February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

General Assembly Highlights

. State of the State budget address   More...

Middletown Continues Debate on Roadwork Financing

There is no disagreement that driving in Middletown can be a bumpy ride, but Town Councilors are divided on the best method to fix the failing roads.  One solution, as proposed by Town Administrator Shawn Brown, is to request Middletown voters a More...

Celebrating Black History Month

Civil Rights Portraits at Newport Public Library More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 11 Hotel Viking-Mark Gorman, 7-11 Norey's–Alan Bernstein Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, February 12 Buskers–The Throttles with Mike Warner, 10 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon, Andy Lampert Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Winter Fest Events

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...

‘Hail, Caesar!’ is Homage/Parody of Hollywood

Those Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, do like to stir up mischief and, in the case of their latest film, “Hail, Caesar!” they play with the audience. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Portsmouth Takes It to Middletown, 63-39

Somebody’s “0” had to go. The Middletown High School boys’ basketball team was 6-0 at home. Portsmouth High School’s boys were 6-0 on the road. More...

Councilors Powwow with Legislators

The needs of schools and Newport’s aging infrastructure were among the topics of conversation when City Councilors convened with the local state legislative delegation at a lightly-attended public workshop on Saturday, Feb. More...

P-TECH Grant Finalized

At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Newport School Committee gave the final go-ahead to a partnership with the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program by giving its approval to a $200,000 grant agreement. More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Chris Carbone

Many musical experiences are “one way.” The artist plays a song, and the audience listens – or pretends to – and applauds when the tune is finished. More...

Illuminated Garden

Enjoy an evening walk in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park when it is transformed into a winter garden blooming with thousands of lights. The Illuminated Garden is a free Newport Winter Festival event running Thursday through Saturday, Feb. More...

Morgan Freeman Film Will Change Your View on Cancer

From executive producer Morgan Freeman comes a bold new film that will forever change the way we view cancer. newportFILM with Newport’s Health Equity Zone presents “The C Word” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Casino Theatre.  More...

Local Teams Press on to Playoffs

Rogers Boys Basketball Record: 7-8 in Division II Two remaining games Rogers Girls Basketball Record: 8-6 in Division II Two remaining games Middletown Boys Basketball Record: 8-7 in Division II Two remaining g More...