August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

'Wings and Wheels' Sets Fundraising Record for NBS

You couldn’t beat the setting: under the stars on a beautiful night at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown for the tenth annual Bird Ball. More...

Program Provides Customized Curriculum

A new program being rolled out at Middletown’s Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School this school year will allocate a block of time to help students meet their individualized academic needs. Speaking in front of the School Committee on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Million-Dollar Program Operates Newport Harbor

The City of Newport’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2015, maintained that the “number one” goal for the “Maritime Fund” is the same as last year—“to maximize each user’s enjoyme More...

New Arrivals

Antonette and John Marshall Jr. of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son William Emerson Marshall on Aug. 13, 2015. More...

Meet Chase Ceglie

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

It’s been said that it takes a village to nurture a child to adulthood. The same can be said about a young musician. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 27  Narragansett Cafe–Sons of Providence, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe–Groovin' You, 10 p.m.  Salt Water Harborside–Randy Robinson, 7-10 p.m. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club raced its tenth and final race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The following are the results for the race:  A Class: 1. Tristan Mouligne; 2. John Sahagian; 3. Paul Grimes; 4. Bill Kneller; 5. P. More...

City Manager Search Quietly Proceeds

With another executive session on the calendar for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, Newport councilors are scheduled to continue their deliberations on the choice for the city’s next manager.  More...

Newport Teachers Still Have No Deal

As Newport students prepare to re-enter classrooms for the new school year, their teachers will be entering their second year of work with no contract.  Superintendent Colleen Jermain confirmed Wednesday, Aug. More...

Tower Drilling Irks Neighbors

Workers drilling into bedrock to fortify the controversial cell tower that sits on top of a hill on the Rogers High School Fifth Ward campus once again irritated neighbors on the morning of Aug. 26.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A local Islander brought in his childhood Mickey Mouse watch from the 1970s, inquiring about its value. There have been millions of Mickey Mouse watches made over the past decades. This gentleman’s watch is Swiss made. More...

Meryl Streep Shows Her Range

DINNER & A MOVIE

With a resume that at last count includes 69 films, it is little wonder that Meryl Streep is, according to IMDb (Internet Movie Database), considered by many to be our “greatest living actress.” With her ability to make it seem as if she More...

Common Fence Series

Common Fence Music has announced the lineup for its 21-concert season that will begin in September. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the appreciation of folk, roots and world music through concerts and educational activities.  More...

'And a Youth Shall Lead Them'

The richness of Cody Mead’s baritone voice can take you by surprise. It’s a mature sound, a resonant instrument belying the age of the singer, who is a mere 21.  More...

Paddlers Persevered

Storm clouds were on the horizon on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 22, but that did not dampen the turnout or energy at the sixth annual Newport SUP Cup race, which is a family fun standup paddle race off the Newport Shipyard. More...