January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Peregrine to be Patient in Newport

You could say that Colin Kane has been around, has seen the world.  And now, the former Navy flag lieutenant who served on a guided missile destroyer has set his eyes on Newport.  More...

Scholarships

Lilly Larson, senior at Rogers High School, is the recipient of the first annual Semco Orthodontics college scholarship. She was awarded $1,000. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 29 , to Sunday, Jan. 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 448 calls. Of those, 115 were motor vehicle related; there were 96 motor vehicle violations issued, and 19 accident reports.   More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Jan. 5 at the Newport Police Station. The court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 4, the Newport Fire Department responded to 148 calls. Of those, 86 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 148 responses:   More...

New Weight Limits on Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has announced that as of Jan. More...

Nothing is a Sure Bet in ‘The Gambler’

DINNER & A MOVIE

Mark Wahlberg hits exactly the right notes in “The Gambler” as a man caught between the solidity of academia and the shifting sands of addiction.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, January 9.  La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.  Middletown VFW–Karaoke with Papa John Moitoza, 8:30 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Mr. Chubbs, 10 p.m. More...

Sailing Champs Enjoy Laser Fleet

ON THE WATERFRONT

On Sunday, Jan. 4 when Newport harbor was socked in with fog as thick as New England clam chowder, 23 Lasers went out racing.  At times the sailors couldn’t see the next mark, but they could listen for it. More...

For What It’s Worth

You think that you have seen just about everything…then someone brings in a terrific copy of The Newport Bulletin, which was the official weekly publication of The Newport Casino dated August 25, 1930. More...

Winter Programs Offered for Youth

Swim and Basketball   Registration for winter basketball and swim is now open at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.  Youth basketball, for grades K – 8, is open to all abilities on Saturdays and runs until March 7. More...

Victims of Crime Act

East Bay Community Action Program is the new recipient of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the R.I. Department of Public Safety. More...

Murder Suspect Arrested on Jan. 1

Of the 19 arrests made by Newport Police last week, the most compelling involved the capture of Jeffrey Souza, 24, of Fall River at 11:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day on Ocean Avenue.  More...

Pell Teachers Receive Spark Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 10 Claiborne Pell Elementary School teachers nearly $10,000 in Spark Grants through a program that encourages classroom innovation in urban school districts.  Full-time third-grade teachers could apply for More...

A Sea Change at Newport Marriott

With a provocative virtual design that was a year in the making, the Newport Marriott is now in the midst of a $35 million renovation and expansion to match the grandeur of the spectacular oceanfront views it hopes to capture.  More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

You may already know that Middletown singer-songwriter Bob Kendall has played the Newport Folk Festival, been praised by Rolling Stone Magazine, written songs for motion pictures and recorded several critically-acclaimed albums of original tunes.&nbs More...

New Arrivals

Melissa and Maurice Bessette Jr. of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Luke William Bessette on Dec. 29, 2014. More...