March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

St. Patrick's Day Remembered

2015 Parade Awards Best Police Dept.Newport Police Dept. Best Fire Dept.Warwick Fire Dept. Best Honor/Color GuardProvidence Police Honor Guard More...

For What It’s Worth

An elderly “5th Warder” recently brought in a remarkable post card album. The collection was of St. Patrick’s Day cards. Started by her mother before WWI, the lady continued adding to the collection which totaled about 150 cards. More...

Council Advances Measure on Short-Term Rentals

Short-term property rentals and snow equipment were among the topics addressed by Newport city councilors at their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 11.  More...

Assessment Upticks in Middletown and Newport

Overall property assessments on homes and condos are up 11 percent since 2011 in Middletown, and taxpayers will find out what those new figures are when they receive notices beginning this weekend.  More...

Whitehouse Slams Senate GOP’s 'Unreal' Budget

Senate Republicans introduced a budget proposal on Wednesday, March 18, that would protect every single tax loophole for the wealthy and well-connected while slashing funding for the programs that help the most vulnerable Rhode Islanders, according t More...

New Arrivals

Alexandra and Simon Day of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Charlotte Grace Day on March 12, 2015. More...

Second-Home Tax Plan Assailed in Newport

Some Newporters, especially those in real estate, are casting a wary eye at Gov. Gina M. More...

Rain Dampens Crowds, Not Spirits

A half-dozen freckled boys from County Cork set the marker and the tone, their cheeks even ruddier in the 40-degree driving rain, their wavy brown and umber hair soaked.  More...

Honoring the Irish Famine

Honors world history students at Rogers High School recently completed projects on the Great Famine, coinciding with Irish Heritage Month, reports teacher Stephen Ferris. More...

Assessment Upticks in Middletown and Newport

Thanks to a healthy economy that has sparked a real estate turnaround, homes in Newport have risen in value by an average of about 15 percent, according to the results of a “statistical update” reevaluation recently completed.  More...

Carson Hears Business Concerns

With 10 weeks on Smith Hill under her belt, District 75 Rep. Lauren Carson (D-Newport) met with constituents on Monday, March 16, to discuss what the legislature can do to better meet the needs of small businesses. More...