October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Turning Heads at Gillette Stadium

New England sports fans had a great day on Sunday, Sept. 27, with the decisive Patriots win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 51-17 at Gillette Stadium. More...

'MoonGate 2015, the Astral Obsession'

Hundreds of people who went to Third Beach on Sunday, Sept. 27, to view the supermoon blood-red eclipse encountered a special surprise. More...

Councilors Throw Pitch for Fields

Middletown playing fields are one step closer to overdue upgrades.  After a proposed $11 million plan to build a 60-acre sports complex around the Boulevard Nurseries property on East Main Road was unanimously rejected by the Middletown Town Co More...

Block Grant Applications Finalized

After final public hearings during the week of Sept. More...

AIPC's New Director Settles In

Thomas Ardito, the newly appointed executive director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commssion, is talking about his new job. More...

Mansion Leads the Way to Sustainable Future

The historic Belcourt of Newport is undergoing a meticulous restoration process led by owner Carolyn Rafaelian, with an addition of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to the 40,000-square-foot mansion on Bellevue Avenue. More...

Fall Auto Festival

The Middletown Rotary Club will hold its 14th annual Fort Adams in the Fall Auto Festival on Sunday, Oct. 4. More...

A Buddy Picture with Warmth

Put together two talented actors and you can make a smashing success of an otherwise small movie based on an article in The New Yorker.  In “Learning to Drive,” book critic Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson) learns that her husband of More...

Dery Novel Moves Right Along

Newport resident Donald A. More...

Harvest Fair Music Lineup

Every fall, for the last 10 years, Middletown singer-songwriter Bob Kendall has organized and booked all the wonderful musical acts for the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s annual Harvest Fair. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Vanessa and James Bailey of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Braydan James Bailey on Sept. 22, 2015.  Mary and John Means Jr. of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Emery Nicole Means on Sept. More...

Author Signing

Back in print and with a new foreword by Tim Gunn, the 40th anniversary edition of "CHEAP CHIC: Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look" was one of the first fashion books to show photographs of "street style" intermixed with cou More...

Waterfront Cruise

Captain Dave and Amazing Grace’s Dan Oakley conducted the narrative for the Friends of the Waterfront annual Newport Harbor Inspection Cruise on Sept. 26. More...

For What It’s Worth

A visitor stopped recently with a framed print wondering if she should put in an upcoming yard sale she was having. More...

Proposed Housing Development Faces Long Process

A public hearing on a proposal for 37 condominium units of senior independent-living housing off West Main Road at the end of Thelma Lane in Middletown may have been the beginning of a protracted process.  More...

Ardito Updates Middletown Council on Goals

At the Sept. 21 Middletown Town Council meeting, newly appointed Executive Director of Aquidneck Island Planning Commission Thomas C. More...

Duke Foundation Awarded National Medal of Arts

Last month, President Barack Obama presented the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) with a 2014 National Medal of Arts in special recognition of the foundation’s support of creative expression across the United States and its “bold c More...

Honoring Newport Architecture

ARCHI-TEXT

The founding of the Newport Architectural Forum in October of 2006 and the launch of the Archi- TEXT column in Newport This Week back in April 2007 were intended to honor and focus on the wonderful architectural heritage that Newport is so fortunate More...

Newport Festa Italiana

Celebrate Italian culture through food, music and the arts thru Columbus Day weekend. On Oct. 3 is "Our Italian Family Heritage," from 2-4 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St. On Oct. More...

Comic Icon Paula Poundstone Comes to Newport

The venue of the Newport Hyatt Regency on Goat Island is breathtaking, but the acoustically-challenged flat room designated for headline comedians in the 15th annual Newport Comedy Series gets guffaws for different reasons.  Yet compared to some More...

Meet Ed McGuirl

File this under "You can’t make this stuff up": When this week’s featured musician was in high school, he traded his 1959 Cadillac to his barber for his barber’s Kay acoustic guitar! More...

Music and Entertainment

Friday, October 2  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Bowen's Wharf–Panoramic View Steel Drum, 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m  Custom House Coffee–Open Mic, 6-9 p.m. More...

Islander Scoring Woes Continue - Sentinels Win 3-1

GAME OF THE WEEK

The Middletown High School boys soccer team lost a hard fought Division II game on Monday, Sept. 28, to the Smithfield Sentinels under the lights at Gaudet Field. The final score was 3-1.  More...