February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Orange Cab Questions Uber Security

Concerns about the safety practices of ride-hailing companies are making international headlines this week after 45-year-old Uber driver Jason Dalton allegedly went on a fatal shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Mich. More...

New Arrivals

Maria Concobágomez and Marvin Catalánortiz of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Jomar Farid Alim on Feb. 22, 2016. Casey and Scotty Amaral of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Morgan Grace Amaral on Feb. More...

School Leaders Parse Raimondo Budget

With state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Jamestown, Newport) taking the lead, members of the Newport School Committee gathered with the local legislative delegation on Monday, Feb. More...

Maidford River and Marsh Resiliency Project Begins

The Maidford River and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Salt Marsh System Resiliency Project, created after Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on these strategic habitats in 2012, has entered a new phase of work. More...

Irish Heritage Month

The complete calendar can be found at aohnewport.org.

Sunday, Feb. 28 – Green Eggs & Ham Brunch This festive parade fundraiser is a great family event. Green eggs and ham will be served buffet style at the Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Race’ Slow Out of the Blocks

The biopic “Race” follows athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) on his bumpy journey to a transformational sweep of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. More...

Little League Clinics and Registration

* Newport Little League will hold a softball clinic on Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 5 at Rogers High School, from 3-4:30 p.m. for ages 7 and up. Players should change into sneakers at the gym, no cleats. On Sunday, Feb. 28, from 9-10:30 a.m. More...

Legislators Meet with Local Seniors

Around 30 Newport-area seniors gathered on Monday, Feb. 22, for coffee and conversation at the Edward King House to hear what their state and federal representatives have been doing on their behalf. More...

Newporters Offer Ideas for Comp Plan

Newport officials saw a large turnout at a third public workshop that was convened to gather residents’ input on updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. More...

Hoax Threats Continue to Target Local Schools

As a Newport high school student remains in custody for making hoax threats against local schools, another string of automated calls targeted other Aquidneck Island schools.  Calls were received at Middletown, Portsmouth and Barrington high scho More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Brian Scott

This week’s featured musician started in the music business by organizing and managing four different bands. Quite an undertaking considering he was only 13 at the time! Meet Brian Scott. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, February 25 Norey's–Big Band Swingin’ Jazz Night, 7:30-10:30 p.m.   More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, February 26 Toddler Arts and Crafts Children ages 18 months-5 years hear a story then create an art or craft related to the story, 10-11 a.m., Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex. More...

Islanders Win and Advance–Drub Northmen, 60-47

The Middletown Islanders girls basketball team took a giant step toward a state championship Tuesday night, Feb. 23, after a workmanlike 60-47 Division III quarterfinal win over the #9 seed North Smithfield on their home court.  More...