January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Navy Band at Thompson

Members of Navy Band Northeast were at Thompson Middle School this week to work with young musicians, offering tips and techniques on how to get the most music out of their instruments. More...

Several Construction Projects Moving Forward

Three Newport building projects that have been in the planning and development stages for years are showing some momentum.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

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. Paiva Weed unanimously elected More...

RhodeMap RI Stirs Island Controversy

From one end of Aquidneck Island to the other, people are talking about the state’s controversial “RhodeMap RI” economic development plan and what it could mean to the Island’s three municipalities should any or all of the pro More...

Thompson Middle School Roundup

TMS Crystal Apple   More...

Tom Perrotti the Un-Common Fence Man

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

While many folk music fans claim to have been at the Newport Folk Festival the day Bob Dylan “went electric,” one local musician recalls being at Dylan’s “electric” rehearsal on that fateful July day in 1965 – and More...

Conversation with Tim Sousa

CHEF’S Q & A

The Tavern on Broadway, at #16, is owned by Jim and Jill Blumel, Newport residents for nearly seven years.  More...

A ‘Game’ Worth Watching

DINNER & A MOVIE

“The Imitation Game” spins off the true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his team’s labors to break Nazi codes in the Allied effort to win World War II. More...

First True Day of Frostbiting for Fleet 413

ON THE WATERFRONT

With all due respect to trick plays in Foxborough, Will Donaldson won the day Sunday, Jan. 11, in Newport with the oldest trick in the book: consistency. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, Jan. 11, the Newport Police Department responded to 495 calls. Of those, 115 were motor vehicle related; there were 91 motor vehicle violations issued, and 24 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, Jan. 11, the Newport Fire Department responded to 164 calls. Of those, 63 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 164 responses:   More...

New Arrivals

Christina and Craig Brawner of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ella Elizabeth Brawner on Jan. 5, 2015. More...

Pickens Packed for PBS Premiere

Fascination with the lives of the Gilded Age rich took on a much different meaning in Newport on Jan. More...

Comprehensive Plan Almost Ready for Town Council

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

A six-hour public workshop for town officials and residents to propose revisions and suggestions to the final draft of the Middletown Comprehensive Plan was a tale of two halves. More...

For What It’s Worth

A visitor from “across the bridge” recently brought in a framed belt clasp. Thinking that the pieces were carved ivory, she wondered if they were salable in today’s market. They had belonged to her mother. More...

Students Ask Schools to Fund Playground

The Newport School Committee received a noble funding request from an unexpected source on Jan. 13, when eighth grade students from Thompson Middle School asked for money to build a playground.  More...

New Report Will Help Guide IT Improvements

A report authored by Broadband Rhode Island, an agency of Rhode Island state government, is due out by the end of January and will help planners to determine what Aquidneck Island communities must do to stay current with Internet and other technology More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, January 16  The Chanler–Dennis Cook, Chris Taylor, Paul Del Nero, 6-10 p.m.  La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.  Middletown VFW–Karaoke with Papa John Moitoza, 8:30 p.m. More...

‘Middletown’ Comes to Trinity

“Welcome to the little town of Middletown; ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren’t they all? No. They are not, all,” opens celebrated playwright Will Eno’s acclaimed 2010 play.  More...

2015 Golden Globe Award Winners

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything  Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical Michael Keaton – Birdman   More...

NYC Begins Its Frostbite Series

For the first day of Newport Yacht Club’s 2015 frostbite season racing, 22 people joined in the frostbite fun on Sunday, Jan. 11. It was literally, frostbite conditions with winds around 15 knots and temperatures only in the mid- 20s. More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Jan. 12 at the Newport Police Station. The court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions.  More...