October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

New Trash Program

Newport's new trash and recycling carts will be delivered in October. Collection using the new carts will begin the week of Nov. 3. Cart Delivery Process  More...

Planning Board Rebuffs Valet Parking Change

Responding to a request from City Council, the Newport Planning Board has advised that a proposed amendment to local ordinances that would allow valet parking services to operate on church parking lots within residential zones is not consistent with More...

ALN Candidate Forum

The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will hold its third public forum featuring the Newport School Committee candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Pell School cafetorium from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  More...

Christmas in Newport Deadline

Although it isn’t even time to carve the pumpkins yet, plans are being finalized for Christmas in Newport programming. More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session on Monday, Oct. 6, at Newport City Hall. The court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking and traffic infractions. 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...

Middletown Hall of Fame Inducts Five

Whether playing, coaching, teaching, or serving in the Marines, they were leaders on and off the field. More...

Arts Proponents Urge ‘Yes’ Vote on Question 5

$4.2 million at stake to restore the Opera House

Working in the arts will take on a whole new, very large meaning if Question 5 passes on Nov. 4. It won’t mean mere acting or dancing; it will also mean hundreds of construction jobs.  More...

Paris Apartment Film, Anything But Flat

The title “My Old Lady” seems an odd choice for a charming but quirky comedy-drama that centers around three characters, Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline), Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and Chloe Girard (Kristin Scott Thomas). More...

Open Tennis Film Premiere

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the premiere of “WCT: The Road to Open Tennis,” a documentary about the history of World Championship Tennis, will be shown at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Music

Thursday, October 9 Busker’s–Tom Lanigan Band, 8-11 p.m. Friday, October 10 Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Busker’s – The Amadans, 8-12 p.m. The Chanler–Di More...

Gifts That Keep Giving

Every Thursday morning at 10 a.m., 12-15 women gather at the United Congregational Church in Middletown and take out hanks of yarn and knitting needles to begin the weekly prayer shawl ministry. In Portsmouth, at St. More...

Youth Have Chance to Feel the Beat

Connecting the Beats will share African and Afro- Caribbean percussion music with local youth, ages 6 to 14, through a series of interactive concerts and workshops. More...

Senate Campaign Heats Up

2014 ELECTION COVERAGE

Conceding that his bid to unseat veteran state Senate President M. More...

Comprehensive Plan Delayed Until After Election

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

More time needed to study open space land More...

Question #1 and #2 ALN Forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 the Alliance for Livable Newport will be conducting a public forum with proponents of the proposed new table games casino in Newport, Jobs for Newport, along with the group opposed to the Nov. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 29 , to Sunday, Oct. 5, the Newport Police Department responded to 591 calls. Of those, 167 were motor vehicle related; there were 144 motor vehicle violations issued, and 23 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 5, the Newport Fire Department responded to 144 calls. Of those, 76 were emergency medical calls.  More...

For What It’s Worth

  “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing” A lady who read about an oriental vase at Skinner Auction in Boston selling for $24.7 million brought in her vase thinking that it looked similar to the auctioned item. More...

City Planner Post Vacant Again

In a city staffing development over the summer, Newport’s former City Planner Melissa Stolhammer relinquished her planning duties. The circumstances of her departure remain unclear.  More...

Families Share Glories of Their Ancestors

It was the history of Italian people by Italian people for all people at the Edward King House last week.  It would not be much of a stretch to say that virtually every resident of Newport from the end of World War I through the 1950s was fed by More...

Women’s Resource Center Hosts Film

NewportFILM presents a free screening of “Private Violence” with the Women’s Resource Center in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Jane Pickens Theater at 6 p.m. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

When Smithfield, R.I. native Brian Twohey began playing the guitar at age 14, he had no idea it would become his career. But now Twohey is busy gigging six nights a week, and he couldn’t be happier.  More...

New Arrivals

Shanah Backman and Ernest Smith III of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lorraine Barbara Smith on Oct. 3, 2014. More...

Diverse Faculty Art Exhibited at Salve

Paintings, photographs, ceramic art, mixed media, event posters and a PowerPoint presentation are among the entries at the Art Faculty Exhibition at Salve Regina University. More...