April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Grants to Promote Health and Wellness

Last week, the Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, awarded more than $75,000 to 13 local grant recipients to help fund innovative programs that increase the physical activity and health of Newport County children and f More...

Middletown Hesitates on Marathon

In its own way, the process to procure permits to run a long road race through two Aquidneck Island towns has become its own marathon.  Middletown has delayed discussion of its approval of permits for the Newport Marathon to run through town unt More...

Stepping Up to Chief

Lieutenant William Fitzgerald, a 31-year veteran of the Newport Police Department, was recently chosen as the new chief of police in Winchester, Conn. More...

Scholarships Offered

Rotary Scholarships   The Rotary Club of Newport is offering three scholarships to Rogers High School students graduating this June.  More...

Federal Grant Spurs Sheffield ‘Incubator’

Ninety-three years after it was built, Newport’s imposing Sheffield Elementary School—closed since 2006—received a second chance on Wednesday, April 8, with the formal announcement that the city had earned a $1,615,410 federal grant More...

Who’s the Daffiest Dog?

The Daffy Doggie Parade will kick off Saturday’s Daffodil Days activities on April 18. Festively-adorned canines and their leashed friends are welcome to join up at Wag Nation, 92 William St. More...

Meet Mike Coffey

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

The Navy’s recruiting pitch has always been alluring for many young men and women: "Serve your country, learn marketable skills and see the world." But for one young high school grad in the 1970s, the additional recruitment pitch–"play dr More...

Awards Presented for Culinary and Hospitality Excellence

AAA Northeast recently honored several Newport hotels and restaurants at an awards luncheon held at Vanderbilt Grace.  The 2015 Four Diamond Hotel recipients located in Newport are Cliffside Inn, Hydrangea House Inn, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a More...

Proposed Cuts Said To Threaten Private Schools

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St. Mary’s Home for Children Benefit

Embrace Home Loans, in Middletown, recently hosted a game night that raised more than $3,500 to benefit St. Mary’s Home for Children. More...

City Hires Historic Preservation Planner

One of Newport’s latest hires is Helen Johnson, who assumed the helm as the city’s historic preservation planner on Monday, April 6.  More...

New York-Bound Students Awarded Grant

A $2,000 legislative grant for a group of 10 middle school students is an important investment in our future. With that money, Thompson Middle School students will travel to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. More...

'National Gallery' to Benefit MUSE

Guests at the MUSE fundraiser at Jane Pickens Theater on Monday, April 13, will get an insider's look at the workings of one of the world's foremost art institutions with the screening of "National Gallery." Frederick Wiseman's three-hour documentary More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, April 10  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Busker's–Mike Hynes, 9 p.m- 12 a.m.  The Chanler –Dick Lupino, Linda Calise, Steve Heck, 6 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Ola Alhyari and Omar Alodat of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lara Omar Alodat on April 1, 2015. More...