March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Taking Up the Bagpipes

Mike Martin hopes to play in the Hibernian band next year. He aspires to be good enough.  He is practicing his difficult instrument five days a week in order to get his marching orders. More...

Proposed Sports Fields Prompt Heated Debate

Middletown Council to Decide Tibbett’s Fate on March 16

More than 220 people crammed the Gaudet Middle School cafeteria on Monday, March 2, in vehement dialogue over the proposed master plan to build athletic fields on 60 acres off East Main Road in Middletown.  More...

AOH Men Keep Grip on Cup

A bit of blarney was in the air and more than a bit of Irish pride was at stake at Hibernian Hall Saturday night as four teams of locals morethan proud of their roots went head to head in a quest for the Newport Irish Heritage Quiz Cup.  More...

Schools Unite to Offer Building Arts Degree

Newport has always been identified with historic buildings and boats, and the city itself is a testament to perseverance and preservation. More...

Race Card Sharpens ‘Focus’

DINNER & A MOVIE

Will Smith, megastar of movie comedies and action films, has grown up. Smith sets a precedent in racial parity in “Focus,” a romantic thriller. More...

Meet David Zinno

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Here’s a music quiz for you: Which local bass player has:  .toured with Miles Davis’ drummer, Jimmy Cobb;  .played five nights a week for 11 years at Boston’s Top of the Hub;  .gigged extensively around the world with More...

New Arrivals

Kristen Northrup and Jarrod Cambra of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Eve Alice Cambra on Feb. 17, 2015. More...

All Aboard for Irish Sites

One of the most anticipated events during Newport’s annual Irish Heritage Month is the Trolley Tour of Irish Newport, on Saturday, March 7, sponsored by the Museum of Newport Irish History. More...

Broadway Project Set to Proceed

Business Owners Fear Further Disruptions

With financing secured through a combination of state and city monies, the Broadway Streetscape Project is poised to take off in April. More...

Irish Heritage Association Awards

The Newport Irish Heritage Association is seeking nominations for their CIVITAS Award and Fenian Award for 2015. Deadline is April 24. More...

Know Your History?

Test your knowledge of Irish heritage with the sampling of quiz questions below. 1) What is considered the traditional Irish music capital? 2) What is the smallest county in Ireland? 3) What is Christy Moore’s brother’s name? More...

School Leaders Ponder Budget Gap

Faced with a potential $1.15 million shortfall that could grow larger before the 2015 fiscal year ends on June 30, Newport Schools Superintendent Colleen Jermain presented possible options to close the gap in a meeting with the School Committee on Tu More...

Salve’s French Film Festival Turns 10

Encore, encore, take wine, song, subtitles, college atmosphere, and cinema verite for the 10th time, tout simplement incroyable. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, March 6   More...

Scholarships Offered

Slom Scholarship for Freedom and Diversity   More...