June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Platinum Anniversary Celebration

At the Preservation Society of Newport County’s recent annual meeting, a highlight was the awards that were bestowed. More...

Committee Struggles to Reconcile Budget

After receiving the good news on May 10 that the city agreed to fully fund a request for a $935,086 increase in its annual appropriation, the Newport School Committee has begun the daunting task of closing a remaining projected deficit for Fiscal 201 More...

Newport Resident Buys Underwood School

The City of Newport formally sold the vacant William J. Underwood Elementary School at 90 Harrison Ave. in the city’s south end on Wednesday, June 17, to John D. Picotte Jr., for $2.5 million.  More...

Lower Thames, Spring Street Open House

Looking for the public’s opinion on a “full range of options” for improving the appearance of Lower Thames and Spring streets, the City of Newport will conduct a public meeting at the Edward King House, 35 King St., on Tuesday, June More...

Councilor Plans 'Clean Team'

While making the rounds during her fall campaign for office, Newport Second Ward Councilor Lynn Underwood Ceglie couldn’t help noticing the trash and cigarette butts that littered downtown streets. More...

Meet Chuck Ciany

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Musicians often lead double lives, with daytime careers that pay the bills and nighttime music that feeds the soul. One Newport musician is a Raytheon engineer by day and a guitar-playing vocalist by night. Meet Chuck Ciany.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 18  Midtown Oyster Bar–the Playboys, 8-11 p.m.  The Pier–Meehan Krous, 5-9 p.m.  The Wharf Pub–Tim Smith, 8:30 p.m. More...

Into ‘Bloom’

The Newport Celtic Players gave an inaugural, sold-out performance of “Bloomsday in Newport” on June 16 at the Edward King House. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Vanessa Bruesewitz and Marcus Browner of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Amina Janeene Browner on June 6, 2015. More...

Those Who Know Go to Jo’s

Joann Carlson’s future as a restauranteur was almost preordained. Carlson, the ‘Jo’ of Jo’s American Bistro, has restaurant roots that go deeper than summer rhubarb. More...

Wild Women of Newport County

The Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol Counties recently honored twelve local women who have contributed in positive ways to our communities. More...

Council Prioritizes Affordable Housing

As Middletown plans its 10-year future, the town wants to do a better job of retaining its past.  In a joint meeting with the Planning Board on Monday, June 15, the Middletown Town Council moved affordable housing – for both the young and More...

For What It’s Worth

For what it’s worth, I have picked out my summer reading, revisiting books I read 30 years ago when we moved here. More...

Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect

Smoking is now forbidden on Newport’s city-owned beaches, public parks, and the Cliff Walk, consistent with an ordinance that received final approval by City Councilors on June 10.  More...

Council Urged to Curb Stormwater

MIDDLETOWN TOWN COUNCIL

During the winter when snow piles melted, Jeff Soderburg of 44 Wolcott Ave., Middletown, bought 1.5 tons of sand and used two sump pumps to keep the rushing water from entering his child’s bedroom.  “It’s kind of tough when you More...

The Legacy of Creativity

ARCHI-TEXT

Artistic talent often runs in families. Richard Morris Hunt's sons were architects, as was a son of George Champlin Mason. The children of Stanford White were artists and one of his great-grandsons became a New York architect. More...

NIMFest Music in King Park

The ninth annual NIMFest music series presented by the City of Newport announces the schedule of concerts at the King Park gazebo on Wellington Avenue. More...

‘Fantasticks’ Shines on Casino Stage

Yes, it lives up to its name.  “The Fantasticks,” the first offering of the Casino Theatre’s inaugural summer season under the direction of Reggie Phoenix, is just that.  More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

JYC Results   The Jamestown Yacht Club held the first race of its summer series on Tuesday, June 16, with the following results:  A Class: 1. Stephen Clarke; 2. Linc Mossop III; 3. P. Hamilton and P. Young; 4. John Sahagian; 5. More...