November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

'Time to Heal' Says Paiva Weed

After surviving the closest race she’s had in 22 years, Democratic Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed said it was time to put the contentious Newport Grand casino expansion issue aside and look to the future.  More...

Newporters Have Their Say

After months of campaign ads, forums, and letters to the editor, Newporters headed to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to render their verdict on the candidates.  More...

Golden Anniversary Donation

About 100 members of the Class of 1964 area schools — De La Salle, Middletown High School, Rogers, and St. Catherine’s — gathered to celebrate their golden 50th reunion this summer at Ochre Court. More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Nov. 3, at the Newport Police Station. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.  More...

FOP Toy Drive

The Newport Police Department and F.O.P. Lodge #8 are collecting new, unwrapped toys for area families in need. Toys and holiday food baskets will be delivered in December. Items can be dropped at the Newport Police station, 120 Broadway. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 2, the Newport Fire Department responded to 129 calls. More...

For What It’s Worth

A venerable Newport Dame recently brought in one of six “funny”wine glasses for evaluation; she mentioned that the family story was that the glasses belonged to Godfrey Malbone of the “dinner party on the lawn while the mansion burn More...

Middletown Police Honored in Ceremony

Three distinguished retiring officers were honored, four were promoted, three new officers were sworn in, and the entire department was given unusual state recognition in a stirring ceremony at the final meeting of the current Middletown Town Council More...

Council to Petition RIDOT for Night Work

If you build it, maybe they won’t come.  Expressing concerns that summer traffic will get even more congested and that local businesses may be affected, Middletown Town Administrator Shawn Brown has taken the initiative to urge the Rhode I More...

Beach Installation

Just steps away from the St. Michael’s School campus, Easton’s Beach once again provided the perfect venue and raw materials for the ninth annual Studio Art Beach Installation. St. More...

JAC Members’ Show

Works created by diverse and talented local artists (and beyond) will be showcased in the annual Jamestown Arts Center’s Members’ Show. Guest judge is Jessica Hagen of Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design in Newport. More...

Gosch and Kehoe

The Van Vessem Gallery presents “Two Painters,” an exhibition of work by Dan Gosch and Marc Kehoe. On Saturday, Nov. 8 an exhibition opening will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 63 Muse Way, Tiverton.   More...

Tour of the Month

Newport History Tours will present the Newport Cabinetmaker’s Tour on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., offering a detailed look at Newport’s heritage of furniture craftsmanship. More...

Will Rails Run Again From Newport to Boston?

Imagine a Friday afternoon train leaving Boston for Newport with returns on Saturday and Sunday, and Newport folks enjoying a relaxing trip to Boston without the traffic nightmare.  Old Colony Railway Operations Director John Doyle tells of a ti More...

Vintage Rail Car Lovingly Restored

Outgoing state Representative Peter Martin doesn’t rail against politics; he politics for rails.  Martin devoted a previous life to conducting on a railroad, the Old Colony system. More...

Pickens to Screen Architecture Documentary

The controversy between preservation efforts and economic development is not a new one. While some are advocates of change, others want continuity and preservation of existing conditions. More...

More Reel Time

. The Redwood Library will show “Bill Cunningham New York” on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. as part of the Screen and Discuss series. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. More...

The Other Side of Floating Docks

One of the sure signs that summer has ended in Newport is the removal of floating docks from local marinas and yacht clubs. More...

Newporter Places High in San Fran Race

During the four-day series of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in San Francisco, 19 international teams competed. More...

After a Month of Racing Volvo Hits Cape Town

Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claimed the first leg of the grueling Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday, Nov. 5, landing in Cape Town, South Africa, a mere 25 days, 3 hours and 10 minutes after leaving Alicante, Spain. More...

J/70 Class World Championship

Led by skipper Tim Healy of Jamestown (right), the Rhode Island-based team of Gordon Borges of Middletown, Geoff Becker and Paul Abdullah won the inaugural world championship of the J/70 class held i More...

