February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Rogers Students Compete in Presidential Scholar Program

Mateo Beccar-Varela (left) and Timothy J. Pratt (right), both seniors at Rogers High School, have been invited to compete in the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. More...

Open Space Committee Goes to Bat for Sports Fields

An open space advocate is urging the Middletown Town Council to construct two multipurpose sports fields on the former Starlight Drive-In property on Aquidneck Avenue.  The council recently reviewed a plan for the site, which included two new fi More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 4 Jimmy’s Saloon–Ocean Mic Norey's–John’s Swinging Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, February 5 Buskers–Pat Cottrell, 7-11 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon, Pixels, Little Tomb, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Salve to Stage Landmark Drama

Salve Regina University will present a landmark American drama on Feb. 11 and through Valentine’s Day weekend when students stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Casino Theatre. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Rogers Girl Swimmers Pool Talent, Outstroke Pilgrim

With an impressive mix of freshmen, sophomores and upperclassmen, the Rogers High School girls swim team raised their Division III record to 5-1 on Tuesday night, Feb. More...

Winterfest

Friday, Feb. 12 Festival Bouncy House Newport Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup. Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free. Ice Cream Sundae Bar Hotel Viking Ballroom, 1 Bellevue Ave., 1 – 3 p.m., $5/free with bracelet. More...

Outsourcing Prompts Middletown Employees to File Suit

As Middletown moves towards hiring an out-of-state company to provide janitorial services, a group of employees warns that they will file a lawsuit.  More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Joanne Rodino

This week’s featured musician is a singer who spent two years in Europe with the touring Broadway production of “West Side Story” – as a dancer! Meet Joanne Rodino.  “I didn’t sing one note in that show. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Two Film Figures Lost at 69

Bold and Unapologetic More...