January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Firm to Estimate Costs of Water Expansion

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown Town Council has voted unanimously to authorize the town to hire the engineering firm of Weston & Sampson to provide assistance in the potential expansion of the public water supply to the east side.  More...

Municipal Court

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held Monday, Jan. 26 at the Newport Police Station. The court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking and traffic violations.  More...

Wal-Mart Arson Sentence

Attorney General Peter F. More...

Middletown Fire/DPW Building to Open in Spring

The new $8 million joint Middletown Fire/Department of Public Works facility will be ready as planned in April, thanks to significant construction progress made during favorable weather in December.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

. Making Rhode Island business-friendlier   More...

‘American Sniper’ Balances Realities of War

DINNER & A MOVIE

“American Sniper” opens onto a dark screen where the sounds of chanting spool from the screen like a prayer—a plea for comfort and a lament for some unnamed thing lost. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 29  Salvation Cafe–Tanya Donelly & Bros. Kendall with Sue McNally, 7 p.m.  Friday, January 30  The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Dave Burdett, Chris Taylor, 6-10 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Sotiria and Brian Crea of Middletown proudly announce the birth of their daughter Chloe Eleni Crea on Jan. 23, 2015.  Jocelyn and Jeffrey Dunn Jr. of Portsmouth proudly announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Elizabeth Dunn on Jan. More...

For What It’s Worth

An unusual book was brought in recently: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. This leather bound volume was privately printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr. in 1927, one of 50 copies. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 25, the Newport Police Department responded to 455 calls. Of those, 120 were motor vehicle related; there were 101 motor vehicle violations issued, and 19 accident reports.   More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 25, the Newport Fire Department responded to 136 calls. Of those, 64 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 136 responses:   More...

‘Dragon’ Tells Vietnam Vets’ Stories

The Vietnam veterans among us do not speak about their war experiences very often. If they do, it is almost always in private, in the company of their immediate family and close friends.  More...

Charity Reunites Soldiers with Wartime Pets

Naval War College professor Dr. Negeen Pegahi and her husband, Maj. Mike Gehrki, U. S. Marine Corps, deployed to Afghanistan from June 2013 to June 2014, where they both worked for the Special Operations Joint Task Force. More...

Oscar Shorts Screen

The Jane Pickens Theater will show the Oscar-nominated short films during February. Animated shorts will screen on Saturday, Feb. 7, at noon and Tuesday, Feb 10, at 5 p.m., running 77 minutes. Live Action nominees will show at noon on Sunday, Feb. More...

Meet David Passafiume Jr.

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Most people with a well-paying corporate job at a young age might be tempted to think they had it all. Unless that person would really rather be playing and producing music full time. Meet David Passafiume Jr.  More...