Snowy Owl Makes an Early Appearance

A juvenile Snowy Owl has been reported in the Island Rocks section of the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. The diurnal raptor appeared to be resting and possibly foraging for prey. More...

Middletown Town Council Race Tightest Island Contest

It was narrower than Purgatory Chasm. More...

Little League Baseball Meeting and Election

Newport Little League will hold a board of directors meeting and annual election on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at LaForge Casino Restaurant. More...

Miantonomi Tower to Open Veterans Day

The Miantonomi Park tower will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12:30-3 p.m. in observance of Veterans Day. The tower was built as a memorial to the veterans of World War I. More...

Mentors Needed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is continuing their drive to recruit male and female mentors for more than 200 kids who are currently on the waiting list. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 27 , to Sunday, Nov. 2, the Newport Police Department responded to 586 calls. Of those, 144 were motor vehicle related; there were 116 motor vehicle violations issued, and 28 accident reports.   More...

Indoor Floor Hockey

Registration is now open for the Newport County YMCA’s youth sports running Nov. 15 – Dec. 20. Registration ends Wednesday, Nov. 12. Indoor floor hockey will be offered for ages 4-8 and preseason basketball for ages 4-10. More...

Skating Rink Decision Near

Consistent with a council resolution passed in October that directed municipal staff to identify all city-owned properties in the downtown area where a wintertime skating rink could be located, Newport interim City Manager Joseph Nicholson is pursuin More...

Town Continues Quest for Unused Navy Land

The people of Middletown may see their children’s children enjoy shore access in a magnificent section on the west side of town – land that only the U.S. Navy has had access to for nearly 70 years.  More...

Students to SWOS

The Newport County Mentor/ Co-Op Group will be sponsoring a tour of the Newport Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) for local area high school students on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Big Art in Small Packages

DeBlois Gallery’s November feature is a Small Works show of 2D and 3D art by regional artists, spotlighting one-of-a-kind paintings, collages, prints, ceramics, and sculptures. More...

Pastel Invitational

Ten pastel artists from Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts are featured at an invitational exhibit this month at the Spring Bull Gallery. The show runs through Nov. 30. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. More...

Multimedia Exhibit

A multimedia art exhibit and sale featuring the work of artists from the Middletown Senior Center will be held at Channing Memorial Church hall, on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 5 - 7 p.m. More...

Pardee Offers Peek at Newport Style

MAINSHEET

As part of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s Great Escapes lecture series, author Bettie Bearden Pardee presented “Newport, a Fabled Destination” to a full ballroom at Rosecliff. More...

Eight Chefs Showcase Talents at ‘Taste’

A culinary benefit that began at the Hotel Viking 30 years ago is returning home, and it is all grown up. More...

No Shave Movember

If you notice a shortage of clean-shaven faces this month, it may not be in the name of fashion. Team Newport Muzzy kicked off its fifth year of “Movember” on Nov. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

What started out as an occasional act at the restaurant Perro Salado has turned into perhaps the hottest band in Newport: Honky Tonk Knights. More...

Live Music

Thursday, November 6  Buskers -Tom Lanigan Band, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 10 p.m.  Friday, November 7  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

New Arrivals

Sarah and Chad Impey of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Catherine Grace Impey on Oct. 29, 2014.  Colleen and Jeffrey Roche of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of the son Eamon Ryan Roche on Nov. 1, 2014. More...

Yachting Community Thanksgiving Fundraiser

To help provide hearty, healthy Thanksgiving meals for the clients of Seamen’s Church Institute, Lucy’s Hearth, and the Martin Luther King Center, a fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Zelda’s Café, 528 Thames St. More...

‘Float Your Boat’ Events Support Boat Builders

As three local families prepare to put the finishing touches on boats they designed and built as part of the FabNewport’s Float Your Boat program, the group is inviting the community to partici More...

Holiday Harbor Boat Parade

The Newport waterfront community will launch the holiday season with the annual Holiday Illuminated Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet on Friday, Nov. 28. More...