seldom been matched on Aquidneck Island. More...

Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 held the fifth race in its fall series, with 23 boats racing on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Robin Wallace was the race officer. The following are the race results:  More...

Boater's Anchor Rancor

A small group of boaters protested a new harbor regulation restricting vessels from anchoring at one of the city's open anchorage areas for more than 14 days at a time. More...

For What It’s Worth

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?”  Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.   More...

2014 Middletown Hall of Fame

The Middletown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has selected five individuals for its fourth induction class: Jane Hale – teacher, coach; Barry Clark – class of 1963, teacher, coach; Thomas Healy – class of 1976; Donald C More...

Daffodillion

The Daffodil Project, whose goal is to plant one million daffodils throughout Newport, will once again be distributing free “Daffodillion” bulbs to Newport residents at the Easton’s Beach parking lot on Saturday, Oct. More...

Newport Open Space Coalition Kicks Off Efforts

Newport has no shortage of nonprofit groups, commissions and committees of every sort. More...

Newport Art Museum Awarded Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded almost $11,000 to the Newport Art Museum to support the expansion of its successful MUSE program.  More...

Moving Beyond the Snapshot

The library is hosting a four-part series of photography workshops for beginners. It is being presented free of charge by the Island Photography Group. Topics include composition, exposure, basic editing, and sharing. More...

Forty Years of Fall Festival Fun

Growing up, my mother cooked crepes every Sunday, just as her mother prepared when she was a child. To share my childhood memories with my son, I continue the Sunday tradition for my own family.  More...

Baiting Fish with the Right Hook

Last week, we discovered big schools of fish near wrecks and glacial moraines about five miles south of Brenton Point. Fish at these locations feed aggressively with tidal action. More...

New Arrivals

Katherine and Richard Adams of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Theodore William Adams on Sept. 28, 2014. More...