January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Redwood Nabs a ‘Rock Star’

You might think that an art historian internationally recognized as a curator, lecturer, author and editor, with credentials from the National Gallery of Art, Harvard and Brown, would be a little dry. You’d best think again. More...

Schools, Council, Legislators Discuss Budget

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

 The School Department was as much a force at the Jan. 20 Middletown Town Council meeting as the councilors themselves. More...

Emerging Leaders Honoree

Rebecca Bertrand, director of development at the Newport Art Museum, is one of 14 people selected by the Rhode Island Foundation to participate in the Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program which provides unique learning opportunities for talented emergi More...

City Boards Need Members

Newport city councilors have some legwork to do in populating several boards and commissions that have been established in the last few months.  More...

School /City Liaison Members Mull Over Budget

The Newport School Committee/ City Council Liaison Subcommittee convened for its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. More...

City Manager Search Begins

Newport has made a hire to make a hire. After months of legwork, the city has selected an external search firm to identify the best candidates for a new city manager.  More...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Point Association of Newport capped off an active year of programs with a successful fundraising effort to benefit the Martin Luther King Community Center.  More...

Flock to Bolshoi’s live ‘Swan Lake’

DINNER & A MOVIE

Imagine if you will: a magical lake, an enigmatic flock of swans, a lovely maiden in a forest…  If you’ve seen “Swan Lake” these images will feel familiar. More...

Municipal Court

Municipal Court was not in session on Monday, Jan. 19 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Judge Jackson will reconvene court on Monday, Jan. 26.   More...

Motor Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at about 1 p.m. there was a severe two vehicle accident involving a Volkswagon automobile and a commercial box truck at the corner of Memorial and South Rhode Island boulevards. More...

Rhode Island Foundation Grant Deadline Nears

Nonprofit organizations in Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 20 to apply for more than $150,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.  More...

National Grid Plans $93 Million Island Overhaul

National Grid, Rhode Island’s predominant electric utility, announced on Jan. More...

For What It’s Worth

The pictured fan dates from the mid 19th century and was brought in by a collector. As early as the 1700s a lady’s fan was one of her most important accoutrements. She could “talk”using the fan at social events. More...

General Assembly Highlights

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. GED fee waivers pushed   More...

Council Forms New Charter Review Commission

With a divided four-to-three vote, the Newport City Council launched a new Charter Review Commission (CRC) during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14. It will be the second such effort in as many years.  More...

Second Time’s a Charm for Beechwood Gatehouse

Returning to Newport’s Historic District Commission after an initial appearance last month, proponents of a plan to renovate the façade of the gatehouse at Beechwood saw their project swiftly approved at the commission’s meeting on Tuesda More...

KVH Enables Vehicle Satellite TV Reception

Emergency and other vehicles with height restrictions can now receive satellite television programming while in motion. More...

Betty Family Bequeaths Gift

The Middletown Town Council acknowledged a generous gift of more than $180,000 from the estate of the Marie-Louise Betty family on Jan. 20 to help the Senior Center and the Fire Department.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 22  Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Salvation Cafe–Smith & Weeden and Tyler James Kelly & Jess Power, 7 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 18, the Newport Police Department responded to 434 calls. Of those, 92 were motor vehicle related; there were 68 motor vehicle violations issued, and 24 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 18, the Newport Fire Department responded to 117 calls. Of those, 58 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 117 responses:   More...