February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Polo Team Brings Home Honors

The Newport Interscholastic Polo Team brought home the Sportsmanship Award and an All Star recognition from the United States Polo Association’s Northeast Tournament, which was held recently at Cornell University’s Oxley Equestrian Center More...

ALT Finalizes St. Mary’s Conservation

The much-anticipated closing between the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and St. Mary's Church on the conservation of over 72 acres of land in Portsmouth occurred on Friday, Jan. 30 More...

Concert Opponents Hone Arguments

Opponents of a proposal by Newport Waterfront Events (NWE) to relocate summertime concerts to Fort Adams are busy marshaling their arguments and sharing them with city councilors prior to the Feb. More...

For What It’s Worth

What you are viewing is not a crop circle but a work of art (by Richard Fleishner), a photo in a catalogue of outdoor sculpture in Newport August 1974 titled “Monumenta.” The catalogue was brought in by a Newporter who viewed the exhibit More...

Meet Art Manchester

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Local woodwind player Art Manchester tried hard not to be a musician. After all, joining the Peace Corps, majoring in English in college, and working for the state as a social worker can hardly be considered proper musical training.  More...

John H. Chafee Boater of the Year

Bart Dunbar, chair of the nonprofit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) and president of Bowen’s Wharf Company, has been named the 2015 John H. Chafee Boater of the Year by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA). More...

Photo

The tall ship Providence was righted at the Newport Shipyard on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and readies for repairs. (Photo by Peter Martin) More...

Firefighters, City Reach Contract Accord

The union representing Newport’s nearly 100 firefighters has agreed to a one-year contract with the city. More...

Rogers Students Explore Leadership and Legacy

While most Rogers High School students were delighted with the recent snow days, 154 juniors were on the verge of panic, as the capstone project of their academic year approached. More...

Live Music

Friday, February 6  La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.  Middletown VFW–Karaoke with Papa John Moitoza, 8:30 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Damaged Goods, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

New Arrivals

Erin and Joshua Carlisle of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Caroline Coffey Carlisle on Jan. 29, 2015. More...