April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Trail Markers on Cliff Walk

Finding out what you are looking at while strolling along Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk just got a lot easier, thanks to the installation of 16 trail markers along the iconic trail. More...

Swing was an Astounding Success

A sell-out crowd of over 300 guests packed the Atlantic Beach Club and Pavilion on April 9 to celebrate the 19th annual Swing into Spring fundraiser benefiting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. More...

Development Issues Await Next City Manager

Four “high-end” developers have already contacted Newport city officials about pursuing projects on the 21-acre site now occupied by the Newport Grand slots parlor should the gambling enterprise relocate to Tiverton, according to Mayor Je More...

AOH Names Woman of the Year

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Newport has announced that Joan Dwyer Kelly of Newport has been named its 2015 Woman of the Year. More...

City Budget Season Kicks Off

Council to Hold Workshops and Hearings

After months of work by Newport’s finance personnel, department heads, and the city manager, the administration’s proposed budget was unveiled at lightlyattended council workshops on Monday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 29. More...

Two Homes Renovated by Non-Profit Group

Susan is 63, raising her two nephews due to the death of the boys’ mother, six years ago.  Michael is 65, a former Marine who, after his honorable discharge in 1983, moved back into the home he grew up in to take care of his parents, who h More...

Living an Ageless Life

In the early scenes of “The Age of Adaline,” we see the title character, played by Blake Lively, walking along San Francisco streets, a solitary figure in long vintage coats who conveys an air of mystery, unbidden solitude and sad resignation. More...

Meet Barkode

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Imagine being a superb jazz guitarist, and then waking up one morning, paralyzed from the chest downwithout warning. And then fighting your way back to reclaim your guitar chops! Meet Michael Barclay de Tolly and his band, Barkode.  More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Faith Drennon and Michael Bruno of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Michael Robert Bruno Jr. on April 24, 2015. More...

Inspiring Scientists

In partnership with the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island, students are participating in an innovative science program. More...

New Firefighting Equipment

The Newport Fire Department has readied its newest piece of firefighting equipment, Engine #5, and deployed it to Station #5, on Touro Street. More...

For What It’s Worth

A Newporter recently brought in a small silverplate Navy medal, curious about its value. On the back side is printed: “Providence Chamber of Commerce extends welcome to the officers and men of the United States Naval Air Station Quonset R.I. More...

General Assembly Highlights

nCampaign finance reform signed into law   More...

Schools to Ask Council for $1 Million Loan

Newport's Superintendent of Schools will ask the City Council for a $1 million loan in early May to alleviate the largest part of a projected $1.4 million school deficit that must be balanced under state law by June 30.  More...

VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2014-2015

NEWPORT WELCOMES THE VOLVO OCEAN RACERS AND VISITORS! More...

Rhumbline's Chef Ian McIntyre

Everything at Rhumbline is homegrown or handmade, from the garden garnishes to the ice cream; even the tartar sauce for the immensely popular roasted corn-wrapped cod. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, May 1  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  The Chanler –Marlene VerPlanck, Steve Heck, Bronek Suchanek, 6-10 p.m.  Jo's Bistro–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 7-10 p.m. More...