May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Ladies Set to Charm at St. Columba's

The Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris dancers will make a return appearance at St. Columba's 24th annual garden party on Saturday, June 6. The afternoon of elegance runs 1-5 p.m. and the dancers will perform at 2 p.m. More...

Demonstration at Fire Station

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Newport Fire Department recently hosted a demonstration of EMT capabilities and firefighting equipment and apparatus. More...

Broadway Construction Continues

As of Wednesday, May 27, the top layer of pavement on the east side of Broadway was removed beginning at Courthouse Way. More...

Father’s Day Ride

The Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride will take place on Sunday, June 21, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. There are ride and walk options for all ages and abilities.  More...

Ballard Park Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for Friends of Ballard Park’s Annual Fundraiser. Carol and Les Ballard will once again host the party on Saturday, June 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. under a tent on their estate, Edgehill.  More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its third race on May 26 in three classes. The top finishers in the A Class were Jake and Ben Jacobsen, Victor Bell, and in third place was Bill Kellner. B Class: Ed Adams, C. Brown and S. More...

Shooting Under Investigation

On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 10:20 p.m. the Newport Police Department received several 911 calls for reports of gunfire outside the Bayside Village Apartment complex, 143 Third St. More...

Cliff Walk is Ready for Season

From smartphone updates to recently repaired trails, Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk is finally in showroom condition for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock to the attraction every year. More...

Council ‘Overwhelmed’ with Possible Smoking Ban Reaction

Public Hearing Set at Town Hall

No ifs, ands, or butts, the possibility of banning smoking at public beaches, parks and playgrounds has hit a nerve.  The Middletown Town Council will listen to the pros and cons of opinion, and the actual legality of banning smoking outdoors at More...

Team Oracle Architect Sails Small Boats, Too

For a living, Scott Ferguson is a naval architect and project manager in the America’s Cup for team Oracle Team USA. More...

Family Fun at Watson Farm

Kids of all ages are invited to an afternoon of kite flying at Jamestown's historic Watson Farm on Saturday, June 6, from 1-5 p.m. More...

Meet Ryan O’Sullivan

There’s an old saying which aptly describes a musician’s lot in life: How do you make one million dollars playing music? More...

‘Tomorrowland’ Not Clooney's Best

Actor, producer, director, humanitarian, Oscar winner, and People Magazine’s twice-named “Sexiest Man Alive,” George Clooney appears to be able to do anything. He can’t miss the mark. Or can he? More...

Remembering Those Who Served

Newport held two somber and respectful Memorial Day observances on May 25. The first was conducted at Storer Park on Newport Harbor, to honor combatants lost at sea during times of war. More...

Schools Begin Layoff Process

As work continues to erase a projected budget deficit for the 2016 fiscal year beginning on July 1, the Newport School Committee and Superintendent Colleen Jermain have begun the difficult task of issuing layoff and displacement notices to employees. More...

Tourism Strategy Debated

Top Newport-area state lawmakers agree that as the General Assembly churns toward adjournment sometime next month, the level of state support for tourism remains an important local and statewide issue for the legislature to resolve.  More...

Thornton Wilder Conference

A three-day Thornton Wilder Conference will be held at Salve Regina University from June 11 - 13. More...

Call for Artists

Spring Bull Gallery’s third annual non-juried Les Petites Oeuvres en Été will run July 5 – 30. Artwork can be dropped off at the gallery from June 27 - July 2. No laser prints, computer generated work or photography accepted. More...

Constituent Meeting

Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) will host her final constituent night of this legislative session Monday, June 8, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Newport Public Library.  More...

Relay For Life

With 28 teams and over 200 participants, Relay For Life of Aquidneck Island raised over $60,000 for cancer research and patient services in Rhode Island. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. It is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the U.S. More...

Schools, Council Spar Over Budget

In an eristic, confrontational and divisive three-hour-plus public hearing, accusations flew between the School Department and the Town Council, in protracted arguments of how $144,000 will be cut from the Middletown School Committee's 2016 budget.&n More...

Schools Eye Advertising and Dual Enrollments

Paid advertisements are now permitted on school grounds in Middletown.  More...

Squid Run Should Peak This Weekend

So far this season the annual squid run has been more of a squid walk. More...

See Gulls!

Soon crowds will roar, wooden bats will crack, and balls will fly at Cardines Field as the Newport Gulls take to the diamond in their home opener Friday, June 5. More...

Heart & Sole Walk

It's almost time to take man's best friend out to the best canine caper of the year, the Potter League's Heart and Sole Walk, and let him strut his stuff with all the other cool kids. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, May 28  Hope Underground–Zip-Tie Handcuffs-Boston Weird Rock  Narragansett Cafe–Travis Colby Band, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Groovin' You, 10 p.m. More...

NUWC Physicist Named Top Scientist of the Year

Dr. Harold Robinson, a physicist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport, has been named a winner of the 2014 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award. More...