June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Secret Garden Tour

Get a once-a-year peek at the private gardens of a dozen homes in Newport’s historic Point neighborhood on the Secret Garden Tour, Friday- Sunday, June 26-28. More...

Altina Lester Gets Role in 'Ted II'

In the midst of “Ted II” you may find a local scene stealer named “Tina I.” More...

Bills Again Seek Traffic Stop Reports

Amid growing national concerns about racial profiling by police in traffic stops, both chambers of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed bills earlier this session requiring annual reports of actions taken to address racial disparities or searches More...

School Budget Talks Continue

With July 1 and a new budget year quickly approaching, members of the Newport School Committee convened once again with district administrators at a workshop on Tuesday, June 23, to determine the most effective way to erase a projected deficit for Fi More...

Kamps Heads to National Contest

Newport Area Career and Tech student Chris Kamps headed to Louisville, Ky. this week to compete in the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Championship.  Kamps, a junior, represents Rhode Island in the Technical Computer Applications contest. More...

Clagett Sails This Week

Betsy Alison Heads Disabled Committee

Sailors from across the U.S., Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands are in Newport this week taking part in the 13th annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. More...

Newport Yacht Club Spring Series Results

The Newport Yacht Club’s racing on Tuesday, June 23 was canceled due to stormy weather. The results for Wednesday, June 24 are:   More...

Shields Fleet 9 Results

Twenty boats raced in the seventh race of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club’s Shields Fleet 9 spring series on Wednesday, June 24. The results are:   More...

Stuart Portraits of Washington Still Greet Visitors

If you tour the Colony House in the aptly-named Washington Square on the Fourth of July, you will be met by more than a guide.  Amid the historic hardwoods, courthouse in the round, and colonial era ambience in every corner, a painted presence o More...

Local DAR in National Spotlight

For more than 100 years, the Aquidneck Island chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has paid a graveside tribute to Declaration of Independence signer William Ellery. More...

William Ellery – Newport’s Famous Patriot

His signature was not the first or the largest, but William Ellery of Newport was among the 56 men who forged the history of our nation as a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Living to the age of 93, Ellery (1727-1820) was at the heart More...

Family Night Concert Series

All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. They are held at Easton's Beach, located at 175 Memorial Boulevard.   More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 25  Hope Underground–The Skinny Millionaires, 10 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Barley Hoppers, 8-11 p.m.  The Wharf Pub–Tim Smith, 8:30 p.m. More...

Fresher Seafood with a Twist at Fluke

As if Fluke’s name wasn’t hint enough, the owners are committed to adding even more seafood on the menu – fresher, in greater herbal saturation, cooked in a myriad of ways.  More...

Fashion Through the Decades

The Preservation Society of Newport County and nationally known designer Angela Moore will host a fashion show and champagne brunch at Rosecliff on Thursday, July 9. More...

Is Cannonball Revolutionary?

There is historic and then there is Historic.  When local builder Sean Napolitano, owner of A-1 Roofing and Construction, recently brought his men and equipment to the James Brown House at 49 Second Street to carefully dissemble the pre-18th cen More...

What Happens During a Water Rescue?

Emergency crews respond to approximately 20 water-related emergencies in Newport every year, according to Newport Fire Chief Peter Connerton. More...

Middletown Takes Stock

Committee Seeks to Cool Tensions After Heated Budget Cycle

After a contentious budget season, the Middletown School Committee approved a $38 million budget Monday, which members said fell short of the minimum required to maintain educational goals. More...

Transatlantic Yacht Race 2015: First of Three

ON THE WATERFRONT

A Newport vessel and a centuryold English yacht built locally will lead more than three dozen racers across the Atlantic out of Castle Hill this week.  More...

Vuitton All In

It was announced in Paris that Louis Vuitton is renewing its commitment to the America’s Cup by becoming the title partner of the America’s Cup World Series, the America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs as well as the presen More...

Washington Square: Centerpiece of Newport Life

Records of the founding explicitly identify Newport’s freshwater spring as central to the location and reason for the formation of the community: “It is agreed and ordered that the Plantation now begun at this South west end of the island More...

Spring Conservation Efforts Move Ahead

After purchasing the former Coffey’s Garage located at the intersection of Spring and Touro streets, the Newport Spring Leadership Committee is proceeding with its efforts to transform the area around the city’s original spring into a pub More...

Fourth of July Debut for French in Newport Exhibit

L’Hermione, the reproduction of the Marquis de Lafayette’s ship that is sailing from France and up the East Coast, will visit Newport July 8-10. More...

Family Bike Parade

The public is invited to meet at 9:45 a.m. under the Liberty Tree in Ellery Park, the small triangular plot of land at the intersection of Thames and Farewell streets, to bike to Washington Square for the Fourth of July activities. More...

Meet Aaron Cote

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Sometimes, promoting the music of others can be as satisfying as playing your own music. One local musician plays the steel pan by night and in the daytime changes hats to be the director of the ever-popular local music festival, Bridgefest. More...