November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

McCullough Honored as Cultural Icon

When Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough comes to town next week at the invitation of Redwood Library and Athenaeum, he will be speaking to a packed room about his most recent book, “The Wright Brothers,” which has been on The More...

Storm Drain Project

Gaudet Middle School sixth-grade students, (L to R) Yuhan Zhang, Kaleigh de Meideros, and Walker McCauley prepare a placard with strong epoxy for placement on a curb over a storm drain on school property. More...

Canvassing Clerk Vacancy Prompts Deliberations

With the Oct. 30 retirement of Newport’s canvassing clerk Rick O’Neill, some city officials have been informally considering the practicality of moving the functions of the canvassing office under the city clerk’s umbrella. More...

Council Delays Approving School Savings

The rift between the Middletown Town Council and the School Committee may be getting wider.  Citing an ongoing “investigation” into the School Department’s purchase of more than $1 million in laptop computers last summer, the m More...

'Truth' Examines the Difficult Telling of It

FILM REVIEW

The great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa made a film called “Rashomon” about the way truth can morph into different narratives depending on one’s point of view. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, November 5  Norey's–Big Band, 8:30 p.m.  Friday, November 6  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Custom House Coffee–Open Mic, 6-9 p.m. More...

Turcotte Kicks Islanders to Championship Game

GAME OF THE WEEK

Middletown senior striker and the soccer team’s leading scorer, Riley Turcotte, delivered two unassisted goals as the #3 seed Islanders’ shut down Johnston’s goal scoring leader Bianca Robbins to beat the #2 seed Panthers 2-0 in a D More...

WHERE TO EAT

Map Legend

For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads  found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week. More...

Filipino Day Signing

Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano signed a "Filipino American Day" proclamation on Oct. 26 at City Hall. Jose L. Cuisia's visit was the first time a sitting Philippine ambassador visited Rhode Island. More...

Volvo Ocean Race Heads Back to Newport

The year was 1983. For Newport sailing enthusiasts, members of the New York Yacht Club, and many others, it seemed more like the end of the world. More...

Dias New Executive Director at the Fort

From his desk in the Fort Adams complex, Joe Dias, newly appointed executive director of the Fort Adams Trust, can look out and see Newport Harbor and Brenton Cove. More...

Broadway Set for Winter Pause

As autumn continues its inevitable transition to the more inhospitable days of winter, Newport city officials are reporting that the Broadway and Equality Park projects have enjoyed a successful few months and are in good shape as the road constructi More...

Newport’s Top Chefs Share Thanksgiving Dinner Secrets

For many Americans, a successful recipe for Thanksgiving is a mixture of good food, family, friends and football. More...

Meet Ian Fitzgerald

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

This week’s featured musician is a singer-songwriter who never picked up a guitar until the end of high school. A few year later, he had written a few hundred tunes. By his own admission, most of them were terrible! More...

Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit YMCA

At least once a year, the Newport County YMCA encourages people to eat and drink for health. More...

Newport Restaurant Week: Nov. 6–15

Restaurants participating in the fall Newport Restaurant Week.  For full menus, visit discovernewportrestaurantweek.org  Brix Restaurant, 909 E. Main Rd., 401-848-5161   More...