August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Race the State Winner

Middletown resident David Fitzgerald won the inaugural Race the State, the multi-sport event created and organized by Manuka Sports Event Management.  More...

Memorial Quilt Shows Compassion

An eight-panel AIDS Memorial Quilt is currently being shown at the Newport Public Library in the lower lobby. The display, provided by AIDS Quilt RI, will be in residence for the month of August. More...

Council Considers Shuttle, Trolley and Bus Proposals

With a summer that has, according to many observers, been accompanied by a noticeable increase in large bus traffic around Newport, councilors took up several matters at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. More...

For What It’s Worth

A neighborhood lady recently brought in a small decorative vase asking of its value. About 4” tall, this early 20th century glass vase was made by Tiffany studios. More...

Breakers Permit Appeal Hits Procedural Bumps

As several challenges to The Breakers welcome center make their way through the courts, attention has recently turned to an appeal filed in March by the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association (BOPNA). More...

Local Writer, Illustrator Craft 'Howie'

The cricket’s name is Howie, and the book describing his adventures around and about Newport in rhyming verse and illustrations could, its creators hope, become the next big thing in children’s books.  More...

Meet Toolbox

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Sometimes, bands just happen. There is a local married couple who never thought about gigging together. But now that the kids are grown and life has settled down, they’re having a blast playing with their new, funky blues band. More...

New Arrivals

Patricia and Joseph Berkeley of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Angela Grace Berkeley on Aug. 6, 2015. More...

Farm Fresh

Local farmer Tyler Young, of Young Family Farms in Little Compton, visited Stop & Shop in Newport to meet with customers and share his produce, including his freshly-picked summer squash. More...

Trash That Came Out Smelling Like a Rose

Native Newporter’s Bert Emerson trash-to-treasure plastic statues may be aesthetically striking, but that isn’t the artist’s only objective.  More...

Bank Donation Helping Kids Program

Savings Institute Bank & Trust recently donated $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County. More...

Schools Contradict Accusations of ‘Financial Irregularities’

Two Consultants Reviewing Finances

After the Town of Middletown initiated a review into the “governance and financial irregularities” of a school laptop purchase program, the School Committee is hiring an independent, outside consultant to review the department’s fin More...

City Fleet Upkeep and Fuel Top $1 Million Annually

The City of Newport spends more than $1 million a year to keep its 174 motor vehicles—from fire trucks and front-end loaders to more ordinary cars and trucks—fueled and running properly. More...

New York–Newport Art on Display

An exchange between artists in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Newport will result in the creation of new works on exhibit in three different locations here this month.  More...

Comedy Diva Griffin Comes to Newport

Very few are indifferent about comedian Kathy Griffin. She has earned two Emmys, a Grammy and continues her third decade of activism on many social issues. Griffin doesn’t just comment on societal woes and injustices; she fights to correct them. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 13  Narragansett Cafe–Becky Chace Band, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe-Groovin' You, 10 p.m.  Salt Water Harborside–Randy Robinson 7-10 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-8 p.m. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Ida Distance Race   More...