November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Boat Parade Embodies Maritime Spirit

Black Friday takes on a whole new meaning in Newport, but, instead of huge sales, there are huge sails. While the boating season officially ends that day, the holiday season is launched. More...

Local Conservator Recognized

The New England Museum Association (NEMA) presented Alexandra Allardt, of Newport, an Excellence Award at its 96th annual conference held in Boston.  More...

City Council Swan Song

Wrapping up his two-year term, Newport Mayor Henry Winthrop chaired City Council for the final time on Wednesday, Nov. 12, when the panel convened for a brief session. Councilor Michael Farley, who along with Winthrop was not re-elected on Nov. More...

TAM Receives Grant

Turning Around Ministries Inc. More...

Middletown Police Report Increase of Car Break-ins

Middletown police warn residents that due to a recent uptick in car break-ins, drivers should lock their doors and not keep valuables inside cars. Of the 26 vehicle thefts reported since August, two were committed by forced entry. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 16, the Newport Police Department responded to 469 calls. Of those, 107 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports.   More...

For What It’s Worth

A few times a year someone brings in an art work by local artist Helena Sturtevant for evaluation. A gentleman recently brought in a signed and dated watercolor by her. It was dated 1895. More...

Will Local Decisions Be Ceded to Feds?

The state government’s use of a $1.9 million grant through the U.S. More...

Flood Maps Illustrate Aquidneck Island Hurricane Peril

Online Flood Mapping

It is not surprising that the junior senator from the Ocean State, Sheldon Whitehouse, has taken one of the leading positions in Congress against the dangers of human-induced climate change and the rising sea levels that are one of the many consequen More...

Salve Project Progresses to Zoning

Church Street Dormers Nixed

The Newport Historic District Commission has OK’d a major addition to Salve Regina University’s O’Hare Academic Center. At the commission’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Two Teens Dance Rosecliff’s ‘Tess’

Sadie Reimer and Flora Grilli, who started out playing waifs, mice, and other parts in previous incarnations, will split the coveted role of Tess (Clara), the lead in Island Moving Company’s magical “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.&rdquo More...

Survivors to Share Stories of Healing and Hope

Even before the rise of social media, our culture was becoming more and more disconnected. More...

New Arrivals

Tracy Adams of Newport is proud to announce the birth of her son Christian Xavier Adams on Nov. 17, 2014.  Pamela and Robert Hanley of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nora Elizabeth Hanley on Nov. 15, 2014.   More...

Boston Science Museum Honors Newporter

Richard Saul Wurman, Creator of TED, co-creator of the Urban Observatory, and author, recently received the prestigious Boston Science Museum’s 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award. More...

Stone Tower Fence Set for Restoration

While there are several theories regarding the origins of the Stone Tower in Newport’s Touro Park, one thing is certain: the protective iron fence surrounding the signature structure is in dire need of repair.  More...

Newport Little League Update

Members of the Newport community interested in youth baseball and softball, and all Newport Little League parents, are welcome to attend the nex Newport Little League board meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at La Forge Restaurant. More...

Rape Aggression Defense Course

Middletown police are sponsoring an event to empower women against violent predators. More...

Housing Hotline Dance

Put on your dancing shoes to raise funds for the Housing Hotline on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 7 -11 p.m. at the Middletown Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Rd. DJ Phino will provide the music and there will be a karaoke contest. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 16, the Newport Fire Department responded to 103 calls. Of those, 47 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 103 responses:   More...

Rhode Island Planners Laud RhodeMap

Planning officials in both Newport and Middletown agree that a controversial statewide economic development plan three years in the making deserves to go forward even as their communities move ahead with their own strategies.  More...

Paiva Weed, Ruggiero Applaud Bridge Decision

President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. More...

Point Remains Vulnerable

The stories that surround the Great Hurricane of1938, and the destruction that it left behind in Newport and all of Rhode Island are legendary.  More...

Sewer Projects Move Forward

Water and sewer work beneath Newport streets was to continue during the week of Nov. 17.  More...

Star Performers of the Nutcracker

‘Nutcracker’ at the Casino Theatre

This year, at the tender age of 10, a Portsmouth Middle School student was “over the moon” to find out she had won the very coveted role of Clara.  Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) will stage a one-day holiday performance o More...

Duo of Versatile Violinists

As a young girl, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks grew up on a central Illinois organic farm and her attentive first audience for her violin playing was her flock of Merino sheep. More...

Live Music

Thursday, November 20  Buskers –Tom Lanigan Band, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m.  Friday, November 21  Busker’s – Mike Hynes, 9-1 p.m. More...