December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 31 Hyatt, Five 33 Lounge–John Monllos, Joanne Rodino and Dave Zinno One Bellevue Lounge–Clear Blue, 7-11 p.m. Clarke Cooke House–Honky Tonk Knights, 10 p.m. Busker's Pub–Brian Twohey, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

The Great Spirit of Comanche Ruled the Race

Someday in the future, maybe 10 years from now, Ken Read’s grandchild will sit upon his knee and look up at his distinguished head of gray hair and say, “Grandpa, tell me the story of how you won the 2015 Sydney to Hobart Race one more ti More...

An Ode to 2015

Inspired by an old newspaper tradition, our stalwart feature writer pens a tribute to the tumultuous year that has just passed.

Let us lift up our glass, filled with holiday cheer, To the winners, the losers, the events of the year; More...

Toastmasters Offer Speaking Platform

It is said by many that a human being’s two most preoccupying fears are death and public speaking. More...

New Arrivals

Jessica Blinn of Newport is proud to announce the birth of her son Abel William Blinn on Dec. 21, 2015.  Lauren Furtado and Stephen Diomandes of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Nickolas Kim Diomandes on Dec. 15, 2015.   More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Gumption and Glory

Most bands specialize in one type of music. Our area is blessed with fabulous rock bands, R & B bands, jazz bands, reggae bands, and country bands. More...

St. George's Failed to Tell Authorities of Misconduct

In an 11-page summary of its “investigation” of sexual misconduct towards students by members of the school’s community during the 1970s and 1980s, St. More...

Rogers Wins Funding for Early College Program

Newport was recently named as one of three school districts in Rhode Island that will participate in the state’s new Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program (P-TECH).  More...

Entertaining Holiday Movies Await

Movies this holiday season touch on a variety of topics, from concussions to stock fraud, to the invention of the Miracle Mop, to an early step for the transgender community. And these are just the subjects that caught my eye. More...