October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Manufacturing Career Path Outlined

STEM plan could reboot moribund R.I. industry with full student degrees

Imagine getting an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or even a Ph.D. More...

Council Urged to Explain Stance on Unification

Former Councilor Viveiros wants Nov. 3 discussion

Former Councilor Antone Viveiros urged the Middletown Town Council to justify a recommendation to place a non-binding school unification question on the Nov. More...

School Committee Questions

Newport voters have an opportunity to get an up-close look at how School Committee candidates stand on at least 14 different issues through an online questionnaire conducted by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. More...

Clarification

In the Oct. 16 issue, Middletown Council Candidate Richard Rodrigues' business was inaccurately listed. He is the co-owner of Chelsea's Restaurant in Middletown. We apologize for the error.   More...

Council Sets License Hearing for Dec. 1

The Middletown Town Council unanimously approved a showcause hearing date for Easton’s Point Pub and Restaurant in Middletown, citing noise and parking concerns expressed by Police Chief Anthony Pesare.  More...

‘Judge’ this Film by its Performances

DINNER & A MOVIE

About midway through “The Judge,” the two main characters have squared off in an angry assault of words. More...

Live Music

Thursday, October 23  Buskers -Pat Cottrell, 7-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m.  Friday, October 24  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 19, the Newport Fire Department responded to 130 calls. Of those, 67 were emergency medical calls.  More...

Newport Voters Asked to OK $6 Million in Repair Bonds

ELECTION COVERAGE

Newport voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to authorize the city to issue $6 million in bonds to significantly repair five prominent municipal structures over the next two years.  More...

Campaign Contributions Propel Local Elections

Doing nothing to upend the adage that money is the lifeblood of politics, election officials are saying that this election season will likely go down as one of the most expensive campaign seasons in Rhode Island’s history.  More...

Newport School Committee Candidates

2014 ELECTION COVERAGE

As is the case every two years, the seven seats comprising the Newport School Committee are up for grabs in the November election. Current Committee Chair Dr. Charles P. More...

Newport Ballot Questions

With less than two weeks until the election, hot topic issues such as the proposed casino expansion may have dominated the campaign season, but Newport voters will have 13 other ballot questions to consider when they head to the polls.  More...

From the Candidates

Naomi Neville, Newport At Large  To the Editor:  More...

Bit Players Light Up Firehouse

There are comedy bits, bits of comedy, comedy bits that bite, and then there are The Bit Players.  Nowhere does the success of a show depend on the interactive exchange of clever input from players and audience members, more than in the world of More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

For as far back as anyone can remember, David Manuel has been playing the piano and pleasing the crowd at La Forge Restaurant. Manuel was recently asked to explain the reasons for his long run at La Forge. “There is a sense of community there. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 13 , to Sunday, Oct. 19, the Newport Police Department responded to 579 calls. Of those, 142 were motor vehicle related; there were 96 motor vehicle violations issued, and 46 accident reports.   More...