October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Art at the Beach

Easton’s Beach provided the perfect venue and raw materials once again on Oct. 15 for the 10th annual Studio Art Beach Installation by middle school students at St. Michael’s Country Day School. More...

Daffodillion Update

For Newport’s daffodillophiles, the campaign to plant a million daffodils throughout the flowerbeds and roadsides of the city continues to be a resplendent success. The Great Daffodil Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. More...

Councilors Ponder Transparency

A resolution proposing monthly online newsletters and regular “citizen engagement forums” to augment communications between city leaders and their constituents prompted a broader discussion among Newport city councilors about their public More...

For What It’s Worth

A visitor from Westerly brought in a book, inquiring of its value, that was passed down to him through his family: “Italian Villas and Their Gardens” written by Edith Wharton with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. More...

Study Examines Improvements for Aging Schools

Middletown’s aging school buildings may need some work, but they appear to be structurally sound.  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...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, October 22  Norey's–Jazz, 8:30 p.m. More...

Islanders Football Comes Home and Gets Spanked

After gaining their first Division III football victory of the season last week in a 23-6 romp over Narragansett, the defending D-III football champions returned to face Lincoln High School at Gaudet Field for homecoming night on Friday, Oct. More...

'A Philippine Night' to Remember

His Eminence Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Philippine ambassador to the United States, will be the guest of honor at “A Philippine Night” on Monday, Oct. 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Valley Road. More...

Gift for PPEF

Savings Institute Bank & Trust was Presenting Sponsor for the annual Celebrate Portsmouth Education event, which helped to raise more than $17,000 toward the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation's grant program. More...

Team Evaluates Middletown High

Middletown High School recently wrapped up a multi-year accreditation evaluation process that the staff viewed as a success.  “Overall it was a really good report,” said Principal Gail Abromitis at the School Committee meeting held T More...

Middletown Dedicates $150,000 to Field Improvements

Citing age, overuse, and safety concerns, the Middletown Town Council unanimously approved a plan formalized by Town Administrator Shawn Brown and his staff to spend $150,000 to repair the town’s existing sports fields before baseball starts ne More...

Pell Neighbors Seek Playground Solution

A coterie of neighbors who abut the Hillside end of the Pell School playground are asking the Newport School Committee to impose tighter sunset restrictions, raise fences, or post signs and possible video cameras to keep rowdy teens and young adults More...

Rink Campaign Still Seeks $70,000

With more than $50,000 already in hand, Michele Maker Palmieri and her company, Waterfront Productions LLC, hope to raise another $70,000 by Nov. More...

Meet Amato Zinno

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

He started taking cello lessons when he was 8. When he was 12, he got a bass for Christmas, but it took him a full year to pick it up to give it a try. He performs a "Bass Off" (dueling basses) with his bass-playing dad several times a year. More...