August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Casper Roos: A Man for All Seasons

Broadway Actor Lives Over the Fence of Cardines Field

You never know who or what you will find when you chase a baseball over a center field fence.  As the Newport Gulls ended their latest summer season and the fading echoes of the cheering throngs were scattered about the shadows of Cardines Field More...

Name That Sheep

There’s a visitor in town who wants to get a library card, but can’t without a name. Literary name suggestions for the visiting blue sheep will be accepted Aug. More...

Middletown Aims for New Fields by 2017

It might take two years, but Middletown may be poised to get several new athletic fields to accommodate the teams, players and coaches who have been asking for them for years.  An athletic field subcommittee, comprised of council members Paul Ro More...

Fun 'U.N.C.L.E.' is Only Relatively Silly

Director Guy Richie may be best known for his cheeky comedic take on Sherlock Holmes in his series of movies starring Robert Downey, Jr.  More...

Meet Kate Grana

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

When some folks retire, they fret about how to fill their days with meaning and fun. But that’s hardly the case with this week’s featured musician. More...

Newport in Bloom 2015 Awards

Nearly 115 entries were judged citywide for the return of this year’s Newport in Bloom competition. At the awards ceremony on Aug. 19 the winners in the various categories were recognized. More...

Construction Work Spreads Along Broadway

City Officials Remain Upbeat on Progress

It would have been fair for anyone navigating the gauntlet of orange cones and barrels along Broadway in recent days to recall the words shared by city and Department of Transportation officials a few months ago and won-der how their carefully-prese More...

Middletown Eyes Block Grants

Representatives of many local nonprofit groups addressed the Middletown Town Council on Monday, Aug. More...

Merchants at the Center of the Storm

Rich Ferreira, owner of the Holy Smokes Specialty Shop at 9 Broadway, didn’t complain about the ongoing RIDOT construction work in front of his store that ripped up sidewalks, took away parking, and created dust and noise.  After a heavy M More...

Cinematic Newport

The latest Woody Allen film, “Irrational Man,” makes Newport shine. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 20 Narragansett Cafe–The Ubiquitones, 8-11 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m. Salt Water Harborside–Randy Robinson 7-10 p.m. Friday, August 21 Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight More...