October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Birthing Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

As part of its commitment to OB/GYN and family-centered care, Newport Hospital has completed a renovation of its Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center, just in time for the center’s 20th anniversary. More...

Marathon May Not End Tumultuous Road

On a classic autumn day that was seemingly custom-ordered for an outdoor event, 2,100 runners crossed the finish line in the 2015 Newport Marathon held on Sunday, Oct. 11.  More...

School Committee Members Wary of Budget

Are the Newport schools already $500,000 in the red, five weeks into the school year?  That was the public speculation of committee members Robert Leary and David Carlin III during the financial portion of the Oct. 13 meeting.  More...

Comprehensive Plan Update Begins in Earnest

With a public workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the City of Newport officially launched its efforts to update its comprehensive land use plan, a document that will help to define strategic objectives over the next 20 years.  More...

Advertisements Attract Manager Hopefuls

Less than four business days after unleashing a wave of electronic advertisements for a new city manager, Newport’s Human Resources Department had already received 15 applications for the vacant position with expectations of more soon to arrive More...

Project Students Visit Swiss Village Farm

Students in The Newport Project at Rogers High School recently visited the Swiss Village Farm to learn about the conservation of rare and heritage breeds of livestock. More...

‘Doubt’ a Sure Thing at Casino Theatre

“No one knows I’ve done something wrong…Imagine the isolation… For those so affected, only God knows their pain in this secret…. More...

Meet Chelley, Bill and Dyl

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

It’s a fact of life: Kids tend to follow in their parents’ footsteps. So if parents have a band and play weekend gigs, chances are good their kids will, too. Meet Chelley Knight and her band, Chelley, Bill and Dyl.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Friday, October 16  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Buskers Pub–Fiddlers Rock, 8 p.m.- 12 a.m.  Custom House Coffee–Open Mic, 6-9 p.m. More...

Islanders Have Down and Up Volleyball Week

After dropping a match by the score of 3-0 at the hands of defending champs Johnston High School on Friday, Oct. More...

Should Tower Be Moved? Tough Cell!

The battle to end or extend the leases of three cellular phone companies renting space atop a tower on Rogers High School property may have taken another turn after a School Committee member suggested moving the tower to another site.  That site More...

Scout Earns Eagle Award

Conner Flynn, a senior at Middletown High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held last month. Flynn is a member of Troop 3 Newport, sponsored by the Elks Lodge #104. More...

People, Planning, and Passion

One of the best things I heard during Sunday’s Newport Marathon was from a runner explaining to his race companion that Fort Adams was where Bob Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Jazz Festival, 50 years ago last summer.  The More...

For What It’s Worth

A self proclaimed “hippie” came in last week with a book from his distant youth titled “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics” Edited by Alan Aldridge inquiring of its value. More...

A Historical Leap of Faith

Ruth Taylor takes in the arc of Newport history through the practiced eye of an anthropologist. “Anthropology is the history of today,” she says, “and history is the anthropology of the past.”  More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Does your organization have an upcoming harvest or spooky event? Tell us in advance and send details to news@newportthisweek.net   More...

'Martian' is Simply Out of This World

DINNER & A MOVIE

“The Martian” opens with a breathtaking panorama of stars. More...

Seafood Festival Entertainment

Saturday, October 17  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Atwater-Donnelly Duo Traditional American Folk  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Abbey Rhode Best of the Beatles  3 p.m. More...

It’s Make or Break for New Faire

In the old days, they would be blacksmiths, locksmiths, millers, tinkerers or alchemists.  These days, they may be gardeners, cooks, artists, engineers, musicians, performers, innovators, and ALL makers.  More...

New Arrivals

Alexandria Alfonso of Portsmouth is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Viola Elizabeth Danalda Alfonso on Sept. 28, 2015.  Robin and Michael Anderson of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their son Ryan Case Anderson on Oct. More...