March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Drinking Water Tops DEM’s Meeting

The precious water we drink. World War III might be fought over it someday, but Aquidneck Island communities are fighting now to improve its quality and sustain its depths. More...

Island B Platform Tennis Championship

Last month, the Newport Country Club hosted the Island B Platform Tennis Championship. More...

Local Legislators Discuss 2015 Session

Consolidation of services, latenight legislative maneuverings, and voting issues were among the topics of the day when Newport’s League of Women Voters convened members of the local legislative delegation for a public forum on Saturday, March 2 More...

Budget Stretched to Limit

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE

A proposed Middletown school budget edges dangerously close to failing student needs, according to school officials. The School Committee unanimously approved the $38.4 million budget for the 2015-16 school year at the March 19 meeting. More...

A Mysterious Monument

ARCHI-TEXT

Newport is home to an extraordinary number of architectural treasures. For the most part the architects, owners, and dates of construction for these buildings are well documented. More...

Jamestown Chef Cooks on Feinstein-Gamm Stage

Steven Liebhauser’s life is a slice of heaven and a Slice of Heaven.  For the past few weeks, Liebhauser, 50, has been able to do what he loves during the day while also indulging in the other thing he really loves at night.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, March 27  Busker's–Grace Morrison, 9 p.m- 12 a.m.  The Chanler –Dick Lupino, Sharon Zeffiro, Pat Cardeiro, 6 p.m.  La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. More...

Thompson Student-Faculty Faceoff

Guest student referee Gavin Crowley handed the ball to faculty team member Chris Lewia at last month's Thompson Middle School annual student-faculty basketball game in the TMS gymnasium. More...

Eident To File Complaints Against Councilors

The company that managed the Newport Marathon for the last six years plans to file ethics and open meetings complaints against four city councilors after they voted to grant a license for the 2015 race to a competing events management company on Wedn More...

For What It’s Worth

A “book mark” was recently brought in to find out if it was worth anything. It was actually a “Cartes De Visite,” a visiting card from the 1860s. More...

Thompson Roundup:

TMS Basketball in the Playoffs: Both the boys and girls basketball teams completed successful regular seasons. Both teams compiled 9-3 records and secured spots in the state playoffs.  More...

Sean Penn’s ‘Gunman’ Misses Target

DINNER & MOVIE

Sean Penn is a fine actor with an impressive body of work. More...

Open Mic Night at The Wharf

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Where on Aquidneck Island can acoustic musicians play a few tunes in public, have an appreciative audience, and get fed on the house? More...

New Arrivals

Angela and Peter Barek of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Josephine Claire Barek on March 18, 2015.  Sara Norman and James Lewis Jr. More...