July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

A Look Back at the Fourth

Newport celebrated the Fourth of July in fine fashion. More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady brought in a vase recently inquiring about its value.  More...

Beach Smoking Bans Becoming New England Trend

The July 6 decision by the Middletown Town Council to ban smoking on two beaches, all parks and open recreational areas follows the action of nearby Newport, which banned smoking at its beaches and on the Cliff Walk in June.  Statewide, Barringt More...

'Max' is Barking up the Wrong Tree

Inspired by true events, “Max” is the story of a Malinois shepherd trained to work with military units in Afghanistan. The dog steals the show and makes sitting through too many plot inconsistencies bearable.  More...

Clagett Regatta Makes Its Mark

Twenty-five boats with dozens of sailors and crew were docked at the Sail Newport Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams for the three-day Clagett Regatta at the end of June.  More...

Beach Idol

Portsmouth’s Sarah Cruz won last summer’s Beach Idol singing contest at Easton’s Beach and first prize was a recording session at Portsmouth's Stable Sound Studio.  More...

BridgeFest Kicks Off with Sunset Event

The wraparound porch of the Sanford-Covell Villa Marina at 72 Washington St. will be the breathtaking site to kick off BridgeFest’s seventh annual celebration – a "Sunset Soiree" at 6 p.m. More...

Flood Analysis Public Input Wanted

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, July 15 in the Pell Elementary School Cafetorium, 35 Dexter St., at 6 p.m. to provide an overview of the flood analysis project.  More...

Water Show Gets Wet Reviews

The water, light and laser show held on the North Lawn of Fort Adams on Friday, July 3, left some Newport officials feeling high and dry.  More...

Town Council Approves K9 Unit

MIDDLETOWN TOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown Police Department is going to the dogs and they couldn’t be happier.  The Town Council voted 7-0 to allow police to reintroduce a new one-dog K9 unit, a once successful program that has been missing for years.  More...

Middletown Company Publishes 100th Newspaper Title Worldwide

Aquidneck Island newspapers have always contained a good bit of news about sailing, mariners, seafarers, ships and exotic lands.  Earlier this month, a Middletown company launched its 100th unique newspaper title – something you would pick More...

Newport Casino: A Tennis Centerpiece

One of the most recognizable (and fabled) buildings in Newport is the Newport Casino. The complex of buildings is a masterpiece of the “shingle style” popular during the 1880s. More...

He Made Historic Hill His Home

In 1780 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), was given the rank of Lieutenant General, made commander of the 7,000 French expeditionary forces in America, and sent across the Pond to join George Washington’s Contin More...

Meet James McGrath

Question: What do Albert King, Etta James, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Donovan and Fish all have in common? More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 9  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-9 p.m.  Friday, July 10  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Gooseberry Beach–The Kane Brothers, 7 p.m. More...

Energy Trends Talk on July 14

James Clad, an energy advisor and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, will be speaking to the Newport County Chamber of Commerce about new energy trends that are affecting businesses and their customers in Rhode Island and across the Northe More...