December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Laser Fleet Starts Season

On Sunday, Nov. 30, Laser Fleet 413’s favorite professor, Mark Bear, won the day with 17 points.  In a breeze that started at 210 degrees and on occasion went to 240 degrees, Bear put on a seminar in how to sail consistently. More...

Local Schools Prioritize Financial Literacy

Although Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of states in delivering financial literacy instruction to students in grades K-12, both Rogers High School and Middletown High School include it as part of high school mathematics classes.  More...

Festivals Foundation Exceeds Goal

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. (NFF) has exceeded its goal to raise $750,000 towards a three-toone match to create a $1,000,000 artistic reserve grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), NFF Chairman George Wein recently announced. More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Dec. 8 at the Newport Police Station. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 7, the Newport Fire Department responded to 124 calls. Of those, 74 were emergency medical calls. More...

Lifespan Elects New Board Chair

The Board of Directors of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system, has named Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., to lead the board. With his election, Aubin becomes the fifth chairman of the board in Lifespan’s 20-year history. More...

McCarthy Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the winter cycle of its Youth Sports Grant. To request a grant, visit mccarthyscholarship.org/grant. Deadline is Jan. 1, 2015.   More...

Middletown Software Tech Firms Flourish

In a virtual repeat of 2013, four Middletown companies with strong ties to the U.S. Navy and other government agencies again rank in the top 10 among Rhode Island’s software development firms, based on number of employees. More...

Public Forum Speakers

The Dec. 8 final hearing on The Breakers' welcome center prompted robust public input from supporters and opponents of the proposal. These interested parties spent over two hours offering their opinions to Newport's Zoning Board of Review:   More...

Defensive Growl

Army Maj. Jason Coats, College of Naval Command and Staff student, closes in on Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Gary Freas, war gaming department, during the annual U.S. Naval War College Army-Navy football game. More...

St. George's Stages Annual Christmas Pageant

The shepherds and Three Kings started the festival in 1912. The chapel, which houses it now, was built in 1928. More...

Hook and Hastings Organ Still Bellowing at Age 120

A dream of Peter Stoltzfus Berton and the leaders of St. More...

Middletown Schools Holiday Concerts

Middletown Public Schools will present two holiday concerts showcasing the vocal and instrumental talents of high and middle school students.  More...

Dutton to Present ‘Christmasville’

Local Author Michael Dutton will present his book “Christmasville” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Seamen’s Church Institute. Dutton will also share miniature props and characters from his enchanted story.  More...

Holiday Shop & Stroll

Seventy merchants in Newport County are participating in the Cities By the Sea Shop & Stroll on Thursday evenings leading up to Christmas. Stores will be open until 8 p.m. and offer deals to late day shoppers. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 1 , to Sunday, Dec. 7, the Newport Police Department responded to 447 calls. Of those, 110 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued, and 30 accident reports.   More...

Task Force Meeting

A public meeting of the Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Discussion on the new funding from Partnership for Success will be on the agenda. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next monthly meeting of the Lyme Support Group will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Harbor House, 111 Washington St., between Battery and Van Zandt.  For more nformation, email lyme newport@gmail.com.   More...

Thompson Roundup

College Day   Faculty and students showed school pride for their favorite college by wearing collegiate apparel on Dec. 5. Thompson’s College Day is schoolwide event intended to promote college and career awareness. More...

Code Scrutinized

Pursuant to its rules of procedure, the Newport Zoning Board of Review will examine several factors in deciding whether to grant a modified special use permit for a welcome center at The Breakers.  More...

A LOOK BACK

Even in December of 1977 the lack of parking in downtown Newport was a hot topic. At that time, the Planning Board recommended Cardines Field be turned into a parking lot. More...

Newport Realtors and Wounded Warriors

On the occasion of the sale of the home at 70 Mill St., local realtors and the buyer joined together and made donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Meeting at attorney Michael J. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Playing the bass must be easy. What’s the big deal? It only has four strings. More...