September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

What's on the Horizon for the Upcoming School Year?

Some Newport students may be disappointed that summer is coming to a close, but principals say they have a lot to look forward to this school year.  Below are a few new programs available to elementary and middle school students. More...

Salve Shuttle Ready to Roll

Two 29-passenger mini-buses will soon be running between Salve Regina University and downtown Newport after City Councilors gave their endorsement to a shuttle program that the university is confident will enhance student safety while also helping to More...

School Committee Stands Its Ground

One week after the Middletown School Committee unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding to extend the existing teacher contract six months, members called a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to revisit the vote. More...

Past City Managers of Newport

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The Longest Segment

The second 600-foot segment of the Broadway Streetscape Project began on July 15 and was initially supposed to be finished in 45 to 60 days. As of day 49 (Sept. More...

A Master Plan for a Sustainable Newport

With visitors and summer residents still flocking at summer’s end to Newport’s busy streets, sidewalks, and environs, it begs the question that needs to be asked of the city’s economic, cultural, and civic leaders: What makes this t More...

Living Dead to Invade Newport

If you think Labor Day will send home some of Newport’s glossyeyed and stumbling visitors, you are dead wrong. On Saturday, Sept. More...

Newport Film

“Tiger Tiger” will be shown Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary at 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown. This is a free film screening. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, September 3  Newport Blues Cafe–The Little Compton, 10 p.m.  Friday, September 4  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. More...

Jewish High Holidays

Temple Shalom  The High Holidays schedule at Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown is as follows. For more information, call 401-846-9002.   More...

NACTC Students at Work

Twelve local teens recently had the chance to showcase what they learned during a six-week summer boatbuilding program, a collaborative effort put on by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Newport Area Career & Technical Ce More...

For What It’s Worth

A collector recently brought in a stained glass window inquiring about its age and origin. I immediately recognized the piece being from the Belcher Glass Works of New York. More...

The Cost of Democracy in Newport

Democracy costs Newport taxpayers as much as a quarter-of-a -million dollars or more in an election year—but if you believe in the mission of the city’s canvassing operation, that’s a bargain.  More...

No New Voting System Seen For 2016 Elections

With a competitive presidential election campaign already well underway, members of the Newport Board of Canvassers learned on Tuesday that voters will have to be satisfied with the same electronic voting system they’ve used for years.  More...

City Earmarks Funds for Gateway Improvements

After hearing a presentation on proposed exterior repairs and renovations at the Newport Gateway Visitors Center at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Secret Garden Tours

The annual Newport Secret Garden Tours will showcase gardens “On & Off Bellevue Avenue” on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. More...

Outdoor Film Series Finishes Up

Just two films remain in the newportFILM Outdoors series – the annual two-month weekly screenings of provocative movies shown in breathtaking (and subject-related) settings throughout the island.  The final offering in the series is &ldquo More...

Meet Chris Vaillancourt

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

When this week's featured musician was studying classical piano in middle school, he was somehow scheduled instead for a guitar class under well-known guitarist/ teacher Michael Barclay de Tolly. More...

St. John the Evangelist – The Legacy of Peter Quire

Black Cobbler Founded Point’s Landmark Church in His Home

St. John the Evangelist Church has a magnificent choir. More...