May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Unexpected Trunk Show

An unidentified driver crashed a small SUV through the east facing outside wall of the Andria Bird Bride Shop, 225 Spring St., at approximately 1:30 a.m., on Sunday morning, May 3. More...

Pitches of a Different Sort

Some 36 male and female adult rugby teams descended on Fort Adams for the New England Rugby Football Club’s annual spring tourney last weekend, May 2 and 3. More...

Mascot Volunteers Wanted

The Newport Gulls are looking for volunteers interested in serving as Gully or Gully Jr., mascots for home games at Cardines Field this summer. Tryouts will take place on Saturday, May 9, from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road. More...

Newport Little League Opening Day

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Hurdles Remain for Pre-K Move to Maher

Newport city leaders and officials of the James L. Maher Center agree that the center’s Hillside Avenue building that now houses its administrative staff would make an ideal site for the School Department’s pre-kindergarten program.  More...

Discover 'What’s Out There'

Each year The Cultural Landscape Foundation (tclf.org) of Washington, D.C., chooses a few select communities to host a “What’s Out There Weekend” that features tours of important landscape resources. More...

Nick Dana and the Family’s Race Home

The race is on to get to Newport first, but Nick Dana on Team Alvimedica isn’t just racing the other competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race. Unbeknownst to him, he’s also racing his parents.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, May 8  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Hotel Viking–The Playboys, 7-11 p.m.  Jo's Bistro–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 7-11 p.m. More...

New Home for Comedy

The Newport Comedy Series has announced that the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island will be the new venue for the series’ 2015 season. More...

Welcome Center Challenges Still Percolating

Notwithstanding a Jan. More...

Casino Dialogue Begins in Tiverton

The public discussion over a potential new future for Newport Grand shifted to Tiverton on Monday, May 4, when the chairman of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., appeared before the Town Council and briefed municipal leaders on the company’s More...

Sunset League

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. More...

Legislative Grant Awarded to JAC

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (DDist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) has presented a legislative grant for $1,000 to the Jamestown Art Center.  More...

Tennis Star Presents Grant

A rising tennis star was able to give back to his local community when he presented a $15,000 check to the Martin Luther King (MLK) Center in Newport on behalf of the the ATP world tour.  More...

Council Resolves to Solve Field Dilemma

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

Nearly three months have passed since the Middletown Council unanimously voted down a plan to turn 60-plus acres of open space off Mitchell’s Lane into a half dozen athletic fields.  But the grass is not dead. More...

The Smell, the Sight, the Taste of Home

Imagine you are a Volvo Ocean Race sailor. This is no easy task. More...

WELCOME TO VOLVO'S NEWPORT STOPOVER

Stopover Mayors to Descend Upon Newport

Two weeks ago, Newport Mayor Jeanne- Marie Napolitano sailed aboard a Volvo Ocean Race boat in Itajai, Brazil.  “It was wild,” she said.  More...