December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Sylvia Outlines Term Goals

Middletown Town Council President Robert J. More...

State Seeks Input on Education Survey

The Rhode Island Department of Education is preparing for a new five-year strategic plan, a process that starts with hearing from more than 10,000 Rhode Island voices. More...

Forgiveness Trumps Adversity in ‘Unbroken’

DINNER & A MOVIE

The war drama “Unbroken,” produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, is based on the real-life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) and his triumph over impossibly grueling events during World War II. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Nobody ever said that being a full-time musician is easy. But if you spend a few minutes with twenty-eight-year-old Nick Sanfilippo, you definitely get a sense that it can be fun.  More...

Darrell West at NAM

Join Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, as he analyzes the growing “wealthification” of politics and society at the opening lecture of the Newport Art Museum’s Winter Lectur More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 22 , to Sunday, Dec. 28, the Newport Police Department responded to 424 calls. Of those, 94 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued, and 14 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 28, the Newport Fire Department responded to 136 calls. Of those, 77 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 136 responses:   More...

For What It’s Worth

A local recently brought in a family heirloom: a period 19th century spinning wheel. There was a time, about 30 years ago, when you could easily find one of these in most every antiques shop in America. Have times changed! More...

Students Struggle in Science

Newport and Middletown students struggle to demonstrate an understanding of the science curriculum, according to recently released New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) results. More...

Too Much Chopping of ‘Woods’

The delight of the James Lapine- Stephen Sondheim Tony Awardwinning musical “Into the Woods,” in 1987 was the crossover appeal of various fairy tale characters meeting over the common ground of the forest.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Wednesday, December 31  Newport Grand Lounge–Heart & Soul Band, 9 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Five Flavor Discount, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.  Newport Grand Event Center–New Years Eve with Eight to the Bar, 8:30 p.m. More...

Local Author Delivers Rich Read

BOOK REVIEW

In his new book, “Neither Mountain Nor River; Fathers, Sons, and an Unsettled Faith,” local author Mike Freeman delivers a rich tale of family bonds, life, and the interlocking relationship of spirituality and the natural world. More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Dec. 29 at the Newport Police Station. More...

New Arrivals

Kristy and Justin Gray of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Isaac Jonathan Gray on Dec. 28, 2014. More...