September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Tennis World Honors Mark Stenning

In a special ceremony earlier this month at the U.S. Open, former International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO Mark L. Stenning was recognized by both the Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with the 2015 Golden Achievement Award. More...

City Donates $200K to Pell Endowment

The Newport City Council has approved a $200,000 donation for a school technology endowment. In a 5-2 vote, councilors approved the resolution at their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. More...

No Roof Left Behind

Donna Meunier of Middletown was named the winner of a free new roof in A-1 Roofing & Construction’s second annual participation in the national No Roof Left Behind™ initiative.  Sean Napolitano, owner of A-1 Roofing, says, &ldquo More...

Fall Recycling Day in Newport

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Fall Recycling Day for “harder to recycle” items on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. - noon in the Easton’s Beach east parking lot. More...

Flavors Revolve Around Key West

To sample authentic flavors of the Southern conch culture, your appetite only needs to travel as far as Thames Street.  Revolving Door Guest Chef Martin Liz, who speaks with a conch accent as colorful as his dishes, pulls recipes from his Key We More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, September 24  Newport Blues Cafe–Groovin' You, 10 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Maya Abdalla and Ahmed Alomari of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sofia Ahmed Alomari on September 17, 2015. More...

Newport String Project's Season Opener

The Newport String Project will hold its third season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7p.m. The vibrant and high-energy program of works for strings will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Hawes Room at Trinity Church. More...

Cellular Companies, Neighbors Battle Over Tower

They offered to paint its shelter, reconfigure major antennas, add vegetation to block its view, even to pay for an independent consultant to give the School Committee scientific results and readings not culled from their own findings.  But it w More...

Nicholson Settles Ethics Complaints

Violations Concern Financial Disclosures and Clarke School

Interim Newport City Manager Joseph Nicholson has reached an agreement with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission to settle two complaints that were filed against him earlier this year by former City Councilor Michael Farley.  More...

New Class Opens After Teachers Push Back

Two weeks after the start of school, the Newport School Department opened an additional third-grade class due to an overage of four students. More...

Film Within a Film a Guilty Pleasure

DINNER & A MOVIE

“The Visit” is the latest from M. Night Shyamalan, the maker of psychological and supernatural thrillers, sci-fi adventures and just plain horror flicks. More...

Meet Alex Chapman

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

It’s a fact of teenage life: serious athletes go to sports camp, serious cheerleaders go to cheer camp and serious musicians go to band camp. More...

Photo Contest Winners at Sachuest Point

Winners of the 13th annual Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island amateur photo contest were honored at the Sachuest Point Visitors Center on Sunday, Sept. 13. More...