June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

NPEF Names 2015 Award Recipients

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) is pleased to announce recipients of the annual Noreen Stonor Drexel Education Awards for 2015. More...

Touro Trial Begins

A federal judge in Providence has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit between two Jewish congregations that could determine the future of Newport’s 250-yearold Touro Synagogue.  On Monday, June 1, U.S. More...

Broadway Construction Continues

Construction continues on the first section of Broadway from Farewell Street/Court House Way to City Hall on the east side of the road. Broadway is now one-way from Marlborough Street to Farewell Street/Court House Way. More...

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Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), left, has secured a $1,000 legislative grant to help the Jamestown Community Farm purchase equipment. With Rep. More...

Historic Fort Adams Sophisticated for Its Time

ARCHI-TEXT

In the Colonial era, Newport was one of the most populous and prosperous cities in North America. It was a major deepwater port and a thriving shipping center in need of military protection. More...

Inaugural Summer Theater Begins with 'Fantasticks'

How popular is the musical “The Fantasticks”? Since opening in 1960 it has run longer than any show in the history of Broadway.  More...

Trans-Atlantic Race Turns Friends Into Rivals

ON THE WATERFRONT

Kenny Read and Jerry Kirby are lifelong friends, but they’re about to become rivals in the upcoming trans-Atlantic race.  More...

NYC Spring Series

The Newport Yacht Club held its third week of spring racing series for PHRF and one-design classes.  On Wednesday, May 27, 11 boats came out to race the 3.2 mile course. Winds came from the SW at 12-18 knots under building cloud cover. More...

Meet The Ravers

In 1988, Ronald Reagan was finishing his second term as president, postage stamps cost 22 cents, and U2’s “The Joshua Tree” won album of the year. Oh, and the now-iconic Newport band, The Ravers, was born.  More...

Highest Garden Honor to Dodo Hamilton

Dorrance H. “Dodo” Hamilton, of Newport and Philadelphia, was presented the Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor, one of the highest honors bestowed annually.  More...

Councilors Proceed Cautiously on Police Cameras

At a time of national debate surrounding the sometimes tense relationship between law enforcement officers and their communities, the Newport City Council took up a resolution sponsored by Councilor John Florez that asked the city administration to b More...

For What It’s Worth

Books whose subject is about an antiques collector are uncommon and if you are looking for an enjoyable and quick read I recommend “Utz” by Bruce Chatwin, written in 1988. More...

Smoking Bans Gain Momentum

Middletown Ban

After a majority of residents voiced support for a potential smoking ban at town playgrounds, recreational areas, parks and beaches at a public hearing on Monday, June 1, the Middletown Town Council voted 6-1, with Councilor Antone Viveiros opposed, More...

Fort Adams Steals the Show in 2015

If you enjoy music, surfing, sailing or history, you will probably find yourself at Fort Adams this season. Although the waterfront concert series is off the table for the fort, there are many new events and annual traditions in the lineup.  More...

Spiced Pear is a Cut Above

CHEF’S Q & A

The dining experience at The Chanler Hotel’s Spiced Pear is in perfect harmony with the Newport lifestyle. The Forbes Four Star-rated restaurant offers an inventive interpretation of regional New England dishes and classic French influences. More...

Crowe Strikes Out with 'Aloha'

DINNER & A MOVIE

On paper, “Aloha,” the new film written and directed by Cameron Crowe, looks like a winner. Shot in Hawaii, it promises (and delivers) beautiful scenery. More...

Annual Regatta Bridges Distance Races

The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex is around the corner, and entries have climbed to over 135 as the early entry deadline (Friday, June 5) looms. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 4  Midtown Oyster Bar–Playboys, 8-11 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Ken Vario, 8-11 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kelly and David Cole Jr. of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Mason David Cole on May 29, 2015.  Tuyuan and Christopher Rivera of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Christopher Anthony Rivery Jr. More...