December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Santa Sightings

Thursday, Dec. 10: Santa will travel from Memorial Blvd. north to the Middletown line. These neighborhoods include Kay St., Vernon Ave, Bliss Rd. and Eustis Ave., 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Council Ratifies Firefighter Contract

Agreement Also Inked with NEARI

At their last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 9, Newport City Councilors unanimously approved labor contracts with the city’s firefighters and mid-management supervisors. More...

Phone Giants to Move, Contracts Not Renewed

The Newport School Committee voted 5-1 on Tuesday, Dec. 8, to end the leases of three cellular communication companies that rent space on a cell tower on the Rogers High School campus that has concerned neighbors for many months.  More...

New City Hall Lift May Debut in March

Barring any unexpected lastminute construction snags, Newport City Hall’s new exterior elevator that complies with state law regarding handicapped access should be in operation by late March.  And that means that the City Council and Newpo More...

Meet Michael Johnson and MSD

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

A musical journey is oftentimes anything but a straight line. This week’s featured musician is a wonderful jazz pianist, but he went to URI on a tuba scholarship! Go figure. Meet Michael Johnson and his band, MSD.  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...

New Arrivals

Jazmyn Butler and Parrish Clinton Jr. of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Ki'Reyn Charles Clinton on Dec. 1, 2015.   More...

The Newport Skating Center Re-Opens

Newport Waterfront Events invites everyone to join in the celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic at the tree lighting and grand re-opening of the Newport Skating Center, presented by ALEX and ANI on Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. More...

Welcome Center Scores Another Victory

The Preservation Society of Newport County has notched another victory in its quest to construct a welcome center at The Breakers. On Monday, Dec. More...

Grant Will Help Drain Runoff /Watershed

Hurricane Sandy did not do a whole lot of good for Rhode Island, until now.  With access to a potential $2.3 million grant from the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Fund, Middletown saw a glimpse of future storm water drainage improvements tha More...

Holiday Gift Ideas

All of the gift items above are available at Cottage & Garden, 9 Bridge St., 401-848-8477.   More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 10  Norey's–John Monllos and Swinging Jazz Quintet, 7-10 p.m.  Friday, December 11  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Busker's Pub–John Brazile, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

Lawrence Delivers Compelling ‘Hunger Games’ Finale

FILM REVIEW

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” provides a compelling last chapter of the films based on the best-selling young adult books by Suzanne Collins.  More...

Community Meals

Thursday, December 10 5 p.m.–St. Paul's Methodist (food by St. Mary's Episcopal) 12 Marlborough St.  Friday, December 11 7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.   More...