May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Grand Reopening at Tennis Hall of Fame

After three years of planning and a $3 million renovation, the museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame has reopened its doors.  At the heavily attended opening ceremony held Wednesday, May 20, Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin said he hopes t More...

Huge Turnout May Mean Volvo’s Return in 2018

With the unprecedented mild weather, an influx of visitors from around the world, and swarms of New Engladers flocking to the city, the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover got the summer season off to a ready start.  The final visitor count of app More...

Traffic Pattern Change on Broadway

In preparation for the start of the next phase of the $1.3 million Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project that begins in earnest on June 1, RIDOT has dramatically altered traffic patterns at the southern end of Broadway, including Marlborough Stree More...

Upcoming Sunset League Games

Thursday, May 21 @ 6:30 p.m. Legion vs Westcott Saturday, May 23 @ noon Brothers Oven vs Mudville Town Dock vs Westcott @ 3 p.m. Monday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. RR Legion vs RR Construction Wednesday, May 27 @ 6:30 p.m.& More...

Yard Waste Pickup

Newport residents will have yard waste collected during the weeks of June 8 and 22 on residents’ regular collection day. Yard waste must be in brown paper leaf bags or loose in 32 gallon barrels. More...

Playground Replaced

Due to the metal corrosion caused by coastal salt exposure, the play area at Easton’s Beach was recently replaced by the City of Newport Public Services Department. More...

Miantonomi Tower Open May 25

The Miantonomi Park tower will be open on Monday, May 25, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in observance of Memorial Day. The event recognizes the historical significance of the tower as a memorial to the veterans of World War I. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local recently brought in a terrific photo album with portraits and views around Newport, including one that pictured sailors marching in Washington Square while holding a banner stating “Seaman Gunners Class Torpedo Station.” The album More...

Arts Alliance Celebrates 23 Seasons

If government economists want to bolster their argument that eliminating sales tax actually increases revenues in little Rhode Island, they need look no further than arts sales in 2014.  More...

Eagle Project

When Boy Scout Robert “Bobby” Zeller Jr. helped flag graves last May at Ft. Adams, he noticed that the headstones were hard to read due to age, wind erosion and lichen growth. More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/  . Legislative leaders eye revenue surplus   More...

Schools Give Triplett School Back to City

The Newport School Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday, May 12, to return Triplett Elementary School to the city and dedicate $228,000 that had been set aside for repairs to help offset a projected budget deficit.  The 7-0 vote specifically r More...

Eyeing the Night Sky

Friends of Ballard Park will hold a stargazing program in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow on Saturday, May 23 from 9-10 p.m. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, May 21  Hope Underground–The Independents/ Black Cat Attack  Narragansett Cafe–Neal McCarthy, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m.  Sportsman's–Kane Brothers, 7 p.m. More...

'Stories in Stones'

Portsmouth Free Public Library, in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation, will screen the documentary “Stories in Stones” Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Big Events for Bike Newport

Hundreds ditched their cars in favor of two wheels this past weekend to celebrate and attend two local events: Newport Bike to Work Day and the Volvo Ocean Race. More...

Bike Friendly Business of the Year

The Newport County YMCA was named the Bicycle Friendly Business of the Year by Bike Newport for its “consistent and ongoing support and encouragement of bicycling.” In the past year, the Y has promoted biking activities to their membershi More...

Schools Present 2016 Budget Request

After several weeks of workshops where Newport City Councilors have been meeting with municipal department heads to hear their financial requests for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1, the Newport School Committee and Superintendent Colleen More...

Old-Fashioned Marksmanship

Firing replicas of rifles used during the mid-19th century, Newport Rifle Club members recently held their first muzzleloader shoot of 2015. It was practice for a competition with Tiverton Rod and Gun Club in August.  More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month, at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). For questions or more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com. More...

Rogers Lacrosse Status Changes

The Newport School Committee unanimously voted at its May 12 meeting to make girls’ high school lacrosse a varsity sport in the fall and to run Rogers High School boys’ lacrosse as its own sports entity, independent from a co-op arrangeme More...

Microchip Clinic

A microchip clinic will be offered on Thursday, May 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals, Middletown. The microchips will be administered by Dr. Toni Souza, DVM, of Mobile Veterinary Routine Care. More...

Commission Promotes Sister Cities

The Newport Hospitality Commission (NHC) is tasked with helping the mayor’s office to implement programs promoting the Sister City program. More...

Chamber Appointment

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the recommendation of their nine-member search committee to appoint Erin Donovan-Boyle as the Chamber’s new executive director. More...

Middletown Weighs in on Marathon

Eident Faces Contempt Complaint

After facing off before the Newport City Council in March as competing hopefuls to produce the 2015 Newport Marathon, both Eident Sports Marketing and Gray Matter Marketing were on the Middletown Council’s agenda at that panel’s meeting o More...

Council Wants to Ban Butts on Beaches

The Middletown Town Council will hold a public hearing on June 1 to consider banning public smoking on beaches, parks, playgrounds, and in recreational areas.  More...

Memorial Day Observances

Ceremonies honoring the men and women who lost their lives in service to the nation will be held across the county Memorial Day weekend.  . More...

Belmont Keeps a Steady Gaze Upon Bellevue

You have seen him and he has been gazing at you for 20 years.  Around 1908, August Belmont II commissioned the famous American sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward to produce a life-sized seated statue of August Belmont Sr.  More...

Pre-K Registration

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is currently accepting applications for its pre-kindergarten program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Children must be four years of age by Sept. 1. Applications must be received by June 1. More...

Rotary Polo Match

The Rotary Club of Newport will be the host of the season’s first polo match Saturday, May 30 at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. Play begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $10. More...

'Madding Crowd' Remake is Stellar

DINNER & A MOVIE

The new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd” is more brisk, buoyant and playful than either Hardy’s novel or the 1967 film with Julie Christie playing Bathsheba Everdene as a flighty woman unaware of More...