January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Sail Newport Hopes to 'Lift All Boats'

It’s winter and there isn’t a single boat moored in Newport Harbor. But Brad Read can’t talk for a couple of hours. He’s too busy taking meetings and making plans for the future.  More...

Changes Ahead for Substance Abuse Task Force

A group dedicated to tackling youth substance abuse in Newport is preparing for a transformation as they head into 2016.  More...

After Challenging 2015, Middletown Councilors Consider 2016

In 2015 the Middletown Town Council had to do much more with less. More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet The Kohaug Allstars

There’s a new local trio comprised of a 30-year touring guitar player, plus two members of a wellknown local blues band. They’ve started hosting an open mic-jam session on Thursday nights that’s really catching on. Meet The Kohaug Allstars. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

RMR Co-op Hockey Blanks PHS

Amid an atmosphere that may foreshadow the Division II hockey playoffs in March, the Rogers-Middletown Rocky Hill co-op team (RMR) shut out chief rival Portsmouth 5-0 on Saturday night, Jan. 9, at the St. George’s School rink. More...

Abney Looks Ahead to 2016 Session

As his fourth year as a Rhode Island lawmaker gets underway, District 73 Rep. Marvin L. More...

Reports Laud Schools for Computer Purchases

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS

Not only did the Middletown School Committee do nothing wrong, but it should have been commended for efforts to efficiently use a one-time budget savings to make its district one of the most technologically sound in the state when it used already-all More...

Carson Bill Takes RIDOT to Task

Upset that taxpayers will be stuck with a $315,000 federal civil penalty levied against the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rep. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 14  Newport Sportsmans Club-Kohaug Allstars, 7:30-11 p.m.  Norey's–Jazz, 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Friday, January 15  Hotel Viking–Dan Duran, 7-11 p.m. More...