November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Middletown Councilors Select Leaders

At an officially posted Middletown Town Council meeting on Sunday, Nov. 9, Robert Sylvia was unofficially chosen as the new council president with newcomer and top vote-getter Robert Kempenaar II named vice president.  More...

Eastbourne Lodge Plans Revived

After years on the back burner, discussions to develop the Eastbourne Lodge property are once again making the administrative rounds.  More...

Mentors Needed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is continuing its drive to recruit male and female mentors for more than 200 boys and girls ages 7-15 throughout the state waiting to be paired with a volunteer. Call 401-921-2434 to help out.   More...

Environmental-Navy Board Advisory

The next meeting of the Naval Station Newport Restoration Board will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 9 Commerce Drive, Middletown, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  More...

Vive La France

Want to visit the country of France? Want to brush up on your rusty French? Alliance Française de Newport will meet on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Public Library Program Room. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 3 , to Sunday, Nov. 9, the Newport Police Department responded to 516 calls. Of those, 133 were motor vehicle related; there were 104 motor vehicle violations issued, and 29 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 9, the Newport Fire Department responded to 103 calls. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a cologne bottle brought in by a local who wanted to know more about it. The stopper was stuck but a little warm water released it easily. A quick examination with a loupe revealed the maker: Gorham Co. of Providence. More...

‘Singing For Shelter’

Everyone knows Mark and­Anne Gorman have a big heart. What they might not know is that Anne suffered a massive heart attack last winter while shoveling snow.  More...

Motivating Middle School Students

It’s not all pencils and books as Thompson Middle School students make the grade through recent motivational programs. More...

Artists Network Around the Fire

At Arts Around the Fire, the flame they stoke is within. Artists from all walks of life meet once a month through winter at the Salvation Café to find and support each other in a variety of ways.  Where else might you find that?  More...

‘Creepy’ Crawlers

DINNER & A MOVIE

“Nightcrawler” opens with a montage of gritty Los Angeles. We see no glimpse of Rodeo Drive or the architecturally bold Staples Center or any of the lavish homes in the Hollywood Hills. More...

Live Music

Thursday, November 13  Buskers -Tom Lanigan Band, 8-11 p.m.  The Fifth Element–The Groove Merchants  Newport Blues Cafe–Supersuckers with Skinny Millionaires, 10 p.m. More...

COA Seeks Volunteers

Clean Ocean Access (COA), an environmental group known for its regular beach cleanups, is undertaking a project to reduce the re-accumulation of debris at their cleanup locations. More...

Classics Compete in MoY Regatta

The Sparkman & Stephens-designed 53’ sloop Sonny, owned by Newport’s own Joe Dockery, once again took away the top prize at the Museum of Yachting (MoY) 35th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, presented by Officine Panerai. More...

Newcomer Joins School Committee

The Nov. 4 election officially secured three open Middletown School Committee seats with newcomer Douglas W. Arnold, who will serve a four-year term along with incumbents Liana Ferreira-Fenton and Chair Theresa Silveira Spengler. More...

Gaines Now Chair-Elect

After a tumultuous few days following the Nov. 4 election, veteran School Committee member Jo Eva Gaines has apparently emerged as the presumptive new chair of the Newport School Committee.  More...

Freebody Park Playground Open

Freebody Park, one of the most historic parks in the city, has a new playground. Best known as the longtime home of the Newport Jazz Festival, it is one of the main recreational facilities for Newport residents of all ages.  More...

Suicide Loss Forum

A forum among, about, and for those who have endured the tragedy of suicide will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Newport Hospital Atrium from 1 to 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.  More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Newport Police Station. 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...

State Not Negligent in Suit by Paralyzed Man

The 14-year case of a Brooklyn, N.Y. man who was paralyzed after falling onto the rocks along the paths of the Cliff Walk has finally ended.  On Nov. More...

Finding and Documenting the Homeless

In the daunting dark, lit by the faint halo of a cell phone light, pairs of volunteers skirted through the alleyways and alcoves of Newport this week, seeking to find those who did not want to be discovered.  For three days and nights, volunteer More...

Complex Abutters Want to Be Heard

Abutters who oppose the proposed $9.5 million sports complex in Middletown continue to have their voices heard when public forums are denied them. At the Nov. More...

Top Notch View from World War I Memorial

Miantonomi Hill, at Newport’s north end, is the highest point in the city. Its a long and storied history dates back before colonial days, when it was utilized by the Narragansett Indians as a place of power and reverence. More...

Fall Restaurant Week Participants: Nov. 7-16

Restaurants listed below are offering three-course lunch and dinner specials as part of Restaurant Week. For more information visit discovernewportrestaurant week.org.  @ The Deck   More...

Murder They Wrote: Mr. Grimes on Crimes

Patrick Grimes has been artistic director of Marley Bridges Theatre Company since 2010. He founded the ensemble with Creative Director Jessica Bradley, who co-authors and co-produces all of their shows. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Meet The Kane Brothers. Although the guitar-playing brothers Phil and Buddy Kane grew up in the same house, they have only been playing together as a musical act for four years.  More...

New Arrivals

Elise Kuick and Jabreche Taylor, of Portsmouth, announce the birth of their son Caden Mykel Taylor on Nov. 16, 2014.  Kimberly (Andreoni) and Thomas Brilhante, of Tiverton, announce the birth of their daughter Coral Jean Brilhante on Nov. More...

Walcott Takes Helm of Clagett

The Board of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Walcott as executive director of The Clagett Regatta. More...

Family Sails from Bristol to France

In June, Jean-Pierre Mouligne, his wife Kate, their two children, and two French cousins set sail from Bristol en route to France via the Azores aboard Flamili, a 1985 Jeanneau Sun Kiss 45. More...